ScreenToaster – An “Awesome and Free” web based screen recorder!

ScreenToaster is another one of those cloud apps that I have found to be amazing… Remember, “cloud apps” are web based services that we access from the internet; in lieu of installed software on our computer. ScreenToaster is a cloud app that provides you with the capability of capturing live (real-time) audio, live (real-time) screen activity and live (real-time) webcam images from your computer. This is an excellent resource in the event you need to create and share tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.


I found ScreenToaster very easy to use. After you setup an account with ScreenToaster, you simply click on the “Start Recording” button and a small java applet is downloaded to your PC and the following dialogue box will appear.


After making your selections, remember to keep the ScreenToaster window minimized and remember the “Alt+S” hotkey to start and pause your recording. When you are done the recording, hit “Alt+S” to pause the recording, then maximize the “ScreenToaster” window and click on “Stop Recording”. That is it…  ScreenToaster does the rest.

Here is a sample screen capture video that I created. Click on the video graphic below and you will be redirected to the “ScreenToaster” site where you can directly play the video (with audio) in a window or full screen. I suggest you try both options. I think you wil find the results quite good.

ScreenToaster - Click to see video!

Following your recording, options are available to upload your video to your ScreenToaster account or to a YouTube account. You can make your captured video private or public. There are also 2-(two) options available to covert and download your video to your computer (.avi or .flv file formats).


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13 thoughts on “ScreenToaster – An “Awesome and Free” web based screen recorder!

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  1. I was a movie star – however briefly!!

    What a great find – very, very impressive. Great article.

    Thanks Rick,

    BTW, my friends did LTAO at the “Moose in the headlights”, joke.


  2. TechPaul / Bill,

    I hope you both didn’t mind that I made you stars in the show (in this demo). This is probably one of the better cloud apps I have come across…

    Thanks to both of you!



  3. G,

    This app works better than some of the installed versions I have tried. I thinking it will only get better. Thanks for commenting and visiting.



  4. Official release: ScreenToaster adds three key functionalities

    ScreenToaster officially released today three key functionalities strengthening its position as the easiest and fastest tool to record, publish and spread tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.

    1. Upload your videos to YouTube in HD
    Benefit from YouTube’s audience and viral potential
    Keep ScreenToaster’s High Quality on your favourite video platform
    YouTube videos now include soundtrack

    2. Download in .mov for video editing
    Benefit from third party video editing tools to rework your videos
    Audio now supported for downloaded files

    3. Beta Test our recorder API
    Let your users publish videos directly on your blog, forum, website or extranet.
    Ideal for collaborative projects, professional tutorials, users’ support and feedback management, bug tracking and reporting.

    At every step of the process, ScreenToaster reduces the time it takes to create and distribute your videos online.
    Imagine how fast it is to capture your screen activity directly from your browser, upload it in seconds online to and, stream it the minute after, and then use Twitter and other social networks to pass the word.

    To register and try ScreenToaster out, insert your personal data at
    I hope you’ll appreciate the simplicity of the service.

    What changed since February :
    – New categories and subcategories
    – Four levels of privacy
    – Direct upload to Google Video for featured videos
    – Download in .swf file formats
    – Record from external VNC servers
    – Accelerated or slow-motion playback / Pauses during recording
    – Spread on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Digg
    – Bookmark it on Delicious, Stumble Upon, Yahoo Buzz and Google Bookmark
    – Send your video by mail
    – Suggested videos on the video pages
    – Branded profiles
    – Search filters: “most commented”, by “language”…
    – Custom RSS feeds


    1. Rudy,

      Thank you for visiting my blog… The information that you have provided, I have posted in a separate blog article, to promote ScreenToaster, at “”…

      Great job on ScreenToaster! One of the best cloud apps out there in my opinion.



  5. I just used ScreenToaster for the first time to update a webinar and it worked great. Like other people, I used Camtasia before but after switching to a Mac, I had to find something else. I tried Jing and it worked fine except that it had a limit of five minutes video time (at least for the free version). I stumbled on ScreenToaster and since it is compatible with Mac, I gave it a try. I recommend all Mac users try it if they need screen capture.


  6. HI I like to sign up with sreentoaster but when I click on it,jump to some other page I don’t know what is it. I can’t find the way to sign up. what to do??? Thanks


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