Screeny is a uniquely versatile and powerful screen capture and desktop recording program that is free for personal use. That's right, free, completely, for personal use. It's also quite brilliant.
Of course, while we here at FileHippo.com love free software, we really, really, really love it when the free stuff is better than some of the software tools out there you have to pay money for. And Screeny is really, really good. Just to clarify, we don't mean really good for free software, we actually just mean it's really good.
Screeny isn't just another Windows Snipping tool that captures full screen and active windows or parts of your computer screen. Of course, it does do that, but Screeny is so much more.
As well as full-screen and rectangular captures, it can also grab circle, DOS windows freehand selections, scrolling areas, menu structures, Windows objects (regions, windows, controls) and an awful lot more besides.
Essentially, whatever you want to capture on your PC or laptop, you can. But it's the after effects where Screeny really shines. You can add shadows, border effects, captions, watermarks and a wide selection of other options as well.
Screeny also comes with an editor and paint tool as standard, that allows you to annotate to your heart's content, and things like arrows, question marks, ticks and a load of objects that are similar to the now defunct Microsoft clip-art.
Your screen captured images can be saved in a large number of formats including all the usual image files and the always useful PDF. Captured images can be sent via email or opened in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Screeny also really shines in one other area, and that's the ability to record your desktop, complete with audio. It's really good as well.
Additionally, the built-in whiteboard is excellent for creating presentations in an instant, and allows you to save the files as AVI. (In the paid-for version, you can also save in WMV, FLV, SWF)
- Record your desktop, complete with audio.
- Powerful screenshot tool.
- Free. (For personal use).
- Huge number of options.
- Well designed and lots, and lots of options.
- Built-in editor and paint tool.
Overall, Screeny is a brilliant, free, powerful screenshot tool with a huge amount if utility, with a near staggering number of things it lets you do.