Hi there, I have been using screencastify now for over a year, and think it’s pretty nice. The thing I like best is the posibility to grab only one tab, this is pretty good since I almost always have a few tabs open. Also, it features the posibility to automatically upload your video to youtube, which is handy.
I use the free version, which has its limitations, mainly:
- Screencastify logo in the upper corner
- Files are webm format, which may not be possible to use in all video editing software (does not work with my Premiere 5)
- A 10 minutes limit on the recording time.
So, the 20$ might be worth it. At the end of the day, its super easy to install (lives as a plugin in your chrome) and to use.
If you’re on a mac you can always use Quicktime, but that will record your full screen. There might be a few other options out there, but trust me, Screencastify is gold.