Jing
Jing
2.8.1

3.5

Jing free download for Mac

Jing2.8.1

01 March 2019

Capture/share your screen as images and video, Pro version available.

Overview

Jing is a screen capture application that allows you to select and capture parts of your screen and save that area as a static picture or even a movie.

Then you can add arrows, text and box highlights to draw further attention to the area you want to highlight.

The thing that makes Jing unique is that it has a "share" button, which allows you to share the image or video with a friend by connecting to the free screencast.com image hosting solution. Click share, it uploads your media behind the scenes, and places the link to the screen in your clipboard. You can then email or paste that URL into your chat application for your friends to see.

What's new in Jing

Version 2.8.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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30 Reviews of Jing

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schmittyred
17 November 2009
Version: 2.1.17074

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Jing would be great if it didn't sit in the background and eat CPU cycles. Take a look at Activity Monitor and look at the total CPU Time used up by Jing. I was trying to figure out why my MBP battery usage was higher than usual. Sure enough, Jing increases average battery usage by 1.0W... when completely idle. That's not okay.
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0.5
Sleek
01 March 2019
Version: 2.8.1
Jing is not free, it is Scam, to lure you to Download, GET MONOSNAP or Browsershot or Screenshot psd that is completely free and is excellent Screen Capture tool..
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5
wjsahawneh
30 October 2015
Version: 2.6.73868
I love Jing. I use it mostly for snipping screen shots, which is very easy and can be saved as a separate image document or copied directly into another type of document, such as Word or Excel. One of my great disappointments with my MacAirbook was the lack of the snipping tool I found so handy in the Windows system used in previous computers. Jing solved that problem. I have had no problem using Jing for a 5 min. video. Why are others complaining it isn't fast enough? Jing is FREE, so don't expect it to be the absolute topnotch app possible to find, of course there are better systems for those who want to pay. I'm delighted to able to use Jing for free. Thanks to those who make free use possible. Question: how do I download the latest update for Mac users that came out Oct. 2015? Missed the window that popped up and have not been able to find how to access that update since.
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5
Funjoy
28 December 2012
Version: 2.5.47113
Perfect little app for screenshots you can auto-upload then link to in emails or forum posts. Annotation is simple and useful. Only niggle is a 3-click process to quit the app.
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Vinkri
04 November 2011
Version: 2.5.47113
free but limited: 5 minutes screencasts max. swf files only "clumsy" mouse movements during screencast... For the same price and a better quality, you can use Quicktime 10 (on Snow Leopard and more) which allows you to record your screen...
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2.5
Hkim
03 April 2011
Version: 2.4.30037
This only allows one to save their movie as a .swf file. To save a movie into a .mp4 movie format, one must *spend* for the PRO version, thus the use of this free application is limited. Insisting on signing up for sharing is not a plus either since this should be optional.
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5
jpl373
11 February 2011
Version: 2.4.30037
Free and works great. Pretty simple.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
20 December 2010
Version: 2.4.30037
Screw this. All I wanted was a free screen recorder. This was advertised as "free," but to use it you have to sign up for an account. Wthout signing an endless EULA, it is uselss. Does everything have to be a scam and a gip?
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dajonel
15 April 2010
Version: 2.2.23989
Basically worthless now that Snow Leopard and Quicktime X have been released.
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schmittyred
17 November 2009
Version: 2.1.17074
Jing would be great if it didn't sit in the background and eat CPU cycles. Take a look at Activity Monitor and look at the total CPU Time used up by Jing. I was trying to figure out why my MBP battery usage was higher than usual. Sure enough, Jing increases average battery usage by 1.0W... when completely idle. That's not okay.
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Ej1
13 April 2009
Version: 2.0.14405
Jing! appears to work when recording, but when previewed or played back all I get is a black screen with white arrow cursors bouncing around. Sounds ok... no video. iMac 17" 800 mhz PPC, Flash 9 and 10, OS X 10.4.11
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Imho
31 January 2009
Version: 2.0.13462
Downloaded the fore last version of Jing (freeware), that worked on my iMac G5 with Leopard. After two days the program invited me to download an updated version. Downloaded it, but immediately after installing and touching the sun the first time it vanishes. Downloaded the last version since then several times, but nothing helps.
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4
Hotchick
10 November 2008
Version: 1.6.10389m
I tried it some time ago and gave it another chance. Much improved.
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Haloce-002
07 November 2008
Version: 1.6.8006M
Awesome. Really fast. Except, the sun is a little annoying to look at and may cause a burn-in. Otherwise, pretty awesome.
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Thecap
06 November 2008
Version: 1.6.8006M
Doesn't even start up without [trying to force] a subscription to something that I neither want nor need... Moved to trash.
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Deepwater
22 July 2008
Version: 1.6.8006M
Ive installed this application on many different setups. MacPro's, powerbooks, imac... there is always an issue no matter the version. It has hung my MacPro to the point where i had to login with another account just to rip it out! if there is something out there that i can pay for that works, id buy it.
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mac-34
03 June 2008
Version: 1.6.6249
i can't seem to capture full-screen quicktime movies... freezes
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Xero976
28 May 2008
Version: 1.6.6249
I could not get it to work on my mac.
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5
Ayub
24 May 2008
Version: 1.6.6249
Excellent program. Shortest method of capturing movie session of your desktop. Great work. Thanks for giving it Free.
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M-A-V-I-C
31 January 2008
Version: 1.4.4200
Downloader beware. Software is listed as "free" but requires you to sign up for an account on a web site. They have a long TOS which includes: "you grant to TechSmith a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, and display that content."
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mac-34
09 December 2007
Version: 1.4.3445
how am i supposed to save a file? all i see is share, embed and cancel? where has the save button gone?
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Jslmg
17 November 2007
Version: 1.3.2913
This app is not working for me. It saves files as .swf by default. However, my RealPlayer freezes when trying to load the video, and I have to force quit it.
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Hedgeland
10 October 2007
Version: 1.3
Excellent, excellent program. The easiest way I've ever seen to do screencasting, Mac or PC. And the ability to either save locally or upload instantly to their web hosting service is just awesome.
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Horatio
10 October 2007
Version: 1.3
it's working well now, audio bug on ppc has been fixed. keep on, it would be nice to have other save options than swf for video, who does big files thanks
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Horatio
23 September 2007
Version: 1.2.6
Unfortunately there's a bug in video capture with audio. Jing modifies the prefs when you click on video capture (from internal to line entry), so there will be no audio on the resulting video when you want to use internal microphone. A workaround: get open the prefs window and rechange it manually before starting your speech, a little bit painfull :-( Support says that it's affecting only ppc. Unless this hassle it's good stuff.
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Stshm1
20 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
I have been a long user of ScreenHunter on Windows platform. Hey, I just found myself a far more superior product on Mac. Now, I can tell my wife my switch to Mac is a wise decision. Keep up the good work. By the way, if only the screen capturing can be done in other shapes such as oval or circle.
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5
Hendo
19 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
omg, amazing. Thank you so much. I actually like them as swf files, as it makes it nice for uploading to your website.
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Nosrac
19 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
Uh oh! There's no 'Praise' Review Type ;-o Thank you. So. Very. Much. I love you.
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Smactron
19 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
It works great, but the interface is not very Mac OS X-like and it saves the videos to the Flash .swf format. Change those two shortcomings and this will be one great piece of software.
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Dalahast
18 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
FINALLY! A decent movie recorder that doesn't lag and has good flexibility!
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5
µø˜˚´¥
18 August 2007
Version: 1.2.5
Finally! A screen capture utility that captures video (what's wrong with command-shift-4 for stills?), actually works (unlike, say, fgrab), and doesn't cost $30 a version (unlike, say, Snapz). The "Sun" interface isn't my thing, but the developers are smart enough to give an option to turn it off. Thank you! Capture frame rate is excellent, but GPU-intensive. In other words, movie files can be captured at full frame rate (at least on my dual G5), but something like a complex Quartz Composer composition causes stutters. The only thing I can say against this app is that it captures to swf format only. Which is no big deal, since Quicktime Pro can convert it to whatever, but there goes that $30 per version (but that's another post).
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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