Jing
Jing
2.8.1

3.5

Jing free download for Mac

Jing

2.8.1
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:
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schmittyred
17 November 2009

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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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Version 2.1.17074
Sleek
01 March 2019
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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Version 2.8.1
wjsahawneh
30 October 2015
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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Version 2.6.73868
Funjoy
28 December 2012
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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Version 2.5.47113
1 answer(s)
Funjoy
Funjoy
14 March 2013
Update: if you choose to have Jig run as a menubar app (as opposed to a floating icon in the corner of the screen) quitting is a simple one-click option, so my main complaint is gone! That said, I use this app solely for screenshots and I don't do video-capture, so I can't comment on that part of the app.
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Vinkri
04 November 2011
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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Version 2.5.47113
1 answer(s)
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
18 February 2012
I can't get QuickTime 10 to work. I click on record and nothing happens even if I could get all the screen junk out of the way.
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Hkim
03 April 2011
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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Version 2.4.30037
1 answer(s)
Craig42a
Craig42a
06 April 2011
Try Quicktime X with Snow Leopard. Works great!
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jpl373
11 February 2011
Free and works great. Pretty simple.
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Version 2.4.30037
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
20 December 2010
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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Version 2.4.30037
1 answer(s)
Lookin2it
Lookin2it
19 March 2011
With all due respect, the description clearly states that one of the primary features of this program is the ablity to easily share your screencasts with others via a server. It seems reasonable, that to do so would require some manner of signing on to the system. This does not sound like scam. The fact that a "useless EULA" is required is a result of our litigeous society that deems itt appropiate to sue when unreasonable expectations remain unfulfilled. Unfortunately for us, because it is a real pain in the butt, companies have to protect themselves with such things as EULA's. With today's technology you have the option of using a variety endless free email addresses, disposable email addresses, and temporary mail boxes; in addition to the ability of using a proxy to hide behind. Yeah, I know it's a pain,but it doesn't mean it's a scam. It's a sad state of affairs when we can freely benefit from someones else's initiative, hard work and talent, but for the cost of a name & email address (which can be false and temporary), and yet feel gypped and entitled to complain..
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dajonel
15 April 2010
Basically worthless now that Snow Leopard and Quicktime X have been released.
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Version 2.2.23989
3 answer(s)
Rpsx
Rpsx
04 June 2010
quicktime x captured my screen at 1 frame per second, where jing did it at 10fps, and allowed cropped recording. quicktime x hardly obsoletes this app.
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Version 2.2.23989
dajonel
dajonel
04 June 2010
Funny, considering QuickTime X records at 13 FPS on my laptop.
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Version 2.2.23989
Lookin2it
Lookin2it
18 November 2010
Newsflash - not everyone has the two apps you reference; thereby not relegating this to the worthless heap. It looks like you've been around long enough to know that even when software falls into the "legacy" category, it still has value.
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Version 2.4.30037
schmittyred
17 November 2009
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.
Like (4)
Version 2.1.17074
Ej1
13 April 2009
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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Version 2.0.14405
2 answer(s)
Ej1
Ej1
13 April 2009
I also have Quicktime 7.6
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Version 2.0.14405
Ej1
Ej1
16 April 2009
I found that I had the screen colors set to thousands instead of millions. I got it to work, sort of...Captured video looked good in preview but I could never get a email linked video to play back properly. I finally gave up on it.
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Version 2.0.14405
Free

3.5

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