Screeny
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Capture videos and images at any size.   Commercial ($14.99)
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Screeny gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size. You can click & drag to resize the capture area or input the exact pixel dimensions to set to the size of the capture area. All the while you will get instant feedback on the capture area's current pixel dimensions.

Screen casting just got a billion times better with Screeny. Now you can capture a specific portion of your screen, rather than having to record your entire desktop. This can drastically reduce video file size and bring focus to a specific portion of your
What's New
Version 2.2:
  • Fixed bugs that prevented certain computers from being able to stop recording.
  • Added support for Droplr file sharing.
  • Added retina support.
  • Other small bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



MacUpdate - Screeny






Screeny User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+110

June8 reviewed on 07 Mar 2013
Cannot activate my iSight camera, I don't know why.
[Version 2.2]


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+23

uniQue reviewed on 10 Dec 2012
Not bad when it worked. Unfortunately it's been broken since October at least on Mountain Lion. Several posts on this on their own support site but still no fix or word from dev so beginning to look like abandon ware.

Which is a shame as it certainly had plenty of potential.
[Version 2.1]


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+149
Pripyat commented on 27 Mar 2012
I already on a license for version 1. How do I upgrade? It seems like the app has been made AppStore only, so the developer wants to charge me $15 again?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Pripyat replied on 27 Mar 2012
Apologies, the update is offered via the in-app updater. MacUpdate Desktop didn't show it as such though.
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Porpentine commented on 17 Feb 2012
When updating from within Screeny it says it is for 10.7 Lion only, not 10.6 as it says here. Too bad for those of us who won't go the Lion?/Mountain Lion route of integration with iOS.
[Version 2.0]

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Macbert replied on 18 Feb 2012
Nowhere does it clearly state that OS 10.7 Lion is now required.

The updater simply updated to 2.0.1 without first checking the currently-installed OS version and providing a dialog to give you a choice to continue the update.

Since I am running Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I discovered after the fact that Screeny 2.0.1 requires 10.7.

MacUpdate, please update this page to clearly reflect the OS requirement.
Developer, please address this oversight of functionality.
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+35
Amergin replied on 03 Mar 2012
Thanks for the heads up on this Porpentine, I was just about to upgrade but I'm still on Snow Leopard. I love Screeny, it does exactly what I need recording screen movies to demo my iphone and mac apps.
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+149
Pripyat commented on 15 Feb 2012
DrewWilson is the developer and gives himself a 5 star rating? That's bad practice... Would've been great if he would take the time to reply to some user comments on this page too, but that didn't happen.
[Version 1.2.2]

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+149
Pripyat replied on 27 Mar 2012
Apologies, the update is offered via the in-app updater. MacUpdate Desktop didn't show it as such though.
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+210

lemon-kun reviewed on 13 Jan 2012
I got Screeny when it was free for a limited time via MacAppStore.

I'd give everybody the advice, NOT to buy this app.

Sure, it works, but then again, QuickTimePlayer (which is included with Mac OS X) does the same job for free, and in many regards better than Screeny (for example you can choose the save location). Just open QuickTimePlayer (version 10.something) and click File>New Screen Recording. Or ctrl+cmd+N. Then follow the instructions, you can drag to record an area or make a full screen recording. Works like a charm.

So: another useless app in the MacAppStore that tries to generate some income from uninformed users.
[Version 1.2.2]

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+210
lemon-kun replied on 13 Jan 2012
Just add this: usually, there is a reason why a developer doesn't offer a demo version…
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+149
Pripyat replied on 15 Feb 2012
That's a silly comment. Just because such an app already exists doesn't mean an alternative with similar features is redundant - no need to reinvent the wheel!

The developer needs to make a living too - would you stop working if someone was hired to do a similar job than you do? I don't think so.

Screeny has been of great use for me, there are some minor bugs, but I'm sure this will be rectified in a future update.
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+332
cksum replied on 17 Feb 2012
Thanks lemon-kun. QT does indeed work great :) I make no judgements against Screeny (it's UI is very nice and it's quite polished).
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+12
Capobello replied on 23 Feb 2012
It's not the same as recording with Quicktime 10. Screeny allows you to pre-crop the area of the screen you want to limit your video recording to, like a WINDOW. I find it very useful.
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+210
lemon-kun replied on 24 Feb 2012
@Capobello: Well actually QuickTime 10 let's you pre-crop your video recording too. Just push the record button and then follow the instructions on the screen ("drag to record part of the screen"). What Screeny does better in this regard than QuickTime: it shows you how big that area will be (px*px). For this feature alone I gave the app 1 star. However, if you really need that, you'd also most probably need a whole lot of other features anyway, so you'd go with a more advanced screen-recording app. For quick and easy screen recordings, QuickTimeX is best, and comes with every Mac – it's always nice to see how much a Mac can do out of the box…

@David-Schiefer: David, probably you're right, my comment was a bit harsh. Of course there is reason for different UI approaches and from time to time I like to pay for a more polished user experience.

For your question, if I would stop working if someone else did a similar job than me – well, if that someone does it for free (and did so a long time before I came anyway, quietly sitting on the desk of every user), probably I would HAVE TO stop working – unless I find customers that don't know about the simpler/cheaper alternatives. In any case, I would fear transparency. Not providing a demo is a way not allowing for transparency.

That said, Screeny has made some progress since I wrote my review. Some bugs were fixed, some features introduced. It seems you still can't choose your saving location (has this something to do with the upcoming new sandboxing requirements from Apple?) instead, they put a little icon which takes you to the location in the Finder (a bit clumsily, by opening two or three windows).

After all, I think Screeny may have some qualities for some (shows how big recording area is, frame rate, nice big red recording button, pink instead of black (QuickTime10) mouse clicks, menubar icon), however, everybody must decide on his/her own if Screeny is worth the 15$. Unfortunately the developer decided not to allow a demo, so the only way to evaluate the app's use, is to buy it.

Personally, I can't recommend Screeny; for quick and easy screen recordings there is QuickTimeX which comes included with your Mac, like there is Preview for PDFs and basic photo colour adjustments.
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Jeb Johenning commented on 10 Jan 2012
I useQtakeHD software. I need a demo version to verify whether or not SCREENY will work. I own SnapzPro and it doesn't work with QTAKE.

Please allow demo versions of SCREENY! Thanks
[Version 1.2.2]


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OhMyGoddess commented on 09 Jan 2012
I was thisclose to purchasing this program, in response to a very appealing email from MacUpdate. However, I'm glad that I read the reviews first. I guess you get what you pay for - especially at 33% off!
[Version 1.2.2]


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+149
Pripyat commented on 09 Jan 2012
Just purchased this app from the MUPromo, great deal! However the "Stop Recording" button doesn't work for me. Developer, please look into this. :)
[Version 1.2.2]


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+6

Sleek reviewed on 08 Dec 2011
Very Simple Utility to capture screen as snap shot or as movie.
It does what it is Supposed to do.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Remyevard rated on 28 Apr 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



laudel rated on 03 Mar 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



DrewWilson rated on 09 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



emilianoabc rated on 09 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



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gglemnaru rated on 09 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



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Ralf_Runstedt rated on 09 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



-4

Hitme rated on 13 Jun 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:10,579
Version Downloads:4,140
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:27 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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Screeny gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size. You can click & drag to resize the capture area or input the exact pixel dimensions to set to the size of the capture area. All the while you will get instant feedback on the capture area's current pixel dimensions.

Screen casting just got a billion times better with Screeny. Now you can capture a specific portion of your screen, rather than having to record your entire desktop. This can drastically reduce video file size and bring focus to a specific portion of your screen.

Features:
  • Record video of your screen at any size.
  • Optionally capture audio from your computer's microphone when recording video (no system audio at this time).
  • Snap an image of your screen at any size (even across multiple monitors).
  • Videos saved down at highest possible quality, and can be exported for web, etc. using Quicktime.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts for all recording actions.
  • Screeny is a MenuBar app and a very simple & powerful tool.
  • Set your recording canvas size by entering a specific pixel dimension or by choosing some handy pre-set dimensions or by clicking, dragging & expanding the recording canvas.


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