Jing from Techsmith–a GREAT tool

JingJing from TechSmith has become a regular tool that I have found very valuable in my daily computing.  I though I might share a little bit about the application and some of the many ways it can be used. 

Over the past 2 months I have been actively developing an ecommerce site for Bike Fit of Kirkland Washington, the new site is built on ASPDotNetStorefont Mult-Store version.  For this project we set-up complete real time shipping calculations, a dealer locator for over 200 BikeFit Fitters / Dealers etc.  We further integrated the web site with FedEx Shipping, Stamps.com and QuickBooks for shipping, accounting and inventory management.  As you might imagine there are thousands of little decisions to be made that impact, design, functionality and more.  On a daily basis I found myself using Jing to capture screen shots, and share them with the different stakeholders. 

The great thing about Jing, is that it is always active and available.  Simply click on the Jing Sun at the top of your desktop screen and capture the portions that you wish to share.  It is a couple of quick clicks and you can save the graphic like the picture on the right, or simply get an abbreviated link that his published to Jing’s severs for sharing as a simple link, like this, “http://screencast.com/t/JJhcVDYQ1” 

Some of the valuable features include:  1)  easy quick screen capture (video too!)  2)  Easy annotation / markup.  Put notes, comments, highlights quickly on any screen capture  3)  Save the image on your PC  4)  option to share the graphic with a short link.  Last, the basic version which works very well, is FREE!

If you find yourself struggling to explain what is on your screen to someone over the phone or via. IM and are not in a position to ‘share’ your desktop, I highly recommend Jing! It will save time, enable clarity in your communication and solve many of those moments where a quick screen clip will add clarity to your communication. 


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