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Brought to you from the folks at Articulate, Screenr is a cross platform, cross browser screen casting web application, which makes it perfect for user training and showcasing product demos. It currently has sign in support for a number of services, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo and Windows Live ID – making it easy to get up and running quickly, without the normal registration hassles. Underneath the hood, Screenr relies heavily on Java applet technology for its implementation, which is often difficult to get right from browser to browser, they have however, done a sterling job – once you have authenticated with the service, recording is an easy process, with a one click button to get going.
A resizable frame allows you to specify the area of the screen you want recorded, and microphone support from your machine provides native voiceover capabilities. When you are done, screencasts can be shared with others across various social networks, and an individual URL hosts your work on the Screenr website. The site and service is 100% free at the minute, and with its ability to show on display on every browser platform, should have some of these offerings (Camtasia et al) shaking in their offline boots. Definitely one little service to have in your bookmarks.