Camtasia updating in October
This week, Techsmith announced that a major release of their Camtasia screencasting software will roll out in October. Windows and Mac versions will be the same! Drop the “Studio”– on both platforms it will simply be “Camtasia.” Macs will do quizzing and hotspots, and you can share projects across platforms.
As you can see in the video below, there’s a refreshed interface with new assets (music, images, etc.). It will make better use of RAM and be optimized for 64-bit processors, so it’ll be faster. You’ll also be able to apply behaviors – special effects for text and images.
Possible downside: the Mac software price may jump considerably. Feature parity usually means price parity and currently the software for Windows costs more than twice as much.
Snagit was updated in June
In case you missed it (I did), Camtasia’s little sister Snagit was updated last summer. If your copy has a maintenance license, just download a trial copy of the new version, install it, and give it your existing license key. Full sets of tutorials are available for Snagit 13 for Windows and Snagit 4 for Mac.