Older versions of SnagIt and Camtasia Studio are being made available from TechSmith for free.
Just wondering TechSmith, why do I get a pop-up message every time I open SnagIT to buy (US$ 39.95), unlock, or continue the trial? Alright, that one makes business sense, but can we continue this trial for as long as we want? Or does it come with a (hidden) limited free trial period (e.g. 30 days)? Is there any catch here (besides promoting these two tools virally)?
Anyway, if it does come with a limited free trial period, I suppose we can enjoy these two learning tools for that period at least (Though, I will be really disappointed! Who cares!).
SnagIt is a comprehensive screen capture application that allows you to capture, edit, and share any type of data from your PC.
"After installing SnagIt 7.2.5, you will be eligible to upgrade to the current version, SnagIt 8.2, for just 13,50£ (New version is 27£)."
Camtasia Studio enables you easily to record your screen to create training, demo, and presentation videos.
"After installing Camtasia Studio 3.1.3, you will be eligible to upgrade to the current version, Camtasia Studio 5.0, for just 88 £ (New version is 176 £)."
Alright, let's enjoy the free versions, and hopefully there aren't any hidden free trial periods, and unwanted bugs giving us virtual headaches. As for upgrading to get the new features, I suppose if one really needs those new features, perhaps one should consider. But, if the free features are sufficient, why... :)