There are lots of reasons you'd need to take screen recordings of a Mac— to create a software demo for work, to send a helpful walkthrough to your mom or dad, to add some life to a school presentation, or even just to capture something funny to share with friends. Apple builds screen-capturing into Quicktime but there are also a lot of great screen-recording options in the Mac App Store as well, including some that don't break the bank. Here are the best ones!
OS X makes it super simple to take a screenshot of not only any app but any area of the Mac desktop. This comes in handy if you ever need to share something with someone, like scores on a game, frames from your favorite videos, bugs you want to document, or even how-to posts like this! After you take a screenshot on your Mac, it will simply appear on your desktop for you to share as you'd like.
With Apple's recent freeze on App Store screenshot updates, developers now have to make sure they have usable artwork ready and set when they hit the submit button. No more week(s)-long review cycle and vague plans to fix it later. That can add to the stress of a launch or update, especially if multiple language versions are needed for multiple, regional App Stores. Daniel Jalkut of Mars Edit fame, however, has shared some tips on Bitsplitting that could save developers a lot of time and frustration.
We have been, and will continue, to cover specific features in their own posts, but for those of you -- like us -- just chomping at the bit for more iPhone 3.0 Beta 1 goodness, here are some preliminary screenshots to tide you over.
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