I actually purchased a full software license yesterday – this is very rare, I am very much a freebie person.

However, at £11 for the year I could not resist. Jing puts a little sun at the top of your screen, hovering over your work waiting to be called upon for any recording that you may need.

If you get started on something that you want to record, simply click on the sun – select the area of your screen you would like to record – tell Jing if it is video or a still image and hey voila – Jing records video for up to 5 mins in MPG4 format.

But get this; when Jing has finished recording it asks if you would like to share the recorded file and gives you the option of posting it directly to your YouTube account, or if you don’t have one, uploading it to a Jing server.

As I have a YouTube account I uploaded it and this took about 3 or 4 minutes. I also trialled the Jing server and that worked perfectly too.

Well done Jing – http://www.techsmith.com/jing/