Is there a temporary version of Snagit

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I have a customer that want a instructional video for their software. The problem is I either can't get a copy of their software to place on my computer OR I can get a copy but it needs to be connected to a device that can only be connected to their computer ... The way I handled this is I had to download a 6-month trial of Snagit and I was then able to capture it. I was wondering how do you experts handle a situation like this ...  if there is a better method of doing this? The big benefit is that I don't have to load their software on to my computer perhaps  with compatibility (OS or otherwise).
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I think you're asking that you wanted to do a video on using Snagit. You don't own it and didn't want to buy it.  Your solution of using a trial version is what I would have suggested.  That should give you enough time to do your video. Alternatively, while there's no temporary version available, perhaps your client has an extra license that you could use until the project is finished.  You could then uninstall Snagit when done.  That's the only alternative I can think of if you need more time.

If you want to be more complicated then you could install software that remotely controls another computer such as Team Viewer which allows you to view and control the remote computer.  Since the remote computer is on your screen, you can then capture the remote screen.  If you do this a lot then it's a good alternative but you do have to get familiar with the nuances of such software.  I wouldn't do it if it was just an occasional thing.  What you did is likely to be the least complicated and quickest solution. 
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Nice thinking thanks.
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Generally I purchase software that I need to use.  I even donate for used freeware.  Now, if I were doing work for a customer and expected to be paid and, to get paid, I hired Camtasia to create SnagIt then I would probably pay TechSmith for their work.
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I appreciate your thought. We're only talking about $50.  I agree they should get paid but think about this... the customer watch me use it and was impressed so I would think that they would be a future customer for Techsmith.  I was not trying to get software for free ... I just needed a solution. Thanks for the thought though.