What do you think of the new Screencast.com beta features and interface?

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We released an optional "Beta view" when you sign in to Screencast.com. We hope the new workflow makes it easier for you to find, manage, and share your content. While we still have more work to do, you will likely notice a snappier performance and a more efficient and consistent workflow.

Give it a try and let us know what you think so far. Thanks!
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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ryan.hatch

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PLEASE LET ME EDIT MY VIDEOS!!

I want to be able to edit my videos from the new library view - so I can share the download link with viewers.

Thank you!

Ryan

PS. Otherwise looks awesome! Filtering / searching really helps me!
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Alina

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Can we have playlists display in a 'Detail' view please???
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ML85

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This is a fantastic improvement. I've hated using screencast.com and avoided going to the site for years because of the UX.

This is what I was looking for. It looks good.
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MaxWest

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One thing to think about. It's not at all intuitive UX to have a drop down menu for "share", etc. that shows after you put a check in the box of a particular video or image. Might be better to have that submenu show when you hover the "upload" button. I don't generally expect to find a share link as a submenu to upload.
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David Prindle

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I love the new interface. It is nice when a company improves the interface and actually do it. Too many times improvements don't seem to be improvements but either complicate access or are just plain useless. Good job TechSmith.
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Curtis Nichols

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I still like the new, over 2-year-old look .
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Enoch Sears

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Wow huge improvement in the Library. Love the 'search' function and the ability to see ALL videos at once, not just the ones in a particular folder. Great!
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David Carralon

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Hi, I am new to screencast, so not too sure my feedbak is useful but I have just visited the beta section for the library and looks a lot easier to navigate and to visually comprehend... I seem to see that on the beta library it is possible to share the entire user section?  as opposed to sharing individual videos on the current one? 
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BamSec1

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I like it, it is much better than the previous look.
Thanks much for this.
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Michael

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Hey, Mike Curtis and others:  Are there any plans to take the three-year-old Beta view and make it "official." And what about improvements to Screencast? You have three years' worth of suggestions but - as far as I can tell - there has been no development during that time. Does Screencast have a future or is it time for us to look elsewhere?
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Curtis Nichols

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Yeah, at 3-years-old, this Beta is moving right along.  I've seen updates come out for Camtasia. Screencast seems to be a project left behind, but runs well without much supervision.  That's how it appears to me.  No improvements or attention. But works as well as it did three years ago.

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Andy Bell

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That's correct, we haven't improved the interface to Screencast.com in awhile. We've been improving performance and infrastructure on the backend. Overall our focus is on long term projects that we expect to replace the backend of Screencast.com functionality while maintaining the front end features (and enhancing them) that exists today.

The feedback on the beta interface has been helpful. There are definitely some things we'd like to address. Overall, it's provided an option to managing content better than existed before. I'm excited to get back to it and improve it further in the future; our plans are to bring it into the future, not leave it behind.

Andy Bell - Product Owner
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Michael

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Thanks for the reply, Andy. It's good to hear TechSmith hasn't bailed on Screencast. We've found it to be a very good way to share our work product with clients - when it's working properly. We're seeing some improvements in the reliability of late, so keep up the good work on the backend!

And - since I have your attention - I have an additional request:  Allow us to buy more storage space! We use very little bandwidth (which is available for additional purchase), but we're always bumping up against our 25 GB storage limit:
That's what happens when you have dozens of clients and hundreds of videos. We'd gladly pay more! Thanks for your consideration.
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Brian Bennett

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Hi Michael,
Glad to hear you're really taking advantage of your Screencast Pro account :-)

We usually don't run into people running out of storage space, but we can help you out. Our sales contact page has a phone number as well as a web form you can use to ask about expanding your storage.

Best,
Brian
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Michael

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Thanks, Brian! We're checking in with sales.
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I see the original post asking for views of the beta is 3 years old and the latest comments just 3 months old.  How long does it take to get from beta to release!!

Having said that - I like the current beta.  Much more functionality.  Multi select and action is a real step forward.  Overall the UI is OK (I preferred the look & feel of the older one) but I happily give up the look & feel for the extra functionality.

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I absolutely love the new setup! It does have a few quirks but I think you guys are on the right path. I'd like to be able to drag and sort my videos in a particular order just for my OCD. We have a school and I'm doing multiple projects each with their own series if you will. I don't like things to be scattered all about. The playlists defiantly helps. Good job!

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I attempted to download several (11) videos  at once for my own archive before deleting them, but the stupid thing tried to download at least 11 copies of every video, and before I knew it I had exceeded my bandwidth limit.  So not happy here!
And the only way I could stop it was to quit the browser.  I was using Chrome on a MacBook Pro.
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ahrq

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Yeah, i just landed here with the exact same problem.  Looks like Techsmith has abandoned us all and this product after releasing the beta 4 years ago.  Now to go download the 200 separate video files manually.  *sigh*
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The interface is clumsy, looks aren't everything, it has to function right. For example:

1. No way to just delete a folder and its contents.
2. Deleting individual files or multiple selected files, don't work (Chrome on Windows 10)

Just so cumbersome and unfriendly, I guess I should just stick with MediaFire and upload the screenshots and get links myself without relying on this system. It has become less and less friendly, more buggy and less and less useful.
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Jeff_In_Dallas

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We need the last modified date/time for each video. Just like we have in the current Library!
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KevinBrownX

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Why is this still in Beta?  I see comments from 5 years ago.  The interface looks fine to me but when I select videos and screen shots to be deleted and hit the delete button, nothing happens.  Nothing is deleted.   If you need help with this, you can pay me and i'll send my crew to get this up and running.  Just let me know.
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Official Response
Thank you everyone for providing feedback! We have moved the new Library out of Beta. If you would like to learn more, or provide feedback, please see this post.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Screencast.com BETA.

Within the first 5 minutes using the new Screencast.com Beta sold me. It is 100 times easier to maneuver and a breeze to find your data. They got it right, well done!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When Screencast.com library view will come out of Beta ?.

I see Sangit got a sleek modern UI and Camtasia Studio 9  seems to get a revamped as well.

Will Screencast get the same treatment for the sake of consistency?

Or at least willl the library view come out of beta this year?

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