Camtasia vs Jumpshare

Jumpshare is a free and light alternative to Camtasia with a faster and seamless interface and a lot more features.

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If you’re thinking about switching to Jumpshare from Camtasia, you’re probably looking for something lighter and quicker for your work communications. If you’re wondering about where you could find a quick comparison of the two, you’ve hit the jackpot with this page. Further down you’ll find a comprehensive overview we’ve compiled for the two, comparing features, pricing and a lot more.

Features Jumpshare
Capture Screenshot
Annotate screenshots
Annotate local images
Upload history
Record videos
Record GIFs
Record audio
Add call-to-action button on video
Embed video
Upload files
Upload folder
Drag & drop upload
Compose notes
Advanced shareable links
Advanced link expiration
Schedule sharing
Bookmark websites
Version history
Advanced analytics
Receive files from others

Jumpshare records quicker

Both Jumpshare and Camtasia allow for screen recording and annotating along with webcam and audio recording and click tracking, but that is really the extent of their similarities. Jumpshare offers users far more than a video recording tool. A multi-faceted sharing platform, Jumpshare provides a seamless interface with richer and more diverse features.

Camtasia is essentially a video creation and editing software and although it has advanced features in that area, it is a bulky application to use. It takes a while to launch and makes it difficult to open when you want to record something quickly. Suppose you’d like to send a screen recording to a colleague or team member marking out a few important points in a project. You’ll need to wait for the software to launch (which can take a bit), and then record and manually upload or export. Then you get to share it through email.

File Sharing

With Jumpshare, you have a holistic visual communication platform that performs all these operations within seconds. You can record videos in high 4K/HD resolution, annotate them, upload, and share them within seconds of recording. The best part? Jumpshare gives you the same quality for free, and even its paid plans are a lot cheaper compared to Comtasia.

Jumpshare is multi-faceted

With Jumpshare you can do so much more than video recording. You can take pixel-perfect customizable screenshots, record audio with multiple audio sources and speeds, compose notes, record yourself on screen and make use of a lot more features all wrapped up in a lucid and beautiful user interface. Camtasia, on the other hand, is specifically a video recording and editing software. It has an interface that may appear confusing to first-time users and might seem a bit difficult to use because of it.

Jumpshare file viewer

Jumpshare was designed to fulfil more than one specific task and then some, bearing in mind the uses of screen recordings in a general professional environment. Jumpshare can be used to add more meaning and efficacy to the act and the benefits of using screen recordings in workplace communications.

As an example, Jumpshare allows users to add a call-to-action (CTA) button to their videos so that they can direct viewer traffic immediately. They can also use Jumpshare to embed their videos on websites, blogs, online documents and much more. Jumpshare is a multi-faceted and powerful platform for holistic work communication, working almost as fast as one can think and creating more ease and clarity in online collaborations.

Share and control files with Jumpshare

Jumpshare was created for workflow ease as a whole, while Camtasia was designed to fulfil a specific task. The Jumpshare app launches from the menu bar in macOS and the taskbar in Windows, and allows you to drag and drop files for instant upload. Once your file is uploaded it can be shared instantly through the link that gets copied automatically to your clipboard for faster access. You can share it immediately after upload via link or through email.

File Sharing

You can upload as many files as you need without creating any confusion thanks to Jumpshare’s stunning and seamless visual organization. A folder is automatically created if you upload multiple files and you can view them all separately online before you share them. None of these features are available on Camtasia.

Some other pretty nifty features that Jumpshare brings to their cloud sharing platform is the ability to control access to your files. You can set a customized self-destruct on files, rename them, set a number for the amount of times a shared file can be viewed online or downloaded, and whether it can be shared forward. You have complete control of anything you upload and share.

File Sharing

Jumpshare makes teamwork a dream

Jumpshare aims to boost team productivity in the workplace by removing any kind of excess waste in time by providing a seamless app that works fast, works well and removes the stigma attached to online collaboration. That is to say, it erases the confusion that comes with sharing files online as a means to give and receive professional feedback.

Once shared, you can leave timed comments on videos in order to provide and receive pin-point feedback from collaborators and team members. You can mention team members and also leave guest comments. You can make use of the app’s meaningful analytics to see who viewed your file, from where, and when and ensure team schedules are met efficiently. You can easily shift between your personal dashboard and the work dashboard for more streamlined sharing.

Business Dashboard

According to our calculations, a team member saves upto 50 minutes every single day by using Jumpshare for visual work communication - on average. That’s around 16.6 hours saved of communication time per month, which is a huge win for team productivity. Camtasia, though a powerful tool for video creation, editing and export, does not share these features.

Jumpshare is free and accessible

Camtasia is a pretty expensive software, with both the Individual and Business plans priced at $249.99. However it is a one-time fee for a single licence with additional maintenance cost. They offer users a free thirty-day trial with some features and library items reserved for the licensed software alone. Any updates would lead to users having to buy another license. It does not have a mobile app which means it cannot be used on the go.

Instant Sharing

Jumpshare, on the other hand, is free. Sign up and you can record and edit videos, like in Camtasia, with a 30-sec limit. We only have two additional paid plans: Plus and Business which add a lot many features and storage capacities to the free version. Billed annually, the plan cost $9.99/month. Even in comparison, it’s a lot cheaper than Camtasia for a lot more features. Additionally, Jumpshare has a web app and a mobile app for iOS, making it accessible and portable to use.

Here’s the short version

One of the most magical things about Jumpshare is that it is a bit of a Jack of all trades when it comes to team collaborations and visual communication. This is one of the main things that sets it apart from Camtasia and other softwares that are designed to cater to a particular task. What’s more, Jumpshare does it all for free, and unlike Camtasia, it has a mobile app for iOS.


Although Camtasia has extensive editing tools, it is not the best application to have for quick work communications and feedback because of how heavy it is to use, and it may affect work productivity. It’s counterproductive to have to use different apps for a single work task, and much more efficient to have one single app that can do it all, and do it fast. Jumpshare is that powerhouse of an app that manages to give the right blend of quality, speed and features - perfect for the modern workspace.

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