Windows only: Screen capture utility Screen2exe records video of your desktop and outputs an executable file that runs anywhere, free of codec requirements—useful for carrying on a flash drive.If this idea sounds familiar, you're probably remembering previously mentioned MakeInstantPlayer, an app that converts any video file to an EXE—it doesn't actually help you make any screencasts, though.
Creating videos is a simple, wizard-driven process that walks you through a number of steps: First, you draw a rectangle around the section on the desktop that you want to focus on; next you record your video; finally, you hit the F10 key to stop the recording. Sounds simple enough, right? Once you've created your video, you'll be taken to the Edit screen, where you can first optimise the video by removing unnecessary frames, and then use standard annotation tools to add images or text to your video.
Once you've perfected your video, you can choose the output quality (best is much better) and give it a title and filename. You'll want to use the Save Now button to save—not the Finish button.
At this point you have an executable file which can be dropped onto a flash drive and played wherever you want.
While Screen2Exe doesn't have all the features of a commercial suite or the easy upload and embedding of previously mentioned Jing, it could come in handy if you want to share a screen demo or record a few helpful training videos for mum. Screen2exe is a free download, Windows only.