A software-animation or screen-cast is a digital recording of sequential screenshots. It is like a movie of what a user sees on the screen while working, with or without additional explanation (voiced-over or through text boxes).



  • Ideal for explaining software.
  • Choice of tools: availability of all kinds of tools, open source as well as commercial options.
  • You can easily create a screenshot / screen-cast on your own PC.
  • You can erase and replace less successful sections yourself using the tool.
  • Preparation (developing a good script) takes time.
  • Learning to use the tool takes time. Most tools have a fairly steep learning curve.
  • Finishing (deleting the less successful parts or replacing them) takes time.