HYFY

Record your screen & voice. Share instantly.

#2 Product of the DayAugust 21, 2016

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Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
Hi there Product Hunt! Thanks so much to @iwozzy for hunting us! I work on HYFY along with @nainish and @mdebonis. HYFY Screen Recorder is the simplest way to record your screen and voice and share instantly anywhere your team works. Just click record and start talking. When you’re done, share it through Slack, JIRA or HipChat or just paste your video URL wherever you want. HYFY is great for QA, Development and Support teams who work on bugs and incident reports, Product Managers who want to record demos, trainers and teachers who want to record a library of lessons, or Sales teams who need custom collateral. HYFY does not depend on any plugins or applets like Flash or Java and works great on Chromebooks or Chromeboxes. Video recordings are stored locally during recording, then uploaded automatically to your HYFY library so they are ready for instant sharing via copy/paste of a link. We also wrote a Medium article to explain our approach better: https://medium.com/hyfy/killing-... We believe that HYFY is the fastest and easiest way to capture and share video of your screen.
Ivan Dimitrov@proffi · Growth Hacker @ pCloud
@ryankennedy hello Ryan love HYFY! Can I have your email please? I will write in Twitter DM :)
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@proffi Sure - you can reach me at ryan@hyfy.io
Ahmad Awais@mrahmadawais · Full Stack Dev— WordPress Core Developer
@ryankennedy Awesome sauce!
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@mrahmadawais Thanks Ahmad! How are you using HYFY?
Donald Nguyen@tyrantboy · iOS App Developer & Tinkerer
I just skimmed over your features. What's your differences/advantages over OpenTest?
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@tyrantboy Great question! While we both offer simple recording and unlimited storage for videos, there are a couple of big advantages for us: 1. HYFY is designed for primarily for teams so we have direct integrations with Slack, JIRA and HipChat, with more on the way 2. HYFY offers a PRO version that supports full screen or window recording - OpenTest only supports a single tab right now 3. HYFY users can signup/login with existing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Github, Microsoft and Google accounts. 4. We feel our design is simpler, faster and easier to use. Some areas where OpenTest stands out - they provide unlimited recording time, whereas we limit it to encourage short videos and control storage costs. Also, they support recording your webcam and we don't offer that at this time. I hope that helps!
Paul Wozniak
Hunter
@iwozzy · Product @ LoopUp
@tyrantboy Also, with OpenTest there is no way to remove the little gray circle in the bottom left hand side of the screen. If you don't want to record your video it's obscuring content and it's distracting. I feel like OpenTest is perfect for it's use case, which is slightly different from HYFY. Right now, for simple one click screen recording and sharing HYFY is winning.
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@iwozzy @tyrantboy Thanks Paul - I happen to agree with you. Although I do think OpenTest's implementation is pretty cool, we haven't heard many users ask for the webcam piece, so we've de-prioritized it to focus on more business/team features.
Shahed KhanHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@ryankennedy @tyrantboy Hey Ryan & Donald -- Shahed here, one of the founders of Opentest. Hyfy looks like a cool recording tool that offers a lot of the features that will be part of Openvid's 2.0 release. I love the simplicity that has been built in the product. Makes it easily understandable to anyone who randomly lands on your homepage. Even though there are a lot of similarities between the two products, at the end of the day, it proves there is a real problem being solved here. Collaboration within teams is difficult, Openvid and Hyfy are trying to take out that frustration by bringing video to the workplace. Congrats on the launch! 🎉
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@_shahedk @tyrantboy Hi Shahed, it's great to meet you! We've definitely paid attention to the work you've been doing with Opentest/Openvid - we were so excited when you launched to see someone else chasing the same very real problem in an innovative way. I very much respect and appreciate the kind words from a potential competitor (or maybe collaborator?). Best of luck to you and your team! PS - I think we might need some advice on Product Hunt launch strategy for our 3.0 launch. :-)
Paul Wozniak
Hunter
@iwozzy · Product @ LoopUp
@tyrantboy One more difference / advantage over OpenTest, and I say this with much love and respect for both products, is the quality of the recording. HYFY records super crisp videos all the up to 4k resolution. Here's a side by side: HYFY - https://app.hyfy.io/v/ab8AphLoml/ OpenTest - https://www.opentest.co/share/d7... To be fair, OpenTest videos are available immediately after you're finished recording where as with HYFY you may have to wait a little bit depending on the size and resolution. Personally I feel that any delay is negligible and I do appreciate the higher quality.
Paul Wozniak
Hunter
@iwozzy · Product @ LoopUp
I was looking for something to easily record examples of UI patters to share with my team. I'm really happy with HYFY. It's a simple, one click chrome extension which comes with built in Slack, HipChat and Jira sharing. Here's an example of one recording: https://app.hyfy.io/v/abKTHGQOfG/
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@iwozzy Thanks so much for adding us! We're excited to hear that you like it. We hope the Product Hunt community will help us make it even better.
Mohamed Saleh@engmsaleh · Co-founder,Venta Apps
@iwozzy Nice ... But I have a question does opentest.co and HYFY are related ?!
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@engmsaleh @iwozzy No - opentest.co and HYFY are not related. We like OpenTest/OpenVid because we both have a similar approach to video collaboration - it's good validation that we might be onto something :-)
Avi Zuber@avizuber · Product Designer @ Eved
Very cool! Reminds of Screenr O.B.M. I signed up to HYFY via Twitter using this page: https://app.hyfy.io/accounts/login/ (I got to it by clicking on the link shared in a different comment here and then navigating via the logo) and did not encounter any on-boarding. There was nothing to tell me where to get the extension or how to record of anything of that sort. :(
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@avizuber Hey Avi - thanks for catching that for us - we'll get it fixed ASAP. Our onboarding is pretty cool so I really want you to see it! It should have linked you to http://www.hyfy.io/ where there's a nice big button! If you're still willing, please try again on our site or in the Chrome Web Store. And if you need any help at all, live chat with me at http://www.hyfy.io/support
Skip Shean@skipshean · CEO, 16Wells
I really like how easy HYFY is to quickly record and share to people on our Slack team, and to clients via email etc. a very simple and fast way to show an issue, error, or demo a feature or how-to. Great product.
Ryan Kennedy
Maker
@ryankennedy · Architect, Kickdrum Technology Group
@skipshean Thanks so much for the comment. This is exactly why we designed HYFY!