Loom

Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome

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#4 Product of the MonthJune 2016
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  • Adelaida Diaz-Roa
    Adelaida Diaz-RoaCo-founder @ Nomo FOMO
    Pros: 

    Easy to use, FREE, unlimited videos, can take notes , and many other things.

    Cons: 

    None! They are working on new updates and features that they share on their roadmap, it's awesome.

    Best thing ever. I use it a lot when product testing, it's so much easier to explain when I find a bug to our developers, also works great for recording calls and doing demos or tutorials.

    Adelaida Diaz-Roa has used this product for one week.
  • Patrick Barnes
    Patrick BarnesCofounder and CEO of Advocately
    Pros: 

    The best way to communicate with customers!

    Cons: 

    There are a couple of bugs with the chrome extension. The desktop version is out soon and will and solve this :)

    I use loom to create screen recordings to send to customers who use our software. It is the best way to answer customers questions about how to do something with a software product. Far superior to explaining via email or with support articles. Not only is it better, it is faster! Yes, it is faster to use Loom's chrome for a screen recording walking the customer through the process than it is to type an email instructing them. Love Loom.

    Patrick Barnes has used this product for one year.

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Shahed Khan
Shahed KhanMakerHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
Hey Product Hunt! Great to be back on here. Big ups to @erictwillis for hunting us 🙌 Openvid is a the easiest way for anyone to quickly record your screen, mic, and (optionally!) front-facing camera on any URL. Want to easily QA your new mock ups? Give feedback to a friend on their site? Create a quick tutorial for your product? Openvid let’s you do that for free without having to worry about video storage, upload time, or recording time limits. YUUGE shout out to the rest of the team behind this @yoyo_thomas & @vhmth
Daniel Singer
Daniel SingerHiring@danielsinger · X6 Fleet Manager at @pandastartup 🐼
Bryan Weis
Bryan Weis@bryan_weis · Growth at Siftery
@_shahedk @yoyo_thomas @vhmth Congrats on the launch! I'm a huge fan of the product and can't wait to see what use cases new users come up with!
Shahed Khan
Shahed KhanMakerHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@bryan_weis @danielsing3r thank you gents! 🙏
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@bryan_weis @_shahedk @yoyo_thomas thanks Bryan! Let me know if you have any feature requests you'd like to see make it out. You have my info. :-)
Rod Austin
Rod Austin@webtech · Growth Hacker, Developer
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
This looks legit. I've previously used the TechSmith Snagit extension to record screencasts; but this looks a lot better. Minimalistic, but with the functionality that I need. the ability to record a video and then quickly get a link to share it is really important here. With some other solutions I have to mess around uploading the video to my youtube account and wait for it to process etc.
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@_jacksmith personal shout out to you Jack: https://www.opentest.co/share/4c...
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@vhmth thanks for the video Vinay, very thoughtful. - You guys have already shipped more cool stuff with limited resources than many startups with millions $ in funding, so I'm excited to see how this continues to evolve.
Nick Kwan
Nick KwanHiring@nwkwan · Head of Growth, Pakible (YC W15)
@_jacksmith @vhmth also a big TechSmith Snagit user. Def gonna test this out. Do you know any good seamless tools to record system audio + standard audio for calls? I've actually used Snagit for this as well and even gone through the headaches of Soundflower...
Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster@fosteronomo · TechSmith strategy lead
@nwkwan Hi Nick - thanks for using Snagit! In the latest couple versions of Snagit for Mac recording system audio is pretty seamless. No more dependency on Soundflower. We just released Snagit 4 last week, if you want to check it out. https://www.techsmith.com/snagit...
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@fosteronomo @nwkwan looks cool Daniel! Let me know how that works for you Nick. Interested to hear your thoughts. That being said, we'll be working on doing full desktop recording since that is by far our most requested feature at this point. Keep up the good work Daniel - you and your team have built a great product.
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
How's it going Product Hunt? I'm extremely excited to have you guys testing out what the Opentest team has been building for the past several months! If you guys have any technical or product issues, I will be up (and highly caffeinated) to help you out! Either comment here or reach me directly via Twitter (@vhmth) or email (vinay@opentest.co). If any fellow enginerds have technical questions - I'm here to answer them as well!
Nilay Khandelwal
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Hi Vinay, I really love the simplicity of using Openvid and it's minimalist design. Is there a way to stop audio from recording though? There's a video on/off button but none for audio that I can seem to find.
Nilay Khandelwal
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Ooh I like this video response style! :) Specifically at my work, we share internal testing videos between the QA and dev teams. Right now it involves using Jing to capture screen recordings and sharing it through Slack, etc. Since most of these recordings are in the work environment with an open space layout, it's generally preferable to make the recordings with no audio. This leads me to another request. It would be great if sharing the Openvid URLs in Slack would allow inline video playback. That's one of the biggest annoyances with Jing (even though it's just one click to open the share links in a browser window :) )
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@nilayk @opentest I really love using our tool to add emotional context to support answers. :-) It's made this launch 100x easier! Proper Facebook OG tags are high on our priority list. I personally want Slack inline videos to work as well since our team practically lives on Slack. You will have your way soon Nilay!
Nilay Khandelwal
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Sounds like a good idea, I too shall try to add emotional contexts to support videos whenever possible. Best of luck with the next phases of development and congratulations on the product launch!
Leonardo Branco
Leonardo Branco@leovbranco · http://souwebpel.com.br
How can I delete my videos?
Dorian Kersch
Dorian Kersch@dorian_kersch
@leovbranco I would also like to know how to delete the videos.
Shahed Khan
Shahed KhanMakerHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@dorian_kersch @leovbranco Hey there! Great question. The ability to delete/archive videos is high up on our list of features we'll be rolling out shortly. Expect it to be live real soon!
Leonardo Branco
Leonardo Branco@leovbranco · http://souwebpel.com.br
JeremyCee
JeremyCee@jeremy_caverly · Product Strategy
@_shahedk @dorian_kersch @leovbranco That's the winning #Lean mindset in action! Nice work team!
Shahed Khan
Shahed KhanMakerHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
Veselin
Veselin@vesln · @AngelList Platform
Awesome project! I've been looking for something like this for quite a long time. The use case I wanted it for is short demos of pull requests - eg. walk the other engineers through the feature that this PR covers. One additional thing that would also be great is export to gif... because gifs!!!
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@vesln awesome use case! Created a quick response video. :-) https://www.opentest.co/share/76...
Veselin
Veselin@vesln · @AngelList Platform
@vhmth haha awesome response! re gifs - yeah totally makes sense. this tool makes recording so easy that i just want to (obviously) use it for everything i need haha.
Veselin
Veselin@vesln · @AngelList Platform
@vhmth gifs within certain size are inlined in slack, so great for reporting bugs etc, that's the use case
Vinay Hiremath
Vinay HiremathMakerHiring@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@vesln dude awesome! I'm happy that it's useful for you. Honestly, this tool aligns closely with a belief that I have that people should give more value than they take. So saying that has completely made my day.