Deskorder: A Desktop Voyeur Like None Other

Price: Free

Deskorder: iPhone App Written Review

Deskorder Lite

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

In today’s modern world, it feels like just about anything you’d like to do on the computer can be learnt from YouTube. With so many people pumping out screencast tutorials, it’s no wonder technology (and the people that use it) are progressing so rapidly. But have you ever wondered how to make your own desktop recorded tutorials? If so, we have a quick and free fix: Deskorder, by developer Dosware. This app for the Mac makes it blissfuly simple to record and share your videos with the world, and all without any fancy or expensive equipment. If that sounds like a bargain (and it sure does to us) head on down beyond the break for our full thoughts on this screencasting application for Mac OS X!

Concept and Functionality

If you’re unaware of what screencasts are, let’s put it this way: A desktop recording application like Deskorder is designed to “watch” your computer’s movements, sounds, and videos, recording and storing it all under a single .MOV file. In essence, you could do something as simple as open your browser, and have a recording of the procedure. This is helpful if you’re looking to create reviews of desktop software, or would like to fashion together a chain of Photoshop Tutorials, for example. Really, though, the possibilities are endless, as Deskorder will record any and every actions your computer performs.

There is one caveat that we found with the application, however: It’s often quite slow, bogging down our hardware mid tutorial. We appreciated how the app showed us our last few clicks with a green, rippling circle, but no matter how much eye-candy is tacked on, we’d still rather not have the lag that’s involved. The delay is certainly tolerable, but we’re still optimistic that a few more updates will iron out the kinks.

Design and Layout

Deskorder Lite

Deskorder Lite

Thankfully, Deskorder could not be simpler to use. The app lives in the menu bar, resting there until you decide to call it into action. Doing so simply requires two or three clicks, one to access the app’s menu, and then another two to start the process. The app then immediately starts recording, and automatically saves the produce to your movies folder. In this sense, Deskorder is unbelievably easy to use, and we can’t imagine a more fluid set-up.

Overall Value

We’ll put it this way: If you’re looking for a free and completely efficient way to record your desktop for the creation of tutorials or vlogs, Deskorder is an excellent pick. We’ve seen pricier applications slow our systems down less, but considering the free price tag, Deskorder is an absolute bargain. All in all, the app is a brilliant solution for a common problem, and combines excellent design with capable performance. At the end of the day, Deskorder still gets a recommendation as well as three and a half stars.

Deskorder LiteDeskorder requires Mac Os X 10.6.6 or laterA small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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