A Full Screencast-O-Matic Review 2020 – Free and Premium

Screencast-O-Matic Review
Screencast-O-Matic Review

There are hundreds of screen recording software packages, and almost every software has a premium version. So, how do you know which one is for you? Screencast-O-Matic is a multi-platform screen recording software. Is it any good? Let’s find out in Screencast-O-Matic review 2020. The review will cover the free as well as the paid subscriptions of Screencast-O-Matic.

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Screencast-O-Matic is available on Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and iOS. If you are using the free version, you don’t need the software. You can go to the website and click on launch recorder. The site will install an extension, and you are good to go. But, if you have one of the paid subscriptions, then you need the tool to edit the recorded videos. It is not available on Android, which would be a great platform to focus next to attract more users. The iPhone/iPad app has limited editing features compared to the desktop, but the app is good enough to record your phone.

Review: If they have an iOS app, what did we Android users do—rating: 4 out of 5.

Recording features

Screenshot of Screencast-O-Matic Recording Interface
Screencast-O-Matic Recording Interface

Recording box or comes with a few options. Here is what is available:

  1. You can record screen, webcam, or both.
  2. Choose video size – the full-size records in 1080p while to record the specific part of the screen, you can select 720 or lower. The recording frame lets you move and adjust the size and location.
  3. Enable/disable narration.

Pausing and ending the recording

You can pause or stop the recording by clicking on the same record button. The pause screen displays finish recording, delete, editing options with continuous recording, and recording time. You can click on done anytime to finish the recording. One thing to cover is, sometimes, the recording tool disappears while recording, so you have to go to the software and click on pause recording.

Review: Easy to use recording tool—rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Video Editor

Screenshot of Screencast-O-Matic Video Editor
Screencast-O-Matic Video Editor

The premium section of Screencast-O-Matic review is the editing. The video editor is only offered in one of the paid plans. The video editor is one of the most comfortable video editors I have ever seen. The editor lacks the advanced video editing features, but it comes with the features which advanced video editors don’t have. Here is the list of the features available on desktop.

Editing tools

  1. Cut a video quickly
  2. Copy a part of video and paste
  3. Remove cursor or hide webcam
  4. Insert videos and images
  5. Narrate over a recorded video
  6. Add blur, text, outline, and highlight in a video.
  7. Change the speed of the recorded video
  8. Add transitions in the video.
  9. Adjust volume
  10. Change the resolution
  11. Add stock music (premium)

Another great feature worth mentioning is the quick selection tool, which allows you to select the last used tool.

Review: Great editor with lots of tools—rating: 5 out 5.

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Video saving and compression

So, what are the saving and compression options? The software offers below tools:

  1. Set video type
  2. Change destination folder
  3. Set video’s name before saving
  4. Add captions
  5. Adjust video quality

Even though the software doesn’t come with any compression feature, but an already encoded 400 MB video can be edited and saved into less than 100 MB without losing the quality.

Review: The team has gone an extra mile to reduce the video size without losing the quality—rating: 5 out 5.

iOS app

The iOS app comes with a few options, including, record screen with the selfie camera, trim, crop, rotate, and adjust speed. If you have a paid subscription, then you can auto-transfer videos from iPhone/iPad to Video Editor.

Review: These days, many recorders have amazing features such as video quality, frame rate, banner text options, etc.—rating: 3.5 out 5.

Free vs paid

Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the Free, Delux and Premier plans.

Image of Screencast-O-Matic Pricing Comparison
Screencast-O-Matic Pricing Comparison

Overall rating

The overall rating is the final part of Screencast-O-Matic review. The average rating for Screencast-O-Matic is 3.4. Screencast-O-Matic is cheaper than competitive screen recorders with several tools. The features like importing a video, editing an old video, and recording a scripted video make this software an all-rounder.


When I began using Screencast-O-Matic, it was software with a few features, but seeing this growing, I can say, I made the right decision. Anyway, here is the end of Screencast-O-Matic review. I hope the article helped. What do you think of Screencast-O-Matic? Do you use something else? Please share your thoughts in the comments section so that we can discuss more.

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