Download Video Tutorials - Best Software & Apps

  • CamStudio

    2.7.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fully comprehensive screen shot app

    6
    1193 votes
    • PROS:Excellent for tutorials and tech support, Lots of handy video editing style features
    • CONS:Only outputs to AVI and FLV
  • Autodesk Maya

    2017

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution

    7
    542 votes
    • PROS:Industry standard 3D animation package, Many objects and animations, Open Python scripting language, Lots of video tutorials, 64 bit support
    • CONS:Very lengthy installation, Slow startup, Hard for beginners
  • Scrivener

    1.2.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A comprehensive project management tool for aspiring writers

    7
    43 votes
    • PROS:Multiple ways to view the same document, Easy organization options, Several different document type templates, Full screen view option, Various tagging/labeling options, Comprehensive video and interactive tutorials, Auto-saves work
    • CONS:Some bugs still need fixing
  • Stickman

    5.6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Draw awesome stickman animations

    5
    163 votes
    • PROS:Includes lots of ready-to-use material, Video tutorials, Hours of entertainment to be had
    • CONS:Quite difficult to use at the beginning, Not many sharing options
  • Crazy Talk Animator

    2.14

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    Platform
    Windows

    Complete 2D animation tool

    7
    112 votes
    • PROS:Creates impressive 2D animations, Tutorials and video help, Integrates with other design packages, Powerful morphing elements
    • CONS:Complicated to learn, Hard to learn
  • Streaming Video Recorder

    6.1.7.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Easily record and convert live videos

    5
    167 votes
    • PROS:Records and download video, Useful for recording games and tutorials, Supports batch download, Converts videos
    • CONS:Downloading can be slow, Lots of settings to configure
  • ActivePresenter

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Active Presenter: Free Screen Recording and Screencasting for Professionals

    7
    48 votes
    • PROS:Easy to record computer screen and create video tutorials, Can easily convert between several video formats
    • CONS:Cons, Export options limited to SCORM and PNG and JPEG images
  • Facetune

    1.0.10

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    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Make yourself look a million dollars

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS:Range of powerful retouching tools, Fun learning curve, Video tutorials, Lots of filters and frames
    • CONS:No 'instant fix'
  • Nero Platinum

    2016

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    Platform
    Windows

    The ultimate multimedia suite

    6
    74 votes
    • PROS:Very comprehensive suite, Powerful, Includes recovery tool, Video tutorials, The AirBurn mobile app
    • CONS:Launcher takes over the whole screen
  • Desktop Activity Recorder

    2.00

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save screencast tutorials in AVI or Flash

    6
    100 votes
    • PROS:Allows microphone connections for better sound, Simple to use
    • CONS:Doesn't allow much sound editing
  • WebSite X5 Evolution

    Evolution 12

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Create a beautiful and professional website in a few steps

    7
    35 votes
    • PROS:Helpful step by step video tutorials, Customizable or preset templates, Options for ecommerce, No programming knowledge needed, Security options, 12 months free web hosting
    • CONS:May be too simple for advanced users
  • Mac Screen Recorder Studio

    2.2

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    Platform
    Mac

    The most screencasting software for Mac that allows you to create your own screencasts, professional video tutorials on Mac.

    2
    5 votes
    • Macromedia Captivate

      2.0.0.5166

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      Platform
      Windows

      Create your own animated tutorials

      4
      29 votes
      • PROS:Gives you full control over events and actions, Powerful audio and video editing tools, Wide range of effects
      • CONS:Only exports video files to .swf or .exe, The Timeline takes some getting used to if you’ve not used one before
    • Melody Assistant

      7.6.3h

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Powerful score editor with audio recording/playback capabilities

      6
      29 votes
      • PROS:Allows you to connect MIDI keyboards, Plenty of video tutorials, Makes creating scores easy
      • CONS:Only supports MIDI
    • Explore PowerPoint

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Making Microsoft PowerPointEasy with Free Explore PowerPoint

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      No votes yet
      • PROS:The guides are easy and quick without any lengthy video tutorials or ambiguous guide books, Once installed, requires no internet
      • CONS:To work on some devices the app may require installing certain hardware, The app contains in-app purchases
    • Curio

      Standard 7.4.2

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      Platform
      Mac

      Comprehensive mind mapping and note taking software

      7
      3 votes
      • PROS:Free form interface and tools, Place items and elements anywhere, Accepts images, audio and video, Change style and look easily, Lots of video tutorials
      • CONS:Quite complex to use all features properly, No iPad version for recording ideas on the move
    • Tutorials for Adobe

      1.1.1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Watch video tutorials for Adobe products!

      9
      11 votes
      • ScreenSteps

        2.9.3

        License
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        Platform
        Mac
        Windows

        Make step-by-step video tutorials

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        No votes yet
        • PROS:Builds tutorials clearly and logically, Quick to record and annotate, Exports to a huge range of formats
        • CONS:Requires taking time to read tutorials first, Taking screen shots can be tricky
      • Facetune for iPad

        2.5.2

        License
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        Platform
        iPhone

        Make yourself look a million dollars

        0
        2 votes
        • PROS:Range of powerful retouching tools, Fun learning curve, Video tutorials, Lots of filters and frames
        • CONS:No 'instant fix'
      • Curio

        Professional 7.4.2

        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Professional mind mapping and note taking software

        6
        1 vote
        • PROS:Free form interface and tools, Place items and elements anywhere, Accepts images, audio and video, Change style and look easily, Lots of video tutorials, Create your own templates, dossiers and encrypt projects
        • CONS:Quite complex to use all features properly, No iPad version
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