Wink

Wink 2.0.1060

Record screen activity in Flash to create demos and tutorials

Sometimes the best way to explain how to do something is using a video tutorial, but the task of recording one can be long and tedious. This is where Wink can lend you a hand. Wink is a simple little app with which you can record activity on your screen and save it as animated tutorials, including your own annotations, textboxes, arrows, buttons and even a voiceover. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Produced tutorials can be played by anyone
  • You can add annotation, text boxes, arrows and more

CONS

  • Not really a video recorder

Very good
8

Sometimes the best way to explain how to do something is using a video tutorial, but the task of recording one can be long and tedious. This is where Wink can lend you a hand. Wink is a simple little app with which you can record activity on your screen and save it as animated tutorials, including your own annotations, textboxes, arrows, buttons and even a voiceover.

Wink isn't really a video recorder; tutorials are captured frame by frame and then exported to Flash format, which makes them really easy to share as basically everyone these days is able to play Flash files on their computers. The program also gives you the option to save the tutorial as a PDF or HTML documents. Using Wink is very easy. Simply create a new document, tweak the configuration settings and start capturing frames on your screen. Once the recording is finished, you can add shapes, arrows or comments to specific frames, to provide further explanations or point something out.

Changes

  • Export functions expanded, Bug fixes

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc).

Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

Freeware

Distributed as freeware for business or personal use.

However if you want to redistribute Wink, you need to get permission from the author.

Cross-Platform

Available for all flavours of Windows and various versions of Linux (x86 only).

Input formats

Capture screenshots from your PC, or use images in BMP/JPG/PNG/TIFF/GIF formats.

Output formats

Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats.

Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals.

Multilingual support

Works in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese.

Smart Capture Tools

Capture screenshots automatically as you use your PC, based on mouse and keyboard input (great time saver and generates professional captures).

Performance/Quality

Creates highly compressed Flash presentations (few kbs to few hundreds of kbs, much smaller than competing commercial products) ideal for using on the web.

Wink

Download

Wink 2.0.1060

— User reviews — about Wink

  • ericsaragosti

    by ericsaragosti

    "A real time saver"

    Love this software. I've been using to build tutorials for my users. Saves me from having to run around the building to ... More.

    reviewed on March 26, 2015