Screencast for rooted Android devices lets you record your screen

Making videos of apps can be annoying since you have to make sure that both focus and light level is properly set to capture the screen. Screencast is a dream come true for tech bloggers like me, allowing you to completely skip that by having the tablet do its own screen recording. Like similar programs on PC, ScreenCast hides in the background and records everything on the screen and turns it into a video file. You can change various settings like resolution, touch pointer visibility, and so on. It even has a very nice compression system, resulting in a file that was only 26MB for the entire video you see above.

The app requires root, which is perfectly understandable considering what it does. It works great and doesn’t create much lagg. The full version is $4, which is a bargain for anyone who needs to record the screen of an Android device – that includes both tech bloggers and app developers who want to create videos of their apps for the Market description. The only downside is that external microphone recording can often by muffled or disturbed by your hands, and it doesn’t record audio very loud.

[Android Market]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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