Camtasia Studio, the popular screencasting application from TechSmith is now available as Free download. TechSmith is giving away fully licensed and working version of Camtasia Studio version 3 to all users.
TechSmith sends an email with activation key as soon as you register. Install Camtasia Studio with the downloaded installable and enter the registration key to activate it.
Are you wondering why this software is being made available FREE of cost to all users? The answer is: this is a new advertising model implemented by TechSmith to attract more users.
The version of Camtasia Studio FREE download is 3.0 but the latest version is 5.0. By downloading version 3.0 and using it for sometime, users will automatically tend to upgrade to 5.0 because of the great features available in the newer version.
Though you may miss few new features of new software, Camtasia Studio 3 will solve most of your screencasting problems. This software is good enough for bloggers to author decent screencast.
If you would like to enjoy all the new features, the free copy can be upgraded to Camtasia Studio 5 edition at half the standard cost. Isn't a good idea to download version 3 and upgrade it 5 at half the price instead of directly buying Camtasia Studio 5?