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Day#13: Loom – screen, face, voice recording

This tool is really useful (and free) especially when we have to communicate with our team members, showcase our portfolio, do a presentation, or make a tutorial of our work. Basically, when we need to show our screen and speak at the same time. And oh boy, it’s essential for remote learning!

I used Loom when I couldn’t fix a bug in my PHP homework and had to explain it to my instructor, which required me to show several tabs and programs at the same time while speaking. Not only it helped visualize what I was working on, it also made my instructor help me more efficiently.

Another indirect benefit is that it’s a chance to practice my brief explanation skill, which I think is crucial for this everything-remote lifestyle.

Here’s an example of how I used only screen recording to showcase my work on my portfolio.

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For the free (Starter) plan, you can record screen for the maximum of 5 minutes up to 100 videos and screenshots. Viewers can view the video for free – not required to sign up for an account. More features are available for Business and Enterprise plans. 

Any great screen and camera recording tools that you’d like to share? Enlighten me!

This is day#13 post and a part of my commitment to spend 30 minutes a day for 30 days straight to write about software development tools that I love. My goal is to build my daily writing habit and connect to more people. This project is inspired by @dickiebush ’s “Ship 30 for 30” Atomic Essays. 

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