Tapes is a screencast app living in your menu bar. Select part of the screen, record up to 3 minutes of video and instantaneously get a share link.
Don’t type a long email to your team with static screenshots, use Tapes to show them what you accomplished. Don’t describe over the phone how to add a printer to your parents’ Mac, send them a tape so they can see for themselves.
Tapes is simple to use and super fast. There is no waiting for the upload, the link is added to your clipboard immediately so you can share it over instant message, email or via Twitter.
Because Tapes is designed for communication through short screencasts, there is a limit of 60 minutes to record in last 30 days. Our global statistics say that 98% users never reach 30 minutes recorded per month. The limit exists to make Tapes economically feasible and prevent abuse. You can also increase your limit by sharing a referral URL, it will give you 15 more minutes.
– Improved first-launch experience
– Improved macOS Catalina compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
An accessible, easy-to-use screencast app
I’ve used Tapes to build a couple of short screencasts providing some software training for student workers, and it works pretty well. This is one of those apps where the more I use it, the more I think of fun ways to use it — which is exactly as it should be. I’d rate it five stars if:
* you could record tapes longer than three minutes (although the limitation has allowed me to title my training videos “X subject in three minutes,” which is great); there are times when even an extra 30 seconds would be beneficial, and I’ve had to re-record a couple of things where waiting for load times bumped me just over the three-minute threshhold.
* you could do something with the final product other than link to it from the Tapes website; I have in the back of my head the possibility that the work I’ve done on the (admittedly few) Tapes videos I’ve made so far will go up in smoke if Pilot decides to cease development of the app.
* there’s another comment about wanting embed codes, and that’d be super-handy too.
Minor gripes though; this works great and it’s been well worth the purchase.
Easy Screencasting - but limited to 60min a month.
A friend sent me a screencast made with Tapes and I was impressed by how nice it looked. I quickly purchased it. It wasn’t until I was looking into the preferences and saw that you are only permitted 60 minutes per month, and each screencast is limited to 3 minutes. While this will suffice for most folks, I was hoping to use it to support users, and find this to be a bit limiting for a $10 product. There is a way to ‘earn’ more credit per month by referring folks, but that’s a bit of a hassle, and I’d rather have the opportunity to 1) Delete a screenscast to recover the minutes. 2) Option to purchase more. 3) Have them make the threshold higher than 60 minutes.
Other than the time limitations - it’s a very nice little app.
Great tool minus the monthly usage limits
It’s awesome, but the 60 minute per month limit is difficult to work with. I imagine many others, including myself, would be happy to pay for more storage per month.
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- Pilot Creative Limited
- 1.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © Pilot Creative Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.