Looking for Loom alternatives? So were we. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why we created Tella!
On our journey to make asynchronous video the new standard for formal business communication, we found that a staggering 49% of professionals reported a high level of exhaustion as a direct result of daily video calls. So, it won’t be surprising that the workforce is experiencing video fatigue.
What we really are fatigued from is synchronous video. Having real-time video calls is exhausting so asynchronous video solutions like Loom and Tella are an absolute must.
In many cases, synchronous communication can completely replace a meeting. It will not only save you a lot of time but everyone involved.
So, you already know Loom but you’re looking for a little more?
In this post, we walk through 20 Loom alternatives you can try out. Obviously, we’d love you to try out Tella — but make up your own mind once you’ve checked out the reviews below.
What was once a market dominated by Loom has become a thriving and competitive landscape. Asynchronous video is no longer a differentiator because the core technology is easy(ish) to achieve.
To succeed in the asynchronous video market, tech must stand out. It must have niche use cases and unique features. It can’t just be more of the same.
Not everybody needs to one-up each other. It’s more like recognition that there’s enough of the pie to go around.
With that being said, let’s take a look at what the market has to offer.
Bring your work to life. That’s the promise we make to our customers. And we like to think we deliver on that not just through our features but also through the application of those features to specific business scenarios.
For example, we make it simple for sales professionals to record videos that convert customers. Rather than a stock video where you’re just a face in the corner of the screen, you can add helpful elements that push viewers to become customers.
Tella allows you to fully customize screen and camera sizes and add visual tweaks like borders and shadows. Custom backgrounds make it easy to brand content and seamless sharing reduces admin time when you’ve finished recording.
Check out founder Grant’s Tella video below:
Tella offers a free plan, and a paid monthly subscription. The free plan allows users to start with 10 videos and no time limit.
For users who need more power, the monthly subscription is the best option. This plan allows for unlimited videos, unlimited recording, and instant sharing. Plus, exports come without a watermark and clips can be tuned with custom intro and outro clips.
Serious creators choose Tella.
Best suits: Startup founders and independent digital creators like teachers or designers. Sales teams looking to reduce reliance on real-time calls and do more than simply recording a video.
”Skip the long emails and meetings and get your message across with instantly shareable video recordings, GIFs, or screenshots.”
Isn’t that what we all want?
Jumpshare allows you to stop typing and start showing.
When comparing Jumpshare vs Loom, the biggest difference is that Jumpshare is built using native code. As a result, Jumpshare is lightweight and fast.
Pricing is not so different when comparing Jumpshare vs Loom. Jumpshare starts with a free plan too. This offers limited usage: 50 uploads, 90 seconds recording time, and up to 720p recording quality.
For users who exceed these numbers, the two other plans are priced at $8.25 and $12.50 per month. Both come with unlimited uploads and recording time and custom branding. The more expensive plan introduces more security and privacy settings.
Jumpshare also offers an enterprise plan which can be customized to the needs of your organization. This plan comes with priority customer support and a dedicated account manager.
Best suits: Jumpshare offers a good solution for small teams and individuals with limited computing power.
Soapbox is a freemium Chrome extension from Wistia (a B2B video hosting platform). As Soapbox is free, there’s no fancy equipment or special training needed to get started. Just hit the record button to start recording
Soapbox starts with a free plan that offers unlimited video recordings and basic functionality to customize and export your content.
The two more expensive plans ($300 and $420 annually) are geared towards individuals serious about distribution and measurement, or managers that are looking to get their whole team using video.
Best suits: Wistia customers who can integrate Soapbox into their workflows.
Want to see more Loom alternatives for making demos and tutorials? Check out the video below.
Clip is a video recording tool by ClickUp — one of the world’s leading project management software. Clip allows users to create a task from a recording, add a description, and assign team members. Teams will always know the full context and know what to do next.
As Clip is a component of ClickUp, it comes as part of the wider plan. But, for individual users there’s good news: Clip is included in the free plan with basic functionality and features. From those that are looking for more creative power, plans range from $5 to $19+ per user per month.
Best suits: Existing users of ClickUp looking to integrate video recording in their workflows.
Camtasia is a software suite focused on creating and recording video tutorials. It allows for presentations to be shared via screencast or via a recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint.
Besides a basic, free plan, Camtasia starts at $299.99 per user for an annual subscription. For businesses that are looking to add more employees to their plan, they pay less per user as they add more members.
Best suits: Heavy PowerPoint users.
Formerly known as Jing, this video software allows you to record video via both webcam and system audio recording. TechSmith Capture is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all online conversations.
Currently, only a free plan. But, as TechSmith is still in the process of transitioning Jing’s software, it won’t be surprising if paid plans get added later.
The next five Loom alternatives are all open source (and free to try).
With Opencast, a web-based recording studio, users can record their screen, webcam, or camera straight away. No need for installation or credit card details.
Just allow the right settings on your computer, and you’re set. The video can either be downloaded to the recordings or uploaded directly to an Opencast instance.
Best suits: Creators that want to record videos without the hassle of setting up new infrastructure.
SimpleScreenRecorder is an open source Linux program. One that’s easier to use than FFmpeg/avconv or VLC, due to its straightforward user interface.
Best suits: Linux users who want to record video and audio with ease and simplicity.
Open Broadcaster System (OBS) is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. This tool has a powerful API and enables plugins and scripts that allow you to further customize specific functionality.
Best suits: Linux users who want to be part of a collaborative project.
VokoscreenNG is a screencast creator that supports 39 languages to record the screen, an area, or a window. The software currently only supports Linux users.
Best suits: Linux users who need to record a video without going through the motions of creating an account or paying for their subscription.
CamStudio is an open source screencasting program forWindows. You can record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files.
So there we have 10 alternatives to Loom for you to choose from. And even after deep diving on all 10, we’re biased and think you should try Tella for free 😊
When researching these alternatives, it becomes obvious that you guys are after some ultra-specific options too. To cover off all (and we mean literally all at this point) bases, we’ve also included three Loom alternatives for Mac and Android, as well as those who are specifically looking for Loom alternatives that record internal audio.
And as we promised you 20 alternatives to Loom at the beginning of this post, we must make a small hat tip to Loom itself. Seemingly the market creators, often users don’t need an alternative but to spend more time learning how to use some of the more hidden features.
If you haven’t got time, or are done with Loom, the other 19 Loom alternatives listed here should sort you out.
The market for asynchronous video is hot 🔥 and there is plenty of room for all of these apps to play nicely.
When shopping for alternatives to Loom and you’ve chosen the one you think suits you best, take it for a spin.