This is my honest review of a tool called Loom.
Loom is, by far, the tool that I use the most in my business…It’s not even close.
I mean I use it extensively in everything I do. It's absolutely free and I recommend you get for the reasons I am going to detail in this loom review.
Loom is a tool that allows you to record your screen quickly and easily to use them as explainer videos or training videos for your staff for example. All the reviews you see on my site have been created with Loom.
Here’s how it works:
- Goo to loom.com
- When you get there, sign up for free (yes this tool is free)
- Download the Chrome extension and install it in your browser.
- When you are ready to record, all you have to do is press the loom icon it will start recording your screen.
- You can decide if you want your face to appear on the video or not using your webcam.
I use this for every single thing in my business.
For example, I don't type any emails anymore! Typing emails is too much work for me.
I just record a video of my screen and explain to the person what I need them to see, understand or do.
As soon as I press the button to finish my recording it will copy the URL of my video in the clipboard and it's ready to paste.
Then you can immediately paste it in your emails, skype, facebook messenger, WhatsApp or whatever program or app you are using.
It’s super simple and user-friendly.
The big advantage is that the person who receives a video sees exactly what I have on my screen and it makes it super easy for them to execute the task.
In addition, all your videos are stored in your account and you also have a history of previous videos you recorded.
Let's say for example that you recorded an explainer video a few months ago for a friend, and now, you are asked the very same question by someone else.
Instead of having to re-explain the whole thing again, all you do is go back to the video you recorded and just copy the link… Voila
The person who receives the link doesn’t need to do anything crazy either.
They just paste the link in their browser and get immediate access to your video.
Also if you're working with developers, designers, loom is a lifesaver.
Explaining an exact shade of color or a position on the website for your opt-in form, for example, is a nightmare.
What usually ends up happening is that you have endless back and forth with the designer asking them to correct things and that delays your projects considerably.
With Loom, I can show them the exact color that I want as well as where the object needs to be positioned on the screen.
I've recorded thousands of videos now. To be honest, I don't actually know how many videos I have but it’s well over 1900!
It's absolutely awesome. You should use it. That's the tool I use the most in everything I do.