Loom vs. ScreenFlow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Loom
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Loom is a screen recorder for Chrome, Mac, Windows, and iOS from the company of the same name in San Francisco, presented as quick to install, easy to use, and boasting a functional free edition.
$8
per month
ScreenFlow
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Telestream in Nevada City offers ScreenFlow, a video editing and screen recording application for Mac boasting a range of editing tools, graphics and effects, and easy video sharing.N/A
Pricing
LoomScreenFlow
Editions & Modules
Business
$10
per creator/per month
Starter
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LoomScreenFlow
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
LoomScreenFlow
Considered Both Products
Loom
Chose Loom
I tried lots of different screen recording software but ultimately chose Loom because it had the simplest and most user-friendly UI. There are certainly more advanced apps, like screenflow, but my use case is fairly simple—I just want to be able to record video/screen-shares as …
Chose Loom
Simplified version of screenflow, not as comprehensive as screenflow in terms of features, but it does the trick for making short training videos. If you just want to capture something on-screen and not do a lot of editing, then Loom is perfect for that. Great for generating …
ScreenFlow
Chose ScreenFlow
While Loom is the fastest, it lacks editing power. Loom is best suited for quick communication. Camtasia is the only direct competitor I'm aware of, but it's much more expensive and not as easy to use. The only benefit of Camtasia is that it has superior text on screen …
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LoomScreenFlow
Small Businesses
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Descript
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Snagit
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Final Cut Pro X
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
LoomScreenFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(26 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(14 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
LoomScreenFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
Loom, Inc
Any communication that needs to be executed can be done via Loom. Loom simplifies communication by providing video and audio inputs, which minimizes the amount of time it takes to communicate something and reduces any potential misunderstandings for us. We use Loom quite extensively in our day to day operations - 1. We have Software for which bugs, feature explanations, and design walkthroughs for our internal team are communicated through Loom videos. 2. We also service clients' development requirements, for which we use Loom to communicate development feedback and bugs using Loom. 3. We also teach the service clients how to use certain tools/elements online, which we use Loom to document. 4. We have recently started using Loom for product walk-throughs as well.
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Telestream
When training others to use a software application, I find this is amazingly helpful to accomplish using screenflow. The application allows me to video what I am doing in the application while explaining it in details. There are other uses of course, one that I found was to capture myself talking through students' research papers/thesis and explain where changes need to be made. Of course, MS Word has the tracking changes option and a professor can go through sentence by sentence - the downfall of this is that students #1 - do not always understand what is being suggested as we all cut back on words when typed out versus spoken. #2 - students do not always read the added comments thoroughly. Viewers watch the video and listen to a voice quicker than reading remarks. The viewing and voice, in my opinion, are the greatest part of the end product provided to viewers. This tool can assist anyone's work that trains others...be it industry or educational fields.
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Pros
Loom, Inc
  • They're constantly improving the app, adding features and fixing bugs.
  • The agility to go from screen recording to share is insane.
  • It's free for the basic version and very affordable for the premium.
  • They've got great foldering system that lets us create shareable folders for client videos, team videos, and more.
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Telestream
  • Makes recorded screen captures quick and easy
  • Allows you to edit the videos that you recorded directly in the application
  • Allows you to export to MP3
  • The quality of the recordings is great
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Cons
Loom, Inc
  • The video trim feature has improved a lot recently, but it's still not perfect. Sometimes when I trim a video clip, it distorts other parts of the video.
  • It would be nice if they had a referral/affiliate program. I would get all my friends to sign up!
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Telestream
  • The on-screen text options are limited and inferior to competitors
  • Transitions aren't as easy to use as they could be. They need to be modified in the preferences pane, which is strange.
  • Green screen settings can be fiddly; but this is really splitting hairs. It's hard to tell what's their fault and what's mine.
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Usability
Loom, Inc
It's dirt easy for the one thing it does exceptionally well. If you think, "hmmm, I should make a quick screen capture of this thing on screen, you can start recording in seconds with almost no additional effort." Once you're done, the recording is automatically uploaded to your account site, and automatically creates a URL you can copy and share with your target audience. From IDEA to EXECUTION to DISTRIBUTION is literally seconds.
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Telestream
No answers on this topic
Performance
Loom, Inc
Loom is one of my favorite solutions and I've been a raving fan since they first launched. The value of quickly sharing videos in seconds is amazing. Our customers love it so much that they have even downloaded the Loom Chrome extension for their own use with their clients! It's so simple, and nothing else compares or competes.
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Telestream
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Loom, Inc
I use Loom for simple tasks. Never used customer support really. It's so simple to use. I haven't had any real issue with Loom which would require customer support to help me out. So I just put 5 because I don't know if the customer support is good or bad since I never used, so I'm kind of neutral.
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Telestream
It works well and fits into my workflow. The tools are much easier and straightforward to work with. Other video editing tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro are simply too complicated for this type of task.
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Alternatives Considered
Loom, Inc
I selected Loom because of product superiority and intuitiveness. Loom has high quality videos compared to others, the Freemium tier is very exciting in Loom. Loom is a multipurpose tool that comes to our help in many areas- whereas other tools are more focused on a specific vertical like sales/ marketing/ learning.
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Telestream
We looked at things like Loom and all those other screen recorders, but Screenflow is just so much more powerful. It can do everything we want it to and more, even things like Chroma Key (green screen), text on video, transitions, all that. It's a pretty great software for making videos.
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Return on Investment
Loom, Inc
  • Loom has saved us a lot of time because we can record videos for our customers instead of walking them through something one-on-one.
  • Loom has helped us have better tools for our customers who often request video trainings.
  • Loom has helped us easily communicate with each other as a team about how new software works, how to replicate bugs we see, and other messages that work best with visuals.
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Telestream
  • It has delivered the necessary tools for a quick turnaround on video projects, i.e. saved time and helped me get back to the strategic parts of my job.
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