The best linear video editor for Mac
June 17, 2019

The best linear video editor for Mac

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with screenflow

I use Screenflow to make all of my SaaS onboarding and tutorial videos, as well as videos showing our product for our YouTube channel. I'm just one person but it allows me to make professional quality videos that look like much more than they are!
  • It's the best solution that exists for narrating something you're doing on the computer
  • Super simple to use
  • Excellent green screen support
  • 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.
  • Allowed us to scale YouTube as a traffic source
  • Allowed us to come across as extremely professional instead of just one person making videos in the living room
  • Replaces the need to outsource our onboarding
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 features. If you're on a Mac then Screenflow is the best bang for the buck.
Screenflow is at its best when you need to be on camera and be showing your computer screen at the same time. For that application, there's really nothing better. It's still fantastic if you're doing screen narration only. The only situation where another tool might be better is if you're just using your camera and not the computer screen.