How we eliminated some of your favorite bugs

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Say goodbye to your little friends! Here’s a few of the more common bugs we’ve fixed recently and how we did so. iShowU Studio saving issues on OS X 10.11 OS X comes with built-in “autosaving” so that when you create a new document or project it is automatically saved so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to save … Read More

iShowU Instant’s select area interface

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Arguably one of the most important things when doing a screen recording is making sure you’re recording the right part of the screen. For some people it’s simple: just record the whole screen, but for others there’s a little more work involved in recording just the right area. This is why iShowU Instant has a fully fledged select area interface. The … Read More

Record screencast audio like an expert

Neil ClaytonProducts, Technical Articles

Recording audio for a screencast is easy. You just click the “microphone” checkbox and you’re done, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Noisy microphones, incorrect codecs, bitrates and/or sample rates can make your audio sound like it’s underwater. I’m going to show you how to record screencast audio like an expert, getting clear results every time. I’m assuming you’re … Read More

iShowU Instant improvements

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Here at shinywhitebox we’re constantly listening to your feedback and working on making our apps even better and easier to use. This post is going to cover some of the recent improvements we’ve made to iShowU Instant to that end. Warning! Because there’s so many options in iShowU Instant, it’s inevitable that there are some combinations of things that won’t work … Read More

Making clear recordings

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Sometimes you’ll make a screen recording and think it’s going great until you look at the recorded file and notice that it’s all blurry and hard to see properly. We’re going to look at a few of the things that could cause this, and show you how to configure iShowU Instant to get clear, sharp recordings. Output size The biggest reason that … Read More

A license to record

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

If you’re anything like us, you have no idea what your license codes are or where you put the email containing them. Fear not! We’ve recognized this frustration and have made it incredibly easy to obtain your license codes for all your shinywhitebox products. All you have to do is enter the email address you purchased the products with and … Read More

Houston, we have a control panel

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Since we launched iShowU Instant one of the most requested features has been a control panel that is visible during recording. Well we listened, and as of iShowU Instant 1.0.3 a control panel has been included that allows you to see what’s happening and perform various actions to control your recording. You can toggle the control panel at any time, either … Read More

All the small things

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Over the past few minor releases of iShowU Instant and iShowU Studio there have been several small improvements that go unnoticed next to the bigger features. This post is going to focus on a handful of these things that, while small, may be rather useful. Of course the bigger features like the control panel, global select area shortcut, configurable warnings, and … Read More

Up the creek with a Paddle

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

That’s right, following iShowU Instant, iShowU Studio now uses Paddle to manage licenses and purchases. Forget about trying to remember your username and password; just use a regular license key instead. What does this mean for you? It’s simple: if you already have an activated version of iShowU Studio, nothing changes! If you need to install it on another computer then you just … Read More

8 blog posts a week…

Neil ClaytonNews and Updates

…is far too much to show we care. Instead we’re going to be aiming for one blog post a week to help keep you up-to-date on what’s going on with iShowU Instant and iShowU Studio. You can expect these to cover new features, existing features you didn’t know were there, a more in-depth look on specific areas of the apps, … Read More