Jing Adds Bling to Your Digital Conversations

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

People often ask me,

"What online tools do you find to be the most beneficial to your business?"

With so many great technology tools available these days, it's hard to sort through them all. But one of my most obvious choices would be Jing.

Jing by TechSmith is a fast, easy, and fun way to capture images and create videos of what you see on your computer screen, allowing you to add visual elements to your online conversations.

Founded in 1987 by President William Hamilton, TechSmith provides seven products in more than 30 countries that do anything from take screen captures, to screen recording, and managing consumer content.

Since the advent of Web 2.0, a wealth of helpful tools have emerged to help make the sharing of information online more effective and efficient.


Jing enables you to easily capture, edit, save, and distribute specific portions of information displayed on your computer screen.


Jing makes it easy to insert arrows, add text boxes, or highlight or frame text....

Jing also allows you the ability to create a video of your screen capture and add an audio element as well (referred to as a 'Screencast) with up to 5 minutes recording time maximum:



Your screen captures and video/audio captures (screencasts) can be easily distributed to several of the most popular social networking sites.


You can easily download the FREE version of Jing for both Windows and Mac by going to the Techsmith website:


Once you've downloaded the program, the small yellow Jing orb will be superimposed at the top center of your screen, allowing for quick, easy access to the Jing tools.

For more information and helpful tips on how to best use Jing, follow their blog:


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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate broker providing Knowledgeable Empowerment and Relentless Representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SoundBiteBlog, Everyday CK, HomesByHarbors, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail:  kitsapagent@gmail.com

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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Rich ~ it is so interesting to learn about all the tech programs out there.  Each one seems to be better than the next.

Feb 17, 2011 07:14 AM #1
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

WordPress, theme, blog design, graphics, consultant

Feb 17, 2011 07:28 AM #2
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

oooohhhh a new tool for my tool box!!   Thanks Rich!

Feb 17, 2011 08:07 AM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Looks like a cool application. I'll have to check it out. I like the video capability.


Feb 17, 2011 09:11 AM #4
Sandra Pearce
Republic Mortgage Home Loans in Olympia Washington - Olympia, WA

I love the title.. Jing adds bling... I'll have to check it out.  Hope you're having a great day in Kitsap county!

Feb 17, 2011 09:15 AM #5
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Marti:   Thanks, Cookie Master!

Jeff:   It's one of the better tools out there!

Christine:   Hope you enjoy it and make good use of it!

Dawn:  It's amazing how many FREE tools there are out there that can really help to make our work easier and more efficient!

Feb 17, 2011 09:16 AM #6
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Hiya Sandra! Nice to see you drop by! Are you planning on attending the REBarCamp in Seattle next month?

Feb 17, 2011 09:20 AM #7
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

By the time I learn a new one 10 more pop up better than I have seen before.

Feb 17, 2011 12:16 PM #8
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Sounds like a cool tool.  It's amazing how many are out there and more coming on each day.  Thanks for letting us know:-)

All the best, Michelle

Feb 17, 2011 01:20 PM #9
Doug Maas
RE/MAX of Great Falls - Great Falls, MT
Broker/Owner - REMAX Of Great Falls - MT Real Esta

Thanks for sharing this Rich.  I am going to try it out.

Feb 19, 2011 04:18 PM #10
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I love jing and its so easy to use.. .great for training new agents too.. .show then once and they have a record of it

Feb 25, 2011 09:56 PM #11
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Well this tip tool gets a BookMark as it sounds like something I need to check out.  Thanks.

Feb 27, 2011 04:23 AM #12
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I found Jing about a year and a half ago. Installed it, but got distracted as I was overwhelmed by new things to learn.  I am still overwhelmed, but I will check out Jing again.

Mar 13, 2011 07:48 AM #13
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I did not know it did some of these extra things! Reblog time!
Apr 10, 2011 02:21 AM #14
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Thanks Rich, this is helpful and great info...i downloaded Jing awhile ago and then never used it...need to start!

May 28, 2013 04:48 AM #15
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Rich, I just found out about this free tool.  Do you still feel the same way about it after all this time?

Thank you.


Oct 10, 2013 04:11 AM #16
Anne Lok
Blue Elephant Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Modern Real Estate

Just tried Jing. Great program for fast video screen recording. Thanks for this blog.

Nov 27, 2013 02:44 AM #17
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