About Daniel Foster

Daniel Foster is the “social media guy” for TechSmith. He enjoys iceboating, ice cream socials, and isosceles triangles. Tweet him up @fosteronomo or put him in a Google+ Circle.

What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? We’ll tell you.

If you've been following TechSmith for awhile, you may have noticed that the past year has brought a lot of changes. Not only are we shipping more updates more quickly...we're also taking the company in some new directions. TechSmith is focused on helping you work wherever you are. That means new mobile offerings, new integrations between products and across platforms, and new solutions to age-old communication problems. With so much going on, it can be difficult to keep up. (Even when you Continue reading

Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects

The basic idea: "attach" how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It's a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it. Do you remember being a new hire or new student...when everything and everyone was new? So much information to take in! Even long-time employees may wonder for years how the espresso machine works but never ask anyone to show them. It's one thing to put tutorials on your intranet or in a printed guide...but Continue reading

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

One thing we’ve noticed after 25 years in the educational technology space is that software products don’t get a lot of play on Parent Teacher Conference night. Teachers and school board members can easily point to a stack of iPads or an interactive whiteboard in the front of the room and say, “Look! Technology in the classroom!” But they rarely make a big deal about software; or even budget for it. In fact, K-12 schools in 2011 spent an estimated 55-60% of their education technology budgets Continue reading

New Snagit release: Sometimes it’s the small things

We really like how approachable Snagit is for people of all technical abilities. But we also see room for improvement. I bet you could list two or three things about Snagit that were hard to figure out at first...but now seem normal or even "easy." One of our on-going priorities is to keep refining Snagit so new users have less of a learning curve and long-time users can complete their most common tasks more efficiently. Toward that end, we study the ways people use Snagit and the quality of their Continue reading

Coach’s Eye video analysis app comes to Windows 8.1

Over the past couple of years, TechSmith's video app for capturing and analyzing athletic performance has been massively popular on iOS and Android. Coach's Eye makes it easy to give instant, visual feedback on or off the field. Not only is Coach's Eye being used by coaches, athletes, and Olympians...but by phys-ed teachers, marching bands, dancers and many others. The app makes it easy to: capture or import a video clip narrate and draw over the video, analyze it in slow motion, and Continue reading

Wait a minute—TechSmith Snagit for…Linux?

Today's guest post is by Robert Risdon, Technical Support Agent for TechSmith. Are you a Linux user? Are you frustrated with the lack of applications available to main Linux Distros that provide an easy way to take a screenshot, make a few annotations, and share it out quickly? Wouldn't it be nice if we had Snagit for Linux? In our drive to provide TechSmith users the ability to capture screenshots on their preferred system, last month we introduced TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome. What Continue reading

Better together: New apps and features for collaborating across devices

The world of work and learning has changed. You move between more screens and connect with more people than ever before. You have the desire to create and collaborate...but sometimes it can feel like frustration and chaos rather than productivity and flow. At TechSmith, we're making a new commitment: to help you derive real benefit from all those devices and connection points. We think it's possible for you...your devices...and your collaborators to be better together. Today, we're launching Continue reading