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We have 7 reviews for Loom. The average overall ratings is 2.5 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: This app as an idea is great - the only problem is the amount of bugs this thing has. It seems like a 50/50% shot that it'll work for me. When it works, it's great. But, when it doesn't, it 1. Freezes, and I'm only left to figure that out AFTER I've done my whole video and am trying to stop recording, leaving me to have to restart my computer and corrupting that file or 2. Plain doesn't fully upload, and is just stuck in a buffering purgatory I really love the idea, but am frustrated at the lack of changes. I've been using this for over a year, and it's been the same song and dance. I've contacted customer support many times over these issues, only to be met with "try shutting down the app and restarting before you make videos." That's frankly dumb, and someone who pays $100+ a year shouldn't have to worry about that.
Pros: Great recording your face while in web browser, doesn't require a download file, but is an internet browser video link, let's you draw on your screen
Cons: Way buggier than it's worth the money for.
Overall Opinion: To be honest Loom is a great idea, but I find it's really hit and miss as to when it actually will or won't record. Some days there is nothing I can do that will allow recording to take place. The next day it's fine again. The flaky nature of the extension leaves me wanting more.
Overall Opinion: When the program works it is good BUT I had to turn off my antivirus to download it and now everything has gone insane on my laptop. I'm going to have to reformat. I was warned that there was a virus. I contacted the support but to date I haven't had a response (3 days later) I'm in the process of making sure everything is backed up before I reformat. This is atrocious as my laptop is my business. Maybe just having the chrome extension would be ok but I need to be able to work offline as well as online. My opinion is based more on the company than the program. I've only been able to record 3 videos so far.
Overall Opinion: I usually love Loom, but over the past few months it has become increasingly inconsistent. Videos will stop recording part way through, or it will say it can't record at all, or audio doesn't record properly. It's not the end of the world, but it is a productivity-slayer as I either have to re-record the full video or start a new recording and send multiple to my clients, which doesn't look professional.
Overall Opinion: I love loom! My assistant is in the Phillipines and I create video screen share trainings constantly for communication of the tasks I need him to do. now that they offer recording in HD+ I can probably drop snagit or screenflow and just use loom for recording all of the videos for my online course!
Overall Opinion: Loom proved to be an affordable solution that checked all the boxes of what we needed plus a little more. I've been using it for about 5 months now and intend to keep with it. While it's not at the cutting edge, they seem to be rolling out new features with increasing frequency and I'm intrigued to see where things go.
Pros: Best feature is the flexibility of the video/screen capture. This was, by far, the easiest service we evaluated that let me do full screen for either webcam or desktop or do picture-in-picture so I can have both. The price is also super-affordable (I'm on the $10/mo plan) and I like the fact that I have options of browser extension or desktop app (though a con on that below) The ability to set keyboard shortcuts is also handy as it lets me control the system without drawing a lot of notice to the fact that I'm doing so. Lastly, I appreciate the (relatively basic) editing features for the video once I've recorded. I've used the trim feature fairly often, am liking the just introduced "removal" feature that takes your "ums" and "ahs" out automatically. The transcript is also interesting but I view it as still more in beta mode as it's accuracy isn't great yet.
Cons: Probably my biggest frustration are the occasional lags that I experience with the desktop app. (Disclaimer - it could be my hardware as I've not tested it on other devices). Still, it's happened 2 - 3 times now where I click the start recording and it can take a minute or more before it actually starts to do so. Frustrating. The reporting capabilities are also so/so. I like that I get notified when someone views a video and I can tell how much they viewed, but it seems like there's a lot more that should be possible to do here. Finally, this may be more an observation that a real complaint but, if you're a consultant or an agency doing videos for multiple clients, there isn't a way to have custom branding for each one at this time. With such a low cost ($10 as of mid-2021), it's not a hardship to have multiple accounts but it is a bit of an inconvenience to switch between them.
Overall Opinion: After using Loom, one wonders why we haven't encountered this kind of program before. It's ridiculously easy to install. The extension is available right away and the first video is recorded within minutes. The combination of recorded audio, recorded video, and recorded screen activity is powerful. As soon as the first one's done, my mind is racing to make a list of every situation where I can use Loom instead of combining two other (typically less-than-compatible) applications. Perhaps most appealing is the ability to have full-screen and face-to-face communication without being connected simultaneously. For folks who work with international clients, Loom is a life-saver. It removes the need for coordinating time zones and live connections all together. Loom turns visual-heavy communications into a convenient exchange. Think work Skype call with screen sharing except not at 3:00 in the morning. On the downside, perhaps the design is too simplistic. Loom is so minimalist that when I was finished recording, I couldn't find a stop button. They've either sacrificed some user friendliness here or there is a slight bug. Also, it seems like an obvious choice to push Loom for mobile device users. Running this application on a tablet would be a dream. Yet, this kind of marketing content is absent from Loom's website. Still, Loom is a solid application. It's a decent fit for remote workers of all kinds and it can easily be used for fun as well. It's one of those times when the utility of the software is immediately obvious.
Pros: Easy installation on Google Chrome using your Google account Conversational interface turns would-be clunky setup into a breeze Tab Only option for clean, professional-looking videos Receiver can view Loom videos without installing
Cons: Doesn't work with other web browsers On a laptop with 2 cameras, Loom defaulted to the outward-facing (wrong) camera Doesn't work offline (i.e. cant record videos for later without an internet connection) Focus of intro content is on laptop and desktop use, while mobile and tablet use takes a backseat
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