Coeus Solutions GmbH and evoworkx media from Germany have just launched a screen capture software cacatoo (all lower case – mind you!) that lets you capture screenshots or video from your desktop, annotate them, and then upload them to their service so that you can share it as a link with your friends. Coeus Solutions GmbH is the german offshoot of the local firm Uraan Software, although I’m told that the product is independently made by Coeus.
Screen Capture software is nothing new to the market, and similar services also exist that let you upload the captures and share them. However, cacatoo seems to be making it somewhat quicker and easier to use, with a clean interface and streamlined upload options. For example, you can upload with a single click and as soon as its finished the link is added to your clipboard automatically, so you just have to paste it somewhere.
However, despite having a clean-looking software, the initial setup process may prove to be a bit complex for average users, requiring a software download as well as online registration.
It seems like cacatoo is positioning themselves to let any average consumer use their products, e.g. to share shopping ideas with friends over chats, or other "visual ideas" when communicating with vendors such as interior designers or offshore firms. However, whether or not it really is able to spark the interest of general consumers — especially with a software download requirement — remains to be seen.
If anyone here gets to use this app for a longer time, feel free to share your views on the video quality