Loom for Desktop - Product Stars
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Loom for Desktop

Powerful video recorder. Now on Desktop.

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Tom Fitch
I've been using loom for ages. Can't imagine how I'd share product updates and bug reports without it. Such a powerful communication tool!
Susana Cigano
Maker
@tomfitch thanks so much for your support πŸŽ‰We're stoked to have you and the team at Hirepool in the Loom community!
Shahed Khan
Maker
Hi Product Hunt! Shahed from Loom here. πŸ‘‹ Today, we're excited to unveil Loom for Desktop, the world’s most powerful video recorder, now on both Mac & Windows. Loom is a new kind of work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable video. With Loom, you can capture your screen, record your front-facing camera, and narrate your video all at once β€” no switching apps or upload required. Whether it’s training new teammates or replying to a customer inquiry, Loom enhances the way people communicate at work by allowing them to send the next best thing to being there. What's included in Loom Desktop: - HD Recordings - Click Highlighting - Drawing Tool - Record Custom Dimensions - Capture Internal Audio - & many more surprises! Sign up to get early access. We're rolling out invites starting today πŸ˜ŽπŸš€
Abadesi
@_shahedk Congrats! Are you doing anything special for the PH community with this launch? Just signed up and there are over 24,000 people ahead of me. At what point can people expect to get access?
Susana Cigano
Maker
@_shahedk @abadesi Great question! I'm stepping in here while Shahed gets some rest back in SF. We πŸ’– the PH community and will for sure take that into consideration when giving access to the app in the coming weeks πŸ˜‡
James Gallagher
@_shahedk @abadesi @susanacigano Congratulations! How quickly will you be onboarding new customers?
Bruno Winck
@_shahedk @abadesi @susanacigano I hear you :)
Ademir Mazer Jr.
@_shahedk Too bad there is no Linux version
Raj Mehta
@_shahedk That sounds like an amazing tool for making videos, would surely recommend it to my video marketers friends.
Yann
@_shahedk Been waiting for my invite since end of july =/
João Gonçalves
@_shahedk Really need to use this on a daily basis. And I'm 10th in the line. πŸ€”
Alexander Smekhov
Great and powerful tool for communication, it makes explaination of things much easier and faster
Susana Cigano
Maker
@bitrewards thanks for your kind words! πŸ™
kabandi saikia
Amazing. This was much awaited. Congrats team
Susana Cigano
Maker
@kabandisaikia thanks Kabandi! Glad to see the Omnify team using Loom to record quick videos πŸŽ‰
Sydney Liu
this is what i asked Santa for, I guess I'll need to ask for a new Christmas present! absolutely love Loom. have used it to walk Commaful users through so many things and show little tricks. I've used Loom to give instructions to people, demo things, and show bugs. It's incredible and the desktop version will make this even easier
Susana Cigano
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this is so great! Thanks so much for your continued support, Sydney! We really appreciate you.
Sabba Keynejad
I love Loom, I have been using it to make product demo videos for sales at our startup https://www.veed.io/ Thanks guys, keep up the amazing work!
Susana Cigano
Maker
Thanks for the support @sab8a! We appreciate you!
Mike
I ❀️ Loom!
Loom
@startupwithmike yay we πŸ’– you!
Rami M. Amin
Where is my Linux version?
Susana Cigano
Maker
@rmtux great question! We'd love to support Linux users but we're still not ready for that level of awesomeness. Thanks for your support, Rami!
Rami M. Amin
@susanacigano You are ready for that level of awesomeness :) Let me know when a Linux version is ready and will be happy to test it. All the best.
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
@susanacigano @rmtux out of curiosity, which distro/version you on?
Rami M. Amin
@susanacigano @vhmth I am no developer. Been on Linux as desktop since 2002 & nearly tried all :) Now on Elementary OS as it just works. Currently on Juno (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
@susanacigano @rmtux good to know! Thanks for the info!
Savelii Kovalenko
Wow it is something worth waiting. Signed up for a beta try. Thanks for the opportunity.
Susana Cigano
Maker
@savelii πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ thanks so much!
Kym Ellis
This is awesome, I really enjoy using Loom. Can't wait to try out the desktop app!
Ian Russell
Maker
@kym_kiki_ellis We can't wait to get the Desktop App in your hands, really excited for that day! πŸŽ‰
Issou Risitas
@kym_kiki_ellis true
Matthew Gates
Stop teasing us, release it please
Ian Russell
Maker
@rjscoder πŸ˜‚ So sorry about teasing, we're getting closer! Really appreciate your support and pushing us to get it out sooner!
Shreyaa Ratra
Do you do B2B outbound sales ?
Ian Russell
Maker
@shreyaa_ratra At this stage, loom is currently a free to use product, in the near future we will be presenting premium features. Feel free to send me a message and we can chat!
Michael Copley
Looks amazing! I've been using CloudApp for their desktop client and am looking forward to making the full switch over to Loom once this is rolled out πŸ‘πŸΌ
Ian Russell
Maker
@michael_copley Thanks for the support! So happy to hear you're thinking of making the switch. Is there anything in particular about the Desktop App for Loom that you're looking forward to, so much so that you're thinking about moving away from CloupApp? Always curious to learn!
Michael Copley
@ian_russell I've just worked with CloudApp for a bit and they always seem to upload incomplete recordings, especially when they get above a couple minutes. I haven't run into that issue yet with Loom. i.e. - I recorded a walkthrough of our codebase that was 18 minutes long and CloudApp only uploaded ~16. It's almost unusable because it misses so much information.
Ash Pearson
I use Loom most days for bug reporting. Super super useful and much easier than writing out trying to explain a bug. Just video, link, bam, engineers understand the bug exactly.
Ian Russell
Maker
@productpearson so awesome to hear your workflow. Its such an incredible time saver for bug reporting. Not to mention clarity of communication when you're replicating the bug! Do you use Loom mostly for reporting or do you use it for anything else? Always curious to learn more :)
Ash Pearson
@ian_russell At the moment I am only using it for bug reporting, but I am planning to use it to demo new products and features we have launched to staff so they fully understand how it works.
Joshua Yap
Wow, this is actually...freaking amazing. I have been looking for something like this to help me during my design breakdown process in front of my client! I wish this can be used in more places, especially in the business where explanation is mandatory. 10/10!
Ian Russell
Maker
@joshua_yap so happy Loom crossed paths with you! Loom can definitely be used in multiple places as you mention. Lots of users are exploring all kinds of use cases for loom, everything from team training, to product updates, sales demos, internal team communication (especially when your team is distributed across time zones). The use cases are really limitless in the workplace. I'm curious to know more about how you envision using it outside of design breakdown. Would your team be interested in using it as well?
Vlad Korobov
Awesome. Do you still have time limit and is it possible to record sound from applications?
Ian Russell
Maker
@vladkorobov great questions! We're planning on building our internal audio from applications into the Desktop App, so good news is, that's coming! Time limiting with the Desktop App will be something that we'll look into addressing as we move forward, right now with the extension, you'll be able to take advantage of free and unlimited recording. Happy to chat further if you've got some more questions! Feel free to send me a message!
Goldy Arora
Loved it, is there a plan to create more editing capabilities for polished videos, something like Screenflow or Camtasia?
Ian Russell
Maker
@goldy_arora We're always improving and there will be a additional editing features along with tons more that we're planning to build out. In terms of specific features, what is most important to you for editing?
Jarod Stewart
Such a great product :+1:
Ian Russell
Maker
@stewartjarod Thanks for the love and support! Curious to know what you primarily use Loom for? Always looking to learn more from our users!
Jarod Stewart
@ian_russell I haven't used it a lot but I have used it for internal documentation of a process / workflow. So easy to use.
Ben Cap
Absolutely love everything about loom. We use it daily with our tech support and it's changed the game in terms of communication with our users. Excited to see how the desktop app pans out! Thanks so much Loom.
Ian Russell
Maker
@ben_cap so cool to hear stories like this! It really does change the game in terms of support. Has your team explored any other uses cases for Loom? Curious to know if you find it primarily as a support tool. Thanks!
Ben Cap
@ian_russell Hey Ian - we do also use loom for bug reporting as well. Loom allows great transparency and communication between our support and dev team. Can't praise it enough. Thanks again!
Logan Hale
Loom is the best and innovators in the category. Big ups and thank you for this Top 10 tool I use daily. Question: are moving GIFs of video previews high up on roadmap? Keep up the great GREAT work Team Loom!
Ian Russell
Maker
@loganhale Thanks for the kind words! Gif recording is one of our most asked for features, feel free to give that an upvote here on our public roadmap: https://trello.com/b/hQEJSVSQ/loom-roadmap In terms of your request, of video previews, this is a little different and very interested to hear more about that. Is there an example of one you might be able to point me in the direction of? Would love to learn more about how you envision it.
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