There are a ton of series on this site with apps you can use for windows. For example, here’s a list of alternative applications you can use in Windows 7. How about applications that let you modify your operating system? We have reported on those too. However, there are also applications that allow you to record certain activities on your computer, all made by one developer called Herve Nawrocki. His programs will help you record things like your webcam and keyboard. All of them are safe and work very well in most versions of Windows people use today. Let’s see some of them!
Record Your Webcam With Motion Sensor Capabilities
This isn’t an application that allows you to record a webcam session between you and another person, but rather a program that allows you to record your own webcam. The nifty thing about this application is that you can set it to monitor your cam for motion, essentially turning your computer into a security camera server and letting you see what goes on when you’re not around.
You can get this motion-detecting app right here.
Use a Trustworthy Keylogger
What happens on your computer doesn’t stay on your computer. Sometimes, you have to make sure no one else uses your computer. How can you do that when you’re not around it all the time? Installing just any keylogger can be dangerous, especially since some of them send the data to a third party server that collects it, essentially able to use your passwords. You can simply use “Easy Keyboard Activity Recording,” an application developed by Nawrocki that will simply store every single keystroke from your keyboard into a place on your hard drive. This makes it easy to track what’s been going on while you’re not present. Download this app here.
Batch Resize JPEG Files
While this might not be a recording application, it’s certainly useful for those quick jobs in which you need to resize all your images to fit something. While it’s not entirely useful, you might need it, and that’s a good a reason as any to include it here. Click this link to download the app.
Make a Quick and Simple Screencast
You’ve seen how some people on YouTube show you recordings of what’s going on in their screens, right? This is known as screencasting, and has become very popular with people who own channels that do lots of tutorial material. You can do the same as well! Whether you’re sending a recording of your screen to someone so they can understand a problem better or you’re looking to help others with your own knowledge, Nawrocki has a solution for you. His screen recording software can be downloaded here. It also allows you to selectively record frames only when a change happens on your screen, so you can save space. This is somewhat similar to the problem steps recorder found in every Windows 7 system, but it might be handy for some other things as well.
Change MP3 Tags
Here’s another application that doesn’t record anything, but certainly lets you modify recorded material. You can change the tags on any number of MP3s, which comes useful for those of you who want to move the music files into an MP3 player. Sorting them out will help you find your music much more easily on those expensive little gadgets. Download this app here.
Got Something to Add?
We’re always glad to listen in on what other people have found to solve their problems. If you know any apps that can serve as alternatives to these, leave a comment below!