Copernicus 1.5.2

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Capture movies directly to ram."

Overview

There are plenty of screen capture and recording utilities on the market and if you own a Mac and haven’t yet decided upon the best one, maybe this review will help clarify things a little bit. Copernicus is a screen capture tool and as a result you will be able to take screenshots of your desktop. There are many fields where such a feature is useful, such as in a work environment when you want to show something to your colleagues or your network administrator. The question is does Copernicus stand out of the crowd? Being more than just a simple screen capture tool, Copernicus is packed with a nice set of features. Let’s get rolling!

Installation

Simplicity and ease of use define the screen capture tool Copernicus. Thus, you should be happy to find out the fact that it is a lightweight tool with a small setup kit. At just 5MB, you will instantly download and install it. It is a fast and smooth installation process that only supports the Mac platform. Keep in mind the fact that Copernicus is designed for the Mac OS X and works on the following: Mac OS X 10.4 PPC/Intel/10.5 PPC/Intel. Copernicus doesn’t have any adware or spyware with it and it doesn’t feature any other programs bundled with it. Let’s move on to the interface of Copernicus!

Interface

It is a pleasure to work with Copernicus due to its simple and intuitive interface that will allow you to effortlessly take screenshots of your desktop as well as simple movies. The placement of the controls and buttons allows for easy navigation. What is more, a nice, clean design is boasted by the elegant interface. Novice users will love the simplicity of Copernicus, together with the features it packs under its hood.

Pros

A simple yet efficient capture tool for the Mac, Copernicus doesn’t only take screenshots and record small videos. What separates Copernicus from other screen capture tools on the market is the fact that it also acts as a virtual photo gallery. You can take as many pictures as you want and then you can easily save them all at once. It really is that easy! As a result, Copernicus is the perfect tool for taking multiple screenshots. A special feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is the fact that your recorded movies can be saved directly into RAM. The advantage of this technology is that your shorter movies will sport increased movie frame rates! Copernicus is also a good tool for the creation of how-to demonstration movies.

Cons

A major con of Copernicus is the fact that it isn’t able to record sound. This is rather puzzling because nowadays, users do expect their movie related programs to feature such a component.

Alternatives

There are a few alternatives to Copernicus for your Mac, including the following tools: Skitch, Backdrop, Jing and InstantShot!

Conclusion

All in all, if you don’t mind the lack of sound in your videos, Copernicus is a decent tool for beginners.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Copernicus on 27 Apr 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Copernicus Antivirus Report
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