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Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom

Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom

Whether it’s a game recording or just a tutorial video, an excellent screen recorder can boost the processing time. There are outstanding screen recorders for Windows and macOS computers, but the ideal one is all you need to get the stuff done.

The blog post sees both Screencast-O-Matic and Loom and finds the ultimate tool. It is the ultimate Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom comparison.


Screencast-O-Matic Recorder Sample
Screencast-O-Matic Recorder Sample

One of the tools featured on Advance Market Analytics for its huge market cap, the freemium software is available for Windows, macOS, Chromecast, and both mobile OSs. The software comes with most of the screen recording tools you need. The mobile apps are offered in the paid plan and allow syncing with the desktop editor.

The tool supports both screen and webcam recording simultaneously, and if you are using the free version, the extension is all you need to record.

The software comes in two premium variations; Solo and Teams. Solo offers two options:

  1. Deluxe
  2. Premier

The price for those is $1.65 and $4 per month, respectively. You pay annually for both plans. The team plan also comes in the same variations with some team-focused tools.

The cost for the Team Deluxe plan is $9.5 for a team of 10 members and $17.5 for the Team Premier plan. The more members are included, the better the savings.

The video editor tool is available in both, so you must download the setup to edit videos. The comparison of both tools is covered in the comparison section.

Watch: Screencast-O-Matic Full Tutorial

Editor (premium)

Screencast O Matic Video Editor on Windows PC
Screencast O Matic Video Editor

Let’s take a look at all the tools the software offers:

  1. Cut video
  2. Copy a part
  3. Remove cursor
  4. Hide webcam
  5. Insert media
  6. Narrate over a video
  7. Add blur, text, outline, and highlight in a video
  8. Change playback speed
  9. Add transitions
  10. Adjust volume
  11. Change the resolution
  12. Add music

Related: Screencast-O-Matic vs. Screencastify


Loom Software
Loom Software

The cloud-based screen recorder is focused on macOS because the macOS version comes with extended features. The software saves recordings online, so it is not recommended if you have a limited data plan.

The free software does not limit the recording time, but the maximum quality it supports is 720p. Like Screencast-O-Matic, Loom is also offered on desktop as a software tool and Chrome extension.

In terms of options, you have share, download, and video speed on the edit page. The major downside of Loom is that the macOS version offers more features than Windows. You don’t get computer audio, 4K recording, and custom recording dimensions on the Windows platform.

Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom

Screencast-O-Matic on Windows takes about 72MB of storage, whereas Loom occupies about 300MB. Considering it is a cloud-based tool, the size is pretty large.

Video size

Comparing the video size is tricky as elements such as screen colors, audio level, and graphics play a part. Another issue is that Loom free only supports recording at 720p, but Screencast-O-Matic supports 1080p. On 720p, Screencast-O-Matic does not record the full screen.

By keeping the above concerns in mind, I went ahead, and the results surprised me. I recorded Chrome’s new tab with muted sound for 24 seconds in both.

The video recorded on 720p on Loom occupied 17.6MB, whereas the same video recorded on 1080p on Screencast-O-Matic took only 3.4MB.

Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom Video File Size
Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom Video File Size

Game recording

Game recording comparison

As it has already been discussed that Loom does not offer to record computer audio on Windows PC, the game recording was not promising.

The below video compares the gameplay of GTA V.  The first ten seconds are recorded in Screencast-O-Matic, and the last ten seconds are recorded in Loom.

Tools comparison

The table compares the free versions of both tools.

Screencast-O-Matic1080p recording
Sharing tools
Narration recording
30 music tracks
Trim recordings
Zoom in during recordings
15 minutes max recording
Computer audio
No video editing
No drawing during recording
LoomNo recording limit
Trim videos
Access to the last 25 videos
No drawing while recording
No 1080p recording
Custom dimensions
Tools comparison table


The table breaks down the plans. The text in purple indicates that the feature is only available in macOS.

Screencast-O-Matic and Loom Pricing

The full details about pricing can be found on the Screencast-O-Matic and Loom websites.

Related: 10 Loom User and Company Facts and Statistics


Wrap Up

Being a YouTuber allows me to test different screen recorders. After using both, I could quickly write a comparison like this, and after reading this post, you would know that Screencast-O-Matic is the ideal choice for now. Loom is new and does not offer many features on the Windows platform.

Anyway, thanks for reading the Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom blog post. I hope the text helped. Which one are you going to use? Please share your views in the comments down below so other users can decide easily.


Monday 13th of September 2021

I'm going with Screencast, as a Windows user I feel this is the best choice. Thank you for you guidance.


Monday 13th of September 2021

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you found the best program.