TechSmith offers Camtasia Studio 3 as Free Download

TechSmith, creators of Camtasia Studio, a popular screencast creator application for Windows, now offers version 3 with full license for free, according to a blog post at . The company hopes users will try the software, then upgrade to version 5, which was recently released.

The program usually sells for $299 USD, but through an arrangement with downloadsquad users can download Camtasia Studio and request a valid license from TechSmith at no charge. The download is a trial version. The free license key will unlock the trial for a full version.

After users receive the free license they will be eligible to purchase an upgrade to Camtasia Studio 5 at 50% off the regular price.

Camtasia Studio 3 is for Windows only and will not run on Windows Vista. Camtasia Studio 5 is Vista ready.

To download Camtasia Studio 3 and request a free license key, go to .