Webcam Max for Windows is a software program that allows users to add a selection of fun features and effects to their video streaming. It is available for older and newer Windows versions, and supports a range of popular webcam programs such as: AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Camfrog and YouTube. Normally, the program runs about $49.95, but if you download the free trial, you’ll be taken to a webpage that will offer you a selection of discounted Webcam Max programs. The prices for this program seem to rise every few months so if you’re considering a purchase, better do it sooner than later.
During installation you should make sure to uncheck the options for all of the Ask toolbars and homepages. This will go into effect for all of your browsers and, unless you like an overload of Ask features, it might be best to avoid that ahead of time. A major con of this program is that all of the extras keep bugging you about buying or downloading this or that application. Besides the Ask tools, you’re also prompted to install a certain type of sound effect. Regardless of whether you accept or cancel that, you’ll be taken to the main interface, with more ads just waiting to pop up on your screen. Apart from those annoying pop-ups, the interface is actually pretty clean cut and full of fun features.
Right underneath your video, you have four basic options: Snap, Record, Pause, and Get More Effects (yes , that’s another ad). Under that you can find a short tutorial for the program and the diverse features it comes with. On the right from your video screen and the basic tools is the library of effects that can be added to your screen. There are hundreds of different options, so you definitely won’t be bored while chatting with friends on your webcam. Webcam Max does have some great effects, including changing shapes, adding funny emoticons, frames, animations, accessories and - my personal favorite - fake blood.
If you can disregard all of the add-ons and pushy adverts, this program does offer a great deal of fun options if you’re looking to spice up your webcam features and video effects.
Version 126.96.36.199 is a bug fixing release.