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  • Camtasia Studio icon

    Camtasia Studio

    Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was on October 19th, 2013.
    • Warning As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.
  • Fraps icon

    Fraps

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as: Benchmarking Software - Show how many...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The last version was released on February 26th, 2013.
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    SimpleScreenRecorder

    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications...

    Open Source Linux

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    Kazam

    Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format. Optionally you can record sound from any...

    Open Source Linux

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    recordMyDesktop

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Latest release, 0.3.8.1, from 2008-12-13
  • ScreenFlow icon

    ScreenFlow

    Capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Sophisticated editing tools allow you to create incredible screencasts in no time. The finished result is a...

    Commercial Mac

  • oCam icon

    oCam

    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8 / (32bit and 64bit) License: oCam is 100% free Recorder for home and office. [View...

    Free Windows

  • Wink icon

    Wink

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles...

    Free Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, version 2.0 build 1060, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Debut Video Capture Software icon

    Debut Video Capture Software

    Debut Video Capture allows you to record video from a webcam, video capture device, streaming video, entire desktop or a portion of your screen and save it in any of a wide range of video file formats including AVI, FLV, and WMV....

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Adobe Captivate icon

    Adobe Captivate

    Adobe Captivate is a rapid responsive authoring tool that is used for creating elearning content such as software demonstrations, software simulations, branched scenarios, and randomized quizzes in Small Web Formats (.swf) and HTML5...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Krut icon

    Krut

    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    FlashBack

    Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to. It will first store a lossless proprietary file which you can review frame by frame and then easily experiment with...

    Freemium Windows

  • Screencast-O-Matic icon

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Free version Records up to 15 minutes, premium is $15/year. Easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast). you can upload it to screencast-o-matic.com hosting all from your browser with no install, or you can...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • LoiLo Game Recorder icon

    LoiLo Game Recorder

    LoiLo Game Recorder is a completely free, fast, simple and very effective videogame recorder. It can use either a Windows GUI hook to capture desktop windows, or an OpenGL/DirectX hook to capture most games. Recording is as simple...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Loiloscope is automatically installed along with this but can be uninstalled afterwards with no harm done.
  • Ember icon

    Ember

    Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organise them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give...

    Commercial Mac Chrome Safari

    • Discontinued See https://blog.realmacsoftware.com/article/a-long-overdue-update-on-our-product-roadmap#ember-for-mac Nothing happened since then. The app disappeared completely.
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    iSpring Free Cam

    iSpring Free Cam is free screen recording software for Windows that lets you easily capture all or part of your screen, record your voice & mouseclicks, then edit your video and save it to your computer or share it instantly on...

    Free Windows

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    VokoScreen

    A small program to create screen videos including sound recording. Although this program is really small and inconspicious, it includes exceeding capabilities to generate training videos, installation videos, browser and Skype...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Icecream Screen Recorder icon

    Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system sounds and the microphone audio. Users can record in the following recording modes: Custom (select...

    Freemium Windows

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    Microsoft Expression Encoder

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight. * encode high quality videos for devices and the web * Silverlight...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Expression Encoder 4 Pro is no longer available for sale. The free version of Expression Encoder will continue to be available for download, but it will be no longer developed.
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    Ashampoo Snap

    With the new Ashampoo Snap you can capture just everything on your screen! Ashampoo Snap enables you to create high-quality screenshots, videos and demos of your screen content. Edit, save and share your excellent results with others.

    Commercial Windows Android

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    Taksi

    Taksi is a utility that allows you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favourite games and other 3D-graphics applications. Inspired by Fraps . Other features: Taksi can support live video compression with any...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last stable version, 0.7.6, was released in June 2006, and last beta version, 0.7.7.9, in July 2010. They can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • UltraVNC Screen Recorder icon

    UltraVNC Screen Recorder

    There exist a lot of screen recorders, but all lack the speed for doing some full screen recording. The speed is just to low or cpu to high. Online compression can only be done with some real-time disk eating codecs.... Even the...

    Open Source Windows

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    Screenium

    Record exactly what you see on the screen and turn it into a screencast in next to no time. Screenium lets you record at 60 frames per second, offering optimum performance for your tutorials, gameplay recordings or any other screen...

    Commercial Mac

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    Articulate Studio

    Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio contains three powerful yet easy-to-use products - Presenter, Engage and Quizmaker, each of which can be purchased separately. These three tools are rapidly becoming the de facto standard tools for...

    Commercial Windows

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    PresentationTube

    PresentationTube Recorder helps you to record and share quality video presentations in a new way. The video recorder allows you to narrate and annotate PowerPoint slides and computer screen and synchronize a variety of essential...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • Openvid icon

    Openvid

    Seamlessly record your screen, microphone and front-facing camera of any website.

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

  • iShowU HD icon

    iShowU HD

    Real time screen recording for your Mac. Want to capture everything on your screen? 3d games bogging down ordinary screen capture software? Those days are over: welcome to iShowU HD. Built for speed. Built to “just work". iShowU...

    Commercial Mac

  • Rylstim Screen Recorder icon

    Rylstim Screen Recorder

    A light application for instant recording of events happening on the monitor and saving that to an AVI file at high quality. Rylstim Screen Recorder allows recording events happening on the monitor, including the mouse pointer and...

    Free Windows

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    Screenflick

    Screenflick features high performance screen capturing for smooth, fluid motion up to 60 fps. Screenflick can record any portion of the screen, simultaneously recording audio from internal or external microphones and the system audio....

    Commercial Mac

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    Doceri

    Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and...

    Freemium Mac Windows iPad

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    PlayClaw

    The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power! PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of multi-core processors and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs, which ensures the outstanding quality of the...

    Freemium Windows

  • Articulate Storyline icon

    Articulate Storyline

    Create polished interactive courses with Articulate Storyline, the only e-learning authoring tool that grows with you. It’s simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts.

    Commercial Windows

  • Cropper icon

    Cropper

    Cropper is a screen capture utility written in C#. It makes it fast and easy to grab parts of your screen. Use it to easily crop out sections of vector graphic files such as Fireworks without having to flatten the files or open in a...

    Open Source Windows

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    SCREEN2EXE

    SCREEN2EXE is a free utility designed in order to create instant screen demos with the highest compression ratio in the world! The paid version, called SCREEN2SWF, allows in addition to save the video in SWF or AVI format.

    Freemium Windows

ActivePresenter Comments

Works fine

Positive Comment by stefanoazzi
about ActivePresenter Jan 2015

It allows to modify the recorded video, add sountracks, banners and many other useful things. I find it complete and effective. Due to its completeness, I can't find a better program to compare with.

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Misleading ....

Negative Comment by Eric_Sebasta
about ActivePresenter and Wink Jun 2013

The freeware version is limited to 30 second demos with a watermark... something they never bother to tell you on the website. Crashed once during testing... doesn't really work any better then Wink... which is free.

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