Alternatives to Camtasia Studio for all platforms with any license


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  • Open Broadcaster Software icon

    Open Broadcaster Software

    Full-featured screen recording and live streaming software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Used it for recording screen activities with commentary. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • I installed OBS. It simply records the display, but doesn't allow any annotation and several other features that Camtasia Studio, FlashBack and others provide. Its purpose is different, since it is a broadcasting software. gautambjainMar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • OBS is good for broadcasting software, but for editing video it is not ideal. I don't think you can edit the webcam video separately from the screen capture, and it just doesn't have a ton of features that are good for video editing. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • CamStudio icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
    • Warning As described on VirusTotal comment ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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 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...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.5.99, released on February 26th, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Camtasia is editing software, fraps is purely recording. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Fraps is only recording, while Camtasia is an editing software Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Bandicam icon


    Bandicam is the most advanced game recording software and Windows screen recorder.

    Freemium Windows

    • Camtasia is editing software. Bandicam can only record. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It consists of some features that camtasia studio has. By the way, i like it and its easy to use. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple user interface, can record audio from Microphone as well. Happy with it, no virus! Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Kazam icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Jing icon


    Jing takes a picture or video of the users computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. Note: recording is limited to 5 min and a low...

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • You can only save videos in old-school flash format Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Jing is not capable to edit video in tracks. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Not as feature rich as Camtasia but fills the same basic needs, to record video and share it. OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • recordMyDesktop icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version,, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8 / (32bit and 64bit) ...

    Free Windows

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  • Wink icon


    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...

    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.

Camtasia Studio Comments

Works smoothly

Positive Comment by jeffcard1978
about Camtasia Studio Nov 2016

Everything works smoothly. However while playing games, the sound is delayed from the video itself a bit. Compare with Camtasia, I'd prefer using acethinker free screen recorder, works like a charm. The app is a web-based application, you don't have to download or install anything.

[Edited by jeffcard1978, December 01]


Do not use the trial version!!!

Negative Comment by raveensrk
about Camtasia Studio Apr 2016

The paid full version is fairly good but trial version is very bad. It has very huge watermark on the center of your video if you produce your video.


great and easy

Positive Comment by robertmu
about Camtasia Studio Jan 2016

i really like camtasia, it works great and is very easy to use it, has everything you need in order to make a good video.


love it

Positive Comment by anikathompson9
about Camtasia Studio Dec 2015

i really like this, its so easy to use is amazing, maybe is not for pros but it works just fine for the little work i do there, is very easy to get how to use eveything, i like it a loot


How to record video/audio on your computer

Comment by iceyedith
about Camtasia Studio Dec 2015

Also, I'd like to recommend you this powerful Screen Recorder, it can record any voice of computer and microphone, capture desktop activities, create video tutorials, presentations and record game process with ease. And the recorded file is very good. You can try it for free, just download the free trial version.
[Edited by iceyedith, December 21]


I Found another alternative to this software which has similar features

Comment by Stevemartelli
about Camtasia Studio and ProShow May 2015

These are all great alternatives. I personally use Jing a lot but they all fall short compared to camtasia imho. I was able to purchase camtasia for my mac luckily at a significant discount so I have seen both sides of the coin. It really depends on what your main aim is I guess. If you are just looking for screen recording, screencastomatic is great. If you want the editing features go with camtasia. I actually purchased an alternative software that I was having a tinkle with a few weeks ago which is very promising. It doesnt have ALL the features of camtasia but its screen recording is great and it has a lot of other features that camtasia doesnt. Again it comes down to what you prefer. I made a quick video tutorial going over the features of the software for anyone who is interested. You can check it out here

The link above has been updated as I had to move the video url to a different account. I hope you enjoy my tutorial and if you have any questions please feel free to comment on the video description box.


Camtasia has a version for Mac. Maybe you want to add it he ...

Comment by yotis
about Camtasia Studio Jun 2011

Camtasia has a version for Mac. Maybe you want to add it here.


Really best tool for screen caturing.You can cut scenes or ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Camtasia Studio Jun 2011

Really best tool for screen caturing.

You can cut scenes or make all other stuff you need for a good video.