Alternatives to Camtasia Studio for all platforms with any license

  • 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

    • It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included.
      Guest • 4 days ago 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
    • Used it for recording screen activities with commentary.
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio Discontinued Warning

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple...

    Open Source Windows

  • SimpleScreenRecorder icon

    SimpleScreenRecorder

    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based...

    Open Source Linux

  • FastStone Capture icon

    FastStone Capture

    FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture and screen recording tool that allows for capturing and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Bandicam icon

    Bandicam

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

    Freemium Windows

    • Simple user interface, can record audio from Microphone as well. Happy with it, no virus!
      Guest • Sep 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
  • Fraps icon

    Fraps Discontinued

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form...

    Freemium Windows

    • Camtasia is editing software, fraps is purely recording.
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    ActivePresenter

    ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Jing icon

    Jing

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

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • Not as feature rich as Camtasia but fills the same basic needs, to record video and share it.
      OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • 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
  • ScreenFlow icon

    ScreenFlow

    Capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Sophisticated...

    Commercial Mac

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    recordMyDesktop Discontinued

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Kazam icon

    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!

    Freemium Windows

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  • Wink icon

    Wink Discontinued

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for...

    Free Windows Linux

  • oCam icon

    oCam

    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 /...

    Free Windows

  • Screencast Capture Lite icon

    Screencast Capture Lite

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

  • Action! icon

    Action!

    Action! allows streaming and real-time recording of Windows desktop in a superb HD video quality.

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid Warning Bundleware

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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....

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Screencast-O-Matic icon

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic is the original free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • FlashBack icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Screencastify icon

    Screencastify

    Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • HyperCam icon

    HyperCam Discontinued

    HyperCam v2 is a video capture software that records AVI movies (screencam) directly from your monitor, for software presentations...

    Free Windows

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit Discontinued

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder....

    Free Windows

  • Ashampoo Snap icon

    Ashampoo Snap

    With the new Ashampoo Snap you can capture just everything on your screen! Ashampoo Snap enables you to create high-quality...

    Commercial Windows Android

  • iSpring Free Cam icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • TinyTake icon

    TinyTake

    TinyTake is a free screen capture software for Microsoft Windows. With TinyTake, you can capture images and videos of your computer...

    Freemium Windows

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    Microsoft Expression Encoder Discontinued

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and...

    Free Windows

  • Gadwin PrintScreen icon

    Gadwin PrintScreen

    Captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as...

    Free Windows

  • Screen Recorder icon

    Screen Recorder

    Screen Recorder is a free open-source screen recorder software for Windows environment, records specific part of Windows desktop...

    Open Source Windows

  • Telecine icon

    Telecine

    Capture full resolution videos directly on your phone. No more recording controls cluttering up the video or USB debugging...

    Open Source Android

  • ScreenStudio icon

    ScreenStudio

    ScreenStudio will use the power of avconv to let your create a screencast of your desktop, with your webcam and a banner in overlay. ...

    Open Source Linux

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]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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]

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiKA92WN4iE

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.

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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.

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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.

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