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    Open Broadcaster Software

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Greenshot icon

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    Open Source Windows

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    ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported...

    Open Source Windows

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    Shutter

    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website - apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image...

    Open Source Linux

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    Snipping Tool

    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form...

    Free Windows

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    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

  • PicPick icon

    PicPick

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    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

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    Snagit

    The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you. Use Snagit to capture any image...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows that works very much like the Snipping tool in Windows Vista and 7, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing. Available...

    Free Mac Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox

  • 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.
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    FastStone Capture

    FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture and screen recording tool that allows for capturing and annotating anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen...

    Commercial Windows

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    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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    Bandicam

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

    Freemium Windows

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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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    Evernote Web Clipper

    Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.

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    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 quality of 10 frames per second. Furthermore, videos are saved as...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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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
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    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

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    Wink

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    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.
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    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

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    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

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    Screencast Capture Lite

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region. It encodes...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

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    Screenshot Captor

    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways: * Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention. * Ragged...

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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.
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    snaggy

    Snaggy is an image host that lets you paste images from your clipboard directly online. Any kind of image, from raw data to URL paths, can be pasted in one step. Snaggy also has a simple built-in editor you can use before you share...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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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    Open Screenshot

    This extension is able to capture 100% of both the vertical and horizontal content appearing on any webpage on the Internet. It is very easy to save the captured file onto your computer or print it / or share it to any social network.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Android Tablet Chrome

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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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    Screenpresso

    Screenshot and screencast tool that allows for full-screen, window or region-based captures. The built-in editor for screenshots supports cropping and resizing, arrows, text labels, numbering, a blur tool, and border effects. ...

    Freemium Windows

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    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

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    WinSnap

    WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. Standard features include easy capture of non-rectangular windows with customized and transparent backgrounds, simple and automatic canvas transformations...

    Commercial Windows

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    MWSnap

    MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version was released on 06 Jul 2002, but is already downloadable and useable.
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    TinyTake

    Free 5 minutes recording and 2GB space and no youtube uploads, $29.95/year premium.

    Freemium Windows

Free Screen Video Recorder Comments

Great little piece of software

Positive Comment by Siem
about Free Screen Video Recorder Apr 2016

Does exactly what it should do: create a recording of all screen activity. It gave a couple of crashes in the beginning. Then it started working and it does it's job perfectly so far. Great for creating mp4's including my voice. OBS may be the best there is, but it was a disaster to get it working. This one's just one Go. No settings to bother.

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