Alternatives to ScreenFlow for all platforms with any license

  • 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.
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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

  • QuickTime Player icon

    QuickTime Player

    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.

    Freemium Mac

    • QuickTime is primarily for playing. ScreenFlow is for recording AND annotation/manipulation
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • QuickTime is not only a media player: it includes screen recording, video and audio streams capture, media conversion and other features
      Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 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
  • ActivePresenter icon

    ActivePresenter

    ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations. With the full-featured editor, ActivePresenter allows you to edit audio/video, tweak the look and...

    Freemium Mac 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 your screen and save it in any of a wide range of video file formats including AVI, FLV, and WMV....

    Freemium Mac 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.
  • 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

  • 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 supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region. It encodes...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

  • 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

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  • 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 store a lossless proprietary file which you can review frame by frame and then easily experiment with...

    Freemium 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

  • 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

  • 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 voice & mouseclicks, then edit your video and save it to your computer or share it instantly on...

    Free Windows

  • VokoScreen icon

    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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  • TinyTake icon

    TinyTake

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

    Freemium Windows

  • HyperCam icon

    HyperCam

    HyperCam v2 is a video capture software that records AVI movies (screencam) directly from your monitor, for software presentations, software training, demos, tutorials, and fun! HyperCam supports text annotations, sound, and screen...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued HyperCam v.2 is no longer offered for sale by Hyperionics. Last version, 2.29, released in May 2014, can be downloaded for free from the official website.
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    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.
  • 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 screenshots, videos and demos of your screen content. Edit, save and share your excellent results with others.

    Commercial Windows Android

  • 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

  • Screenium icon

    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

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on...

    Open Source Linux GNOME MATE

  • Free Screen Video Recorder icon

    Free Screen Video Recorder

    Free Screen Video Recorder is a compact, yet full-featured screen video recorder and screenshot capture tool that allows you to easily record screen activities and capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full...

    Free Windows

  • Doceri icon

    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

  • Voila icon

    Voila

    Voila is a comprehensive screen capturing tool. Built to grab, edit, organize, share, interesting contents from the users desktop screens or contents of web pages, Voila is the perfect companion to create presentations, tutorials, or...

    Commercial Mac

  • Instant Demo icon

    Instant Demo

    Quick and easy screen recording software for demonstrations and tutorials. Audio and video desktop screen recording as Flash movies. Main Features Record all visual and audio activity on your computer in real time. ...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • PresentationTube icon

    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

  • Screenflick icon

    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

  • iShowU Instant icon

    iShowU Instant

    Quickly and easily creating a video directly from your screen (in realtime). QuickTime or M4V.

    Commercial Mac

ScreenFlow Comments

Good, but ridiculously expensive

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about ScreenFlow Dec 2012

I don't know how Screenflow gets away with charging $100 for its application. I mean, it's a good app (probably the best recording app I've seen for Mac OS X), but $100 is just ridiculous. Maybe I'd pay $20 for it, but that would probably be my limit.

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