Screen Casting Apps
Recording your screen for a let’s play or walkthrough has become more in demand with the proliferation of YouTube and less tech savvy device users that either want to watch someone else play a game or just need some help performing a basic action. Apps like Open Broadcaster Software, ShareX, and Camtasia make the process of recording footage of your screen for these purposes a snap (or, well, a click. You get the idea.).
- 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 destinations.
- Free • Open Source
- Google Chrome
- A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
- Paid • Proprietary
- Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor.
The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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.
- Free • Open Source