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Screen Recording 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.).

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
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Features

  • Screen recording
  • Capture Video
  • Record desktop activity
  • Record videos
  • Share screenshots
  • Portable
  • Audio Recording
  • Video editing
  • Edit screenshots
  • Live Broadcasting
  • Share Videos
  • Upload directly to YouTube
  • Annotate screenshots
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Open Broadcaster Software

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

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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 destinations.

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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.

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FastStone Capture

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.

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CamStudio

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 (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.

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

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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.

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Jing

Whether for work, home, or play, Jing gives you the ability to create basic visual elements and share them with others.

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Bandicam Screen Recorder

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.

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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.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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recordMyDesktop

Discontinued

The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.8.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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

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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.

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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...

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Captura

Captura captures high resolution screencasts (h264, FFMpeg mp4) with and without mouse cursor. It captures specific regions or windows. Furthermore it can capture mouse clicks or Keystrokes. It can record audio from microphone.

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Screenr

Discontinued

Screenr has been retired on November 11, 2015.

Screenr's a web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web.

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FlashBack

Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to.

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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.

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Peek GIF Screen Recorder for Linux

Simple animated Gif screen recorder for Linux. Open-source. Provides an easy to install Ubuntu deb package.

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VokoScreen

A small program to create screen videos including sound recording.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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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...

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Screencast Capture Lite

Discontinued

Latest commit to the project was made on Nov 25, 2017. And latest version was released on Sep 16, 2016.

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

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Screencastify

A Chrome extension for capturing, editing and sharing screencasts. Save recordings automatically to your Google Drive or publish directly to YouTube.

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recordit.co

Make a short video capture of your desktop as a gif.

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Krut

Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms.

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LoiLo Game Recorder

Discontinued

The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.0.1, released in 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Bundleware

Loiloscope is automatically installed along with this but can be uninstalled afterwards with no harm done.

LoiLo Game Recorder is a completely free, fast, simple and very effective videogame recorder.

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Mishira

Discontinued

The project is no longer in development. Last version, 1.0.0, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

Mishira is a personal audiovisual production tool used for editing and broadcasting live video over the internet that has been specifically designed for people who play video...

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