Free Screen Video Recorder Alternatives

    Free Screen Video Recorder is described as '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 screen and rectangular regions' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Free Screen Video Recorder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Google Chrome. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Free Screen Video Recorder are ShareX (Free, Open Source), Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), LightShot (Free) and SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
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      Some users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Free Screen Video Recorder, some don't.
    2. 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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    3. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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      Greenshot is for stills, Free Screen Video is for movement
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    4. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.

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      The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.

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    5. 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 directly.
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    6. 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:
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    7. 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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    8. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the PicPick Tools trayicon menu when you want.
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    9. 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 presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
    10. Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.
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