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Instant Demo Alternatives

Instant Demo is described as 'Quick and easy screen recording software for demonstrations and tutorials. Audio and video desktop screen recording as Flash movies' and is an website. There are more than 25 alternatives to Instant Demo, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Instant Demo are SimpleScreenRecorder, VokoscreenNG, Camtasia Studio and ScreenRec.

Instant Demo alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Instant Demo.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOBS Studio is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    ⚫︎ Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    ⚫︎ Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

    ⚫︎ LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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  6. CamStudio icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableCamStudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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 ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome

    Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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 the output options to select best suited.

    ⚫︎ Picture in PictureFlashBack allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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    Video editing
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