OBS Studio Alternatives

    Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a rare gem in the world of screen recording and streaming. Besides being free and open source, it works the same across all desktop platforms.

    OBS is probably used most often for live streaming. Other apps with similar streaming features can be filtered with the live-streaming tag or with the live-broadcasting feature.

    It's also one of the most heavily used tools for simple screen recording. Alternative screen recorders can be filtered with the screen-recorder feature.

    Most alternatives are freemium or commercial apps. Similar free apps can be found with the open-source license filter.

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Record your any window on your screen, get a link to share instantly Lightning-fast and elegant collaboration. Fast & easy recording Capture your entire screen, or a specific app. Instantly get a link back that you can share.
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    2. Seamlessly record your Mac's screen, microphone and camera. Edit your recordings and share them as movie or animated GIF/PNG. By purchasing the Pro Exporter Pack, you can also integrate Claquette into your Final Cut Pro X workflow.
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    3. Quick Screen Recorder is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).
    4. FlashDemo Screen Recorder captures all screen activity from your Windows Desktop in real time and publishes as a Flash movie. Perfect for creating online tutorial, training & support videos, E-Learning material.
    5. Record and share screen and voice effortlessly. One-click record and instantly share video with private link.


    6. Realtime screen recording like you've never seen before! iShowU Instant is the fastest, most feature filled realtime screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet.
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    7. Multistreaming to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, Twitch and others platforms simultaneously. . Boost your views Stream Live to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and other popular platforms simultaneously. .
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    8. Screen Recorder Expert - Screen recorder with audio and many effects - Screen recorder windows supported - Screen capture on schedule - Cut video, image editing.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      All Hands helps you to record and send frequent video updates to your team. You can share them via Slack, and your team can view, react, and comment. Afterward, All Hands gives you detailed analytics and feedback so you can make the next update even better.
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    9. Video capture, screen recording, in-video questions, call to actions, video management, sharing, LMS integrations, hosting, analytics, and closed captioning inside one app.
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