The best free alternative to Steps Recorder is LICEcap, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked eight alternatives to Steps Recorder and four of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Steps Recorder are recordit.co (Freemium), X Steps Recorder (Free, Open Source) and Imago Recorder (Free).
LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance.
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LICEcap vs Steps Recorder opinions
Some users think LICEcap is a great alternative to Steps Recorder, some don't.
xsr - X Steps Recorder This program is a clone of PSR for Windows, a program that allows users to make a recording of all of the steps they took. (It's like a screen recorder except it doesn't record a video.