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    The ability to record and share what's going on on your screen is invaluable depending on what you need it for. Tutorials and how-to videos explaining certain functions of an operating system or an app is an easy to see example, but other uses, such as repeating steps to showcase a bug or glitch so developers can get to the root of a problem and resolve it, are also important.

    Because of how easy it is to see the benefits of screen recording software, it can be daunting to choose just what kind you want. That's where Screencast-O-Matic can come in. Screencast-O-Matic is a freemium screen recorder that allows you to record up to 15 minute-long recordings for free, with support for adding multiple audio tracks. It also does not require you to download a client to use.

    If you don't mind using a traditional dedicated client, there are alternatives available on Windows, macOS, Linux, as well as Android and iOS. Several of these alternatives also feature some of Screencast-O-Matic's more convenient quality-of-life and time saving features such as support for uploading directly to YouTube or Dropbox within the app alongside more intricate features that Screencast-O-Matic doesn't have like support for recording audio activity from your desktop as well.

    Screen recording has come a long way. With plenty of options available to record your screen, in addition to the alternatives available above that tout convenient features, you'll find great completely free and open source alternatives to Screencast-O-Matic that can be used with added peace of mind.

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2022
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    Free version Records up to 15 minutes, premium is $20/year or $48/year depending on features (as of January 2020).
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      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.
    1. 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.


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

      Discontinued

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

    3. ApowerREC is a cross-platform app that's available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, you can easily use it for recording desktop activities, camera, system sound and microphone. It's also has annotation, video editor, task recording mode and more.


    4. Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system sounds and the microphone audio.
    5. oCam is a video recording program that can record video to be played on the monitor via your PC.

      Bundleware

      http://m.majorgeeks.com/news/story/ocam_removed_and_blacklisted_due_to_malwarepopupsnags_and_more.html

      It installs something called BRTSvc, a known crypto miner. This will use your computer resources and slow your computer down.

      Also see https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c41a0af867b53bb0fcc1e37473e6dc7edad6bd05d18cc08dbe27e05fafa37ffc/detection

    6. A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for dedicated testers.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    7. Ashampoo Snap enables you to create high-quality screenshots, videos and demos of your screen content. Edit, save and share your excellent results with others.
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      Online storage and sharing with Screencast.com. 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of bandwidth per month for free. We won't compress, alter or take ownership of your content.
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