Screencast-O-Matic Alternatives for Linux

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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/19/2017 3:55:00 PM

Alternatives to Screencast-O-Matic for Linux with any license

  • SimpleScreenRecorder

    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. The recording can be paused and resumed at any time. Many different file formats and codecs are supported, and easy to add more. Created 2012-13 and currently maintained code: https://github .

    • Free and Open Source linux alternative of window program like Screencast-O-Matic. shahmoeenApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Its Different Yes But its Almost the same everything is user friendly Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Kazam

    Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format. Optionally you can record sound from any sound input device that is supported and visible by PulseAudio.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • recordMyDesktop

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it's primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way.

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

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Screencastify

    With over 5 million installs, Screencastify is the most popular screen recorder extension for Google Chrome. First, choose what you want to record. You have 3 options - your current browser tab, entire desktop, or just your webcam. Include your microphone audio to narrate over your recording, or embed your webcam into a corner of the screen to add a personal touch. During your recording, use the annotation tools to spice up your video.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS ... Chrome

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  • Wink

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Multilingual support: Works in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese.

    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, version 2.0 build 1060, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Green Recorder

    A simple yet functional desktop recorder for Linux systems. Built using Python, GTK+ 3 and ffmpeg. It supports recording audio and video on almost all Linux interfaces. Also supports Wayland display server on GNOME session. The following formats are currently supported: mkv, avi, mp4, wmv and nut (And only WebM for Wayland's GNOME session). You can stop the recording process easily by right-clicking the icon and choosing "Stop Record".

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ScreenStudio

    ScreenStudio is an easy screen recording that will let you create screencast or live streaming of your desktop. It does support multiple desktops, multiple webcams and text labels. Latest versions do support special tags in the text labels to display the current time or content from external files. The main goal of ScreenStudio is to run on almost any hardware.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Screenbird

    Screenbird is a browser based, no-sign in screen recorder. It's cross platform, and built for collaboration. From there you can push videos to Youtube, or create an outline for it, download a copy for backup. The co-create feature allows different people to create designated sections of a single video.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Tibesti Screencaster

    Record your desktop, speaker output and microphone at once, then output it to WebM, Ogg, or Matroska files. If you have the necessary codecs, you can even output to an AVI file or Matroska and h264. Control the size of the capture area, get a visual countdown to the start of recording, or just record a screencast of your favorite game.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.8, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ViewedIt

    ViewedIt provides a super simple way to record your PC desktop through a Chrome extension. More than that, lets you share your creations then get notified when people watch them. FEATURES - One click screen-recording - Send video in email - Get notified when people watch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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