Open Source Screencastify Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Screencastify is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Screencastify and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Screencastify are ShareX (Free, Open Source), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Kazam (Free, Open Source) and CamStudio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    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.
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      OBS Studio vs Screencastify opinions
      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Screencastify.
      You can record basically anything in very high quality and you can put water marks, donations, links and all that jazz on your screen for other people to use!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      It's a windows app that saves videos on hdd, Screencastify is achrome plugin and stores videos on web, if want to share I send a link, on Open BroadcasterI must to send a video file...
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.
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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. 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.
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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      Warning

      As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, 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 camstudio.org, 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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    6. An open-source screen recorder built with web technology.
    7. Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit to the project was made on Nov 25, 2017. And latest version was released on Sep 16, 2016.

    8. Deepin Screen Recorder is a screen recorder tool, it supports to save the recorded screens as gif or mp4 format. It can select the recorded window automatically or manually by selecting the area.
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    9. Quick Screen Recorder is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).
    10. ffscreencast is an ffmpeg screencast/desktop-recording tool for the command-line with video overlay and multi monitor support.
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