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Open Source Screencastify Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Screencastify is OBS Studio. 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, VokoscreenNG, Kazam and CamStudio.

Screencastify alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Screencastify.
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  1. OBS Studio icon

    OBS Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
    140 alternatives to OBS Studio 

    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. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one...

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    1.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    5.  RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    6.  Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
    7.  Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    8.  Screen SharingYou can use OBS Studio to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    9.  Custom overlaysOBS Studio allows you to add custom images or videos on top of your composition.
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    Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Screencastify.
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    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!

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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...

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  2. ShareX icon

    ShareX

    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    • Steam
    • Firefox
    230 alternatives to ShareX 

    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 many supported destinations you can choose from.

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    1.  Ad-freeShareX doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableShareX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Full-page ScreenshotShareX can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    4.  Dark ModeShareX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    6.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    7.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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  3. VokoscreenNG icon

    VokoscreenNG

    • Windows
    • Linux
    135 alternatives to VokoscreenNG 

    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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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsVokoscreenNG supports the use of multiple displays.
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  4. Kazam icon

    Kazam

    • Linux
    88 alternatives to 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.

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    Discontinued

    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

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    CamStudio

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    131 alternatives to CamStudio 

    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.

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    1.  PortableCamStudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    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. Kap icon

    Kap

    • Mac
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    21 alternatives to Kap 

    Kap is an open-source screen recorder built with Electron and designed to be easy to use but extensible.

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    Screencast Capture Lite

    • Windows
    • Accord.NET Framework
    101 alternatives to Screencast Capture Lite 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  8. Deepin Screen Recorder icon

    Deepin Screen Recorder

    • Linux
    • Deepin
    25 alternatives to Deepin Screen Recorder 

    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. Users just need to start and stop the recording process, and the file will autosave...

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    Kooha

    103 alternatives to Kooha 

    Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK. It allows you to record your screen and also audio from your microphone or desktop.

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  10. The Quick Screen Recorder by ModuleArt is a lightweight desktop screen recorder for Windows, built on top of WinForms (C#).

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