ScreenFlow Alternatives for Linux

    ScreenFlow is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 ScreenFlow and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ScreenFlow are SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source), VokoscreenNG (Free, Open Source), Kazam (Free, Open Source) and recordMyDesktop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 31, 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 allows screen recording. It's nowhere near as flashy as ScreenFlow though
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. VokscreenNG 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. 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.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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).
    6. Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from mid-2015.

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    7. 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.
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    8. Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.
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    9. A small tool to capture things going on on an X-Windows display to either individual frames or an MPEG video similar to tools such as Lotus ScreenCam or Camtasia.

      Discontinued

      The latest release was the 2009-07-14
      https://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/xvidcap/

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