What are the best screen recorders?

  • #1
    JL
    Written on January 4, 2017
    Joanna Lewis
    "Camstudio.com is a simple and easy to use software to record your screen for whatever purpose you need. You can easily add screen captions if you don't want to record your voice too. I loved using this product for recording my tutorials on how to play guitar!"
  • #2
    BH
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Benjamin Hawkins
    "OBS was easy to learn and had great tutorials. After only a few tries I was able to make some pretty decent captures which I was later able to make into some great videos. I was really happy with the results. This was my first time using a screen recorder for this kind of project and I was pleasantly surprised to have such an easy outcome for my first try."
  • #3
    Screencastify
    Software

    Windows

    Free - lite version

    GG
    Written on February 16, 2017
    Grace Gregory
    "Screencastify makes a pretty good screen recorder if you use a Chromebook or if you use Chrome as your internet browser. I especially liked that it can save your recording to google drive, or even upload it directly to youtube if you want. I don't really use the direct-to-youtube feature as I'd rather edit my video first, but the google drive upload is pretty convenient."
  • #4
    Screencast-O-Matic
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    BA
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Brenda Arguelles
    "I am sold on the new Screencast-O-Matic. This app is so easy to understand and use. I am not technically adept and I always have a hard time using the apps that I download but NOT Screencast-O-Matic. This app is a screen recorder which conveniently works on both my desktop and Macbook. I was able to pick any area of my screen and I could narrate from my microphone and even video from my webcam. The Screencast-O-Matic helped me record my school lectures and I was able to save them and share them on Skype and YouTube. I must say that I LOVE this app."
  • #5
    LR
    Written on February 15, 2017
    Leo Ray
    "I have been uploading how-to videos to YouTube for several months now and am always on the lookout for a screen recording program that will suit my needs and help me earn more money. This program helped me streamline my screen recording and editing and allowed me to create high quality videos that brought in the viewers. My subscribers are up and the income is rolling in. This is a must have!"
  • #6
    FlashBack Express
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's two paid pro versions

    LB
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Linda Barnett
    "Captures good quality and allows recording audio through computer or mic. You'll be able to export to AVI in free version and allows editing. The only bad thing it's that it lags sometimes."
  • #7
    GD
    Written on January 23, 2017
    Grace Dean
    "Rylstim Screen Recorder allows recording events happening on the monitor, including the mouse pointer and the visualization of the regular and right clicks of the mouse buttons. The initial setup doesn't require any special skills; you can get started with video recording as soon as you have selected the required video codec."
  • #8
    FN
    Written on January 12, 2017
    Frank Nichols
    "I love the interface. Very simple and easy to use. If you need to record your screen for any reason I really recommend FilmSlesh. Only negative is there isn't a ton of features but most people don't need those anyway."
  • #9
    AZ Screen Recorder
    Apps

    Android

    Free - Includes micropayments

    GB
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Graham Blair
    "If you need a screen recorder AZ Screen Recorder - No Root is a very good one. It is very user friendly and doesn't take all day to install it and learn how to use it. You can get done what you need to get done by using this program. I think it is a good bargain, and is a great solution if you are needing a screen recorder."
  • #10
    GC
    Written on January 3, 2017
    Gabriel Cunningham
    "This app is awesome for recording my gameplay and makes it easy to upload and share my video for my friends to see. I really like that it's built into Google Play so I don't have to have an additional third party app running to capture my screen. This makes it very simple and convenient with options for video quality and an easy way to just set it and forget it."
  • #11
    TS
    Written on January 26, 2017
    Tanja Spicer
    "QuickTime Player is a great tool for those who want to screen record. It not only can do screen caps, but also features some very basic editing tools which will help to make the screen cap movies better. It also has lots of output options."
  • #12
    ScreenFlow
    Software

    Mac

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    RJ
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Ralph Johnston
    "If you need to capture video from your screen, this is the program for you. I can capture, edit, repackage for any number of platforms. I can use this as a valuable addition to any presentation. And in my downtime I can save my games so if I need to review how I played the game I can. This is only a fraction of what this program can do."
  • #13
    MH
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Marjorie Holmes
    "Packed with useful screen-capture features. New video-trimming tool. Full range of borders and effects. Uploads to cloud services. Can capture drop-down menus and other Windows features that many rival programs"
  • #14
    HYFY Screen Recorder
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    Free - There's two paid pro versions

    JL
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Jeanette Lawrence
    "I used an expensive piece of software to do this before. But this is something so much more simple. I like that it has a place within the browser and it already is connected to a mic. It's incredibly simple to start recording at the click of a button. And the timer is a nice touch to get in place before the recording starts."
  • #15
    ezvid
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    PF
    Written on February 5, 2017
    Patrick Fisher
    "This simple program was the right thing I needed to record my screen to my workplace for a presentation. It is easy to use and made recording my screen fun. The quality of the image was good and the people viewing the recording could see everything I was doing clearly."
  • #16
    Bandicam
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    SL
    Written on February 1, 2017
    Shane Lawrence
    "The Bandicam is a great screen recorder because it works just as it says it does. It is very easy to use ."
  • #17
    ActivePresenter
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    PE
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Paty Enriquez
    "I often need to record my screen for business and always have the problem of which program should i use. ActivePresenter solved that problem with flying colors, its UI is very easy to use and even allows for those non tech savvy to look like they know what they are doing."
  • #18
    Fraps
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    CH
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Cheryl Howard
    "Fraps is a very useful screen recorder. You can take a screenshot with the press of a key. I like to make videos of Far Cry and post them on my Youtube channel."
  • #19
    Icecream Screen Recorder
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    SM
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Sally Marks
    "Icecream Screen Recorder has so many uses. I have used it to train people in remote offices at work and for submitting website reviews. I love being able to record my screen so easily."
  • #20
    JG
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Joe Garza
    "I can use Fotofriend to record videos online and upload them directly to my usual forum or even to Youtube with little effort! The software also allows me to make cool video edits like I have a professional (expensive) program. Highly recommended!"
  • #21
    EH
    Written on January 23, 2017
    Edna Hart
    "The eLecta Screen Recorder is a convenient tool for anyone who wants to monitor every action that they do so that they can go back and rewatch it. All you have to do is hit record and let it run in the background."
  • #22
    HC
    Written on April 11, 2017
    Harold Chen
    "The Apowersoft screen recorder is very hard and confusing to use. It uses a one button to start recording, so you can't easily customize the format and other options. The edit is also too complicated to use so I can't recommend the software."
  • #23
    HS
    Written on April 11, 2017
    Heather Stephens
    "Great tool with an easy interface that allows you to record your screen as you're recording with your tablet or phone. I was really impressed with the picture and sound quality. It helped me add so much more value to my regular video recording."
  • #24
    CT
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Crystal Tran
    "Easy to use screen recorder. It worked perfectly for what I wanted. I used it to create short videos for my class."

Summary

Best screen recorders
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Camstudio Software 582 Free
2 OBS Software 548 Free
3 Screencastify Software 513 Free
4 Screencast-O-Matic Software 475 Free
5 Loom Websites 471 Free
6 FlashBack Express Software 447 Free
7 Screen Recorder from Rylstim Software 403 Free
8 FilmSlesh Software 398 Free
9 AZ Screen Recorder Apps 365 Free
10 Google Play Games Apps 337 Free