Download Screen Effects - Best Software & Apps

  • Screenshot Captor

    4.16.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple and functional screenshot program

    7
    606 votes
    • PROS:Great variety of capturing options, Many filters and effects to apply, Doesn't take up much resources, Simple to use
    • CONS:Takes a while to get to grips with the tool, Interface looks a little old fashioned
  • Free Screen Recorder

    3.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get audio and video captures from your screen

    6
    13 votes
    • PROS:Five capture modes, Some effects available
    • CONS:Lack of advanced functions, No integrated editor
  • EasyCapture

    1.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free full-featured capturing tool

    5
    188 votes
    • PROS:Many different capturing modes, Large variety of clipart, effects and filters, Tabbed interface that can open several images simultaneously, Support for hotkeys,
    • CONS:Scrolling window capture doesn't work
  • Serif DrawPlus Starter Edition

    2.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use DrawPlus Starter Edition to create attractive vector artwork for the home, school and office

    5
    52 votes
    • Q10

      1.2.21

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A full screen minimalist writing app

      9
      9 votes
      • PROS:Gives you a clean space in which to write, Excellent keyboard commands, Optional keyboard sound effects, Spell checker include
      • CONS:No mouse controls, Full screen only
    • Sim Aquarium 3D

      3.8.B70

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Sit back and relax and enjoy the fish swim by.

      7
      378 votes
      • PROS:It's the world's most advanced virtual aquarium!, Two intricately detailed 3D coral reef scenes, Advanced graphic effects like fish iridescence, raytraced light caustics, complex water surface. , 3D glasses and monitors supported, Four different soundscapes
      • CONS:Doesn't work well on older computers.
    • Shotty

      2.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Capture and share images online in two clicks

      9
      7 votes
      • PROS:Doesn't interrupt work, Basic built-in editor, Lets you share images online in different hosting services, Works with Aero transparency effects
      • CONS:The uploading feature sometimes doesn't work properly
    • Serif CraftArtist Compact

      1.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create amazing craft projects with this free version of Craft Artist, the award-winning scrapbooking software.

      6
      10 votes
      • PicPick Portable

        v4.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Handy screen capturing tool with editing capabilities

        7
        7 votes
        • PROS:No installation required, Small and quick, Several capturing modes, Includes a bunch of editing tools and effects
        • CONS:No support for web capturing, Settings menu is too hidden
      • Macromedia Captivate

        2.0.0.5166

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create your own animated tutorials

        4
        29 votes
        • PROS:Gives you full control over events and actions, Powerful audio and video editing tools, Wide range of effects
        • CONS:Only exports video files to .swf or .exe, The Timeline takes some getting used to if you’ve not used one before
      • YoWindow

        RC7 4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac
        iPhone
        Windows

        An original weather forecast app with real time effects

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS:Original, attractive animated interface, Displays lots of information, You can use your own photos as background
        • CONS:Only one landcape image as background, No scrolling in location selection menu
      • Crack Your Screen

        4.0.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Java

        Pretend that you've cracked your phone's display

        7
        7 votes
        • PROS:Realistic cracked/broken screen effects, Easy to set up
        • CONS:You can't choose a crack effect, You must re-enter the app for every new crack
      • Fireside Christmas 3D Screensaver

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A cozy fireside screensaver to warm you this Holiday Season

        8
        4 votes
        • PROS:Realistic, Sounds and animated effects, Good configuration options, Add your own music
        • CONS:Very limited trial version
      • CaptureScreen

        1.9.4039

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Simple yet efficient screen capturing tool

        6
        5 votes
        • PROS:Support for all main formats, Automatic thumbnail generation, Lets you add effects to captured image, Easy to use
        • CONS:Lacks advanced features
      • Q10 Portable

        1.2.21

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A full screen minimalist writing app for your USB stick

        6
        1 vote
        • PROS:Gives you a clean space in which to write, Excellent keyboard commands, Optional keyboard sound effects, Spell checker include, Portable
        • CONS:No mouse controls, Full screen only
      • ALLCapture

        2.0

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Excellent tool for capturing your screen in real time

        3
        6 votes
        • PROS:Simple video capture, Lots of effects and graphical aids to apply, Easy-to-use editor
        • CONS:Doesn't support a full range of video formats
      • VieasEx

        2.4.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A modest but effective image editor

        8
        3 votes
        • PROS:Supports common formats, Retouching and correction functions, Simple effects, Full screen mode, Conversion between formats
        • CONS:Not very intuitive, No layers
      • Apex Launcher Pro

        1.1

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Android

        Themes, effects, notifications, and more: Personlize the screen of your Android device

        5
        1 vote
        • BlackJack Gold

          1.1.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Web Apps

          Try your luck at the famous card game

          5
          2 votes
          • Cemetery

            Screensaver 2.1

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Get into the Halloween mood by waking the dead

            0
            1 vote
            • PROS:Free to use, Lots of different ghouls, Decent 3D effects
            • CONS:Not particularly scary,
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