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
    • iCursor

      1.40

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Add sparks and lights to your cursor

      6
      270 votes
      • PROS: 20 different effects
      • CONS: Will make you dizzy after a while, Not clear how you can customize effects
    • OmniDazzle

      1.1.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Mesmerizing mouse movements

      5
      100 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
      • Next Launcher 3D Shell

        3.22

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Android

        3D effects on the screen of your Android device

        6
        8 votes
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
          • YouRecorder

            Free 1.6.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Record any screen activity to video

            9
            5 votes
            • PROS: A simple way to record on-screen activity, Saves videos and screenshots automatically, Can include mouse cursor and effects
            • CONS: Records videos in a proprietary format
          • 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
            • neuMedia Kiosk

              2.7

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              neuMedia Kiosk is a Photo Booth, Video & Green Screen Booth with hundreds of Video Effects, Data Collection Kiosk, and more.

              10
              1 vote
              • 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
              • Red Dead Redemption Screensaver

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                Official screensaver with images of the new game from Rockstar

                8
                7 votes
                • PROS: Easy to install, Features funny quotes, Nice transition effects
                • CONS: No configuration settings
              • 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
              • Screen Block Grabber

                5.0.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Capture any part of your screen for posterity

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: Easy to navigate interface, Define the width and height of the screenshot, Apply screen effects to image, Image magnifier included
                • CONS: Interface isn't the sleekest, Image effects are mostly basic
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