Download Screen Effects - Best Software & Apps

  • Screenshot Captor

    4.29.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple and functional screenshot program

    7
    892 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
  • EasyCapture

    1.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free full-featured capturing tool

    6
    244 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
  • Next Launcher 3D Shell

    3.22

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    3D effects on the screen of your Android device

    8
    12 votes
    • 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
      45 votes
      • Free Screen Recorder

        3.1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Get audio and video captures from your screen

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

        1.40

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Add sparks and lights to your cursor

        6
        243 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
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Mesmerizing mouse movements

        5
        70 votes
        • Apex Launcher Pro

          1.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Android

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

          10
          2 votes
          • Sim Aquarium 3D

            3.8.b70

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Sit back and relax and enjoy the fish swim by.

            7
            294 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.
          • PicPick Portable

            v4.0.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Handy screen capturing tool with editing capabilities

            7
            36 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
            7 votes
            • YoWindow

              3S

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              An original weather forecast app with real time effects

              8
              198 votes
              • PROS: Original, attractive animated interface, Displays lots of information, You can use your own photos as background, Can be used as screensaver
              • CONS: Only one landcape image as background, No scrolling in location selection menu
            • Shotty

              2.0.2

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Capture and share images online in two clicks

              8
              22 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
            • Color Call Screen - Cool screen effects for FREE

              1.0.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              A free program for android

              9
              5 votes
              • Q10

                1.2.21

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A full screen minimalist writing app

                8
                47 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
              • Crack Your Screen

                4.0.9

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                Pretend that you've cracked your phone's display

                7
                20 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
              • YouRecorder

                Free 1.6.1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Record any screen activity to video

                6
                6 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
              • Macromedia Captivate

                2.0.0.5166

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Create your own animated tutorials

                6
                78 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
              • WinSnap Portable Edition

                3.5.7

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Take screenshots anywhere with ease

                9
                10 votes
                • PROS: No installation required, It doesn't write anything into the Registry, Several capturing modes and special effects
                • CONS: You can't use text as watermark, Effects don't have any customizing options
              • CaptureScreen

                1.9.4039

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Simple yet efficient screen capturing tool

                10
                1 vote
                • PROS: Support for all main formats, Automatic thumbnail generation, Lets you add effects to captured image, Easy to use
                • CONS: Lacks advanced features
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