Download Screen Effects - Best Software & Apps

  • Screenshot Captor

    4.16.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple and functional screenshot program

    7
    871 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
    243 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
    44 votes
    • Free Screen Recorder

      3.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get audio and video captures from your screen

      6
      425 votes
      • PROS: Five capture modes, Some effects available
      • CONS: Lack of advanced functions, No integrated editor
    • Next Launcher 3D Shell

      3.22

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      3D effects on the screen of your Android device

      7
      5 votes
      • iCursor

        1.40

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Add sparks and lights to your cursor

        6
        241 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
        • Sim Aquarium 3D

          3.8.B70

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Sit back and relax and enjoy the fish swim by.

          7
          293 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.
        • YoWindow

          3S

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac
          iPhone

          An original weather forecast app with real time effects

          8
          196 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
        • 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
          6 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
          • 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
          • PicPick Portable

            v4.0.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Handy screen capturing tool with editing capabilities

            7
            35 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
          • Color Call Screen - Cool screen effects for FREE

            1.0.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A free program for android

            8
            7 votes
            • 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
              • 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
              • 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
              • Call Screen Themes – FREE Themes, Cool Effects

                1.0.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                A free program for android

                -
                No votes yet
                • Apex Launcher Pro

                  1.1

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Android

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

                  10
                  1 vote
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