Download Screen Recording - Best Software & Apps

  • Free Screen Recorder

    Free Screen Recorder10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Ideal for making quick screen movies

    8
    3177 votes
    • PROS: Nice and easy layout, Tools for making presentations, Free to use and pretty powerful
    • CONS: Basic compared to paid programs, Not a pretty menu, but certainly functional
  • Snagit

    Snagit2019.1.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Innovative and Professional Communications Made Easy

    7
    1082 votes
    • PROS: Speedy screencaptures, Quick, clear, concise, Ability to create screencasts, Easy sharing, Set a professional tone to your communications
    • CONS: Sliding scale of costs for business use, Video editing requires further software
  • QQ Messenger

    QQ Messenger2.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    819 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • LICEcap

    LICEcap1.23

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create animated GIFs from your desktop

    7
    74 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Pause and resume recording , Recording image size, Maximum FPS selection, Number of repetitions of the GIF
    • CONS: By default the GIF takes up a lot of space
  • Screen Recorder Pro

    Screen Recorder Pro10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A powerful screen recorder in a simple package

    8
    49 votes
    • PROS: Easy recording process, Comes with a video editor, Editor can support a lot of file formats, Screen Recorder is customizable
    • CONS: Video editor can be confusing, Buggy sometimes, File format support for Recorder is limited, Editor features are limited
  • Apowersoft Screen Recorder

    Apowersoft Screen Recorder3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Schedule screen recordings

    6
    1390 votes
    • PROS: Record entire screen or regions, Schedule recordings and shutdown times, Can capture computer or microphone audio
    • CONS: Links appear in the middle of menus and toolbars
  • Mobizen

    Mobizen2.12.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Android and Windows, friends forever

    8
    810 votes
    • PROS: Little delay in remote viewing, Quick access via PIN, Remote screen recording
    • CONS: Connectivity issues, Two icons in the notification area, Window cannot be resized
  • SmartPixel

    SmartPixel3.2.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    SmartPixel | https://smartpixel.en.softonic.com/windows

    5
    67 votes
    • PROS: Record your screen in HD quality, Add annotations and live commentary to videos, Upload videos to YouTube with ease, Export videos in various formats
    • CONS: Requires a lot of resources, Program can sometimes crash during recording sessions, Getting to know the program can take some time, Interface is complicated at first
  • Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen Recorder5.92

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional and Streamlined Screen Recording Software

    7
    374 votes
    • PROS: Comparable to more well-known screen capture packages., The additional ability to record videos as well as to save standard images.
    • CONS: As opposed to more streamlined plug-ins the file size is 49 megabytes., High-definition videos may not render properly upon playback and not all codecs are supported.
  • Multi-Camera Recorder

    Multi-Camera Recorder01.03.00.02

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A multi-camera recorder that might be helpful

    7
    61 votes
    • PROS: Can support up to 16 cameras, Can convert to AVI, Can take pictures, Can resize videos
    • CONS: Has typos, Difficult to use, Recordings is saved as VCR, Recordings have lags
  • DU Recorder Live

    DU Recorder Live1.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Capture your screen

    9
    16 votes
    • PROS: Limitless screen recording, Trim videos and remove unwanted clips, Chat with other users during livestreams
    • CONS: Lacks media controls, Not able to record voice overs during sessions
  • Action!

    Action!3.9.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional High-Definition Screen and Game Recorder

    7
    3236 votes
    • PROS: A very easy software package to use, 60 frames per second allow for high-definition playback, Files can be shared across multiple devices if required
    • CONS: Higher frame rates will inevitably take up more memory, Users do not have the ability to customize these frame rates (predetermined rates are provided)
  • Slimjet Web Browser

    Slimjet Web Browser2.0.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Jet-fast browsing

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Clean, streamlined browser, Great ad blocking, Good privacy settings, no data sharing and anti-tracking, Built-in screen capture and screen recording feature
    • CONS: Advanced knowledge required for some customisation, Some popular customisation options are not possible, Lacks the level of support of more well known browsers
  • Nvidia GeForce Shadowplay

    Nvidia GeForce Shadowplay

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Nvidia GeForce Shadowplay records the games you have already experienced

    6
    266 votes
    • PROS: Record the most recent minutes, Great optimization
    • CONS: Unstable, Few configuration options
  • Freez Screen Video Capture

    Freez Screen Video Capture1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple screen recording

    6
    163 votes
    • PROS: Uncomplicated, Records audio and video, Control with hotkeys
    • CONS: Irritating 'update' nag screen, Doesn't minimize completely, Difficult to select screen region
  • AZ Screen Recorder

    AZ Screen Recorder5.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Record your (smartphone) life

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Smooth, good quality playback, No device root required, Easy recording process, Ability to see video time limit
    • CONS: No countdown timer
  • Free Screen Recorder

    Free Screen Recorder3.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get audio and video captures from your screen

    6
    431 votes
    • PROS: Five capture modes, Some effects available
    • CONS: Lack of advanced functions, No integrated editor
  • QQ for Mac

    QQ for MacInternational 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!, No video chat feature
  • Mobizen for SAMSUNG

    Mobizen for SAMSUNG3.6.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Mobizen for SAMSUNG uses your mobile device to create videos

    9
    23 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Good control of video output, Easy to connect
    • CONS: Only works on Samsung devices; get the main Mobizen app for other uses
  • VSDC Free Screen Recorder

    VSDC Free Screen Recorder1.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy Capturing Of Desktop Shots

    8
    30 votes
    • PROS: Capture desktop screenshots into video format, Make presentations, tutorials and demo videos from desktop scenes, Leaves no watermark on recorded videos, Comes with simple interface
    • CONS: Stealing content and reposting them is illegal, Dependent on the system’s codecs when recording, Requires microphones or line-in for audio input, Has limited video editing tools
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1Free Screen Recorder10.031778.2Windows
2Snagit2019.1.210827.2Windows,Mac
3QQ Messenger2.118197Windows
4Action!3.9.532366.5Windows
5Apowersoft Screen Recorder3.1.013906.2Windows,Android
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