Best Screencast Software & Elearning Authoring Tool In 2018?


In this world, no one can tell you which software is the best one in its industry, especially in e-learning world. So do I. There are hundreds of screencast software and the same number of elearning authoring tool you can easily find on the market now. There are also all-in-one programs which include both screencasting tools and authoring tools too. To find the best tool that suites your needs and your budget, you’ll have to spend your time trying the program to evaluate it. No shortcut here!

As a software reviewer, I’ve tried dozen of screencast software (both free and paid) as well as elearning authoring tools from the simplest software that allows you to record screen without any editing feature like Camstudio to the most complicated all-in-one suite like Adobe Captivate or Articulate 360. I realized the fact that, most of simple screencasting software are free. And the other complex suite cost around $1000 per year. That’s encourage me to write this article to recommend to you one of the most powerful and affordable all-in-one suite (screencast software and elearning authoring tool) that I’ve been using for years – ActivePresenter, created by Atomi Systems.

What’s in the box?

Screen Recorder

ActivePresenter provides users an easy to use, powerful, free screen recording software that you can use to grab your desktop. The quality of the result is in full HD. You are allowed to record your computer in full screen or customized area, a locked application with your audio and webcam in full high definition quality.

ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar
ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar

Video Editor

ActivePresenter comes along with a built-in video editor where you can use to edit your recording with cut, trim, crop, split and merge video tool. You can also add texts, shapes, closed caption to the video plus advanced video editing features like Chroma key, Text-to-speech, picture in picture, audio fade in/out and so on.

ActivePresenter Working Area
ActivePresenter Working Area

Elearning Authoring tool

ActivePresenter has everything you need to create fully responsive learning courses from scratch. To learn more detail about ActivePresenter, I suggest you read my carefully review of it here!

Pricing Plan

Currently, I am using ActivePresenter professional version which cost $399 per license. This license is suitable for e-learning course creators. However, if you don’t need to export your project into HTML5, then you can choose its standard license ($199 only). Added to that, ActivePresenter free edition is the best option for those of you who often create YouTube videos.

Bottom Line

ActivePresenter is a stand alone, offline screencast software & elearning authoring tool that works for both Windows and Mac. It is recommended for all tutors, teachers, trainers and professional elearning course creators. I hope you like my suggestion. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact us any time. Don’t forget to follow us to receive more valuable post notification in the future!

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