The most lightweight screen recording software in 2017

The most lightweight screen recording software for Windows and Mac, reviewed in 2017 by elearning supporter team.

We have to admit that the number of screen recorders is increasing rapidly with the new options appear almost every year. The good is that users will have more option to choose besides traditional software. The bad is that it is really hard to discover the best screen recorder for your needs.

In today post, we will look into the most lightweight screen recording software for Windows and Mac, reviewed and updated in 2017.

Top 5 lightweight screen recording software for Windows and Mac

These are free and paid, lightweight screen recorder you can use for creating tutorials, product demos or product feature description.

1. ActivePresenter – Free

ActivePresenter is not only a free screen recorder but also a good video editor for Windows and macOs. It is a lightweight screen recorder and has all tools you need to record video and audio from your desktop plus advanced editing package you can use for free. While the free version has the same features as the paid version which cost $149 per license for someone who want to create professional, nice looking screencast videos.

Pre-recording set up in activepresenter
Pre-Recording Set Up in ActivePresenter

2. Aiseesoft screen recorder – $27.30

Aiseesoft is a nice, professional and lightweight screen recorder for you to try if you are hunting for a simple to use software with high quality result. When starting the programs, you will have two options: recording video and audio or audio only. The player’s skin can be changed as well as your languages. Aiseesoft screen recorder is a great choice for someone who need tool that work in the simple way. If you want to remove the limitation, the cost for 1 PC, lifetime is stand at only $27.30. It is really great price, right?

Aiseesoft capturing tool
Aiseesoft capturing tool

3. Flashback Express – $49

Another good, lightweight screen recorder with intuitive user interface and simple to use is Flashback Express, a product of Blueberry. Flashback Express can record full screen or regional, sound and webcam. While Flashback Express is limited to only screen recording capability and save file to only WMV plus upload to YouTube option, their pro version adds tons of editing features and extend the output formats into MP4, AVI, Flash, QuickTime and so on.

Flash Back Express Free Screen Recorder
Flash Back Express User Interface is easy to use and navigate.

4. Icecream free screen recorder – $15 

Icecream free screen recorder is one of the best 2-in-1 software that you can use to capturing video and audio on your computer and taking screenshot. You have all necessary tools for recording computer, taking screenshot, and outline on screen while recording as well as recording your webcam. Their free version is limited to 10 minutes only but the good thing is no watermark and Go Pro price is really, really great – $15/ year.

icecream screen recorder
Icecream interface

5. Snagit – $49.95 

Snagit is a famous, professional screen recorder from TechSmith which is lightweight too. It has all tools you need to record video and audio, capture image, record a scrolling web page. It is really, really simple to use Snagit to create interesting tutorial videos or product demonstration.  The bad thing is: Snagit does not have free version. You only have chance to use free trial within 15 days, then you have to buy. The good thing is the price is really great. It is only $49.95


Bottom Line

Okay, these are the most lightweight screen recorders for Windows and Mac you should try. No matter which software you choose, please read publisher’s description carefully to avoid wasting your valuable time. If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact us any time.

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