Overview Of 5 Best Free Screen Recording Software For Windows/Mac


Showing other people what you are doing on your computer’s screen is an effective way to explain about your product, software or service. A free screen recorder can help you make you describe exactly what you want to show. A perfect free screen recorder has to be lightweight, simple to use and has necessary recording capabilites as well as easy to download and install on your computer.

For the purpose of helping you save your valuable time in searching for a freeware to record your computer screen, I’ll show you the overview of 5 best free screen recording software for Windows/ Mac that I believe they can satisfy your below applications:

  • Creating a product demonstration video for marketing or promotion campaign.
  • Creating a tutorial video showing to your customer about product, service you are supplying.
  • Making perfect software simulation, programs demos that help you introduce your product to users.

Overview of 5 best free screen recording software for Windows and Mac

They are free to download and install on your Windows or Mac computer. Capturing screenshot, recording videos and edit recorded videos are really simple.

1.ActivePresenter

Best free screen recording software for recording video and taking screenshot on Desktop for free without time limit, no watermark.

ActivePresenter is one of the best free screen recorders at present time. Like most of other screencast tools in the world, ActivePresenter provides a powerful free screen recorder for users to record videos and audios from your computer’s screen, take screenshots as well as editing the videos to create tutorial videos, product demonstration videos or software simulations.

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ActivePresenter provides simple interface with white and blue color and well arranged tools bar on top. Start capturing by click NEW CAPTURE

∑Pros 

  • Easy to use interface.
  • Record videos & audios as long as you want.
  • Record system sounds.
  • Record mouse movements.
  • Integrated with advanced video editing tools: You can Cut, crop, split, merge videos, add text caption, blur effects, transition…etc.
  • Edit multiple videos/ slides.
  • Adding Annotations, animations to videos.
  • Export file to AVI, MKV, WebM, MP4 in Full HD quality.
  • Can work in both Windows & Mac.

∑cons

  • No webcam record.
  • Can’t upload directly online.

2. Icecream

The most simple, professional free screen recorder for Windows & Mac with drawing tools. Record your computer’s screen & Webcam easily.

Icecream screen recorder is one of my favorite screen capture tools. When working with computer, I often use Icecream to take screen shots and record short videos without editing and deliver it to my friends promptly. It is easy to install on your computer.

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Icecream Screen Recorder Interface is simplified and easy to use.

 ∑Pros 

  • Easy to install and simplified user interface.
  • Easy to use user interface.
  • Record videos and audios and around mouse area.
  • Save videos to MP4, WebM, MOV, MP4.
  • Take Screen Shots and draw outline on the screen during recording.

 ∑Cons 

  • Recording time is limited to 10 minutes only.
  • There are no video editing tools.

3. Screencast O Matic

An online free software to record video & adios free, online and share your footage to YouTube, Vimeo or cloud. 

Screencast O Matic is an web-based free screen recorder. It has almost the same features with Icecream screen recorder such as: Webcam recording, draw outline during recording. Allow to record videos & audios without editing. Screencast O Matic is really simple to use and best for short screencast video. (less than 10 minutes).

Screencast-o-matic

∑Pros 

  • Easy to use.
  • Record video & audio narration.
  • Record Webcam or both Screen and webcam.
  • Save file to MP4, AVI, FLV
  • Upload directly to YouTube or Vimeo.

∑Cons

  • Recording time is limited to 15 minutes only.
  • No video editing tools.

4. Flashback Express

The best free screen recording software for games. Record your screen and webcam to make fantastic videos and presentations to share online.

Flash Back Express is another good free screen recorder for you to try. It can be used to record videos & audios with few video editing tools and export files to WMV. Scheduling recording time is one of the most unique functions in Flash Back Express. There is no time limitation at all.

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

∑Pros 

  • Easy to use. You can download and install quickly.
  • Can record video and audio.
  • Record from webcam.
  • Scheduling recording time.
  • No recording time limitation.
  • Edit and share video directly to YouTube.

∑Cons

  • Lack of necessary video editing tools.
  • Can save file in WMV only.
  • Require to register an account before you start.

5. Bandicam

A powerful, free screen recorder for recording games and long screencast videos. Record from any videos device like webcam, IPTV, Smartphone and PS/box to share on YouTube and Vimeo.

Bandicam has been famous all over the world as a favorite screen recorder for gamer and screencast creator. Although it does not include powerful editing tools like ActivePresenter but it is capable of recording from external device such as Webcam and HDMI devices.

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∑Pros 

  • Easy to use interface.
  • Record videos & audios within 10 minutes.
  • Output file: AVI & MP4.
  • Record game plays in high quality.

∑cons

  • Recording time is limited to 10 minutes with a watermark.
  • No integrated video editing tools.

Bottom Line

These are the most popular free screen recording software that works on Windows and Mac we’ve reviewed recently. Take a closer look at our detail reviews before trying to download and install them on your computer.  Find our post valuable? Please share this post and click follow us.Or if you have anything to ask, drop your comment here or email to me.

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