Best screen recorders for creating how-to videos

Screen recorder for creating how-to videos. The best screen recording software you can use for making perfect how-to or tutorial videos.

How-to video is an effective way of delivering product’s instruction, feature description or idea explanation. It has been used more and more in marketing and sales business. In order to create a how-to video, you will definitely need a screen recorder.

Screen recorder is a tool that allows you to record video, audio from your computer or capture an image. In today post, i will introduce to you top 6 best screen recorders for creating how-to video easily.

6 best screen recorders for creating how-to videos

1. ActivePresenter

ActivePresenter is a all-in-one screen recorder which includes a recording software, a video editor and an authoring tool for create e-learning content. If you want something more than just a simple recording software that can help you to create professional how-to video, product tutorials or software demos, then it is your perfect choice. ActivePresenter is free for personal use and can work on Windows and Mac. While its paid version is $149 for life time license.

ActivePresenter Interface
ActivePresenter provide simple interface with white and blue color and well arranged tools bar on top.

2. Apowersoft screen recorder pro

Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro is a wonderful product designed by Apowersoft Ltd, a Hong Kong based enterprise. It has all necessary tools to record from your desktop, webcam, system sound, audio from external device to give high-quality results. You are able to customize full screen or part of screen, switch between screen options, schedule tasks.. and so on. A free video editor with some basic editing tools allow you to cut, trim, adjust video speed, contrast, shapes and convert to various formats such as: MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG, VOB, ASF, GIF. You can choose to upload your result directly to YouTube, FTP or share it on popular social media.

Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro Recording Options
Recording Options

3. Snagit 13

Snagit is yet a simple and powerful screen capture software and screen recorder for making how-to videos. It can run on both Windows and Mac. Snagit provides 15 days free trial and a great deal price at $49.95. Snagit lets you share what can’t be put into words. Easily create custom images and videos for demos, feedback, reviews, and more. Snag any image and enhance it with effects or create a quick video of your computer screen with no time restrictions. Then share your creations instantly with anyone. No matter what you’re working on, Snagit helps you eliminate confusion and provide people with personal, meaningful content.

Snagit Screen recorder

4. Aiseesoft screen recorder

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder impressed us by logical and clear user’s interface and really like this software. This is really a useful tool for making how-to video. However, the limitation on recording time at only 2 minutes make it get lower point from our reviewers. Added to that, it lacks of video editing features also make us disappointed. However, if you want to record short how-to videos, this tool maybe the best choice for you. The interface is so easy that you only need a minutes to learn and start making your recording. When looking at paid version, the price for 1 license will be $39 at the time we wrote this review. Tutorial articles, how-to video as well as a strong, online community to make this tool more and more popular nowadays.

Aiseesoft capturing tool
Aiseesoft capturing tool

5. Apowersoft free online screen recorder

Apowersoft free online screen recorder is really a professional, simple to use recorder in its lineup of the tools we tested. Apowersoft require user to download a launcher before starting the record. It will take few seconds because the launcher size is only ~800kb. From our point of view, this free screen recorder is better than any other free online tool because it does not either put a recording time limit or a watermark on the output. The built-in converter allows you to create a video file in MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, VOB, ASF and GIF or upload the file directly to YouTube or Vimeo, Google drive and Dropbox. We have tested this tools and see that you can record on screen video, from webcam and audio from microphone or external device.

apowersoft free screen recorder interface
Apowersoft free screen recorder interface

6. OBS Studio

OBS Studio is a one of the most common screen recording software for making how-to videos in the world now. It also allow you to record games or live streaming:

Recording games: During our test, OBS shows that it must be the most suitable screen recording software for games. Although, you will need sometime to learn how to use OBS at the first time because its features pack seems too much for simple games capture. You’ll need to dig deeply into the setting function before getting started. After that, you will find this software an amazing free program like we did. We will bullet down pros and cons in games recording in the next part.

Live Streaming: Despite the fact that, live streaming is a hard work for most free screen recorder, OBS makes live streaming as easy as its recording capability. It supports almost all streaming platform such as Twitch, Facebook Live, and YouTube live. If you want broadcast your games, recordings online, just go to streaming setting and input streaming key to get it started. Adding logo, text, webcam to your live videos is also possible.

OBS Free Screen Recorder
OBS User Interface

These are the best screen recorders you should use to make how-to videos in 2017. There are some similar topic about free screen recorders you can read down here:

Bottom line

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Good luck!


3 thoughts on “Best screen recorders for creating how-to videos

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  1. Thanks again Maria. Yes, we have a facebook fanpage and linkedin account too. You can connect witb us by click at social icons at the header of the site. Which software you like and why?

  2. Hi Jacky. This is my 2nd comment on your site. I have to say thank you again. So nice tools and great suggestion. Do you have facebook or linkedin?

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