Top 3 Best Free Screen Recorders Without Watermark 2018

Check out the top 3 best free screen recorders without watermark in this article. This list includes top 3 powerful screen recording software for Windows and Mac which will not leave a watermark on your video recording.

Frankly speaking, there are dozens of free screen recorders you can use on the market now. They all have the capability to record video on the screen with narration plus some annotation tools to use for free. However, you can only use some of them because of the watermark and video length limitation. It’s annoying that the developer put a huge watermark on your output video just to protect their license or to encourage you to purchase their Pro license.

In today post, I will share with you top 3 best free screen recorders you can use on your Windows (or Mac). These programs will not either leave a watermark or time limit on your recordings. They are completely free to use.

Actually, two of them appeared in our previous review of 5 best free screen recorders no watermark in 2017. Sadly, time passes, human heart changes. I have to re-write my article since some developers inserted a watermark on the output without advanced notice to the users. Anyway, we have to accept that since we are just free users. They can’t get money from us, right? Here are top 3 best free screen recorders for you in 2018.

Top 3 Best Free Screen Recorders Without Watermark 2018

1. ActivePresenter – Best Overall Free Screen Recorder Without Watermark

ActivePresenter is one of the most powerful free screen recorders you can use in 2018. It’s absolutely free without watermark or time limit. In ActivePresenter, you can record anything from the screen in various resolutions. The program also lets you record your webcam, audio from the microphone and your system sound too. While using ActivePresenter, you will have to learn some of its features since it is not just a simple screen recording software but an e-learning authoring tool. Recording screen is only a small function of this program. To understand more about it, please read our detail review of ActivePresenter here. 

ActivePresenter is compatible to Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (64-bit only). If you are using Windows 32 bit, you can download ActivePresenter 6 at the same page. For macOS, it’s available for OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, macOS 10.13. Don’t forget to read carefully feature description before using it.

Take a look at a this tutorial video. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so that you won’t miss any new video on our channel.

Download it free here

2. OBS Studio – Best Free and Open Source Screen Recorder For Gaming and Streaming

Frankly speaking, I am not a fan of open source programs because they are not always safe to use. Added to that, technical support is very limited too. OBS Studio (or Open Broadcaster Studio) is an exception. This is the only open source program I am using now for creating how-to tutorials and recording game-play on my computer. It is in some case more powerful than ActivePresenter. For example, if you want to record high speed games at 60 or 90 fps, OBS Studio can perform very. Added to that OBS Studio has a live streaming function that streamers would love to use it. To understand more about OBS Studio, please read our detail review here! (Don’t be lazy!).

OBS Studio is available for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, macOS X 10.11+ and Linux. If you want to try this program, follow this download link.

OBS Studio Recording Software
OBS Studio Recording Software

3. Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

If you don’t record the screen very often and don’t want to download or install a new program on you computer but still want to use all the features, Apowersoft free online screen recorder is the right choice for you. Like ActivePresenter and OBS Studio, Apowersoft will not leave any watermark on your recording. You can record anything you from the screen, edit recorded video and save it to your computer or share it online. This program also has real-time annotation tools for decorating the video with circle, arrows or numbers. Read Apowersoft free screen recorder review here!

Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder
Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

Bottom line

As always, I don’t want to mess you up with a list of more than 10 programs. It’s a waste of time to read all the stuff and don’t know where to go. Depending on your needs, try one of my above mentioned free screen recorders without watermark. You won’t be disappointed.

  • For making YouTube videos, how-to tutorials, product demos, software simulations and training videos, use ActivePresenter as it is perfect for these purposes.
  • For recording game-play and live streaming, use OBS Studio. I am sure you will love it.
  • For recording video online, use Apowersoft free online screen recorder.

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Good luck!


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