Screen Capture on Windows 11: Top 3 Free Tools without Watermark

If you’re looking for the best free screen recording software without watermarks or time limits on Windows 11, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll introduce you to the top 3 most powerful screen recording tools that you can use without any worry on your Windows 11 computer.

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Now, let’s dive into the details.

1. Windows 11 built-in screen recorder – XBox Game Bar

TThis is the default screen recording software that comes with Windows 11. It is primarily designed for video game screen recording, but it also has all the essential functions of a screen recording software. You can capture voice from your microphone, system sounds, and mouse operations. To use this software, simply press the Windows + G shortcut on your keyboard and start recording. You can customize your external microphone, video quality, and frame rate.


  • It’s built-in to your computer
  • Completely free to use
  • Ability to record high-quality screen video with microphone, system sound, and mouse movements
  • Ability to take screenshots


  • Partial recording is not available
  • Can’t edit recorded videos
  • Maximum recording time is 4 hours only
  • Can’t record webcam

Best for

Best for: This built-in screen recording software is ideal for users who need a simple screen recording tool and don’t want to install third-party software on their computer.


ActivePresenter is a powerful screen recorder, video editor, and eLearning authoring software that you can use to create online training videos. It comes with a free screen recorder that lets you capture your screen, microphone, and system sound simultaneously. You can also record your webcam and easily adjust its size and position.

ActivePresnter recording toolbar


  • Free to use
  • No watermarks or time limits
  • Ability to record screen, audio, and webcam at the same time
  • Ability to adjust mouse cursor effect
  • Ability to edit video and audio
  • Ability to export projects to mp4, avi, or mkv without a watermark
  • Ability to convert text to speech


  • Need to convert projects after recording
  • Limited video effects and transitions

Best for

ActivePresenter is best for content creators who want to create training videos, software tutorials, and need to edit their screen recording afterward.

OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-source, cross-platform screen recording and livestreaming software that you can download and use for free on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It allows you to capture your screen, microphone, and webcam simultaneously. You can also use OBS Studio to livestream on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch.


  • Completely free to use without limitations
  • Ability to capture computer screen, webcam, and audio simultaneously
  • Ability to livestream on YouTube or Facebook
  • Ability to capture gameplay in high fps


  • Can’t adjust mouse cursor effect
  • Can’t adjust webcam in post-production
  • Steep learning curve

Best for:

OBS Studio is best for those who want to capture games, livestreams, or create training videos for YouTube.

Bottom line

In conclusion, choosing the right screen recording software depends on the type of training you want to do. There is no one-size-fits-all software, only the one that works best for you. We hope this post helps you find the right software according to your needs.


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