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There are many situations where you would want to record whats happening on your screen.

From helping your relatives troubleshoot their computers, to uploading Tutorials and Gaming videos on YouTube, you need a good app that lets you record your screen.

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In this article, I am going to list out some of the best screen recording software, that is also free to download and use.

1. TinyTake

Tiny take is another free screen recording tool and screenshot capturing tool that is available for both Mac and Windows.

The free version lets you record up to 2 hours of videos in length.

You can also edit the videos, add some basic texts if you want to using it’s built in annotation tool.

2. SRecorder

SRecorder is another free software for Windows that lets you record screen along with audio.

Its simplicity makes it a perfect tool for creating short videos easily on your computer.

3. EZVid

This app is pretty neat for creating screencasts, has a pretty solid built-in video editor for directly editing the recorded screen, making some changes to it and then uploading it on YouTube.

You can also import videos from your computer and mix them up to create a nice looking video.

And yes, this one is also free, you can download it from here.

4. Free Screen Video Recorder

As the name suggests, it’s a free screen video recorder for Windows.

It is also a screenshot capture tool, that allows you to easily record your screen.

The images can be saved in many different formats. Apart from the usual .jepg and .png, it also has a support for BMP, GIF, TGA and for video, it supports MP4.

5. Jing

Jing makes creating short tutorials for friends and family easy.

You can use it to create a short video to teach something how it’s done, whether it’s social media, uploading photos to Google, Facebook, attaching files to Email or using a particular website.

You can download it from the official TechSmith site.

6. IceCream Screen Recorder

This software for recording your screen is a clean and lightweight and is also a feature rich app.

The free version offers almost everything for you to make short videos, it also offers premium features that can be enabled after paying a fixed amount.

I’ve tried quite a few apps from Icecream, like their password manager, their apps are pretty nice for the price, which is zero, to start with.

 

7. Bandicam Screen Recorder

Here is another free alternative to record videos. Though the UI is pretty basic it also makes it a pretty lightweight app to work with.

Plus, it offers all the feature you will need to create screencasts.

8. CamStudio

It is one of the most popular free screen recorders for Windows. You can record your screen along with the audio of your computer, that is if you have connected a mic and are speaking while recording your screen. it does that natively.

It does that natively, which makes it suitable for Gaming Videos or Tutorials.

Apart from that, the app also supports picture-in-picture functionality, which makes you show yourself by recording yourself via a Webcam.

The UI is pretty basic but quite simple to understand and use.

It might only take a few days to get a hold of this application for using it to its potential.

9. eLectra Screen Recorder

This little app might be pretty old, but works really well, you a record your screen, the entire screen or a particular region, or directly record your webcam connected to your PC.

You can also add music or your own voice using a microphone.

10. Screencast-O-Matic

The free version of this app comes with a limitation of recording 15 min long videos, which is fine for many people.

If you want to create a tutorial video to teach something to your friends or family, this can be useful.

The only downside is, the free version adds a watermark to the video, So, I would recommend to either go for the paid or pick any other from the above if you are looking to create videos for YouTube or a course. or for a presentation.

For that purpose, you can also check out the Camtasia, which is an amazingly cool app for both Windows and Mac.

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The app is priced at $49.95, but it’s totally worth it.