What are the best Screencasting software?

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    #1Camstudio

    Camstudio

    CamStudio is a free and open source app screen recorder which can record all audio and screen activity on a Windows computer. Recorded screens are available for download as SWF and AVI formats only.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jemimah Pico
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "CamStudio has been very useful for me, I've used it several times for recording tutorials on how to install certain apps and software in your computer."
  2. 13

    #2Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen recorder which is used by many educators as a tool for creating instructive demos or tutorials on PC. Users can also add narration using a microphone.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Charles Gibson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I have used many screencasting software in many devices; PC, tablets and smartphones and I can say Screencast-O-Matic is easiest one to use. The fact that it does not have many properties should discourage you though but it will allow you to use this device easily."
  3. 9

    #3Loom

    Loom
    Loom is a minimalistic recorder that captures your screen, mic and even, if you want, the front-facing camera (a good option if you want to be a YouTuber). Oh, and unlimited recording time.
    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Kathy Newman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is so versatile, you can record a message and send it through social media, or anywhere else, great for schooling and work."
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    #4FlashBack Express

    FlashBack Express
    Schedule recording is the main attraction of this app. You can start capturing your screen at a certain time or even when you open a particular program. FlashBack Express is free to use but you need to ask the developer for a registration key
    Software

    Windows

    Free- pro version available

    Helen Henderson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I'm a teacher, and I'm always trying to keep up with my students in the realm of technology. It's also hard to capture and hold their interest. Flashback Express lets me create presentations, share them with the class and record them. With the recording feature, I can make my material available to students who've missed a class, or who want to go over a presentation again to make sure they fully grasp the concepts, especially before a test. I really love editing the recordings to enhance them with boxes, highlights and pictures."
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    #5Rylstim Screen Recorder

    Rylstim Screen Recorder
    Rylstim Screen Recorder is a perfect tool if you want to make a simple recording: select codec, frame rate and storage location and the app will record until you say so. It is also available in portable version.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Beverly Harris
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I was looking for a screencasting software that would allow me to easily record my screen. This had an easy setup and allowed me to do everything I needed to do."
  3. 5

    #6ScreenFlow

    ScreenFlow

    ScreenFlow is a software for Mac which allows users to take screen recordings as well as edit recorded videos. The software also offers a free trial for those who want to get a feel for its layout and convenience.

    Software

    Mac

    Varies by plan

    Justin Warren
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Artists who work with videos will appreciate the functionality of ScreenFlow. This product deserves the awards it has won and is best in class for pros who need to produce the utmost in professional quality videos. A try as long as you want before you buy marketing strategy should give you ample experience (watermarks are included until purchased) working with the software, but ScreenFlow deserves its praise and awards."
  4. 5

    #7HYFY Screen Recorder

    HYFY Screen Recorder
    A screen recorder made especially for businesses. There is a free version but it is really limited: 1 minute videos only during a 30 days trial
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- There's two paid pro versions

    Zhu Long
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Close deals faster by maximizing engagement with personalized videos and GIFs, tailored to your customer's needs"
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    #8Snagit

    Snagit

    Snagit is a software which allows users to record screen activities, take screenshots, and edit images. The software is considered by many to be the best screen-capture tool in the market and even offers a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.95

    Robert Holland
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A fine example of screencasting software, but not the best to be sure. I greatly prefer other software after trying this one. It's okay, but not quality grade."
  6. 1

    #9Screencastify

    Screencastify

    Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that enables users to record everything going on in one of their browser tabs or on their whole PC desktop. It records professional quality videos which can also be shared on YouTube.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Coco Ma
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I like this as I can share my screen instantly. I also liked the fact I didn't have to download anything. So far, so good."
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    #10Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software
    Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming. It supports YouTube, Mixer, and Twitch platforms. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Hansika Tata
    Written on September 29, 2018
    "My adult son recently purchased OBS for recording his gameplay videos. He is very satisfied with this screencasting software as he can adjust it to his computer's Graphics Processing Unit. The quality of videos also turns out great."

Summary

Best What are the best Screencasting software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CamstudioSoftware 15 Free
2Screencast-O-MaticSoftware 13 Free
3LoomSoftware 9 Free
4FlashBack ExpressSoftware 8 Free
5Rylstim Screen RecorderSoftware 6 Free
6ScreenFlowSoftware 5 Paid
7HYFY Screen RecorderSoftware 5 Free
8SnagitSoftware 3 Paid
9ScreencastifySoftware 1 Free
10Open Broadcaster SoftwareSoftware 0 Free
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