Have you ever needed to record your screen to show a demo of your product, give someone a walkthrough as a tutorial, or create a video of your screen for team training?
Screen recording apps are perfect for this. Never before have these tools been so fast, so clean, and so easy-to-use.
Screen capture software has come a long way from the days of downloading clunky desktop programs that slow your computer down and require you to read an instruction manual.
Today’s tools are intuitive browser plugins that are so useful and convenient they’ll transform the way your sales and support teams communicate with co-workers and customers.
Here are the top 6 screen recording apps we recommend checking out:
Loom is a (free) cloud-based screen recording app with a chrome browser extension that makes sharing video super easy. You simply click the extension to start recording your video.
You can capture yourself, anything on your screen, or both! Your video is automatically copied to your clipboard and ready to share as a link or an embeddable video. It seriously couldn’t be easier.
Screencastify is a super-simple screen recorder that will supercharge the way you communicate with coworkers, employees, students, etc.
Like Loom, it has a Chrome extension that makes it a breeze to record, edit and share HD videos in seconds. Instead of typing up long emails, reports or documentation, deliver your message more quickly and clearly with a screen video.
Flashback offers two versions (express and pro). Express is free. Pro is $99. It’s not a browser extension, you have to download it (PC only, unfortunately), but it’s easy-to-use and loaded with features.
FlashBack screen recorder captures any part of your screen and turns it into a video file. You can draw on your screen, add notes and images and easily edit your video to make it look professional.
Snagit (from TechSmith) released its newest version in 2019 bosting that’s “the only screen capture software with built-in advanced image editing and screen recording. So you can easily create high-quality images and videos all in one program.”
Snagit provides you with a great way to record a video call on Skype or Google Hangouts without using sophisticated video conferencing equipment. It’s not a chrome extension – it’s a desktop software that creeps up on your screen when you browse the internet.
Recordit is a GIF-based screen recording tool that provides a desktop app for both Windows and Mac. It allows you to record your desktop screen for as long as five minutes, and it’s free.
After downloading, the Recordit icon appears on the Start menu. To start recording, you just need to click on the icon and select the area you want to capture.
CloudApp brings screenshots, GIF creation, and screen recording to the cloud, in a simple yet sophisticated app that will transform the way you communicate.
It has several different plans ranging from $0-$17/month. But what really sets CloudApp apart is the integrations. CloudApp integrates with an insane amount of third-party software products.
Whatever other apps you’re using, there’s a good chance CloudApp plugs right in. You can dive deeper into the value of CloudApp here.
Editor’s Note: This article is part of the blog series Run Your Business brought to you by the marketing team at UniTel Voice, the virtual phone system priced and designed for startups and small business owners.