Have you ever needed to record your screen to show a product demo, 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, clean, and easy to use.
Screen capture software has come a long way from the days of downloading clunky desktop programs that slowed your computer down and required you to read an instruction manual.
Today’s tools are intuitive browser plugins that are so useful and convenient they’ll transform how 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 videos super easy. You 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 embedded video. It seriously couldn’t be easier.
We use Loom, and we love it.
Screencastify is a super-simple screen recorder that will supercharge how 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.
Used by account managers, UX designers, sales teams, support reps, marketers, and teachers worldwide.
Flashback offers two versions (express and pro). Express is free. The 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.
Export your movie in any major video format, or upload straight to YouTube or FlashBack Connect.
Snagit helps you quickly share information in a way that’s easy to understand. Capture your screen and camera, add additional context, and move work forward faster.
What can you do with Snagit?
- Show customers and coworkers how to do something with screenshots and videos.
- Mark up your screenshots, trim your video, or use a template to create visual instructions and guides.
- Send media directly to popular apps, platforms, and cloud drives. Keep an editable copy for yourself.
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, click on the icon and select the area you want to capture.
After recording a screencast, it then automatically uploads your video to the cloud, where you can share it with others or turn it into a GIF with one click.
CloudApp brings screenshots, GIF creation, and screen recording to the cloud, in a simple yet sophisticated app that will transform your communication.
It has several plans ranging from $0 to $9.95/month. But what sets CloudApp apart is the integrations. CloudApp integrates with an insane amount of third-party software products.
There’s a good chance CloudApp plugs right in whatever other apps you’re using.
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