Best 9 Free Screen Recording Software For Creating Screencasts

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When I decide to learn Photoshop, first of all, I have opted for video tutorials from YouTube and other video hosting sites. If you are good at teaching by using a computer, use this software list to prepare teaching videos. Here I am giving the best 9 free software.

Free Screen Recording software

With the help of screencasts (screen recording software), it can be possible to better describe/demonstrate a computer-related product or service. And, it spreads faster as anyone can easily embed the video (if supported) to any website.

Free Screen Recording Software List 2020

1. CamStudio

CamStudio tool

CamStudio is one of the open-source screen recorder software which can capture every screen and audio activity on a computer. Create industry-standard AVI video files or bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWF). This is one of the best screen recording software.

Supporting O.S.: Windows XP, 7 and 8

2. SnagIt

Snagit - Screen Capture and
Recording Software

SnagIt can use to take both screenshots & you can capture a screen as videos. It is possible to add text boxes, arrows or rectangles to highlight spots. You can send the generated video outputs to, Flickr, an FTP account, Twitter & more. With a microphone, you can record audio with the video as well. Get the application free here

Supporting O.S.: Windows XP, 7 and 8, Mac OS X

3. Wink

Debugmode wink tool

Wink is a tutorial and presentation creation software that can capture screenshots & enables you to add explanation boxes, buttons, titles & more. It supports various output formats.EXE, FLV, HTML, etc.

Supporting O.S.: Windows, Linux

4. UltraVNC Screen Recorder

UltraVNC Screen Recorder tool

UltraVNC Screen Recorder is based-on CamStudio source with updates to improve the performance. It supports both audio & screen capturing. Get the application free.

Supporting O.S.: Windows

5. Windows Media Encoder

Windows Media Encoder

Windows Media Encoder is a powerful application for capturing audio and video content with high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, and support for mixed-mode voice and music content. You may find this helpful: Getting Started with Screen Capture Using Windows Media Encoder.

Supporting O.S.: Windows

6.BB FlashBack Express

BB Flashback express tool

BB FlashBack Express is the free version of some other advanced series. It can record from a video source, screen & audio. It can export to AVI or FLV & has integrated support for direct uploading to the popular video sharing websites.

Supporting O.S.: Windows

7.CaptureFox (Firefox add-on)

firefox Addonce

CaptureFox is a Firefox add-on which can record screens frame-by-frame to create tutorials. It also supports audio recording.

Supporting O.S.: All major operating systems

8. TipCam

TipCam, besides the standard screen recording with audio & video, has various features like:

  • has AVI & FLV support
  • audio can be re-recorder
  • beginning & end parts can be trimmed
  • video can zoom to the mouse cursor with smart zooming
  • ability to draw freestyle during recording

Supporting O.S.: Windows


KRUT tool

This is a tiny Java application (works on many platforms) for creating screencasts. Krut records movie files of selected parts of your screen in the QuickTime MOV format, including sound. The program has an intuitive and compact user interface.

Supporting O.S.: All major operating systems

Final words

The mentioned Screen recording software is completely free to use. These are very useful to those who are making online tutorials.

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