Best Free & Affordable Screen Recording Software In 2020

Screen recording is perhaps one of the most requested features to have on Windows 10, and while it did make its way to Windows, it was not implemented the way many had hoped for.

This results in the users resorting to third-party solutions that are available in abundance in the market. However, the same abundance results in the users running into some of the options that are not as good, and that can create an issue.

That is why we decided to find some of the best screen capture software solutions that are available.

Best Free Screen Recorders For Desktop In 2020

Below are the best screen recording software programs for Windows, Mac & Linux (some affordable ones). Although it isn’t a comparison guide but to make sure the best screen recorders are discussed in details along with their pros and cons.


Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For Creative beginners, Youtubers

Movavi Screen Recorder is one of the most competitive players in the long list of screen recorder programs. The good thing is that it provides enough features, and great audio quality to ensure that you are not losing out on anything.

The recorder comes with a free 7-day trial version, but you can always buy the full version if you like the free trial version enough to keep using it.

Some of the notable features that you can check out below.

  • Ability to record videos in MP4, MOV, AVI, or any other popular format.
  • Comes with an in-built video editor.
  • Capture in Full HD at 60 FPS – for perfect output footage.
  • Record screen and webcam video at the same time.
  • Scheduled recording to set the time when you want the screen to be captured.
  • Split video into multiple parts, insert smooth transitions.
  • Capture online audio and streaming videos in HD.
  • Special effects like chroma key, picture-in-picture, and slow motion.
  • Add background musiс, stickers, and captions.

Now as far as the user experience is concerned, the Movavi Screen Recorder is among the easiest to use; the installation is literally a process of 3 steps, and once that is done, you can go ahead and start using the software.

I really like the scheduled recording option as it has allowed me to record some of the streams while I was away in my class. Truly a great feature, to say the least. If there is something that I did not like, it is that major updates aren’t free.

Free Version

  • “Trial” Watermark
  • 7-day trial period
  • You can only capture two minutes.
  • No screenshot feature.
  • No ability to add description or tags before YouTube upload.

Paid Versions

  • Screen Recorder – For $39.95 a lifetime.
  • Screen Recorder Studio – For $59.95 a lifetime.
  • Unlimited record time.
  • No watermarks.
Version Comparison
Features Screen Recorder Screen Recorder Studio
Record screencasts
Record online videos
Record sound
Grab screenshots
Capture webcam video
Trim and cut video and audio files
Edit: rotate, split, join videos
Apply effects and filters
Enhance video quality
Add watermarks and titles
Share videos online
Price $39.95 $59.95
Pros Cons
  • Excellent performance.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • A good number of features.
  • Major updates aren’t free.

Wondershare Filmora Scrn

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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For: Gamers and streamers.

The Wondershare Filmora Scrn is a great screen recorder that mostly caters to the need of gamers, youtubers who do not want to spend a lot of time figuring out the intricate details and features of the software. Meaning that the software is for people who want the easiest possible experience. This 2-in-1 screen recorder and video editor is also a good choice for tutorial makers because it features 100 annotations and cursor effects.

The software has a nice list of features that you can check out below.

  • 15-120 FPS – Perfect for recording fast-paced games. (Up to 60 FPS for Mac).
  • 2 Devices – Record from your screen and webcam simultaneously.
  • PIP (Picture In Picture) – Add a second image or video to your main footage.
  • Full editing suite – Edit your clips quickly and easily.
  • Effect Tools – Communicate ideas clearly with changeable cursors and annotations.
  • Custom Recording Field – Let you record all or just part of a screen.

As the feature list suggests, the most outstanding feature of the Filmora Scrn is the fact that it can record videos at 120 FPS (Up to 60 FPS for Mac). Considering how the gamers are now playing at the higher refresh rate, this feature was needed more than anything else.

The software is also very easy to use, probably the easiest among most of the options that I have explored so far. Which is a good thing because I see most beginners struggling with the software, so it is definitely an understandable thing.

Free Version

  • Comes with the same features as the full version.
  • Comes with watermark

Paid Versions

  • 1 Year License (1 PC) – $19.99 / year (discounted price), $29.99 (regular price)
  • Lifetime License (1 PC) – $29.99 (discounted price), $39.99 (regular price)
Pros Cons
  • Best value for money.
  • It is simple to use.
  • Up to 120 FPS screen recording.
  • Simultaneous audio/video capture.
  • Add markers to important points.
  • Full audio editing.
  • A long list of speed controls for adding a creative feel.
  • No support for Windows 32-bit versions
  • No support for Mac OS X below 10.10


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  • Available For: Windows
  • Best Suited For All rounders.

Bandicam free version has almost all the important features you would need. These features will help you make the proper decision as to whether you should buy Bandicam or not. In a world where companies are trying to get as much money from the consumers as possible, Bandicam is actually doing something positive, and I actually admire that.

For starters, at its current state, Bandicam happens to be the perfect screen recording software that is more than good enough for achieving all the purposes there are. This means that whether you are looking to record your computer’s screen, an external device, or the game you are playing, Bandicam will allow you to achieve that without any issue whatsoever. Since we are on the topic of recording, the good thing here is that if you are planning on recording your gaming videos, or something similar, then Bandicam will not cause any drop in frame rate. This is a huge advantage for people who love playing games and recording gameplay videos.

  • Custom Recording Field – Let you select all or just part of a screen to record.
  • Best FPS – Record 4K UHD Video and capture up to 144 FPS Video.
  • Device Recording – Record external video devices such as a webcam, Xbox/PlayStation, smartphone, IPTV, etc.
  • Real-time Drawing – Draw and outline on your video or screenshot in real time.
  • Add Webcam Overlay – Let you record from your screen and webcam at once.
  • Mix Your Own Voice – Add your own voice in the video that you are recording.
  • Branding – Let you add logos to your recording.
  • Mouse Effects – Add mouse click effect and animation while screen recording.

That being said, the software is available in both free and paid versions; with paid version, you obviously get a lot more features than you would with the free version, but the good news is that you are not going to lose out even if you decide to use the free version which is a great thing.

Overall, I personally love Bandicam, and the newest version; it is packed with features, easy to use, and provides something for everyone without any issues whatsoever.

Free Version

  • Watermark
  • You can only capture ten minutes.

Paid Versions

  • For $39 a lifetime.
  • Unlimited record time.
  • No watermarks.
Version Comparison
Free Paid ($39 USD)
Recording Time Limit 10 minutes (per file) Unlimited
No Watermark
Game Recording (avi, mp4)
Screen Recording (avi, mp4)
Webcam/HDMI Recording (avi, mp4)
Image Capture (bmp, png, jpg)
Game FPS overlay and control
Pros Cons
  • The free version is still more than enough.
  • Excellent set of features.
  • Capture up to 144 FPS Video
  • Simultaneous audio/video capture.
  • No slowdowns when recording videos.
  • Real-time Drawing
  • Supports only Windows.


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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For creative beginners, Vloggers.

VideoProc is actually a video processing toolkit that can be used for basic video editing, conversions, rip DVD disc to digital, comes with downloader for popular platforms (such as Youtube, Facebook and so on), screen recording. These are just some of the features that make VideoProc so good at what it does.

If you are in search of a great, and simple to use screen recorder, then VideoProc built-in screen recorder is perhaps one of the best options that you can go with and enjoy the other features as well.

The good thing is that it is great at capturing footage from the screen; it can also offer you multiple ways of capturing the footage. With that said, the software is rather simple to use and rich with features. We are going to look at some of the main features of VideoProc.

  • Picture-in-Picture: The one highlighting feature about this software is picture-in-picture. This is great if you are a streamer, you can record the screen along with the webcam footage.
  • Crop / Area Selection: If you just want to crop a part of your screen out, you can easily do so.
  • Draw and Type: You can remove the background, draw, as well as type your way while you are recording the screen.
  • Capture Anything – VideoProc let you capture video, audio, mouse actions, highlight the cursor.
  • Quality Modes: Standard Definition, Full HD 1080p
  • Recording formats: MP4, FLV, MOV, MKV, TS
  • Post Production: This is something that makes this software my favorite; you can use VideoProc to do full-fledged post-production once you are done capturing the footage.
  • Record iPhone Screen – The Mac version of VideoProc allows you to record iPhone screen.

As far as the good things are concerned, there is plenty to talk about; the best thing about this software is just how convenient it is to record your screen using it.

If you are concerned about any downsides, I must tell you that I do not find anything wrong with VideoProc.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a streamlined video processing software with built-in screen recorder, then the good news is that VideoProc is going to get the job done.

Free Version

  • Unlimited record time
  • Watermark

Paid Versions

  • 1 Year License (1 PC) – $29.95
  • Lifetime License (1 PC) – $42.95
  • No watermarks
  • Comes with full features to convert, download, edit 4K/HD videos and rip DVD.
Pros Cons
  • Easy to use.
  • Great interface.
  • Amazing value for money.
  • Lots of features to use.
  • None.

FonePaw Screen Recorder

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  • Available For: Windows, Mac.
  • Best Suited For: Beginners and Casual Users.

We are now looking at the FonePaw Screen Recorder. While it is not that old, it is managing to make a name for itself. That being said, the screen recorder is pretty full-fledged when it comes to the feature set that you are going to get with it. There are a lot of great things about this software and the best part is that if you are a beginner who is just looking for something to get started, this is the way to go.

Now the software is available for you to try for free, and if you are looking for something to convince you, we do have some pretty convincing points.

  • You can capture audio.
  • You can capture webcam video.
  • Do some basic editing.
  • Schedule recording.
  • Exporting to multiple formats.
  • Setting quality of your audio and video.

These are some of the basic things that you can do with the software. But do not worry, there are enough features packed into this software to keep everyone happy and be on the way to have a wonderful experience.

Paid Version

  • Single User License for a Lifetime: $34.95.
  • Family License for 5 Computers: $69.95.


  • Simple to use.
  • Comes with a lot of amazing options.
  • Can run on pretty much any computer.
  • You can record using multiple formats.


  • None

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

  • Available For: Windows & Mac.
  • Best Suited For: All Rounders

We are looking at something that is not as new as some might think but not as popular either. If you have not guessed it, the talk of the town is the Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, a software that is built around simplicity and gets the job done without any issues that might come in the way.

The best part is that it is easy to use, coherent, and comes with more than just screen recording options. For starters, you can do a lot of different things within the same space, making this an ideal option for anyone who wants a good experience.

With that said, you do get a whole host of impressive features that you can check out below.

  • Capture audio, video, or both.
  • Screencast your webcam with ease.
  • Make tutorials without running into any issues.
  • Edit videos or images on the go.

Needless to say, the features are pretty basic, but it is more about how the software handles these features, and in our opinion, it does a pretty great job at that. The overall usability is great, and the best part is that you do not have to struggle a lot, either.

Overall, the Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is among the finest screen recording software solutions available in the market that gets the job done without causing too much hassle, or any hassle, for that matter.

Pros Cons
  • Works effortlessly.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Good list of features.
  • Resource friendly.
  • Good pricing.
  • None.

OBS Studio

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  • Available For: Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Best Suited For Hardcore Gamers

OBS Studio is the fan favorite for many people; whether you are talking about a professional YouTuber or someone who just likes to record videos. OBS has been around for some time and has not stopped making fans.

The video screen recorder is free of cost, and on top of that, it is also open source. I love software programs that are open source; it goes to show that the developer wants to be transparent, and allow others to benefit from their tech.

Setting it up is indeed something that is overwhelming, especially if this is your first time with OBS. Thankfully, once it is set up, things become clear.

  • The software comes packed with gamer-centric features.
  • Allows you to stream directly to Twitch and other services.
  • You can save high-quality recordings with no issue.

It is evident that OBS Studio is mainly for gamers. However, the good thing is that a vast majority of users who do not game but still want the best recording experience can use OBS with ease. Just make sure you set it up correctly.

Pros Cons
  • Open source.
  • Allows the user to stream content in HD and even record it.
  • There are no limits on the video length.
  • Installing it can be a bit tricky.



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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For People who want simplicity and Mac users

Monosnap is a fairly simple and straightforward screen capture software that aims to make things easy for the user. It is available for both Windows, and Mac, and the best part is that the software is completely free.

The software itself comes with a good set of features that are great for people looking for simplicity, as you do not have to navigate through a heap of options in order to take a screenshot. Below are some of the highlights of the software.

  • Capture full screen or selected areas.
  • Highlight important parts using different draw tools, or hide important parts using blur tool.
  • Free cloud storage space upon logging in.

The thing that I love about Monosnap is how it works towards being free of any issue. There are no complications that you can run into when using the software, and everything is as easy as it can get.

Sadly, the ease of access does not stay there for a long time when you realise that the software itself focuses only on the basic functionality, and lacks more advanced features.

Pros Cons
  • Simple.
  • Easy to use.
  • Completely free.
  • Has the necessary tools for basic screen capturing.


  • No advanced features.



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  • Available For: Windows
  • Best Suited For Beginners.

If you are looking for software that can let you record videos with just a click of a button, then the EZVID is perfect for you. However, it does not end there; EZVID is also an excellent software for the YouTubers who prefer quick content upload.

The software lets you upload videos straight to YouTube as soon as you are done recording them. The software can be great for people who like to post tutorials, or gaming videos on YouTube as EZVID makes everything much more straightforward. There are some handful features listed below.

  • There are some handful features listed below.
  • EZVID comes with a built-in video editor.
  • It is free of cost.
  • EZVID allows direct upload to YouTube.
  • Software supports a majority of operating system versions.

These features are the equivalent of scratching the surface as EZVID makes editing videos, recording screen, and uploading a lot more comfortable than most of the tools available on the market.

You also get support for Windows XP, as well as all the other versions that are out there.
EZVID is undoubtedly one of the best free screen recorders that are available for downloading right now.

Pros Cons
  • Really easy for the beginners.
  • Comes with built-in editor tools.
  • The export feature is only for YouTube.



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  • Available For: Windows
  • Best Suite For Gamers

ShareX is one of the new entries on the list, and a screen capturing software that is making a name for itself. There are a lot of reasons for one to choose ShareX, and the best part is that if you happen to be a gamer who is finding their way into the world of sharing their content with others, ShareX is built for you.

It is also available on Steam and is completely free. So you do not have to worry about paying a lot of money. The software does come with basic and advanced features, below, you can find some of the main ones.

  • Customizable.
  • Capture while scrolling.
  • Annotation and watermarking features.

In one way or another, ShareX can end up replacing a lot of older software solutions in the market. The software is designed in such a way that it does not require the use of a lot of resources either.

However, the old interface means that you will have to face a slight learning curve when you actually decide to use the software. If you are okay with it, then ShareX is great for gamers and most of the other people who want to capture screens for creative reasons or otherwise.

Pros Cons
  • Open source
  • Great for gamers.
  • Focuses on the basic features.
  • Can be customized to your needs
  • Interface is difficult to master.


DVD VideoSoft’s Free Screen Video Recorder

Free Screen Video Recorder

  • Available For: Windows
  • Best Suited For: Basic screen capturing.

The Free Screen Video Recorder by DVD Videosoft is another great option for people who are just looking for a barebone software that is just there to get the job done. This means that you will not be getting any advanced features whatsoever.

With that in mind, even the interface is barely there. The software is watered down to its core, and after using it for some time, I do not really mind it as it works flawlessly in almost all the conditions.

  • Extremely simplified interface.
  • Records in multiple formats.

I must say, not everyone is going to like the DVD VideoSoft’s Free Screen Video Recorder, and there are a couple of reasons behind that. Sure, it makes the whole recording process so much easier, but it has a severe lack of advanced features.

For starters, the interface is barely there, and the software does not support picture-in-picture mode; a feature many people still want from modern screen recording software.

Pros Cons
  • Easy to learn.
  • Can record in multiple formats.
  • Severe lack of advanced features.
  • Does not support picture-in-picture.


Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

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  • Available For: Windows, Mac, Online
  • Best Suited For Quick capturing.

With technology getting better and better, the screen capturing software solutions are following the same trend. The reason why Apowersoft comes highly recommended is that it is an entirely online based recorder that uses just a browser plugin to capture videos.

This is certainly a great feature and amazing for those who do not want to go to the lengths of buying or downloading a free screen recorder, and then using it rarely. There are some good features available as well.

  • Works on both Windows and Mac.
  • Completely based online.
  • Comes in a free desktop version as well

As I have mentioned before, the main reason why people prefer using Apowersoft is that it is based online, is entirely free, can be customized the way you want to, and the best part is that you do not have any time limits or watermarks that can get in the way.

The tool does lack some advanced features but that is never an issue because of the nature of this screen capture solution.

Pros Cons
  • There is no time limit.
  • No watermark.
  • Can be customized.
  • The desktop client is also available.
  • Lacks the more advanced features.



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  • Available For Windows
  • Best Suited For Straightforward use.

If you are a user who does not require advanced features and just wants to have a smooth screen capturing, or recording feature, then the CamStudio is a great option that you can choose.

It is a free screen recorder that can be downloaded right away and happens to be simple as it gets.

Now the important thing here is to know that it does not come with a lot of features, to begin with, making the CamStudio one of the most straightforward screen recorders for windows.

However, it does not mean the software itself is not good. It works real and still does have some features that make it stand out.

  • You can hide your cursor from the screen during recording.
  • If you wish, the software allows you to get audio from multiple sources.

True, the feature list is not as extensive as some people would want, but the purpose of CamStudio is to provide simplicity and become join the list as one of the best screen recorders in the market.

Pros Cons
  • Allows you to add screen captions.
  • Can record picture-in-picture with the webcam.
  • Can create a bug.


iSpring Free Cam 

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  • Available For Windows
  • Best Suited For Beginners.

Another great screen recording software, in my opinion, is the iSpring Free Cam, it is free of cost, does not take a lot of resources, and has a lot of nice features that you can use. Sure, against the heavy hitters, you might feel that the software is lacking, but it is not.

Since it is free, you would expect that the videos have a watermark on them or some sort of time limit. Another great thing about this software is that it does come bundled with a handy editing tool that lets you do some minor editing once you are done recording the video.

  • Free, without any time limit or watermark.
  • Simple interface that is easy to understand.

There are just a few notable features, but you should keep in mind that the iSpring Free Cam lets you record videos in HD and FHD. You can either decide to save the videos locally or upload them straight to YouTube.

Considering how the software is also free with so many good features, this is nothing less than a bonus, Normally, free software packages come with limitations like watermarks on videos, or video limits, but none of those issues are in the iSpring Free Cam.

While the iSpring Free Cam is definitely a video recording software a lot of people will be using, there are some drawbacks to the otherwise amazing software. For starters, the software does not support picture-in-picture mode. An increasingly popular feature among streamers.

Secondly, while there are no limits to the length of the videos that you can record, but the software limits you by providing only one format to save the video in. Yes, you can only save your recorded videos in WMV format, and nothing more.

This is limiting for people who want the widely used MP4 format, or even some other.

Pros Cons
  • Free of cost, with minimum limitations.
  • Can upload videos straight to YouTube.
  • Saves video in 720p or 1080p.
  • Does no support picture-in-picture mode.
  • Videos are only saved in WMV format.



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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For Beginners

If you want a simple, no-frills screen recording and screen capture, then TinyTake is a handy screen recorder for windows that you can choose.

It does not have a lot of advanced features, and it is probably not for gamers. The list of features is simple, and practical at best.

Now keep in mind that TinyTake is entirely free, but there are some limitations. For starters, the software does not put watermarks on your videos. However, you are only limited to 5 minutes of screen recording.

  • The software offers 5 minutes of high-quality screen recording with no watermark.
  • Gives you 2 GB of cloud storage space for efficiently storing your records.
  • Ability to directly export your video to YouTube.
  • The software offers webcam capture as well.

The software may not be the best length for a lot of people, but it is enough if you are making YouTube tutorials.

Once you are done with the recording, you can export it to your hard drive, YouTube, or you can use TinyTake’s cloud storage, you get 2 GB of storage for easy access.

Pros Cons
  • Offers one-click recording.
  • Gives cloud storage to the user.
  • Not good enough for gamers.


Icecream Screen Recorder

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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For Beginners.

I will not deny that ice cream screen recorder is perhaps one of the weirdest names I have heard for a screen recording software. However, I am not here to judge these programs based on their names.

Behind this juvenile name, there lies a great screen recorder that can get the job done really well. It is made for people who prefer simplicity over anything else. The entire user interface is really intuitive and easy to use.

  • Allows easy capture without making things complicated.
  • Gives multiple formats to choose from.
  • One of the simplest user interface.

While the name is certainly odd, the good thing about Icecream screen recorder is that it is one of the refined screen records that are available in the market. It does not overcomplicate things, and I believe that is very essential.

Sure, there are some flaws, like the free version only supporting one format, and limiting videos to 10 minutes, but you can always upgrade.

Pros Cons
  • The intuitive interface makes it a treat to use.
  • Can record web cam video as well.
  • You can zoom in while recording.
  • The free version only supports one video format and limits the video to ten minutes.



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  • Available For: Windows, Mac
  • Best Suited For Presenters.

Majority of screen recording software programs are only there to provide you with the essential functions. Screen recording is their primary goal. ActivePresenter is aiming to be different; as the name suggests, this free screen recorder is for people who prefer to go presentations a lot or want to make their videos interactive.

Interactive videos have become a lot more popular in the modern day and age, thanks to companies like Apple and Samsung making use of them in their keynotes, and presentations.

The ActivePresenter brings that feature, along with a slew of others to the mainstream features.

  • Allows the user to add interactive elements in videos and pictures.
  • The software comes with the support for SCORM compliant Learning Management System.

Apart from the highlight features, the ActivePresenter comes with other features that user can take advantage of as well.

The screen recorder is available in 3 versions; you can choose from free, standard, and professional based on your needs.

The ActivePresenter is different, but it does not stop it from becoming one of the best screen records for windows available in the market.

Pros Cons
  • Great for tutorials, and educational recordings.
  • A lot of features, making it a treat to use.
  • Is completely free.
  • Might not be useful for other purposes.



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  • Available For: Windows, Mac, Chrome
  • Best Suited For Streamers

Another amazing screen recorder I would like to add to the list is the Screencast-O-Matic. I know the name sounds like something out of the book of a very alternative person, but do not worry. The software itself is really amazing.

Screencast-O-Matic is an amazing option for everyone who is looking for a screen recording software that will make their experience easier. Although the software is available in both the free and paid version, I would suggest that you use the paid version.

  • The interface is clean, simple, and easy to navigate.
  • Can record both webcam and screen at the same time.

There are some obvious limitations that you will have to face if you choose to go with the free version, but that is understandable and only fair. However, once you finally pay for the full version, the experience just becomes a lot better.

You get some nice features with the full version, allowing you to fully utilize the software’s potential.

Pros Cons
  • Comes with a plethora of advanced features for proper screen recording.
  • Supports picture-in-picture mode as well for streamers.
  • The free version works well for those who just want to try things out.
  • Videos recorded on the free version have a watermark on them.



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  • Available For: Mac, Windows
  • Best Suited For Entry level editing.

Screenflow is another beautiful screen recorder that is gracing our list. Available in both free and premium versions, this screen recorder is an excellent option for anyone looking for a great screen capture software.

Now the most significant limitation of the free version is that the videos are going to be with a watermark.

However, spending money and buying the software will get rid of that issue. The ScreenFlow allows editing the videos once you are done recording them.

In addition to that, the software also supports closed captioning of the screen recordings that you will take.

  • Ability to export videos in different formats.
  • You can edit videos after recording them.
  • Use closed captioning for your recorded videos.

The watermark can be a letdown for some people, but it does not hide the fact that ScreenFlow is a fantastic video recorder for windows. It is only going to make your overall user experience a lot better.

Pros Cons
  • Allows editing once the recording is done.
  • You can close caption your videos.
  • The free version does not have a time limit.
  • Videos recorded on the free version are watermarked.


Best Free Screen Recording Apps For Mobile 2020

Now that we are done with the best video editing software for desktop, we are going to take a look at the mobile side of things. The reason why this is important is that so many content creators are now moving over to the mobile territory, that they do need an editor that can allow them to edit their videos on the go.

For Android

DU Recorder

  • Available For: Android
  • Best Suited For Easy captures.

Even if you go check the Play Store reviews, you will find out that DU Recorder is one of the highest rated apps. So, we decided to give it a try to find out what the hype is all about.

DU Recorder is, without a doubt, one of the best screen recording apps available on Android. You can record pretty much anything you want without running into any restrictions, and the best part is that there is a lot of control over how you want to record your video ranging from frames per second, to something like resolution.

Additionally, DU Recorder also comes with an editor, so for those looking to edit their videos, DU Recorder does a great job at that as well.

Pros Cons
  • Easy to use.
  • Great set of features.
  • Runs on almost all the phones.
  • Editing suite is great.
  • None.

AZ Screen Recorder – No Root

  • Available For: Android
  • Best Suited For: Quick recording.

If you are using an Android smartphone and want something to quickly capture what is on your screen, then the AZ Screen Recorder is definitely the one that you should try out. The app is easy to use, simple interface, and the best part is that it allows you to customise every single aspect of video recording, which in return makes your experience extremely easy, and simple.

To be honest, I only have one complain that some of the features are locked behind the pay wall, but once you start using the software, you realise just how good it actually is. I have bought the app and have been using it ever since.

Pros Cons
  • Record your video the way you want.
  • A lot of different resolutions supported.
  • Simple to use.
  • Does not require any advance knowledge.
  • Advanced features limited to paid version.

Mobizen Screen Recorder

  • Available For: Android
  • Best Suited For: All rounders

Mobizen Screen Recorder is one of the software solutions that I consider to be all-rounders, or should I say, jack of all trades. The app is known for doing pretty much everything a screen recording app can do. Many people consider this a downside, but when you look at the fact that with this simple software, you can do whatever you wish to, and not run into issues, you are getting a lot.

Mobizen is definitely great, it allows you to record screen, works as an effective mobile presentation device, video streaming, drag and drop file transfers, and several features that are available to users, and on top of that, they are free.

Needless to say, Mobizen Screen Recorder is the definitive experience that more and more people should look into.

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Pros Cons
  • Heap of advanced and basic features.
  • Great overall user experience.
  • Easy to understand and use.
  • Jack of all trades.
  • None.

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Developer: MOBIZEN
Price: Free+
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Record it! :: Screen Recorder

  • Available For: iOS
  • Best Suited For Apple users.

Apple users can finally rejoice and have a good screen recording up with Record it! :: Screen Recorder, it is one of the recently released recorders available on the App Store, and the best part is that it actually works flawlessly. Now the thing that you should know about the app is that it is only available for Apple devices.

However, the good news is that for all Apple users, this does serve as a definitive experience that most of the people will definitely enjoy. Additionally, it also comes with a built-in editor, that makes your whole job a lot easier, and simpler as well. So you really do not have to worry about anything.

Pros Cons
  • Highly optimized and responsive.
  • Simple and to the point interface.
  • The built-in editor works great.
  • Only on iOS.

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  • Available For: iOS
  • Best Suited For: Advanced users.

If you are an iOS user, and you are looking for a good screen capture app that comes with advanced features such as recording in h.264, then look no further than Iris. It has been around for some time, and it certainly is one of the most powerful apps for screen recording.

The best thing about Iris is that it is easy to use, and highly effective ta the same time. Despite being really powerful with all the features on-board, the app does not take you through a journey of understanding the app and finding out how to properly use it.

Pros Cons
  • Great for advanced users.
  • h.264 video recording.
  • Can be overwhelming for beginners.

‎Iris: Screen Recorder
‎Iris: Screen Recorder
Developer: Dominic Feira
Price: Free+
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Go Record: Screen Recorder

  • Available For: iOS
  • Best Suited For Beginners

The last option on the list is Go Record, another great recorder for those who are looking to enjoy an easy recording experience on an iOS device. I love Go Record mainly for the fact that it happens to be one of the easiest apps available in the market.

As far as the overall user experience and interface are concerned, the software delivers stellar performance through and through and works like a charm. Just make sure that you set it up properly, and you would not run into any issues.

Pros Cons
  • Great for beginners.
  • Multitudes of recording option.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has only the basic features.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Now that we have looked all the best free screen recording software for Windows / Mac / Linux, as well as for mobile platforms, it is time now that we look at some of the frequently asked questions.

Q: What is the best free screen recording software?

A: All the free offerings on our list are great, and you should try the one that suits you the best.

Q: How to get screen recording software for free?

A: Majority of the screen recorders you will find on this roundup are free.

Q: What screen recorder do Youtubers use?

A: ShareX and OBS are just a few examples of software solutions that YouTubers use.

Q: How to get a screen recorder on iPhone?

A: You can use Go Record, Record It, or Iris on an iPhone.

Q: How to do a screen recording on Mac?

A: To make things easier for the users, we have covered many of the screen recorders that come with Mac versions as well.


Screen recording is a feature that should become a natively supported on in Windows. Sadly, it is not; this means that we have to rely on softwares to make that happen. Sure, capture cards exist too, but they are on the expensive side, and not everyone wants to spend that much money.

Sure, capture cards exist too, but they are on the expensive side, and not everyone wants to spend that much money.

Software-based screen recorders for windows work wonderfully; they are easy to use and have a hassle-free experience.

You can buy the premium versions for advanced features, but if you just want essential screen recording, it is done free.

Writer, gamer, and a tech geek. I have been writing professionally for the best 7 years, and have finally found a place at Twitgoo where I can share my reviews and roundups on some of the finest softwares available to make your jobs much, much easier. When I am not laying waste to enemies in PUBG, you can find me penning down some helpful tutorials here on Twitgoo.


  1. edd

    You’ve missed Mirillis Action and Bandicam. Both are much better recorders than widely used OBS.

    • Hammad Baig

      We just added Bandicam since the free version is capable enough to compete with others.

  2. Simon Hong

    Hi, Baig. That is great list. The information is really help. I’d also recommend Acethinker Screen Recorder which I have been using for many years. It’s a free web-based application to record computer screen right from the browser, no need to download or install anything. You may add it to the list as well.

    • Hammad Baig

      Simon, thanks for the feedback, we will look into it in the next revision.

  3. gary

    Tried to download cam studio but bitdefender wouldnt let me cos it advised that it has viruses 🙁
    can send u the screenshot if u wld like

  4. gary

    tried Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder but its not free (as u advised). its a trial version for a cpl of days 🙁

  5. jessy

    Thanks for making up these screen recorder list! Actually, I’ve used Bandicam for screen recorder. I’d never had trouble using this software so far. Works great for me


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