Monday, May 11, 2015

Best Free Screen Casting (Screen Recording) Software

This is a list of the best free screen casting/recording software that can be used to record videos and tutorials:

  • One of the best free screen recording and video editing software.
  • Has several utilities to take screen shots, screen recordings, and webcam recordings.
  • Includes a more sophisticated video editor that can handle picture-in-picture and other advanced effects easily.
  • Compares favorably to Camtasia Studio, but is completely free.
  • Can export to many formats, as well as import many formats.
  • Has a screen annotation tool too.
  • The only draw back is that it can not record both the screen and webcam at the same time.

Active Presenter 

  • One of the best free screen recording software. 
  • The free edition contains most of the functionality of the paid version, except for several exporting options. 
  • Can export to mp4 videos that can be uploaded to YouTube. 
  • Includes a basic video editor to touch up the recorded presentation.
  • Lacks an option to record the webcam together with the screen.

BlackBerry Flashback Express

  • Another good free option for screen recording.
  • Can record both the screen and the webcam.
  • However, the free version lacks any video editing capabilities.


  • A website where you can record online for free, with a paid subscription option.
  • Can record both the webcam and the screen.
  • The free version allows recording of only up to 15 minutes.
  • Also the free version adds a watermark on the published video.
  • Has on-screen drawing and editing capabilities in the paid version.


  • Another website to record online for free.
  • The free option has a limit of only 5 minutes.

Microsoft Expression Encoder

  • A free software from Microsoft to record the screen.
  • There is a Pro version, but it is not sold anymore by Microsoft.
  • Has some nice video editing capabilities.
  • Can record both the screen and webcam.

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