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Top 5 Screen Recording Software in 2019

June 3, 2019

‘‘Capture what's happening on your desktop’’

Written by Dora

Screen recording software lets you grab your screen activities to share with other users via various social platforms. Record any area of your screen, modify recorded video, and apply multiple video and audio effects. We evaluated top 5 screen recording tools to help you choose the best one.

Special features
Capture scrolling screenshots, record your screen as a GIF, export video to Facebook, YouTube,etc.
Grab video from webcams, hide icons, record screen activities from several monitors
Stream content in HD, record games running in full-screen mode, mix audio, preview windows
Schedule screen recordings, stream full-screen 3D games & webcam video, zoom while recording
Advanced audio settings, mouse indication
Editing tools
Multiple effects, add annotations & watermarks, pick colors
Crop & trim video
Video filters, correct colors, add masks, remove audio noise
Trim & annotate
Trim video, adjust volume, fade-in and out effects
Upload methods
Multiple file uploaders, file-sharing services
YouTube, FTP servers
Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Instagram, Facebook
YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive
YouTube, social media
Supported OS
Windows 10/8.1/7
Windows 10/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000
Windows 10/8/7, macOS, Linux
Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista, macOS, Android
Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
Output formats
Xvid, GIF, MP4

It is an open-source tool for grabbing still and GIF images and videos of what you see on your computer screen. Capture an entire scrolling webpage, grab and identify text using the OCR method, and create a schedule for your recordings. Apply effects, use hotkeys for easier navigation and share your screenshots and recorded videos via file-sharing services or social media. ShareX is available for Windows 10/8.1/7.

  • Supports hotkeys
  • Supports sharing via various services
  • Imports multimedia files
  • Captures files as GIFs
  • Adds watermarks
  • Several color effects
  • No webcam recording option
  • Can't capture video of games running in full-screen mode

FlashBack Express is free screen capturing software, allowing for recording your whole screen, a selected window or area, as well as grabbing webcam video. Make your mouse pointer more visible, replace your wallpaper and conceal all the icons available on your desktop. Edit your videos using cropping and trimming tools, save them as WMV, AVI, and MP4 files and export them directly to YouTube or an FTP server. Use it on Windows 10/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000.

  • Uploads video to YouTube
  • No time limits or watermarks
  • Grabs webcam images
  • Automatically hides desktop icons
  • Handles various sound sources
  • High CPU usage
  • Limited editing options
FlashBack Express

This is an open-source screen capturing solution with recording and live-broadcasting possibilities. Grab and mix your videos, apply transition effects between scenes and use such editing tools as masking, color correction, and other video enhancement options. Work with an audio mixer to reduce or suppress steady noise source and extend the functionality of the software via VST plugins.

  • Multiple video editing options
  • Comes with an audio mixer
  • No watermarks or length limits
  • Grabs games running in full-screen mode
  • Various broadcasting tweaks
  • Hardware-demanding program
  • The setup process takes quite some time
OBS Studio

Create video tutorials, take snapshots, record big webinars, gameplay, or Skype conferences. Choose from multiple modes and record the entire screen or a selected area or capture webcam content. Trim your videos, conceal a cursor or desktop icons, and add text, arrows, and shapes to your recorded videos and grabbed screenshots.

  • Records full-screen 3D games
  • Zooming option
  • Allows you to tweak video output settings
  • Supports hotkeys
  • Trims videos
  • Limited output formats
  • 10 minutes of recording time in the free version
Icecream Screen Recorder

iSpring Free Cam is another screen recording solution for people who need a barebone program to get the job done. Select the screen region you are required to capture or record the entire screen. Control the capturing of cursor movements and mouse clicks, trim videos, get rid of noise from recorded sound, tweak the volume settings and apply fade-in and fade-out effects.

  • No time limits or watermarks
  • Captures audio from various sources
  • Records video in the HD format
  • Uploads video to YouTube
  • Can't record from a webcam
  • Saves the result only as a WMV file
iSpring Free Cam

We have researched and compared 5 best screen recording programs 2019 for Windows to help you find a solution that will suit all your requirements. This list shows that OBS Studio is our winner. Even though it is created mainly for gamers, a vast majority of users will still benefit from a wide range of its features.

What screen recorder is your favorite and why? Please share your opinions in comments.