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Top 7 free screen recorders for PC

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As the world moves increasingly inches closer to the digitalisation of almost everything out there, tools like screen recorders just come in handy. You can use the built-in or add-on camera on your device, which can assist in making interactive and appealing tutorials and presentations alongwith providing flexibility to record video calls. You can even showcase your gaming talents and throw challenges to your friends online with the live streaming feature of these tools.

Here we have compiled a list of the top screen recorders that are not just easy to work with but also either free or cost-efficient.

Also read: Top 5 Chrome extensions to record screen

iSpring Free Cam

Size: 22.3MB | Developer: ISpring Solutions | Price: FreeiSpring has an easy to use interface that allows users to make intuitive and engaging high-qualities videos for free with no time limit. It enables users to add effects like-voice fade in and fade out to remove any noticeable glitches and make a smooth audio piece.

The tool has built-in audio and video editor, which allows quick edits. All the recordings are saved in WMV format, which gives the feasibility to compress larger videos. So, if you have a YouTube channel, you can easily stream your videos on the platform without any trouble.

Click here to download iSpring Free Cam

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Size: 11.6MB | Developer: Learnpulse SAS | Price: Free with charges for PRO version

Screenpresso is a lightweight screen recorder that also allows taking screenshots. This tool automatically creates a library of all the captured videos and images, from where you can easily share them to Facebook, Twitter, Hightail, Google Drive, YouTube, and other social platforms.

It also allows users to edit images with a built-in vector editor by adding arrows, text, colourful speech bubbles, rectangles, ellipses, boxes, reflection, torn edges and a lot more elements, making it an ideal option for teachers and professionals to employ in creating tutorial videos. With this tool in hand, you can also convert your file to WMV, WebM and OGG formats from MP4 to make more the content more user-friendly.

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Size: 322MB | Developer: TechSmith | Price: Free with charges for PRO version Snagit is one of the most popular videos and screen capturing applications, available for both Windows and macOS. By just scrolling the mouse, you can clip the region you wish to capture alongwith inserting effects like shadows, watermark, border, text, shape, stamp, arrows, blur and several other filters to your images.

With this application in your device, you can cut-short your videos and even turn them into GIF.

Click here to download Snagit

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Size: 53MB  | Developer: Atomi System, Inc. | Price: Free with charges for PRO versionActivePresenter is an all-in-one software that not only assists in creating screen recordings but also in eLearning videos like handouts, manuals and educational mini interactive games.

Whether you wish to record screen alongwith webcam or record both separately and then combine it, you can do it all here. This application also provides video integration ability, animation effect input, adding shapes and text animations to the video, conversion of the file in AVI, WMV, WebM and MKV format, HTML 5 compatible and many more.

Click here to download ActivePresenter

Icecream Screen Recorder

Size: 54.11MB | Developer: Icecream Apps | Price: Free with charges for PRO version Icecream screen recorder is easy to use but only offers five minutes recording time window for the free version. Icecream screen recorder further gives its users a choice to save videos in MP4, MKV, GIF or WebM format alongwith the flexibility to share them on YouTube, Dropbox and Google Drive.

Click here to download Icecream Screen Recorder

Also read: Top 7 free screen recorders for Android

OBS Studio

Size: 70.05MB | Publisher: Open Broadcaster Software | Price: FreeOBS studio is another API which has all the features needed for making interactive and open-source screen recordings of gameplay, video calls and many more. This tool also gives you direct access to live stream on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and other similar platforms.

The software enables the user to duplicate the scene and set a timer to automate the recording timing. You get a wide range of configuration options for tweaking every aspect of your broadcast or recordings, like an audio mixer with per-source filters such as noise gate and noise suppression.

Click here to Download OBS Studio

Apowersoft Free Screen Recorder

Size:17.37MB | Publisher: Apowersoft | Price: Free Apowersoft Free Screen Recorder is an excellent screen recording tool that enables you to capture anything on your PC screen. With just simple signing in process, you can avail all the features offered by this tool.

Alongwith recording mode, you can also choose audio input for the recording like system sound, microphone, or both system sound and microphone together depending on your need, so that games recording, online classes and tutorials become more appealing and inciteful.

Apart from customising the bitrate, frame rate and mouse cursor style for the recording, Apowersoft Screen Recorder also provides various video formats for saving tape file, like MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, and GIF, among others.

Click here to Download Apowersoft Screen Recorder

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Vishal Chandel

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