Screen Capture & Recording ToolsUse Screen Capture and Recording Tools when you have a requirement to take screenshots, perform basic image editing, screen recording. You can make use of these tools when preparing user manuals, sales & marketing presentations, training videos, tutorials, or when logging a case with Salesforce support.

(Tools, that I personally use or have used and recommended are marked with a heart)

1. SnagIt ()

  • Screenshot program that captures video display and audio output
  • Available for both, Windows and Mac
  • Create form templates, video from images, all-in-one capture, scrolling screen capture, extract text from the screen
  • Paid plans start from US$ 49.95/license one time fee install on 2 machines (Free 15 days trial) 

2. TechSmith Capture (Formerly Jing)

  • Create basic screenshots and screen recordings
  • Available for both, Windows and Mac
  • Free

3. Camtasia ()

  • All-in-one screen recorder and video editor
  • Record your screen, add video effects, transitions and more
  • Has video templates, record screen, and webcam, effects, music, and audio, etc.
  • Has a free plan with limited features
  • Paid plans start from US$ 249/license one time fee install on 2 machines (Free 30 days trial) 

4. OBS Studio

  • Open-source cross-platform streaming and recording program
  • Allows plug-ins and scripts for customization
  • High-performance video and audio capture and mixing
  • Free

5. Apowersoft

  • Online screen recorder
  • Capture any screen activity with audio in one click, insert webcam while recording, edit screencast in real-time, make annotation while recording
  • Offers multiple video output formats 
  • Save and share your recording to the web immediately
  • Free

6. Screencast-o-Matic

  • Record screen, edit, and share videos
  • Has separate Screen recording and Video Editor products
  • Screen Recorder is free and easy to use
  • Video Editor paid plans start from US$ 1.65/license/month

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