Matthieu de Luze
Matthieu de LuzeCo-Founder @ Studiolabs & Social Media

What's the best screen recorder app for macOS?

I'm looking for the easiest offline tool to record demos on my Mac.
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    CloudApp 4.0

    Lightning fast media sharing and screengrabs

    I use the video recorder in CloudApp all the time for recording demos. Best part is, if it's a quick demo, you can record it as a gif. Which is really easy to share in pull requests or twitter.
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  2. Quicktime Player, which is included with MacOS, includes a screen record feature that allows you to capture iphone, ipad, and your Mac. There are simple editing tools included that allow you to split, trim, cut & paste, and rotate too.
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    Marc
    MarcHackerpreneur Mag & Letterlist.com · Written
    Quicktime rocks. If I can do something with the free tools that come with my Mac, it takes a lot for something else to displace it. Can also use QT to record an iOS screen when device is connected.
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    Kap

    Capture your screen

    Chris Kalani
    Chris KalaniDirector of Design at 0x · Written
    Simple, FREE and open source!
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    Screen Flow

    Screen recording and editing for Mac

    I've tried like 20+ recording apps and finally found the right mix of features and simplicity with ScreenFlow. Besides basic recording it has a plenty of features like mix multiple video clips and audios into single video, highlight part of the screen or mouse cursor, caption editor, add annotations and text, GIF export, publish to Youtube, Wistia or Vimeo... and more!
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    Voila

    The Ultimate Screen Capture Solution For Mac

    Lucas Grohn
    Lucas GrohnProgram Manager | Re/Max NW · Written
    I really like Voila. It's offline and EASY to use!
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    Recordit

    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    Alex Romero
    Alex RomeroProduct Designer · Written
    Simple and efficient, but best of all, I can send the video as a link.
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    Nikunj Kothari
    Nikunj KothariSenior PM, Opendoor · Written
    Simple shortcuts, automatic upload, immediate GIF creation
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    Claquette

    Seamlessly record your Mac's screen, microphone and camera

    Harald Eckmüller
    Harald EckmüllerUX Lead, IdeasOnCanvas · Written
    Simple, powerful, and with best of breed gif export.
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    Loom for Desktop

    Powerful video recorder. Now on Desktop.

    Ricardo Polo
    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    New, easier than Cloudapp and faster. It uploads the video while you are still recording so is so fast
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    • Kolton Gagnon
      Kolton GagnonLead Developer

      Before Loom, sharing a video of a product bug was a daunting tasks. You would need to either use Quicktime on Mac or some other complicated software to record your screen (maybe if your lucky the audio would work) and that would give you a big old 500+ MB video file for a decent sized video. At this point you lose faith since you need to share this and it's not getting any smaller even if you try all the compression tricks. You end up uploading it for a half hour to G Drive and send a link to your co-worker... Now you can literally click the Chrome extension, click start, record and then share. DONE.

    • Colleen B Thomas
      Colleen B ThomasCivil Engineer

      I do site development meaning I design sewers and set the finished grade. Sometimes the client wants to see what things will look like as we’re working. Autocad doesn’t allow you to export your object viewer (where you see things in 3D) so we used to export to sketch-up and it took hours to tinker and get things to look how they did before exporting. We rarely did it because of how long it took. Now we do it often to show clients that want to be more involved in the design but cant visualize what we put in paper as well. Slowly becoming a powerful tool to help us serve our clients.

  9. Nasir
    NasirTechnical Consultant · Written
    There are various free screen recorders available for Mac but most of them don't allow you to record webcam video along with screen recording and editing annotations.QuickTime Player, Monosnap, Icecream Screen Recorder (Free Version) and Jing are the best in free offerings as they features so many customization and editing option with annotations. But if you are going to do a professional video recording for business presentation and Tutorials then go for Snagit or Comtasia. I found this article on best screen recorder for Mac- http://www.hawkdive.com/2017/08/... which has put all the best and free recorder together very nicely with pictures and YouTube video.
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