Steve Eichert
Steve EichertTechnology at Rivermark360.com

What's the best screen recording app for Mac?

I'm looking to provide a colleague with a screen recording app to record video walk throughs of our software and looking for the best option. Ease of use and reliability are key.
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    Kap

    Capture your screen

    I use this one for all of my screen recording needs. A super simple free app that lives in your menu bar. Exports to GIF, WebM and MP4. 👌
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    Timothy
    TimothyFront-end Developer / UI Designer · Written
    Timothy made this product
    I'm a bit bias since I worked on Kap; but as an actual user of it daily for my full-time job, I can't recommend it enough. I've tried many others and have never been fully satisfied as I have with the ease and quality of Kap and its resulting Kaptures. 🎉
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    Simple, free, configurable output types, FPS, and size. It would be nice to see a preview of the FPS and size on the preview screen, but it is perfect otherwise.
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    CloudApp

    Great screenshot sharing tool

    Use CloudApp to record and share videos. I also use native QuickTime Player – just click File > New Screen Recording. QuickTime can also record iPhone/iPad screen by New Movie Recording, you will see yourself but can switch to device via arrow icon near the rec button.
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    Recordit

    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    Wojciech Kocjan
    Wojciech KocjanProduct Engineer · Written
    Simple to use and has nice function - export to GIF. It's free for <5 minutes videos.
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    ScreenFlow 7

    Easily create stunning videos

    Jonno Riekwel
    Jonno RiekwelUI designer of the first Product Hunt · Written
    Great app that has a lot to offer. It feels almost pro, but it stays quite simple to use.
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    ilos

    Ridiculously simple screen recording

    Antoine Yng
    Antoine Ynghttps://twitter.com/UXjabs · Written
    I use this one. Damn simple and free!
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    Claquette 4.0

    Capture, edit and convert videos and GIFs on your Mac

    Harald Eckmüller
    Harald EckmüllerUX Lead, IdeasOnCanvas · Written
    Simple yet powerful tool if you don't need a full fledged editing suite, but rather a robust and lean tool that comes with all the necessary features.
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    Monosnap

    Fast & easy screenshot and annotation tool

    Ciocanel Razvan
    Ciocanel RazvanCo-Founder of EpicCoders · Written
    I use this one. It's also free and it has screenshots and video recording. As well as annotations that you can add after doing a screenshot. You can also save files to dropbox or even ftp.
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    Giphy

    Search animated GIFs on the web

    Lim Chee Aun
    Lim Chee AunProduct-first Front-end Engineer · Written
    I use this pretty often. Can adjust framerate, loop and trim before exporting to GIF or video.
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    Droplr

    The easiest way to share files

    Easiest way to record screen captures (both video & GIF) I came across, even after trying pretty much EVERY alternative out there.
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    loomSDK beta

    The record button for the internet

    Amol Umbarkar
    Amol UmbarkarFounder, Amplabs · Written
    I used Loom recently for recording my product screens in chrome. Not sure if you are looking for something like this.
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    Visual Studio 2015

    A new iteration of one of the great IDEs

    Brian Cusack
    Brian CusackIreland's Premium Full Spectrum CBD Oil · Written
    I have used it and I would not use any other app
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    Alex
    AlexJitbit - a helpdesk ticketing system · Written
    Yes, actually
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    Jing

    Share Ideas Instantly

    Duane Hardy
    Duane HardyPresident of Forklift Systems Inc. · Written
    Very easy to use. Not only captures video but also snapshots with photo editing tools.
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    OBS Studio
    MR B
    MR BVideo and Graphics · Written
    The interface is very nice easy to use, it worked well for me on some high-quality stuff.
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    ScreenFlow 7

    Easily create stunning videos

    Bram Jansen
    Bram JansenCybersecurity & VPN enthusiast · Written
    It records clear audio and videos and comes with a full-featured video editor. It’s also simple and easy to use.
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    Kate.H
    Kate.HWriter, Blogger and Freelancer · Written
    Not only can you record from multiple monitors, but you can choose to record from your webcam and connected iOS device simultaneously. Combine that with the ability to record audio, and you have the perfect setup for creating video tutorials
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