Steve Eichert
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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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13 recommended
  1. 22

    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. 👌
    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. 🎉
    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.
  2. 15
    CloudApp 4.0

    Lightning fast media sharing and screengrabs

    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.
  3. Mark B.
    Mark B.Product Manager, CJ Affiliate · Written
    Free. Simple. Effective. It is missing advanced features, but for simply recording the screen (or a window/area of the screen), a voice/audio stream and highlighting clicks, you can't beat it.
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    Jeff Ski Kinsey
    Jeff Ski KinseyEntrepreneur & Marketing Mad Man™ · Written
    It just works. Free with every Mac.
  4. 3

    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    Wojciech Kocjan
    Wojciech KocjanWeb developer / Product Manager · Written
    Simple to use and has nice function - export to GIF. It's free for <5 minutes videos.
  5. 2
    ScreenFlow 5

    Screencasting and editing software for Mac

    Great app that has a lot to offer. It feels almost pro, but it stays quite simple to use.
  6. 2

    Ridiculously simple screen recording

    Antoine Yng
    Antoine Yng · Written
    I use this one. Damn simple and free!
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  7. 2

    Seamlessly record your Mac's screen, microphone and camera

    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.
  8. 2

    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.
  9. Simple menu bar interface for Mac
  10. 1
    Giphy Capture

    Turn anything on your screen into a GIF!

    Lim Chee Aun
    Lim Chee AunProduct Engineer · Written
    I use this pretty often. Can adjust framerate, loop and trim before exporting to GIF or video.
  11. CocoaBob
    CocoaBobLead iOS developer · Written
    It's free and does everything you expect for screen recording.
  12. 1

    The easiest way to share files

    Wilco de Kreij
    Wilco de Kreij3CEO UpViral & Connectio · Written
    Easiest way to record screen captures (both video & GIF) I came across, even after trying pretty much EVERY alternative out there.
  13. 1

    Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome

    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.