Kap

Screen recording, now with plugins. Redesigned.

4.3/5
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Kap is an open-source macOS screen recording app. Quickly capture and share high quality GIF, MP4, WebM and APNG files. Export to Giphy, imgur, S3 or copy directly to your clipboard and more using community created plugins.

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20 Reviews4.3/5
Stefano BourscheidFull-stack dev @8fit

I've been using Kap as the absolute screen recorder for quite a good time now, and with this new feature of selecting the screen things got even better

Pros:

Feature rich, fast, beatiful

Cons:

Quite heavy app size

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Tierney Cyren
Developer Advocate @ Microsoft

Been using Kap since the initial release, and I'm super happy with 2.0. Cannot suggest Kap highly enough, especially if you need to capture GIFs frequently.

Pros:

Easy GIF Capture, Highly Configurable

Cons:

Moderately large download

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Taylor PalmerUX Designer, Lucid Software

I hated how clunky most other GIF recorders were. With some products, the GIFs generated are hard to find. With Kap, they're always named "Kapture", so I just search for the most recent "Kapture" to post on whatever I'm working on.

Pros:

Best GIF recorder I've found. Nice interface, works with retina and external displays (many don't). The newest version adds trimming!

Cons:

None

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Anselm HannemannCreator of Colloq.io. Ethics.

It’s lovely to see how the 2nd version of the app evolved. The new export options are great and very useful and the review sequence is a nice addon as well. I use it on a regular basis each day for short screen recordings and love the product. Thanks for building it!

Pros:

Amazing new version with so many useful features that serve exactly the needs I have when using such a screenrecording app.

Cons:

There’s not much editing possible right now but that’s also not something I regularly miss.

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Jon Øvrebø DubielzykWeb Designer, Google

Been using Kap since the start and after having gone through 10+ GIF recording tools and this is the only one that's been giving me satisfactory results. It doesn't give you full control over color algorithms and rendering results etc, but I suspect most people won't want that.

Pros:

Best GIF and screen recorder, simple to use, lives in the menu bar

Cons:

May be too simple for some

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Swarnava SenguptaSolutions Engineer at Twilio | FOSS

It would be great if Kap allows to choose area of screencast using mouse cursor

Pros:

Plain, Simple, Fast and Open source

Cons:

Hard to select area to take screencast

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You can! I hope this helps: https://github.com/wulkano/kap/i...
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Cody RoOwner

Great app.

Pros:

Very thin

Cons:

No cons for the moment

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Was fine to make a video, but hung up my computer at one point (had to restart) as it was throwing lots of exceptions. Also had trouble exporting to mp4 on multiple occasions

Pros:

Nice UI

Cons:

Lots of crashes

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That's no good! We recently released an update that should fix both issues, if you'd like to give it another try you can download it here: https://github.com/wulkano/kap/r...
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Pros:

SIMPLE TO USE WITH HI RES RECORDINGS, WHAT ELSE

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KR LivesayOld guy, but reasonably tech savvy
Some installation instructions. Confirmed my MacBook Pro met tech requirements, downloaded and installed product... but it does not work. No troubleshooting guidelines anywhere, nothing. Useless.
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