Free screen recorder

Easily record your screen with the best free screen recorder for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Chromebook

Capture any area of your screen, add audio from your microphone, and add and resize video from your webcam. No account required.

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Free & easy to use Free & easy to use
No sign up required No sign up required
Create & share unlimited videos Create & share unlimited videos
Record screen & webcam Record screen & webcam
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Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 4,516 reviews.

Intuitive, powerful, & free screen recording

Easily record video and audio

Capture any part of your screen, webcam, or both to record as many videos as you want for free. Add music, audio narration, captions, and more. Trim the start and end of your recording. Save to your computer (as MP4, AVI or FLV file), or upload directly to YouTube or ScreenPal.

Easy screen recorder

Choose from 3 ways to record your video for free

Record screen

Record screen

Select part of your screen or your full screen, allowing you to capture your browser, computer programs, desktop activity, and audio.

Webcam recorder

Record webcam

Capture your webcam and audio to record yourself speaking. Add a virtual background to enhance your message or build your brand. 

Screen and webcam recorder

Record both

Record your screen and webcam for picture-in-picture video. Move your webcam or make the background transparent to focus on the screen.

Customize your video with free screen recorder tools

Our free screen recorder gives you everything you need to start creating your own screen or webcam videos. Free screen recorder features include:

Record screen, webcam, or both Record screen, webcam, or both
Record area, window, or full screen Record area, window, or full screen
Record audio voice narration Record audio voice narration
Remove, blur, or replace background Remove, blur, or replace background
Trim recordings Trim recordings
Add music (including free stock music) Add music (including free stock music)
Quick share Quick share
Get creative with green screen effects Get creative with green screen effects
Add a captions file Add a captions file
Draw (text, colors, shapes, more) Draw (text, colors, shapes, more)
Zoom in while recording Zoom in while recording
Create animated GIFs Create animated GIFs

Record anywhere with virtual backgrounds

Record with confidence with webcam virtual backgrounds. Build your brand, amplify your message, or just have fun with our easy and free background removal tool. Blur, remove, or replace your background with a new image.

Webcam virtual backgrounds

Enrich your recording with free drawing tools

Engage and educate any audience with our free drawing tools! Easily draw, highlight, add rich text and shapes, or doodle to capture attention. Create tutorials, engaging lectures, demos, personalized feedback, and more.

Screen recorder drawing tools

How to screen record:

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Launch the screen recorder and record your screen, webcam, or both. 

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Edit your recording with built-in screen recorder tools or send it to the video editor.

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Save or share

Save to your computer or upload
to YouTube or ScreenPal.

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See what customers say about our screen recorder:

5 stars

One of the best apps for screen recording 

“Very easy to install the app and capture videos and screenshots. It allows to edit the videos and provide shareable link. As a QA engineer, I can easily record the videos of the bugs and issues and share it with developers and team members.”

– Purvi R. (

5 stars

All the essential features but super easy to use

“The easiest screen capture software I’ve used, and in 20 years as a corporate trainer I’ve used a lot of them. Capturing the screen is very similar to other software of this type. It’s the editing features that make the big difference.

– Kelly P. (

5 stars

Easy to use screen recorder

“Makes it so easy to record any part of your screen and edit your recordings. I use it for recording some of my tutorial videos or making digital product review videos for YouTube.”

– Tolu A. (

5 stars

My go-to screen recorder

“I’m delighted with it. I’ve been using it since V1 to share tutorials with my team, record webinars, VSLs, online trainings and group meetings. It is like the powerpoint for video/screenshots.”

– Geoffrey J. (

Millions use ScreenPal to create recordings:

Training videos

Create employee training videos, tutorials, demo videos with the screen recorder and voice recorder. Add annotations and highlight your screen for emphasis and engagement.

YouTube videos

Record YouTube videos to grow your channel. Make how-to videos and tutorials with the webcam and screen recorder. Plus record your microphone, system audio or both.

Instructional videos

Make instructional videos for K12 and higher education. Teachers can make and annotate screencasts and add captions for accessibility. No account required.

Video presentations

Turn any slide deck or online meeting into a video. Easily screen record Powerpoint presentations and Google Slides presentations for video lessons and webinars.

Capture streaming video

Record virtual events, live webinars, video meetings and calls, and other streaming video for business, education, or home use. Record both microphone and system audio.

Gameplay recordings

Record gameplay on PC or Mac with the screen and audio recorder. Capture and layer webcam for picture-in-picture, record computer audio, and upload directly to YouTube.

Upgrade for all you need in a screen recorder and more

Our full video creation suite offers advanced screen recording, seamless video editing, unlimited hosting & robust content management.

Unlimited screen recording time Unlimited screen recording time
Interactive storyboard mode Interactive storyboard mode
Record computer or system audio Record computer or system audio
Blur any part of your video Blur any part of your video
Easy, integrated video editing Easy, integrated video editing
Advanced script recording mode Advanced script recording mode
Change your webcam shape and size Change your webcam shape and size
Easy drag-and-drop video builder Easy drag-and-drop video builder
Automated Speech-to-Text captions Automated Speech-to-Text captions
Expanded stock music library Expanded stock music library
Hide your webcam or cursor Hide your webcam or cursor
Automatically remove silences Automatically remove silences

Enhance your recordings with our full editor

Accomplish more with your screen recording when you seamlessly connect with our full video editor. Create engaging, professional-quality videos with text, animations, overlays, and transitions. Remove silences, cut and crop, and blur information. Add stock video, images, music and sound effects. 

Edit your screen recordings

Create on the go with our screen recorder app

Record and edit videos on mobile
Our free mobile screen recorder app allows you to quickly capture your screen and camera to create high-quality videos. After recording, add a Facecam, crop, trim, add overlays, or adjust the speed of your video.
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Screen recorder: Frequently asked questions

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