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, include microphone audio, and add and resize video from your webcam. No account required and no watermark added.
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Intuitive, powerful, & free screen recording software
Easily record screen, webcam, or both with audio
Capture any part of your screen, webcam, or both to create as many recordings as you want for free – no experience needed. Screen record with audio narration, add music & captions, and more. Trim the start and end of your free screen recording. Save on your computer (as MP4, AVI, FLV or GIF file) in 4K, HD, or standard definition. Or host unlimited screen recordings for free on ScreenPal to easily share and adjust privacy settings.
Choose from 3 ways to record with audio for free
Select part of your screen or your full screen, allowing you to capture your browser, computer programs, desktop activity, and audio.
Capture your webcam and audio to record yourself speaking. Add a virtual background to enhance your message or build your brand.
Record your screen and webcam for picture-in-picture video. Move your webcam to customize the layout or make the background transparent.
Customize your video with free screen recorder tools
Our free screen recorder gives you everything you need to start creating your own stunning, engaging screen and webcam videos. Free features include:
Choose to record just your screen, just your webcam picture, or both together.
Select how much of your screen to record on PC or Mac to focus on key content.
Record your microphone with the click of a button to easily narrate your recording.
Use the Background Remover to remove, blur, or replace your webcam background.
Trim and cut your screen recordings to remove unwanted content.
Insert music (including free stock music) to set the tone and improve engagement.
Copy a link to your recording with one click. Share through Facebook, Twitter, email, or anywhere.
Use the green screen chroma key tool to replace your background with new images or videos.
Upload a file to include captions with your screen recording to improve accessibility and engagement.
Annotate your recording with text, colors, shapes, highlight, and more for emphasis and clarification.
Zoom in on specific content when you screen record on Mac or PC for focus and emphasis.
Save your free screen recording as a GIF file to create an animated GIF.
Blur, remove, or replace your webcam background
Build your brand, amplify your message, remove distractions or just have fun with our easy and free background removal tool. Blur, remove or replace your background with a new image. Record anywhere with confidence with webcam virtual backgrounds.
Enhance 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, lectures, demos, personalized feedback, and more.
How to screen record:
Launch the screen recorder to record your screen, webcam, or both. Choose what area of your screen to record and whether to include audio narration.
Edit your recording with built-in free screen recorder tools, including highlight, draw, shapes, zoom, and more.
Record video messages where you work
Easily record and share quick, authentic video messages directly from your browser with ScreenPal’s free Chrome extension. Eliminate excessive meetings and save time by recording short videos wherever you type. Hover over any ScreenPal link to view a video in context, eliminating the need to click out of your work apps. Plus you can launch your favorite desktop creation apps right from the extension for an efficient workflow.
Host and manage all your screen recordings for free
Upload unlimited screen recordings to ScreenPal’s free hosting account to safely manage and share your content. Organize in folders, create channels, share links, schedule publish & expiration times, add custom thumbnails, control visibility & password settings for privacy, and more.
See what customers say about our screen recorder:
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. (Capterra.com)
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. (Capterra.com)
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. (Capterra.com)
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. (Capterra.com)
Millions use ScreenPal to create recordings:
Create employee training videos, tutorials, demo videos with the screen recorder and voice recorder. Add annotations and highlight your screen for emphasis and engagement.
Make how-to videos, tutorials, and other types of screen and webcam recordings for your YouTube channel. Plus, record your audio narration and add music.
Make educational videos for K-12 and higher education. Teachers can make and annotate screencasts and add captions for accessibility. No account required.
Easily screen record PowerPoint presentations and Google Slides presentations for video lessons, slideshow videos and webinars.
Capture streaming video
Record virtual events, live webinars, video meetings and calls, and other streaming video for business, education, or home use.
Screen record PC or Mac video gameplay with our screen and audio recorder. Add audio narration. Capture and layer webcam for picture-in-picture.
Upgrade to streamline screen recording & video creation
Our full video creation suite offers advanced screen recording, seamless video editing, unlimited hosting, robust content management, video analytics, and more.
Get unlimited recording times to capture & share all the content you want.
Easily plan, combine, and organize your recordings in our drag-and-drop storyboard video builder.
Easily record your system’s audio on a Windows PC or Mac to help convey your message.
Blur sensitive information on your screen for privacy and to help focus your audience’s attention.
Easily transfer your screen recording to our video editor for additional, advanced editing features.
Import script text or write your script in our Stories video builder to plan and create your recordings.
Share recordings and videos with other members on your team with a team plan.
Use Speech-to-Text to auto generate captions from the audio narration in your screen recording.
Choose from an expanded collection of music, images, and video from our stock library.
Hide your webcam or cursor with the click of a button to improve the visibility of your screen.
Quickly detect and remove silences from your screen recording’s audio narration.
Connect 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, computer audio, and transitions. Remove silences, cut and crop, and blur information. Add stock video, images, music, and sound effects.
Create on the go with our screen recorder app
Record and edit videos on mobile
Our free iPhone and Android screen recorder apps allow you to quickly capture your mobile screen and audio. Add a Facecam, crop, trim, add overlays, or adjust the video speed. Start with a mobile recording and transfer it to desktop to use our full list of video creation features.
Screen recorder: Frequently asked questions
Software updated: September 12, 2023 – See What’s New