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.

Free forever & easy to use Free forever & 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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Highly rated by our community

Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 4,516 reviews.

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.

Easy screen recorder

Choose from 3 ways to record with audio 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 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:

Record screen, webcam, or both Record screen, webcam, or both

Choose to record just your screen, just your webcam picture, or both together.

Record area, window, or full screen Record area, window, or full screen

Select how much of your screen to record on PC or Mac to focus on key content.

Record audio voice narration Record audio voice narration

Record your microphone with the click of a button to easily narrate your recording.

Remove, blur, or replace background Remove, blur, or replace background

Use the Background Remover to remove, blur, or replace your webcam background.

Trim recordings Trim recordings

Trim and cut your screen recordings to remove unwanted content.

Add music (including free stock music) Add music (including free stock music)

Insert music (including free stock music) to set the tone and improve engagement.

Quick share Quick share

Copy a link to your recording with one click. Share through Facebook, Twitter, email, or anywhere.

Get creative with green screen effects Get creative with green screen effects

Use the green screen chroma key tool to replace your background with new images or videos.

Add a captions file Add a captions file

Upload a file to include captions with your screen recording to improve accessibility and engagement.

Draw (text, colors, shapes, more) Draw (text, colors, shapes, more)

Annotate your recording with text, colors, shapes, highlight, and more for emphasis and clarification.

Zoom in while recording Zoom in while recording

Zoom in on specific content when you screen record on Mac or PC for focus and emphasis.

Create animated GIFs Create animated GIFs

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.

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.

Screen recorder drawing tools

How to screen record:

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Launch

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.

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Customize

Edit your recording with built-in free screen recorder tools, including highlight, draw, shapes, zoom, and more.

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Save or share

Save to your computer, safely upload to your ad-free ScreenPal hosting account, or upload to YouTube to easily share your screen recordings with others.

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.

Free screen recorder hosting

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.

Free screen recorder hosting
Capterra Top Performer - Screen Recorder Software
4.6 star Capterra rating

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. (Capterra.com)

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. (Capterra.com)

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. (Capterra.com)

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. (Capterra.com)

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

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.

Instructional videos

Make educational videos for K-12 and higher education. Teachers can make and annotate screencasts and add captions for accessibility. No account required.

Video presentations

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.

Gameplay recordings

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.

Unlimited screen recording time Unlimited screen recording time

Get unlimited recording times to capture & share all the content you want.

Interactive storyboard mode Interactive storyboard mode

Easily plan, combine, and organize your recordings in our drag-and-drop storyboard video builder.

Record computer or system audio Record computer or system audio

Easily record your system’s audio on a Windows PC or Mac to help convey your message.

Blur any part of your recording Blur any part of your recording

Blur sensitive information on your screen for privacy and to help focus your audience’s attention.

Advanced video editing features Advanced video editing features

Easily transfer your screen recording to our video editor for additional, advanced editing features.

Create a script Create a script

Import script text or write your script in our Stories video builder to plan and create your recordings.

Team collaboration features Team collaboration features

Share recordings and videos with other members on your team with a team plan.

Zoom, MS Teams, & Webex integrations Zoom, MS Teams, & Webex integrations

Easily import Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex recordings to edit the video and share it.

Automated Speech-to-Text captions Automated Speech-to-Text captions

Use Speech-to-Text to auto generate captions from the audio narration in your screen recording.

Expanded stock music library Expanded stock music library

Choose from an expanded collection of music, images, and video from our stock library.

Hide your webcam or cursor Hide your webcam or cursor

Hide your webcam or cursor with the click of a button to improve the visibility of your screen.

Automatically remove silences Automatically remove silences

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.

Edit your screen recordings

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.

Mobile app screen recorder

Screen recorder: Frequently asked questions

Software updated: February 13, 2024  –  See What’s New

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