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10 Best Screen Recorders for PC

Are you an adapt user and want to upgrade your experience with a new gizmo? Or have you tried screen casting before? We searched and researched and have compared the 17 amazing screen recording soft wares for pc.

While some screen recorders are different in working and money, many of them share the same things such as

  • the video frame can be adjusted
  • cut-and paste editing options
  • recorded time is unlimited

 You can use any of the screen recorder for purposes  from marketing your business to recording a game tutorial. Our list provides you with everything you need to make a perfect decision for yourselves.

17. Starting on our list on number 17 is Screen Rec. This program is packed full of tools that are useful for businesses. While intended only for businesses, you can also use this program for other purposes. Also, other than the screen recorder, you can take a screen shot of the pc screen with annotation tools to make sure you look at the important information. Your recordings are saved to a dedicated/ encrypted cloud account in which it is easy to manage your company training videos and other presentations. It has one downside that the free cloud storage has a limit of 2 gbs. If you want more, you’ll need to upgrade. In addition to the cloud storage, your recordings and screenshots can also be saved to your computer(138) Recordings are saved as mp4 and screenshots are kept in PNG format. At this time, Screen Rex is only available with support for Mac and Linux are coming soon.

16- In at number 16 is ShareX. This free open source program is only available as many of you know, it’s one of the best software for taking screenshots and includes an excellent screen recorder with no watermarks or time limits. It’s also light on system resources so if you have an older computer or have low memory this one is perfect. In addition to the numerous screen capturing options and the standard screen recording method, it also allows you to save your recordings as a gift to be shared on social media sites . If you want to share your screen recordings or captures, they can be uploaded directly to more than a dozen sites including YouTube and. One downside for gamers is that ShareX does not support full screen captures or recordings from video games. I’ll also point this out that ShareX does not have a start or stop recording button, there are several keyboard button shortcuts for several functions such as (prt sc = capture entire screen) and (Ctrl +Print Screen=Capture region. These are the basic keys that can be used to do functions while using ShareX(270)

15-In the number 15 spot is  Nvidia Showplay which is also known as Nvidia share or GeForce Experience, is also for people who own a  computer with a GeForce GTX or artex class graphic card. record almost everything. GeForce Experience makes broadcasting your favorite games fast and easy. With just two clicks, you can start a high-quality broadcast to Facebook Live, Twitch, or YouTube Live. It even supports camera and custom graphic overlays to better personalize your livestream. 

Just pulled off an amazing stunt? ShadowPlay’s DVR-style Instant Replay mode already recorded it! Just hit a hotkey to save the last 30 seconds of gameplay to your hard drive or share to YouTube or Facebook. It works as game recording software to manually record gameplay videos for as long as you want—all at up to 4K at 60 frames per second. And ShadowPlay is hardware accelerated, so you can leave it running in the background without worrying about video capture impacting your performance.

Create up to a 15-second GIF from your favorite ShadowPlay video, add text,  and upload it to Google, Facebook, or Weibo with a single click. Or grab screenshots at up to 4K and upload them to Facebook, Google, or Imgur—all without leaving your game.


  • Free with GTX 650 and higher Kepler GPUs
  • Twitch LiveStream support coming
  • Small file sizes compared to rivals
  • Minimal performance impact on FPS, <5%
  • Excellent support on Windows 8



  • Twitch LiveStream support not here yet!
  • Only supports Nvidia Kepler desktop GPUs, no current mobile GPU support or support for older GPUs

So, as we can see, pros are much more compared to the cons here. So I believe this is a very good screen recording software

14- In at number 14 comes Atomi Active Presenter 6 – Full-Scale Screen Recording and Tutorial Creation.

It is one of the main and premium contenders in the screen capture and recording spaces. It’s main purpose that it serves is e-learning and course creation, but any else can be served too. Akin to the other soft wares mentioned here,  ActivePresenter also has two types, basic and premium. It’s basic version has the needful tools for simple screen recording It’s editing capabilities are a powerhouse. Many other soft wares cannot match it.

Even in the free version of Active Presenter 6, you can:

  • Record videos of unlimited length
  • Edit videos with cut, speed up/down, blur, volume adjustment
  • Edit with multiple layers (only software that allows this in free version)
  • Full annotation capabilities
  • Export to MP4, FLV, WebM, AVI, WMV and MKV formats

It’s price starts from $0 to  $ 299 for the pro edition. For all sorts of people and all sort of budgets

13- In at number 13 comes . Bandicam – Gaming and High Frame Rate Screen Recording. 

Bandicam is perfect for professionals but it requires some time to set up for beginners, but once it has been perfected, it can be used for long hauls by a user. Bandicam is made and designed in a way to record and click your screen, recordings, webcams, HDMI capture, and game devices.

All can be captured by this amazing soft ware which is easily available. In addition to screen records, you can also record audio, Annotations are also available which is awesome for video tutorials.

 Advanced users can also customize the encoder and the frame rate with which you want to record and save the clip.

 Bandicam supports a maximum capture framerate of 144fps, which is amazing. Bandicam license starts at $39 for a single PC. Which is quite low compared to other soft wares which make it very good for low budget people.

12- On number 12  is Ice Cream Screen Recorder, It lets you capture video and screensnaps. It has quite elegant feature list. You can also use a microphone, record your screen, system audio. While recording, you can also overlay your webcam on the screen.


  • Even in free version, it’s  features are amazing
  • Records in 25 fps
  • Multiple annotation options
  • Available for both Windows and Mac
  • Watermarking and webcam overlay supported
  • Follow mouse feature allows you to capture a small resolution video on a large display
  • Hotkey overlay supported. Shows the key combination you press in the actual video


  • Exports only to WebM format or YouTube in free version
  • No editing capabilities are supported.
  • No commercial use of videos in free version

There are only 3 cons in this soft ware so it is very good for basic uses too.

11- On at TinyTake claims to be the best free screen capture and video recording software out there. The software allows you to capture a video of your screen activity, annotate it, and share it on social media. TinyTake advertises itself as simple, free, and feature-rich, though many features are only available with the paid options.


  • Can use for free but with limited features
  • Can add graphics from your local drive for annotating files
  • Built-in viewer is optimized for mobile devices


  • Free version is extremely limited
  • No free version for commercial use

As you can see, it is a controversial yet efficient and amazing screen recorder. Many people think that it’s pros are very less, we remind them that the cons are also very less which makes it easy to use for beginners

10-In at number 10 is Camtasia(Windows, Mac, iOS). It is quite simple and no-nuisance. You can choose whether or not to be inclusive of webcam and microphone inputs, and push RECORD. Also, you can choose your capture area.

It’s system is very amazing. There are A LOT of editing options that do not look overwhelming. A selection of stock media is present on the left-hand side of the app, and click-and-drag effects are present on the same side, with customizations popping on the dextral side. Also, detailed properties are there whenever you select an element from the timeline.

Excellent tutorial videos are present for anybody that wants to learn it’s editing tools, it can make amazing competent intro and outro segments in a matter of seconds. It’s only downside is the interactivity features, after exporting after using hat feature, the final product was quite difficult to understand.

9- At number 9 is OBS Studio (Windows, Mac, Linux).OBS Studio does not provide good editing feature, but it makes it up with recording options and streaming. For beginners, you can create customizable “studios” with beforehand decided audio and video configurations that you can choose while recording.

If one can set it up perfectly, the audio and video  settings do not need to be changed or worry about doing a live video using OBS’s tough integrations. There are more than 40 platforms in the live broadcasting menu. And they can broadcast to all sorts of platform including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. It is very easy to set up screening on OBS on it’s main dashboard. You can also make it very sophisticated and detailed and so stuff such as mixing sounds or placement of webcams. This broadcasting makes it sort of similar to  Nvidia  ShadowPlay, but this is for beginners while Nvidia  ShadowPlay is quite overpowered and complicated at the same time. Also, OBS Studio is free for all.

8-In at number 8 is Free Cam. This is a super easy to use beginner’s screen recording software. You can also do some little editing after you capture your screen. There are some options that you can use

1-Select a recording area

2-Record your  voice over

3- Record system sounds

4-Highlight using your mouse.

You can also use it to fine tune your final videos. Furthermore, internet sharing is also available . You can further use it’s advance setting to open new windows inside recording area & to show system tray icon, and much more.  The only option of output  is WMV format, and this is the only choice which is a downside for this  free simple to use screen recorder. It’s editing features are simple and amazing. You can use it to fade in, fade out the ending volume; also one can use trim the audio, cut a complete chunk out of it, or silence a small part of it. It’s editing is quite good and recordings are basic and simple, so this I believe is quite amazing for simple beginner use.

7- At number  7 is Debut Screen by NCH Software. You can screen record your webcam. You can do camera overlay in it. You can do recordings in it just like other sort of screen records.

You can choose your frame size, or choose the format that you want the output in. It’s quite complicated for simple beginners and it has many many features that can be used for yourself.

It is quite powerful when everything is set up and running and all you need to do is just push the Record   button. When you are all done recording your game screen or whatever you are recoding, you can simply click  f7  button and easily put an end to the recording.

 This one is a great one to try with lots of options and it works very  very good for Advanced beginners  who are not beginners and not experts at the same time.

Overall, we have described 10 of the best of the screen recorders for Personal Computers and have pointed out their pros and cons. Now it is up to you to choose the perfect screen recorder for yourselves according to your device specs and system. Good luck!