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10 Best Screen Recording Software for Windows

By Tony Moton

January 19, 2018

Windows 10 is embedded with a built-in tool for recording videos of PC games. However, for game players who have not updated or don’t want to upgrade their computers, a third-party screen recorder is necessary. So, we have listed 10 best screen recording software for Windows, with which users can recording online videos, record games for sharing, create video program tutorials and more.

Top 10. Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic has a relatively low-priced version and a simplified free version. This screen recording program is put on the education and business market to compete with other free screen recording software. Screencast-O-Matic is available at a low price, ranging from $9 per month for 10 computers to $ 250 per month for 1000 computers. You can buy Pro Hosting, which is priced at $10, $29, $99 per month.


Available at Vimeo Pro, Google Drive, and DropboxAd-free only with the non-free Pro Hosting
Comes with computer speech featureAllow to upload the 5 minutes to
Equipped with a screenshot toolCause browser crashed
Offers site licenses supporting 10-1000 computersExpensive if you purchase additional features
Has recorder on a website pricing at $99 per month

Top 9. TinyTake

TinyTake is a screen recording program especially for commercial presentations as well as employee training. However, a free version is only available for personal use only. For commercial use, you need to pay between &29.95 and $199.95 per year. Price depends on the embedded features. The most important feature of this program is its sharing feature. You can send files to an office device when necessary.


Supports 2-hour video recording.Supports 2-hour video recording.
Supports creating custom shortcut keys.Video files are saved as MP4 only.
View media files (images and videos) and documents online.No free trial version.
Video player is compatible with mobile phone.

Top 8. FlashBack

FlashBack, a piece of full-motion-based screen recording software, has a simple interface so it is easy to use. The program gains its popularity amongst university professors, lecturers, and students. There is the package available, personal version and business version. The former is available at $49 and the former one is priced at $99.


Supports to add distinctive and custom watermarks.Not an easy job to modify existing demos.
Embedded with webcam.Only supports importing FBR files.
Has zooming and panning features.Free trial gets expired in 30 days.
Allows reporting PC defects.

Top 7. MadCap Mimic

MadCap Minic works on three recording modes, including manual, automatic and full motion. With this program, you can custom frames and condition tags in addition to the recording screen. This program is available at $144 per year, while the permanent version is available at $428.

MadCap Mimic

Design content can be saved and reusedIrremovable watermarks on the output file
Multiple output formats including WebM, MP4, and Adobe PDFDifficult to navigate
Plenty of available visuals and video effectsTrial version is available for 30 days
Support multiple languages

Top 6. Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio is specially designed for those who attach importance to details of the video. You can combine the audios and videos. And it is easy to customize and refine the video with this screen recorder.

Camtasia Studio

Edit audio, video and cursor tracks separatelyExpensive
Existing videos, music, and photos can be importedOperate slowly owning to heavy projects
Captions, callouts, and quizzes can be added to videosNeed to pay for upgrades

Top 5. Ezvid

Ezvid is an easy to use screen recording program, which can save users’ time when producing and uploading videos to YouTube with this program. Gamers and movies fans are interested in recording gameplay video with this program.


Embedded with computer speech featureExtraneous noise
High resolution reaching 1280*720p HD
Doesn’t support full-screen gameplay recording
Modern and clean interface
Comes with music tracks as background music

Top 4. CamStudio

For one-time users or those who rarely use recorder program, CamStudio is a good choice. This program is lightweight and open- source. You can record videos in AVI format which can be converted to SWF format.


You can snap screen-in-screen videoViruses and malware
Converts AVI into FlashOutput file is incompatible with some browsers
Select quality options for output videosNo animation features

Top 3. ShareX

ShareX is an ad-free screen recording tool that is integrated with many custom features. This program mainly targeted towards developers and power users. It can records full screen, window, monitor, region, freehand, and scrolling.


Easy and quick navigation thanks to hotkeysLow quality of game recording
Shares URLComplicated to use
Import existing videos, music, and photosDoesn’t support webcam recording
Custom watermarksFail to upload large files

Top 2. iSpring Free Cam

iSpring Free Cam is equipped with a built-in audio/video editor. With an intuitive and attractive interface, you can create screen recording videos. This program is free of charge and ad-free. Furthermore, it doesn’t place water mark on the video.

iSpring Free Cam

No watermarkSupports WMV format only
No time limitsNo webcam recording
High resolution
Save videos as WMV
Removes unwanted fragments and background noise easily

Top 1. TuneFab Screen Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a versatile and powerful tool which specializes in screen-capturing. You can use this program to record screen activities like gameplay, program operating, and more. The program is clean, easy to navigate and lightweight so that recording speed is fast. Video clips shot by this recorder are of high-quality resolution. This program supports abundant put formats like MP4, WMV, M4A, MP3, WMA, and AAC. It supports free trial. If additional features are needed, you can pay little to get the full version.

TuneFab Screen Recorder

Supports online video and gameplayUnknown
Screencast webcam video
Equipped with shortcut button and screencast quality setting
Relatively in low price
30-day trial

That's all! Which one do you think is the best recorder in terms of recorded video quality, price, etc? Just click it for trial.

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