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10 Ways to Record Screen on Mac

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May 21, 2024• Proven solutions

Video tutorials are everywhere on the internet and they all show you how you can record the screen on your Mac. The problem with this is that a lot of these tutorials try and publicize software that, most of the time, won't actually give you what you need.

The truth is, that doesn't mean that there isn't good software out there and that is why we have brought you this post, so you can have a huge list of the top screen recorders out there without having to waste your own time searching for them yourself.

1. Copernicus [FREE]

This program allows you to take your own screenshots. Of course, these screenshots are very short videos but they don't actually have sound. Either way, you can take these short videos and you can store them in the gallery on your Mac so this is useful if you just want to take a few quick snippets.

If you want to take images then this is also the program for you and it is completely free to download as well so you don't have anything to worry about in that respect.

2. Capture Me

Capture Me offers plenty of options and it comes in the form of a floating window. This lets you re-size to many different resolutions and it also gives you a screen capture mode which allows you to take pictures as well.

You can use the sound recording feature as well, however, this will only last a minute so it really isn't any good if you want to record a long tutorial or a step by step video.

3. Capture It [Pay After Free Trial]

This software can give you plenty of ways to record your screen output. It is very fast and it is also very easy to use as well, so if you want a no-hassle, no-fuss experience, then this is certainly the one for you.

You can also export in several different formats and this includes your iPhone and YouTube so you can always get a ready to publish video without wasting your time. It isn't free, but you can get a free trial.

4. ScreenRecord

This allows you to capture a screen recording, as a QuickTime sample. You have access to a very simple interface and the price tag is relatively low when compared to other types of software and it is great if you just want to experiment with the screen recording.

5. iShowU

This is one of the best out there and you'll be glad to know that there are two different versions available. If you are on a Mac then you will want to use the iShowUClassic. It is very simple and you'll also find that it is very easy to impress your friends with as well, not to mention that it also gives you the option to record both sound and video in a flash.

So what makes this tool so easy? It is all down to the interface. You have options such as scalability, keyboard commands and even highlighting options, not to mention that it is also compatible with plenty of video editing apps as well so you can do everything you need and more in one convenient location.

6. ScreenFlick

This has similar functions when compared to the tools mentioned above but it is much smoother and it can display video in 60fps as well. On top of this, you will also find that it can record both internal sound and external sound as well, so if you want to talk over your video while you are doing a demonstration or if you simply want to give your users a little hint or tip now and again, this is the one for you.

Of course, you can still access keyboard commands and highlights as well, but it is important to understand that you can also save screens with raw footage as well if you wanted to edit or modify it at a later date.

7. Screenium

This software actually originated from Germany but they do have an English version available if you pay a visit to their website. The program itself is very similar to those that are listed above and you can also access a pointer and all of your movements are done in real-time as well so you know that the processer is fast and easy. Why not give it a go for yourself today to see how this could benefit you.

8. ScreenMimic

ScreenMimic is a recording application but it isn't really one of your standard ones. It is designed for SWF movies and FLV flash. It is slightly more expensive when compared to the ones that are listed above but the price that you pay is certainly reflected in the performance of this app. If you don't want to take the leap, you might want to look up a few videos to see what it can do for you because you really won't regret it.

9. Snapz Pro X [Paid]

This app will set you back around $70 but there are plenty of other versions that are available so you can pick these up for a very affordable price. The people who created the app state that it is 20x faster when compared to other software and it does remain to be one of the best on the market as well.

10. ScreenFlow [Paid]

This is, by far, the most expensive piece of software that is listed on this post. Of course, expensive pieces of software are not without their features, and with this one, you can record through your desktop, your video camera, or even through another device. You can also combine your microphone and the audio from your PC as well so you can create a seamless audio system that comes with plenty of compelling audio editing tools as well.

This makes it one of the best on here but if you're not willing to pay out for it, that isn't a problem because as mentioned above, there are plenty of other apps out there that you can choose from and they aren't exactly a few and far between.


In the above article, we have summarized 10 different types of paid and free screen recording software. I bet you will find a recorder that meets your needs among these 10.
Of course, if you have higher requirements for video recording or sound recording, that means you need to edit it after recording the video or sound, such as editing, adding background music, adding subtitles, and so on. . . Then I strongly recommend that you try Wondershare Filmora, all its functions are free to use.

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Liza Brown
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