In case you are someone who teaches people to do certain things on the computer. For instance, consider that you teach people to use Adobe Photoshop. You start by taking screenshots, and explaining your audience about how to do specific actions to manipulate a particular image, but after a certain point, you might think that screenshots, and images are just not doing the thing. Your audience is always asking you to elaborate in the comments sections, and you end up explaining the whole thing again.
Then you move out to search for screen recording softwares, and you find out that they are expensive. Many of them ask for a monthly fee, that is simply not worth the time you put into recording those videos. But did you know that if you search in appropriate places, you can get those softwares for free? That’s what this article is all about. So, stick here, and I will list down the softwares that will record your screen in Mac (for free!).
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The best free software that will allow you to record your screen for 5 minutes (max), and if you feel like you need to narrate all the steps, you can do that too. One thing that Jing cannot do, is that it cannot record your system’s audio. But that is not a big deal, because most of the time we are narrating through the mic.
All you have to do, is select the area you want to record, and hit the record button.
Another great secret software that can record your screen. And incase you are an old Mac user, you should be knowing about the Quick Time Player. But one thing that most people don’t know, is that it can also record your screen. And if that’s not enough for you, it can record videos of any length. The only thing that will restrict you from recording more videos is the hard drive space (if it is full).
No hard work required to start recording with this software. Just go to File, and then click the New Screen Recording, that’s it. And if you want certain part of the screen to be recorded, you can do that too.
The only limitation of this app, is that it will record for only 200 seconds. But is it really a limitation? Because you can record over, and over, and then edit the video, and combine everything into one big video. Simple as that.
You may download this app from the App Store of Apple, and as usual, you can record any section of the screen. Other than that, you may enable it to detect the movements of your cursor, and have it recorded.
If you really want to record your computer’s audio, this app is for you. It will record audio from your mic, as well as the system’s audio. But it will only record the videos for 3 mins, which includes a watermark.
But this watermark should not be a big deal, because they allow you to record videos at a scheduled time on which it will automatically start recording. You can also convert your final video in different formats, such as AVI, FLV, or HTML5 from their converter that is included in the app itself.
It is probably the best screen recording app. Because you can edit images/thumbnails within this app, and you can use your system audio, along with your mic’s audio while recording. Other than that, in case you are serious about what you are recording, you may create a Monosnap account, and as soon as you finish recording, you may upload the video to your account. This will enable you to share your video with all your friends. And if an any time, you think that you should use your web cam, you can do that too.