8 Best and Top Screen Recording Software for PC

Be it a YouTube channel or a tutorial video for some software or process, a screen recorder becomes a necessity.

Though there are many software for screen recording available on the internet, the question remains the same: is the software enough to satisfy the needs of the user?

To solve the dilemma, some screen recording software are listed and explained here to put an end to the user’s quest.

This list features the creamy layer of software developed for this purpose and the user is advised to download and use the one that suits his/her needs and requirements.

1. Screenpresso

This software is an absolute stunner with its features. The free version offers decent features but the premium version is the show stealer here.

This is one of the handfuls of software that lets you use the captured videos for commercial purposes, and the note-worthy fact is that even the free version allows that.

This software allows you to record the audio along with the video feed.

The default format in which the videos are downloaded is a “not – so – bulky” MP4, but can always be converted to other formats like “WMV” or “WebM”.

The only set back is that the maximum recording time is a mere 3 minutes for the free version, so you will have to rush up in everything.

The free version sports watermarks but the premium version has the option to remove it.

Screenpresso

Compatibility:

  • Windows Server/7/8/8.1/10

2. iSpring Free Cam

As the name itself suggests, this is a free software for recording PC screens.

Even though the software is free, there are no watermarks and ads peeping in. Another feature that will put a smile to the users is the no time limits for the recording, unlike much other software.

Another miracle in the bundle is the built-in audio and video editor that would come in handy when uploading the videos to social media or for public eyes.

The videos recorded are in a high quality “WMV” format and no other formats are allowed.

As any coin will have two sides, the negative of this software is that this software does not support a webcam recording which is a bummer for a recording software.

The background noise elimination is laudable and the audio effects palette offers many options to play with.

iSpring Free Cam

Compatibility:

  • Windows 10/8/7/vista/Xp (32- and 64-bit editions)

3. Ezvid

As the name suggests, it is aimed to please the YouTube video uploading community and it serves the purpose really well.

Dubbed as the “favorite for YouTube video uploads”, this software is the first choice for YouTube channel owners. Why? Because of the simple one-touch YouTube upload feature which saves a lot of hassle. And for those who have a habit of including music tracks to their videos, Ezvid has them covered.

It boasts a wide range of songs that can be added.

Some video recordings show a minimalistic noise in the background and the updates are yet to fix it.

The default recording resolution is a high definition 1280*720p which is pretty above average.

Ezvid

Compatibility:

  • Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

4. SmartPixel

SmartPixel is solely for the gamers who like to show off their prowess on the internet.

The primary complaint a user would make when they are using software for screen recording is that it gets laggy.

With SmartPixel, it will never happen again as the software takes up a negligible toll on the RAM and the most loved feature is the “annotate”.

It is highly useful in teaching and pin pointing to the exact point you want the audience to look at.

The picture in picture mode allows you to record video feeds from two sources (say a screen and the webcam feed) together in a single frame.

Even for the free version, you can take as long as the video wants to go.

The post editing features come in very handy for all the editing gurus out there.

SmartPixel

Compatibility:

  • Windows and Android

5. Icecream Screen Recorder

This is one software which takes its legal warnings seriously when it comes to premium versions.

The functionalities and features are loaded in the premium version but not in the free version.

The formats supported to record videos are “WMV”, “MKV” or “WebM”.

This software takes an edge because it can record even webcam live streams.

The screenshots can also be saved but a watermark is always present to pull out of trouble.

The free users are forbidden from using the software for commercial purpose.

Besides all these, this is a quite famous software for screen recording on windows.

Ice cream screen recorder

Compatibility:

  • Windows 10/8.1/8/7/2003/2000/Vista
  • MAC: OS X 10.9 Mavericks/OS X Yosemite

6. Hypercam

Hypercam is for the users who are content with a neat recording software to record a screen with no fancy add-ons.

The latest version of Hypercam is a paid version while the developer should have been in a happy mood because the developer just released the earlier version as a freeware.

The latest paid version offers a better interface and minimizes itself to the taskbar when it gets to work.

The default format in which the software records is “AVI”, and for gaming, this software is not the right cut but will still do the work.

The doodles and annotations available will make software tutorials a walk in the park.

Hypercam

Compatibility:

  • Windows 8/7/Vista (32 and 64 bit releases) XP/2000.

7. Screencast – O – Matic

This is one neat state of the art interface and in one phrase – decent software with no bling. This software also has the option to upload to YouTube directly while both screen recording and webcam feed are available to play with.

The free version offers 15 mins of recording time and will also sport the official watermark.

Screencast – O – Matic

Compatibility:

  • Windows Xp or later versions
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later

8. Camtasia

The personal favorite is finally here. This software strikes the right chords because of the ability to fuse your already existing videos and also videos from the source links.

The Google drive integration means that the constraint on a hard disk is thrown away.

The green screen effect lets you portray yourself as a part of the video.

Camtasia

Compatibility:

  • Windows 10/8/7 SP1 (Required: 64 Bit versions only)
  • macOS 10.10 or later Quartz Extreme support

Conclusion

The 8 best screen recording software for PC are given above. It is at the user’s discretion to download and use the one that suits the needs and requirements.

Though free versions will finish the work, the premium versions offer a lot more and also gives the finesse to the artist.

The premium versions also host a trial period ranging from 7-30 days which also comes handy.

Shubham Agarwal

Shubham Agarwal is a Tech Maniac and a Gadget Freak. He is mostly interested in coding and programming apps, computer software and teaching people tricks that they can implement in their day to day life.

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