Free Screen Recorder

Free Screen Recorder 6.3.0

Ideal for making quick screen movies

PC users are often surprised by the lack of certain tools in Windows. One such missing tool is the ability to record your on-screen activity, such as browsing or typing. You can take screenshots, but there’s no inherent function for recording video. This is exactly the kind of niche that software developers love to fill, producing programs that are useful for various little tasks. One such program is Free Screen Recorder, which is free as suggested by the name and a powerful, lightweight tool. View full description

PROS

  • Nice and easy layout
  • Tools for making presentations
  • Free to use and pretty powerful

CONS

  • Basic compared to paid programs
  • Not a pretty menu, but certainly functional

PC users are often surprised by the lack of certain tools in Windows. One such missing tool is the ability to record your on-screen activity, such as browsing or typing. You can take screenshots, but there’s no inherent function for recording video. This is exactly the kind of niche that software developers love to fill, producing programs that are useful for various little tasks. One such program is Free Screen Recorder, which is free as suggested by the name and a powerful, lightweight tool.

Ideal for presentations

Free Screen Recorder is quite simply a compact screen recording program for Windows, which lets you record whatever’s happening on your screen. The most obvious use for this is for making how-to guides and presentations, which this software excels at.

This program captures screen and speaker audio at the same time, plus you can record via your microphone on top, perfect for giving instructions. Gamers will find it useful for recording game footage while speaking over the top.

There are several switchable features which give you some flexibility with this software, such as the ability to record either the whole screen or just one window (perfect when multi-tasking is needed). You can also choose to capture direct from camera. You can take screenshots during recording and output in various high quality formats, such as MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV and H264.

Record at the press of a button

In terms of usability, Free Screen Recorder does very well for a free program. While it’s captures may not always be perfect, there are plenty of settings to tweak and it’s very straightforward to use.

You’re given a simple floating window with check boxes and drop downs for options like camera source. Though it’s not very pretty, it’s very quick and easy. There are plenty of little touches to make life easier and add functionality too, such as the ability to add text and image watermarks to your recordings. This is pretty vital for those wanting to record training videos or presentations. Adding them in later can prove quite a pain.

You can also add hot keys for starting, pausing and stopping recording, which is very handy if you don’t want to be switching windows or searching for a click button. For those who do want the mouse visible, there’s an optional mouse click visual and sound effect which can make highlighting points in your presentation much easier.

Does what it says in the name!

Free Screen Recorder really just does what it claims to do – there’s no debate. With no cost you can download this tiny program in seconds and have access to a quick, one-button recorder tool which opens up a lot of options.

You can record games, make presentations or just play with your PC’s visual capabilities. Those seeking a more professional tool may be disappointed, but for free it’s a great place to get started.

A useful tool to record your desktop, make video tutorials, create software demos or record game video.

Free Screen Recorder is an easy to use screen recording software for windows. It captures screen video, audio and also microphone sound at the same time. It is useful when you need record your desktop, make video tutorials, create software demos or record game video. With a intuitive design, everyone can use it record screen, and save as video files to share with friends.

Allow capture full screen, user defined window and also capture from camera.

Record audio from computer sounds and microphone.

High quality video format output, supports MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, H264 and so on.

Allow capture screenshots during recording process.

Allow add mouse click effect (include sound effect).

Supports both text watermark and image watermark.

Supports hot key setting for start, pause and stop recording.

Free Screen Recorder

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Free Screen Recorder 6.3.0

— User reviews — about Free Screen Recorder

  • lazarristic182959684

    by lazarristic182959684

    "Crap."

    Why does every single screen recorder need to have watermarks? The worst thing about this one is that it has one in the ... More.

    reviewed on April 13, 2017

  • Ghazal Khan1105737894

    by Ghazal Khan1105737894

    "what"

    i will record games for my you tube chanal and collect a lot of money for my little thing i have so much wishes . More.

    reviewed on March 25, 2017

  • Nelima Mahfuz

    by Nelima Mahfuz

    "Good for normal video recoding but Logo in the middle is distrubing"

    It is good app for normally record but the logo in the middle of video screen is too much irritating to see.Either it sh... More.

    reviewed on December 20, 2016

  • Xx Blaineworld xX

    by Xx Blaineworld xX

    "It has a decent framerate. :D"

    Finally; a freeware screen capturing program with a decent framerate! (If you've tried to use Ice Cream Screen Recorder,... More.

    reviewed on December 12, 2016

  • shrey_m_makhesan

    by shrey_m_makhesan

    "it is nice & perfect"

    it is nice & perfect .i am very very very very very very happy with it. More.

    reviewed on October 13, 2016

  • Dmitry Zilbert

    by Dmitry Zilbert

    "The most functional tool for screencasting."

    Nice and easy! - records in avi - records sounds from soft and/or mic - ideal for screencasting - compitable & s... More.

    reviewed on September 22, 2016