In most cases, the best solution to show someone what’s going on on your desktop is to install a specialized application that records all activity on your desktop.
These programs are usually used to create reviews. The good news is that there are many applications that can be used for desktop recording and most of them are free.
Here are the top 5 best desktop recording applications
1. Camtasia Studio
Camtasia Studio is the most expensive desktop recording application, but it comes with many features compared to other similar programs.
Camtasia Studio is available for Windows and Mac OS and allows you to record all the activity on your desktop, the activity of a single application or just part of your desktop.
Furthermore, the recording can be saved in many formats and it can also be uploaded on YouTube.
With the help of Camcast you can edit your recordings.
Price: Windows – $299, Mac OS: $99
Even if it is exclusively available for Windows, CamStudio has a major advantage: it is free!
Of course, it does not come with as many features as Camtasia Studio.
Produced by the same developer as Camtasia Studio, TechSmith, Jing is a desktop recording application available for Windows and Mac in two versions: Free or paid. Jing creates screenshots and creates 5 minutes long videos.
A good thing about Jing is that it allows you to upload all of your videos to Screencast.com, where you have 2 GB storage space and you can also use their file sharing system.
Price: Free or $14,99 per year for the Pro version.
The Screenflow application is only available for Mac Os. Some of the features of this application is HD recording.
Screenflow also allows you to edit your videos, and you can also add transition scenes, text, and you can export the video in different formats and upload it on YouTube.
Price: 99 dollars.
Cheap, good and multi-platform, this is what Screencast-o Matic is, a software that works on Windows and Mac OS and Linux. the application uses java to record your desktop and formats the videos in Mp4 or AVI formats.
Screencast-o Matic also allows you to upload your videos on YouTube.
Price: 12 dollars per year