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How to record your screen in Windows 10- Explained

Many of us often fail to notice the built-in screen recording feature that comes with Windows 10! XBox Game Bar is a screen recording utility that comes with Windows 10. You can record your screen, take screenshot and even host live videos of gaming. Follow the steps and start recording your screens right away.

Step 1- Press Windows+G at the same time when you want to capture your screen. The XBox dialog box opens.

Step 2- Check the box that asks "Is this a game?" This is mandatory irrespective of what you're recording.

Step 3- Click the "Start recording" button or Windows+Alt+R to start recording your screen.

Step 4- After you're done recording, click the red recoding button to stop recording.

Voila! The recorded videos are saved as mp4. files in the Videos folder under Captures. You can also edit the recorded video in the XBox Game bar application.

The above method is the easiest to record your screen in Windows 10. But, it is a basic feature and you cannot perform complex functions with it.

Capturing the screen has become a vital part of our jobs these days, be it a teacher taking virtual lessons or a software tester reporting a bug. There is a vast variety of screen recording tools available for various different needs.

How to choose the best screen recording tool based on your need?

  1. If you are a teacher/ content creator, you will have to record yourself and the screen at times. For this, you can opt for a basic screen recording with a few editing features.
  2. If you are a software tester, you will often have to submit screen recordings with your bug reports. For this, you have to choose a tool that allows you to annotate, edit and gives a shareable link. Bonus points for tools that can upload technical logs automatically along with the recording!
  3. There are screen recording tools made exclusively for gamers! If you are a gamer, you can choose a tool that allows you to host live gaming videos.

It might get overwhelming to choose among the available tools. After all, a video is worth a thousand words and a good screen recording software can save you from typing 1000 words!

We have put together a list of 10 Best Screen Recording Tools for Windows with their pros and cons. Some of these tools are completely free. We believe that you will be able to land on the right tool with the help of this article.

Let's explore the list!

Disbug

Disbug

by
Terahog labs
5
(
13
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
$33/month
Key features of the app:

If you are part of software development team, Disbug is a bug reporting and a screen recording tool specifically designed for you. You can take a screenshot, record your screen, give a video walk-through of bugs, explain and narrate new features to developers, annotate while recording with various set of annotation tools and even integrate with your favorite project management tool like Jira, Trello, GitHub, Slack etc.

Free Cam

Free Cam

by
iSpring Solutions, Inc.
4
(
16
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

Freecam is a user-friendly tool that lets you record videos of your screen or desktop activity. The program has comprehensive settings for perfect recordings.

ShareX

ShareX

by
ABC
5
(
64
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

ShareX helps you take screenshots and share them with a single key, quickly and easily. It provides various capturing methods, from fullscreen to customized rectangular areas and even scrolling windows, and it also offers various uploading options.

CamStudio

CamStudio

by
ABC
4
(
180
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

CamStudio is a simple, powerful, easy-to reach tool for capturing what's on your screen. It can be used to create tutorials, presentations, training materials and it also supports the ability to record audio.

Ezvid

Ezvid

by
Ezvid Inc
3
(
3
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

Ezvid is a sophisticated screen recorder for your PC that lets you create professional-looking screencasts - videos of your computer screen.

TinyTake

TinyTake

by
MangoApps
4
(
16
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

TinyTake is an easy-to-use screen capture tool that lets you record videos, create image files and annotate them with comments.

Movavi Screen Recorder

Movavi Screen Recorder

by
Movavi Software Limited
4
(
166
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

With Movavi Screen Recorder, you can capture your favorite video content from any website or desktop and save it to a file on your computer.

Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software

by
Logitech
4
(
71
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
$19/month
Key features of the app:

OBS Studio is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. The tool can be used on any computer running Windows, Mac or Linux operating system to record screencasts or live stream content.

Nimbus Capture

Nimbus Capture

by
Nimbus Web company
4
(
16
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

Nimbus Capture is your ultimate screen capture and video recording tool. It's simple, quick, and free to use on all of your devices.

FlashBack

FlashBack

by
Blueberry Software
4
(
5
)
No Reviews
Free
Starts at
0
Key features of the app:

FlashBack is a powerful screen recording utility that provides everything you need to record high-quality movies of your computer desktop.

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