It is always great to have a tool to record your screen, whether you want to create video tutorials, record your video conference, take a couple of screenshots, or show your friends something. However, one of the main issues with many freeware is that they come with watermarks. There’s nothing worse than recording a video and seeing a huge watermark somewhere on the screen, distracting you from the content you want to show your friends, family, or colleagues.
If you are just as fed up as the majority of people experiencing this issue, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will show you the five best free screen recorders with no watermark for you to capture your screen with ease.
Free Screen Recorder Online
Free Screen Recorder Online is a brilliant, browser-based free screen recorder without watermark from AceThinker. Once you have clicked the Start button, it will let you choose the region of the screen you wish to record or record the full screen with it. It also allows for both video and audio to be recorded simultaneously, which is a huge plus for video tutorials.
Along with these great features, this online tool also allows you to edit the videos, save them, or upload them straight to a number of different platforms, including YouTube and Vimeo, while also allowing you to add them to Google Drive and Dropbox. You can follow the steps below to record video with no watermark using this free app.
Step1 Launch Free Screen Recorder Online
Click the “Start Recording” button located in the middle of the Free Online Screen Recorder page to launch the app. If this is you first time using the application, you will be prompted to click the “Download Launcher” button after the initial click. Go ahead and do this, as it does not pose a security issue. Once done, head back to the website and look for the Online Launcher prompt. Use the “remember my choice for online launcher links” before clicking the launcher button.
Step2 Configure the Recording Settings
Now you can choose the settings you want before starting the recording.
General: Besides being able to set the default output directory, you can also create keyboard shortcuts for functions that include start/stop recording, pause/resume recording, and show/hide toolbar.
Recording: There are a lot of different options to choose from that will help you get exactly what you want for your video. You can select formats, bitrate, quality, frame rate, mouse styles, and more. Click “OK” after choosing your settings.
Once that is done, you can select the region you wish to capture, as well as an audio input source. The menu for audio input will give you the option of system sound, microphone, both, or neither.
Step3 Start to Record Your Screen
Recording time is unlimited and pushing the red “REC” button gets it started. If you are unhappy with anything, click the “Pause” button followed by the “Cross” button. This will deliver a pop-up that give you the option to “Start Over” with a new recording. If you hit “Delete” instead, the program will be stopped and your current recording session will be deleted.
If any time you want to stop and save what you have recorded, hit the blue “Pause” button and the green “Check” mark beside the button. You can then preview your content using the built-in media player.
Note: To use this free online screen recorder, you need to make sure that you have a stable and fast Internet connection so that the recording can be done smoothly. If you need to record while there is no Internet, you can turn to the desktop version – Screen Grabber Pro.
TinyTake is another free no-watermark screen capture program that will allow anyone to record the computer screen and audio at the same time. This program offers the option of recording the full screen or a region that they choose along with the webcam. Similar to other free screen capture programs, it also allows users to add annotations to the screen recording.
Although you can add more storage to the amount of space you receive with this product, you either have to pay for it or recommend a friend because this comes with only 2 GB of free storage. This program also caps the video recording at ten minutes per video.
Step1 Launch TinyTake and Start to Capture a Video
Download and install Tinytake on your computer and then launch it. Note that it requires you to log in. If you don’t have a Tinytake account, you can register one using your email address. After that, you can use the CTRL + V keyboard shortcut or choose Capture Video from the menu to initiate the video recording.
Step2 Record and Save the Video
The next step is to draw the region you want to show in the video and then click Start Recording to record your computer screen. When the recording is done, click Finish to stop it. If you wish to save or share the video, click the Save Icon or Save & Share. Clicking on the X will close the video without sharing.
Like other programs, Atomi offers a free version of a screen recorder called ActivePresenter. If you want something minimalistic, this is the program for you. Unlike other free screen recording software without a watermark, this program does not offer as much, but it does have a paid program that offers much more.
If you are looking for something to edit or add annotations with, then this is not the program for you. However, if you wish to capture your screen with relative ease and use the footage you recorded, then this would be a perfect program for you.
Step1 Select the Area for Capture
You can choose to record the full screen or a certain region. If you select a custom dimension, you are free to set he position, and frame size to create a custom capture size. There are also many different preset sizes offered by ActivePresenter. If need be, you can lock in your chosen capture frame.
Step2 Choose an Audio Input
If you are doing audio narration, select the recording device and volume level. Use the Record Audio Systems option if you want to record sound as you capture video. If you have unused apps that make noise, be sure to switch them off before recording, otherwise that sound will be picked up. Once you have everything set up the way you want it, click the “Start Recording” button to begin.
Step3 Frame Capture
When you click on the Start Recording button, a green capture frame will appear. This should be used as a guide to let you know that everything inside the frame is being recorded. If you are unhappy with the settings, it’s easy to move the frame to your desired position.
Step4 Complete the Recording
When the recording is over, pressing CTRL + END will stop everything. Alternatively, clicking on the ActivePresenter icon and choosing STOP from the pop-up dialog will also complete the process.
Ezvid is another screen capture program that is free of watermarks. It lets you record both the screen and audio at the same time. The free version of this product also has a much longer cap on recording than other free programs at 45 minutes per video. Along with this feature, the free version offers you the ability to annotate the videos in real-time, which is very useful when doing tutorials.
Unfortunately, this program allows for direct uploads to YouTube only, which could cause an issue if you prefer to use a platform other than YouTube. The program has very few customizable settings as well, which means you would possibly also need a video converter.
Step1 Click Capture Screen to Start the Recording
Download the latest Ezvid screen recorder and install it on your computer. Once installed, open it and click the Capture Screen icon to start recording your computer screen.
Step2 Stop and Save the Recording
The recording will start in a few seconds. All the activities happening on your computer screen will be captured. When the recording is OK, click the Stop icon to end the recording and Ezvid will then process the video and reflect it on the timeline, where you can edit and preview the video.
Icecream Screen Recorder
Icecream Screen Recorder is one of the better free, no-watermark screen recording software. This program not only allows for selected-region and full-screen recording but also for recording audio as well. Additionally, like the better free recorders, this program allows users to annotate videos in real-time. It also gives users the opportunity to take screenshots of the recording and add hotkey configuration.
Some of the disadvantages of this program is that it does not allow the use of videos for commercial purposes, which could stop many people from using the software. The program also allows only 5 minutes of recording per video, which isn’t enough for many people who plan to use this.
Step1 Confirm the Settings
Download and install Icecream Screen Recorder from its official website or any reliable downloading website. Launch it and click settings to set the video format, video capture path, audio source, hotkeys, etc. according to your screen recording needs. Don’t forget to click Save Settings after your selection.
Step2 Select the Recording Area
On the main interface, click Capture Video and choose a recording mode from the drop-down list. As you see, you can either record in full screen, capture just a custom area, record around mouse, etc.
Anyway, just select the one depending on what you need. Here we take Custom Area as an example: drag the mouse cursor to select the area that will be shown in the video.
Step3 Capture and Save the Video
Now click the Rec button to start recording your screen. When you’re done with the recording, click the Stop button and name the file to save it to you local disc.
While all of the programs have their benefits, the free screen recorder from AceThinker offers the most for anyone who wants to do advanced screen recording. Everything it offers in the free version is superior to others. If you are not computer savvy and want to keep it simple, then ActivePresenter is the one for you because of how simple it is to use and its minimalism.
Either way, I advise you to download all of them and try them out to see which suits you best. It’s always great to have options when, and the fact these are all free gives you the chance to try them out and see which one is the best fit for you.