The Best Free Screen Recorder

Capture and share footage directly from your desktop with CloudApp's free screen recorder. Record your screen and share it as a video or GIF for better communication with your team.

CloudApp's Screen Recorder is available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome. Downloading the tool is quick and easy. Simply download the app above, access it from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, for PC from the Microsoft Windows Store, or go to the Chrome Webstore and add the extension to Chrome.
CloudApp Easy and Fast Video Screen Recorder App

Quick and easy screen recorder

Whether you know it yet or not, screen recording and sharing is the quickest and most effective way to communicate between teams and clients, no matter what type of business you’re in.


In the past, video screen recording apps tools required opening a separate screen that obstructed your view of the window you wanted to capture, dragging and saving as a separate file on your desktop, and waiting for the upload back to whomever you wished to share the content with. CloudApp is taking digital and visual communication to the next level by allowing you to record your screen in two simple steps and zero uploads -- and when you are done with your screen recording, the content is automatically saved to your clipboard and the cloud.


CloudApp’s screen recorder doesn’t require a tutorial. It’s intuitive and incredibly easy to use.

Deeper Engagement with Video Recording Software

It’s a proven fact that video is one of the most engaging forms of content. People demand immediate, easy to comprehend communication and video is one of the simplest ways to get the job done. CloudApp's video recording software feature lets you move beyond still images and record live HD video directly from your screen in order to communicate more efficiently. Add even more personality and a level of human touch to your videos by recording your face and voice with CloudApp’s video recorder tool.  

Simply select “Record Your Screen” from CloudApp’s drop down menu (cmd + shift + 6 on Mac OR alt + shift + 6 on Windows) on your computer’s toolbar to record your message. Screen recording doesn't need to be complicated. It needs to be powerful, intuitive and lightning fast. CloudApp instantly elevates your ability to visually communicate.

CloudApp Video Screen Recording Feature
Screen Recorder With Audio

Save time and skip meetings using a screen recorder with audio

Do you have trouble explaining products and features? There is a communication hindrance we all have in common in our day to day lives of trying to explain an issue, describe a feature or enlighten someone with a solution, when we don’t have the words to convey our meaning. With CloudApp’s innovative screen recorder with audio, you can capture your screen with audio to show or explain exactly what you are thinking faster and more accurately than you ever could with text.

Share Your Screen Recorded Annotations Instantly and Securely

Get your point across even faster by annotating screen recorded images, GIFs and videos with lines, arrows, and emojis. Direct viewers to the most important content on the screen, blur out sensitive information, or add text for additional clarity. But really, what’s faster than saying a project or idea needs more work than with a marked up screenshot or emoji?

You can instantly share your annotated screen recordings, videos, screenshots, and GIFs that you just created. CloudApp automatically uploads your content to the cloud which easily assists you to securely share your information with your co-workers, clients and friends. 

The data centers that hold your videos are monitored 24/7. Security protocols are updated weekly with regular penetration tests conducted. Don’t trust a no-name third party recording app with your information. Trust the solution that’s used by industry experts like Facebook, Netflix and Uber.

Drop your annotated screen recordings into email easily with CloudApp
CloudApp Screen Capture Features

Other Screen Capture Tools Don’t Stand A Chance

As you learned above, the right screen recorder software can do so much more for you and your business than simply save a screenshot to your computer. That’s the way of the past, yet companies such as Techsmith, claiming to be top-of-class screen capture software, require downloading and installing 3 of their tools (Snagit, Jing, Screencast) to have all the features that CloudApp comes with in the all-in-one native app. Other tools including Vidyard or Wistia, simply miss out on valuable workflow collaboration tools, analytics to help you grow your business and customization capabilities. Others such as Loom, Soapbox or GoVideo, are limited to Chrome Extensions and serve no further business function or value beyond of a quick video or a screenshot.

CloudApp also serves as more than just a DropBox type file storage center. It also won’t cost your five times the amount of money for half the features like a Vidyard or a Droplr that provides little to no creative functions. With CloudApp you can let your creativity flow with video annotation or dual screen and webcam recording.

Still Don’t Believe Us? See For Yourself

Don’t restrict your creativity or slow down your workflow even more with antiquated screen recording software. It’s time to step into the 21st century and catch up with this on-demand world. Sign up for a free CloudApp account and try it for yourself to see just how fruitful screen recording can be for your teams and your bottom line. CloudApp is the future of visual communication -- an essential screen recording tool for every industry where speed and clarity are essential.

How to Record Your Screen?

  • Step 1: Download CloudApp for Windows or Mac
  • Step 2: Click on the CloudApp.msi file in the downloads folder
  • Step 3: CloudApp should immediately open
  • Step 4: Register for a free CloudApp screen recording account when prompted
  • Step 5:  To record your screen, click on your CloudApp icon. Select the TV recording image. Prefer hotkeys? Use this combination for Mac :Cmd+Shift+6, Windows: Alt+Shift+6
  • Step 6: Use your mouse to select the area on your screen you wish to record and click the green “Start” button to begin recording. 
  • Step 7: Click the red “Finish” button when you are done your video

Screen Recorder FAQ

How do you record your screen?

To record your screen select ‘Record Your Screen’ on CloudApp’s drop down menu. You can access this through hotkeys on Mac with cmd + shift + 6. The Windows hotkeys alt + shift + 6. You will then click and drag what part of your screen you want to record then release your finger from the mouse and press ‘Start’.

What's the best free screen recorder?

CloudApp is a great free screen recorder option. CloudApp is a screen recorder compatible with multiple operating systems and offers customer support. This free screen recorder offers premium features like partial screen recording, team sharing, annotations, and in-viewer editing.

Can I screen record on this device?

CloudApp is a screen recorder that is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. CloudApp also supports screen recording in the Chrome browser and on the iPhone.

How do I record my screen on Windows 10?

To record your screen press Windows + Alt + R. These hotkeys should cause a recording icon to pop up in the top right of your screen. Press this button when ready to record. 

Have more questions? Get in touch or head over to our FAQ.

How do you record your screen?

To record your screen select ‘Record Your Screen’ on CloudApp’s drop down menu. You can access this through hotkeys on Mac with cmd + shift + 6. The Windows hotkeys alt + shift + 6. You will then click and drag what part of your screen you want to record then release your finger from the mouse and press ‘Start’.

What's the best free screen recorder?

CloudApp is a great free screen recorder option. CloudApp is a screen recorder compatible with multiple operating systems and offers customer support. This free screen recorder offers premium features like partial screen recording, team sharing, annotations, and in-viewer editing.

Can I screen record on this device?

CloudApp is a screen recorder that is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. CloudApp also supports screen recording in the Chrome browser and on the iPhone.

How do I record my screen on Windows 10?

To record your screen press Windows + Alt + R. These hotkeys should cause a recording icon to pop up in the top right of your screen. Press this button when ready to record. 

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