Best Screen and Video Capture Software

Screen and video capture software enables users to take snapshots or record video of their computer desktop. These programs capture a screenshot of the desktop as an image file or digitally record computer desktop activity over time. Screen and video capture software is beneficial for businesses because it helps users to share what they are seeing on their own screens. Screen and video capture software can be used for demonstrations, tutorials, and troubleshooting.

To qualify for inclusion into the Screen and Video Capture category, a product must:

  • Capture or record any area of the computer screen (either the whole desktop or only a portion of) as an image or video file
  • Have (adjustable) editing and/or customization capabilities

Screen and Video Capture Software Grid® Overview

The best Screen and Video Capture Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Snagit, Camtasia, ConnectWise Control, Droplr, and CloudApp
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the Leaders. High Performers include: Greenshot and Movavi Video Editor Business
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: screenflow and Movavi Screen Capture Pro
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: MAMP, ShareX, and appear.in
G2 Crowd Grid® for Screen and Video Capture
Leaders
High Performers
Contenders
Niche
Snagit
Greenshot
Camtasia
Mamp
Screenflow
Connectwise control
Sharex
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Droplr
Cloudapp
Movavi video editor business
Movavi screen capture pro
Market Presence
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