Screen recorders are a must have if you share online tutorial videos, or make presentations professionally. People have gone beyond using still images – a good quality recording of what is on your screen can convey your thoughts in a much more appealing and easy-to-understand manner.
Well, you could install screen recording software on your computer. But that takes up space and is usually more expensive. That’s why it’s a good idea to start with some efficient, safe and reliable browser extensions. Google Chrome is more much more than just a browser these days. With extensions, you can use it to its best potential! So, here is my list of 4 fantastic Google Chrome screen recording extensions you should check out.
4 Google Chrome Extensions To Record Your Screen
Snagit from TechSmith lets you take screenshots, record videos as well as perform editing functions. It has a pretty good range of features that let you produce professional looking videos and images. To make your captures easier to understand, you can add various graphics like arrows and callouts. What’s more, you can also create GIFs! It’s definitely a must-try if you are looking for a tool that lets you create high quality graphics that are suitable to use professionally.
MediaCore Capture lets you capture images and shoot videos. You can also use it to record your desktop screen as well as browser. The best part about this tool is that you can use your webcam to simultaneously record yourself and your screen – then overlay the videos, creating one single video with both footages. This means that you can make some great tutorial videos. Besides your webcam, you can also connect your camera and record high quality videos. Just like the previous one, this tool is great for professional use.
Skiblz Cam is a pretty simple tool that lets you record your the screen and save it – but you must not exit your browser while doing so. It doesn’t need any extra plugin like Java, so it is pretty hassle free in that way. You can play your videos with HTML5 technology. Impressive, right? If you just need a tool that can do some simple recording of your screen, without any audio, then you should go for this tool. It is quick, smooth and easy to use.
Screencastify lets you record your browser activity as well as desktop. It shoots videos as well as records the audio from your browser. So be sure to mute the videos running in your browser if you don’t want disturbances! On the other hand, if you’re explaining something like a game or music video, then it’s a great feature. Screencastify is quite intuitive and efficient. So it will deliver in terms of quality. You can save your videos in webm/vp8 with Ogg and Vorbis audio extensions. This tool doesn’t need any kind of external support from Java and such software. An additional feature is that you can easily upload your videos to Google Drive, so it makes for easy sharing. I love this tool.
Consider your purpose for recording your screen, quality requirements and type of content while making your choice. Which one did you decide to try? Let me know in the comments section!