Do you want to record your screen on a Mac, a Windows 10 computer, or an iPhone, and don’t know what tools to use to get it done?

We’ve done the research for you for and found the best of the best for each platform, so you don’t have to! Watch the video below for more


Recording your screen has so many benefits, and it’s something everyone can use and apply, whatever industry they’re in. Here’s some examples of potential uses for recording your screen:

  • Sales presentations
  • Tutorials and education
  • Software demos
  • Content marketing
  • And more!

We’ve created individual videos that cover the best platform-specific screen recording applications and software: iPhone, Windows 10, and Mac.

But did you know there’s a quick and simple tool you can use to record your screen right now, regardless of what type of computer you’re using?

No, it’s not your crazy uncle’s gadget-doohickey-thing he just invented. It’s browser extensions! With just a few clicks, browser-based extensions can record your screen, edit your recording, and even share the video with others!

Here’s a breakdown of the 3 best browser-based screen recorders:

GoVideo by Vidyard (Free)

Formerly known as “ViewedIt”, Vidyard’s GoVideo allows you to record your screen right from a handy browser extension. It’s designed to incorporate with Vidyard’s platform, but can still get the job done if you need a simple video.

Key features include:

  • Record your webcam, or capture your screen or tab
  • Get notified when someone watches your videos
  • Embed animated GIF thumbnail in Gmail
  • Share directly to YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter
  • Record unlimited HD quality videos
  • No expiration
  • Videos are optimized to play back on any device or any screen size

Here’s a quick video tutorial from Vidyard on using GoVideo.

Soapbox by Wistia (Free, or $300/year)

Wistia’s fun and easy to use tool Soapbox allows you to not only record your screen, but also edit it once you’re done. You can easily switch views within the simple editing interface–cutting from you talking, to your computer screen, or even split-screen style. It’s free, but comes with some limitations. If you want more features, be prepared to shell out a good chunk of change.

Key features include:

  • Create and share unlimited videos
  • Customize your player color
  • Include a link at the end of your video
  • Create a custom video thumbnail
  • Trim the beginning and end of your videos for a clean start and finish
  • Select when you want to transition between sharing your screen, your face, or both in a split-screen view
  • Edit your videos even after they’ve been shared
  • Copy and paste your video into an email
  • Export your Soapbox videos to a Wistia account for access to video marketing tools and in-depth analytics

Here’s an in-depth Soapbox tutorial from Video School Online.

Loom (Free)

Need some great features but don’t want to spend any money? Loom is a great screen recording tool that packs a punch, all for (surprisingly) no money! Well, they did just add a “Pro” option, but it isn’t required.

Key features include:

  • High-quality video
  • Unlimited storage
  • Embed your video anywhere
  • MP4 format
  • Unlimited recording
  • Pause/start functionality

Here’s a video tutorial we found on how to install and use Loom.

Out of all the research and testing we did, these 3 stood out the most to us for their ease of use, simplicity, and feature set. If you need to record your screen but don’t want to spend money on software that you’ll have to download, browser-based extensions are the solution for you!

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Kevin Kolbe is an online video marketing specialist, producer, storyteller, and creative dude who head’s up Kevin Kolbe Media, LLC. Find out more: https://kevinkolbe.com