Best Screen Recording Apps

Best Screen Recording Apps

A lot of people ask us the best way to do screen recording on our iOS or Android devices. Here are the apps and methods we use.

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on iOS or Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it.

Here is the list of the best screen recording apps for iOS and Android to help you decide which one is best suited for your needs.

1. AZ Screen Recorder

AZ Screen Recorder is the gold standard for screen recorder apps. It’s light, easy, accessible, and cheap. It features an overlay button that doesn’t interfere with the recorded content. In addition, you can add the front-facing camera for things like game streams or commentary. It even has a small video editor built-in. That way you can shave away the parts that don’t matter. Of course, it doesn’t require root, has no watermarks, no time limits, and more. The pro version goes for $2.99. It’s probably the best and most popular screen recorder available.

Price: Free / $2.99

Device: Android

2. Record it!

With this app you can easily record the screen on your iPhone. Record it!: Screen Recorder allows you to record your favorite games and apps for tutorials, games walk-through, video demos and training videos on your iPhone and iPad. After recording your screen, you can add video reactions with audio commentary to further enhance your recording!

It works pretty well for what it does. Native Android has a screen recorder now, but this one adds a little extra that the internal screen recorder doesn’t have. There is a subscription service for some of the features, but otherwise, it’s good.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Device: iOS

3. InShot Screen Recorder

InShot is a pretty popular developer on Google Play when it comes to video tools. Its screen recorder app is among the most popular. It works for basically any task from recording tutorial videos to recording video games. The app also features internal audio recording, a lightweight video editor to clean stuff up, and it doesn’t have a watermark.

It works pretty well for what it does. Native Android has a screen recorder now, but this one adds a little extra that the internal screen recorder doesn’t have. There is a subscription service for some of the features, but otherwise, it’s good.

Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $16.99 per year

Device: Android

4. Twitch and similar apps

Many streaming services now include mobile support. Twitch and YouTube Gaming are two of the most prominent ones. You simply stream your gameplay like normal. Both services allow you to download your footage after you’re done. It’s a good solution for gamers especially. In fact, it’s probably better than Google Play Games for this kind of stuff. Unlike Google Play Games, it’s kind of difficult to use this one for apps or anything other than gaming. At least these services are free.

Price: Free

Device: Android

5. Vysor and similar apps

Vysor is a fun little app that allows you to cast your device to your computer screen over USB. From there, you can use it on your computer or screen record it on your PC if you’d like to. It tends to work pretty well although you will need to fork out a little bit of money in order to get HD quality. This app doesn’t record anything on its own so don’t expect any options to do so. You’ll have to record it on your computer on your own. If this app isn’t cutting it for you, TeamViewer is another decent option in this space. You do need a screen recording app on your computer in order to capture footage, though.

Price: Free with ads / $2/month / $10/year / $40/lifetime

Device: Android

6. Just use your phone

Android natively supports screen recording and has for a few years. You can usually find it among the quick settings toggles. Simply hit the toggle and the phone begins screen recording. This is a good option for simple things. There is no additional software to get in the way and you can send the video wherever you need it once it’s done.

In the future, we think most people will just use this solution anyway so we wanted to add it to the list. You don’t need an app so we don’t have a Google Play button. We do have a tutorial you can read if you need more help.

Price: Free

Device: Android or iOS

 

These  best screen recorder apps are available either on Android or on iOS, or both, and their ratings on Google Play or App Store are above 4.2 stars. They are almost free to use.

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