Screen Record From Your Browser For Free With These Cool Websites

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In the past, if you wanted to make a screencast you would have to buy expensive screen recording software or download a free alternative (that probably didn’t meet up to expectations). Nowadays, you can take advantage of extremely convenient online screen recording web services. In the rest of this post I will be reviewing some of the impressive websites that offer such services. All of these require the latest version of Java as they run by means of Java applets.

Here they are, listed in order from my favorite to my least favorite.


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Screencast-O-Matic Recording Area


Features that you get for free:

  • custom recording area
  • HD recording quality
  • export recording as MP4, AVI, or FLV (sadly, it applies a watermark to all videos exported on a free account)
  • option to host recording on Screencast-O-Matic website
  • export to YouTube HD (with watermark)
  • you can record your webcam while you are recording your screen and overlay the video on the screencast
  • highlights cursor with blue circle
  • emphasizes clicks by placing a yellow halo around the cursor when clicked
  • up to 15 minutes of recording time per screencast
  • you can record audio



  • up to 5 minutes of recording time per screencast
  • custom recording area
  • log in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, or Windows Live
  • iOS support for video playback
  • record audio
  • provides embed code for screencast
  • host screencast on
  • bookmarklet for screen recording
  • publish videos to YouTube with the click of a button
  • HD video quality
  • download video as .mp4



ScreenCastle dashboard


  • VERY simple interface
  • custom recording area
  • download as .flv file
  • provides you with link to watch your screencast on their neat video player (public)
  • provides you with embed codes for a preview image with link
  • hosts your video on
  • HD recording quality


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