Screen recorders are always useful when it comes to recording tutorials, lectures or any other screen activities. There are plenty of paid softwares available on internet but free are also good to try. Although free softwares have limitations and restrictions (e.g watermarking and video length) but overall it can help you in recording a video for general purpose.
If you plan to record promotional videos under your brand then you seriously need a paid one. As in every promotion branding is very important and that is where paid can help you.
Lets have a look on some of the free screen recording softwares for windows.
Probably one of best one which comes with a very advance video editor allowing you to add text, comments and other elements in the video after recording. Although I am using its paid version but the free has also some really advance features that you will certainly need for screen recording.
It is one of the popular and the most recommended one on the internet. It comes with several advance features that allows you to easily record your screen with a mic or without background noise. You can also use microphone to record your voice during the recording.
The best part is you can even use the software without even installation. The online version allows you to record the screen without installing the software. However the desktop version is also available with all the screen recording features. The free version allows you to record upto 15 minutes video.
Just like ScreenCast O Matic you can also use the online version of Screenr to record screens. In order to use this software make sure that you have Java installed in your computer. Just like other free softwares it has also restriction of recording a video of upto 5 minutes.
BandiCam is a real time video recorder and screen capture software for windows. The videos are stored in .avi format which can be converted to other formats later via third party converters.
Although there are dozens of other screen recorders available but these are some of the popular one. Feel free to add your favorite recorder in the comment section.