Snagit Screen Recording

The best screen recorder for Windows and Mac

Snagit is the ultimate screen recording software for recording presentations, creating video tutorials, or sharing quick updates. Try it for free for 14 days—no credit card required.

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Testimonial from Iris Johnson about using the Snagit screen recorder

Anytime someone sends me a question, I'll just hit record. Show them, give them a quick demo. It's so simple and so effective.

Iris Johnson, Manager of Training & Culture at LightEdge Solutions

How snagit captures more

Record your screen for free

Capturing your screen has never been easier. Record video of all or part of your screen with system audio, voiceover, and webcam. Get started for free. Works with MacOS and Microsoft Windows.


Record your screen and webcam

Seamlessly integrate webcam footage into your screen recordings. Change the size, shape, and placement of your camera video.


Capture microphone
and system audio

Snagit effortlessly records built-in and external microphones. Plus, optional system sounds like notifications and audio from applications.


Make easy edits

Edit recordings with ease. Snagit's intuitive video editing tools make removing mistakes or combining multiple recordings into a single video easy.


Share your videos anywhere

Instantly generate a link to your content or share directly to the apps you use daily.

Draw on your screen Draw on your screen

Draw on your screen

Highlight or annotate directly on your screen while recording for clearer communication.

Capture and edit images Capture and edit images

Capture and edit images

Capture crisp, clear screenshots and edit them with Snagit's powerful yet user-friendly markup tools.

Highlight your cursor Highlight your cursor

Highlight your cursor

Draw attention to important actions in your recordings by highlighting your cursor and animating mouse clicks.

Create animated GIFs Create animated GIFs

Create animated GIFs

Turn any screen recording into an animated GIF in a single click.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a screen recorder?

A screen recorder, like Snagit, is a software tool designed to capture and record activity on a computer screen. This can include everything from live video streams and webinar presentations to software tutorials and video calls. Screen recording software is essential for creating instructional videos, documenting software bugs, and more. 

If you need to record your screen, Snagit has got you covered. This software has everything you need in one package. It includes tools for editing, recording from your webcam, and sharing your work easily. It's simple, easy to use, and has everything you need to do the job.

Can Snagit record audio from my microphone and system?

Yes, Snagit's screen recorder functionality includes the ability to record both system audio and microphone input, ensuring audio quality in your recordings.

Is it possible to record webcam footage with Snagit?

Yes, Snagit is a simple-to-use video recorder. Toggle between recording your camera and screen or capture both at the same time. You can even change the shape and size of your camera video or move it to different recording areas.

How can I share my Snagit recordings?

Sharing your screen recordings with Snagit is both simple and versatile. You can create a link to your content that you can share anywhere. You can also upload directly to popular apps like YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

Can I create animated GIFs with Snagit?

Creating animated GIFs from your screen recordings with Snagit is incredibly simple. Once you've captured your desired content, choose the GIF option in the video editing toolbar. You can customize your GIF settings, such as frame rate and size, and then share or save your animated GIF.

What are the system requirements for running Snagit?

Windows System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, or Windows 2019

  • Windows N requires the Media Foundation Pack

  • .NET 4.7.2 or later

  • WebView2 Runtime (included with.exe)

  • 64-bit 2.4 GHz single-core processor (minimum)

  • 4 GB of RAM

  • 1.5 GB of hard disk space for program installation


macOS System Requirements

  • macOS Monterey (12) or later

  • macOS Ventura (13) or later is required for:

    • Video recording toolbars and controls to be hidden in final recordings

    • Camera swap

Can I use Snagit to record content within a web browser?

Yes, Snagit can record anything on your screen, including standard web browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox.

How is Snagit different from other screen recorders?

Snagit is more than a desktop screen recorder; it's a powerful screen capture tool. It comes with advanced features that basic or built-in screen recording tools lack. You can record audio, edit, animate clicks, create GIFs, and more. Snagit is the best way to capture screen images and videos. 

Can Snagit capture the entire screen or only selected areas?

Snagit offers the ability to record the entire screen, a specific window, or a custom-selected area. This flexibility makes it perfect for various recording needs, from full-screen presentations to focused tutorials.

What editing features does Snagit offer for screen recordings?

While recording your screen, Snagit allows you to draw on your screen with arrows, shapes, and step numbers in custom colors. You can add clarity to your recordings by highlighting your cursor or animating clicks.

You can quickly trim unwanted parts from the beginning, middle, or end of your Snagit video recordings. Simply cut out the portions you don't need. You can also combine multiple recordings into a single video. For a more robust video editing experience, we recommend TechSmith Camtasia.

Can Snagit be used for image capturing and editing?

Absolutely! Snagit is a powerful screen recorder and an excellent tool for capturing and editing static screenshots. You can capture your entire screen, a specific window, or a selected area. Even if you need to scroll up and down or side to side, you can still capture the screenshot.

Snagit's built-in editor lets you add text, arrows, shapes, and step numbers to your screenshots. This helps highlight specific areas of an image and provide context. You can crop, resize, and add effects like borders and shadows to your images.

Snagit includes simple drag-and-drop templates to create professional instructional guides using screenshots.

Is there a free version of Snagit?

While Snagit is not a free screen recording software, a fully functional free trial exists. That means you can try the paid version for free for 15 days. You do not need a credit card to get started.

How can I get technical support for Snagit?

TechSmith offers free tech support from our friendly, Michigan-based staff. To learn more about hours and available contact options, go here. TechSmith also offers an expansive tutorial library and free webinars to help you get started.