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ActivePresenter – Awesome FREE Screen Recording software

ActivePresenter – Awesome FREE Screen Recording software

ActivePresenterIt’s hard to find decent free screen recording software for your PC. Mac are lucky as they are taken care of with the Advanced QuickTime software that is already installed by default on Mac. There is many different types of commercial screen recording software available like Captivate and Camtasia that offer lots of extra capabilities to create eLearning simulations and training. Other free software like Screenr have many limitations including limited time to record, watermarks, trial limitations, constant reminders to buy full version and don’t have many tools to edit and enhance screen recordings and presentations.

Welcome to ActivePresenter. Coolwebs have been using this tool for a number of years to create instructional videos and tutorials. It has a great set of screen recording and integrated eLearning tools…for FREE!! ActivePresenter is a great piece of software and competes very effectively with the screen recording heavyweights like Adove Captivate, Camtasia and Articulate. With ActivePresenter you can record full quality motion video from your computer screen. There are many included editing tools which let you edit, cut, crop and manipulate your recordings in a timeline/track layout based system (like many popular video editors like Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro). You can import your own audio, images and videos into your screen recording project, create annotations, text tips and so much more.

ActivePresenter also provides many different types of file export including AVI, MP4, FLV, WebM, WMV and much more. The free edition of  ActivePresenter even offers SCORM compliant packaging so you can import your screen recording/presentation/eLearning simulation into any SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS).

There are so many other great features included in this FREE software. To find out more please visit There are also options for other paid versions which incorporate more features, tools and export options should you require them.

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