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Best Windows 10 Screen Recorder Apps in 2020

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Whether it's for work or gaming, recording your screen is an easy way to share content with other people. You can record your screen to create educational how-to videos, create a presentation to share on the web, or show off your latest sessions of your favorite game. Some screen recorders are powerful and fully-featured for professional-grade videos, while others are lightweight for simple sharing. Here are the best screen recorders you can get on Windows 10.

Record and stream your screen

Recording your screen is an excellent way to share content with a classroom, your friends, or your followers on a stream. The screen recorder that's best for you depends greatly on what you need it to do.

If you want a lightweight screen recorder that's easy to set up and easy to use, you should grab Screenbits (opens in new tab). It allows you to record your screen, webcam, and your system audio. It also has some handy features like customizable hotkeys and the ability to pause recordings.

If you want a powerful and versatile screen recorder that can also stream to several platforms, XSplit is a sound choice. It's a professional-grade streaming tool that supports 4K60FPS videos, unlimited scenes and sources, and all of the most popular streaming platforms. In fact, we use XSplit to stream the Windows Central Podcast each week.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at