PRO: ShareX is a free and open source option with no advertisements
Alternative to Snagit, Greenshot, Camtasia
CON: It may not be as feature-rich as some of the other options out there
Best for small businesses that need a free, simple solution
With over 13 years of active development, ShareX is a free, open-source screen recording solution that makes it easy to capture anything on your computer screen.
With a variety of caption methods, you can record the full screen, active window, active monitor, window menu or monitor menu. ShareX offers scrolling capture, text capture, and auto-capture as well.
You also have the option to capture different regions of the screen, including a rectangle, ellipse, or freehand area. To get started, choose what area of the screen you’d like to capture from the menu.
You can also upload your own image or video from a folder on your computer, your clipboard, or from a URL. Then, use the different after-capture tasks and tools to customize the files you’ve uploaded.
ShareX supports over 80 destinations for your screen capture images and videos. For images, you can upload to Imgur, ImageShack, Flickr, Photobucket, Google Photos, Twitter, and more. For text, you can upload to Pastevin, Slexy, GitHub Gist, Teknik, uPaste, Hastebin, and more. File uploaders include Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Storage, MediaFire, Hostr, JIRA, and many others.
ShareX also works with URL shorteners like bit.ly and tinyurl.com. You can also share URLs through email, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more.
ShareX also offers a variety of productivity tools you can use after you’ve captured a screenshot. Use image effects to add different effects to your screenshots like a border or emojis.
After downloading and enabling the image effects, you can edit them. Any time you take a screenshot, that image effect will then be automatically applied until you disable it.
Take advantage of some of the additional productivity tools that ShareX offers like color picker, screen color picker, image editor, QR code, ruler, image combiner, image splitter, image thumbnailer, video converter, and video thumbnailer.
ShareX is a free, open source tool. You have the option to donate to the company when you download the tool.
Scrolling, text, and auto capture
Variety of upload methods
Image editor and thumbnail creator
Supports over 80 destinations