ScreenHunter Free 6.0.227

Free software client offering screen capture and recording capabilities

  • Category:

    Screen Capture

  • Version:

    Free 6.0.227

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.0 (64)

ScreenHunter is a Windows program that lets you capture and record your desktop.

ScreenHunter is a desktop recorder that lets you capture images and record videos. You can capture the desktop itself or whatever Windows it contains. It also works across multiple displays whether you have two monitors, three or more. The program gives you excellent control over the capture area. It can be as large, small or as particular as you need it to be.

It can capture hidden windows. It can record from capture devices, such as webcams. You can even automate and schedule recordings. This is useful in business scenarios, for instance, where you have a Skype call with a client daily and want to automatically record that session.

The free version is ad-supported, and if you want to upgrade to a non-ad “free” version you have to pay—about $4 at the time of this writing. ScreenHunter is also available in a Plus or Pro that can be purchased outright or to which you can upgrade. Oddly, it actually seems cheaper to purchase the “free” version, then upgrade to Plus and then upgrade to Pro rather than just buy Pro outright.

In this review, we will focus on the ad-supported free version since that is what the average users first experience will be. It is a solid recorder with a lot of advanced options, but it is also intentionally limited in order to motivate you to upgrade. Recording sessions, for instance, are limited to 10 minutes, and sound recording is not supported. Those limitations are not removed just by upgrading to Plus either; you have to upgrade all the way to Pro.

Pros

  • Record videos
  • Capture images
  • Control over capture area

Cons

  • Ad-supported

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