DesktopRecorder for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 2.5
  • (156)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Record your Mac desktop

Important Note: This app is no longer essential if you have OS X 10.6+ and Apple Quicktime X as it now has the ability to capture video from your desktop. If you have an older version of OS X however, it's worth downloading.

DesktopRecorder is a free desktop recorder for Macs which records both images and sounds in a simple handy app.

All you need to do is select the compression rate and number of frames per second you want your screencast to be in and you're ready to go. It's a very simple piece of desktop recording software but as noted above, so is Quicktime X which does exactly the same job and offers slightly more power than DesktopRecorder.

If you don't have OS X 10.6+ and QuickTime X installed, then DesktopRecorder is a very useful screen recording tool.


  • Very simple to use
  • Records sound and video


  • Not necesssary if you have QuickTime X

DesktopRecorder for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 2.5
  • (156)
  • Security Status

User reviews about DesktopRecorder

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I can't install on OS 10.12.1.
    It don't work on my Mac OSx 10.12.1
    I can't install because when I start the .dmg file then nothing happen.  More

  • Quest MMO

    by Quest MMO

    Not Too Bad, 4 STARS.
    Awesome! It works really well, and I use it to record for my YouTube channel. However, the biggest downsides are:
    -Vi More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Functions as expected. Two thumbs up..
    This is great! While it does not record sound, and automatically records at full screen resolution, you c More


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