My Mac is graced with a number of screen capture tools, including a couple of the more expensive versions, a few of the mid-range screen recording apps, and, now, one that’s free. These apps have one thing in common. They capture the Mac’s screen as a movie, including sound. The free one is called Screen Replay. It doesn’t do much and that’s the point.
For Mac users who need to capture the screen as a movie the most important functions are 1) screen capture, 2) audio capture. Screen Replay does both and could not be much easier to use, even considering the lack of a price tag.
Open Screen Replay. Select Start Recording from the Menubar icon. When you’re done recording the Mac’s screen, select Stop Recording.
That’s it. Screen Replay saves the screen video as a movie file in your Movies folder. It doesn’t care how long the movie is (within storage limits) or the Mac’s screen resolution (up to 4k). In addition to the video, Screen Replay saves the audio, too (including built-in microphone or an attached mic). Movies from Screen Replay can be edited or sweetened in iMovie or Garageband.
Well, considering the price tag is free it’s hard to determine if anything is really missing, but there are no keyboard shortcuts, including the very basic Command-Q to quit. Either way, you still have to click on the Menubar. While it captures Mac system audio, I’ve had difficulty getting it to capture audio from some video clips. And, there’s no pause option.
Mac users have access to QuickTime Player and it does much the same thing and a little more– record the Mac’s screen as a video, records audio, too, which may account for Screen Replay’s lack of a price tag.