Start the tools (screen recorder, screenshots, editing)
There are several ways to start our tools, including:
1. From our web page.
2. From your Desktop, Windows tool tray or your Mac menu bar.
4. Using the Google Chrome extension.
You can start the free recorder from the screen recorder page. Click Launch Free Recorder on this page: https://screencast-o-matic.com/screen-recorder
Alternatively, f you have an account, you can log in and capture a screenshot, launch the recorder, or open the Video Editor using the controls at the top of the page.
You can launch directly from your Windows Start Menu, Windows Desktop shortcut, Mac Launchpad, and Chromebook Launcher by clicking the Screencast-O-Matic icon.
Click the Screencast-O-Matic icon in your Windows tool tray or your Mac menu bar.
Windows tool tray icon:
Mac menu bar icon:
Google Chrome Extension
If you use the Google Chrome browser, you can install our Chrome Extension and launch the Windows, Mac, and Chromebook apps directly from the extension.
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