ScreenFlow
ScreenFlow
8.2.4

4.3

ScreenFlow free download for Mac

ScreenFlow

8.2.4
09 May 2019

Create screen recordings.

Overview

ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.

What's new in ScreenFlow

Version 8.2.4:
Fixes:
  • Crash on export lead to data loss
  • iOS + Screen or Video recording creates a timeline with an incorrect duration
  • Negative values do not show/cannot be used for position values
  • Unable to record iOS devices when iOS device is the only option selected
  • Updated Sparkle scheme to use https to address man-in-the-middle vulnerability

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Basementjack
17 January 2013

Most helpful

I've used both Screenflow 4 and Camtasia 2.3 Both are good programs. I feel like Camtasia 2.3 is a better program for the novice or very occasional user, while Screenflow 4 is a little better for the professional. To compare them a bit, Camtasia lets you record a region, Screenflow does not. Camtasia has a very friendly Mouse centric UI by mouse centric, Screenflow has a more cumbersome UI, but they make up for it with lots of keyboard commands. (Camtasia lacks many keyboard commands useful during editing, so you'll be using the mouse to drag effects from an effects browser to your timeline, in Screenflow, you can hit a key combo.For this reason, I think editing is more streamlined in screenflow (once you know what you are doing) A few other things I've noticed... Screenflow handles transparent overlays from Apple Motion - Camtasia currently does not (It may be a bug that will be fixed in a future release) Camtasia does a better job with chapter markers - you can attach them to media in the timeline so they stay with the media if you move the media around, also Camtaisias "Export for web" preserves the chapter marks, and creates a menu with thumbnails. Screenflow chapter marks are more limited - they are only added to the timeline which means if you delete scene and slide things over, your marker is in the wrong place. Also, screenflow will export the chapters in a video file, but they are only readable by quicktime. The screenflow web export does not preserve or use chapter markers. Neither program allows you to export the markers as text so dont really have an option of putting in markers and then using them externally somehow. Screenflow has an effect that lets you zoom in a part of the screen while leaving the rest at nornal size which is a pretty neat effect for tutorials -Camtasia will only let you zoom the whole screen, not just part - so in screenflow you can really make a dialog box "stand out" which is awesome -I wish Camtasia had that. Export options are a little different - Camtasia supports youtube, and Screencast.com, Screenflow supports youtube and vimeo. Camtasia uses less CPU when recording (but it may well be recording at a lower frame rate) In summary both are great programs, but as you can see, both have a few shortcomings, neither is perfect. I do however, believe that both of these programs are probably much better than the $30 screen capture choices out there.
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Version 4.0.2
Macinman
27 February 2019
I wanted to leave a note here about an issue I have with screenFlow 8.2.2 on a 27" 5K iMac running 10.143. When enabled to start at login, the Screenflow helper prevents sleep due to coreaudioD. If I uncheck the option to start the helper on login and quit the app, and helper the issue goes away. Is this intentional to prevent sleep? I was able to get the info about this issue by issuing the following command in terminal: pmset -g The output is as follows: tron@iFrog5K ~> pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: Sleep On Power Button 1 autopoweroff 1 standbydelayhigh 86400 autopoweroffdelay 28800 proximitywake 1 standby 1 standbydelaylow 86400 ttyskeepawake 1 hibernatemode 25 powernap 1 gpuswitch 2 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage highstandbythreshold 50 displaysleep 15 womp 1 networkoversleep 0 sleep 0 (sleep prevented by coreaudiod, coreaudiod) halfdim 1 autorestart 0 disksleep 0 tron@iFrog5K ~> As mentioned above, quitting the ScreenFlow Helper and app resolves this issue. However, I don't recall having this issue prior to version 8 of ScreenFlow, and 10.14 Mojave. If anyone has a fix that can be applied without having to quit the helper, please speak up.
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Version 8.2.2
Tommy-Gun
07 August 2018
Not a review but an important comment.
The upcomming new macOS 10.14 Mojave version has screenrecording build in as default. Just press Shift+Cmd+5
It captures in 60fps, has editing features and other nice things.
It does not have video-in-video possibilities, but many people do not need this.
This is one of the great new feature of macOS10.14 which I really like.
This makes a lot of screen recording tools obsolete.
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Version 8.0
3 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
11 October 2018
Except Mojave's screen recording does NOT offer computer audio recording. It only records audio from a microphone or attached audio input device. The reason why is likely the usual bad attitude of the MPAA and RIAA who don't want us recording videos with audio online. Therefore, it's very doubtful Apple will add computer audio recording with video.
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cig0
cig0
07 January 2019
I've been able to record computer audio (as well as video) using Quicktime.
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bdikkat
bdikkat
09 March 2019
@cig0 - How did you do that ?
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DJSquint
02 August 2018
Screenflow is a good tool to record your desktop. No doubt about that. Sadly, it is plagued with yearly very high upgrade fees. I have no problem supporting developers, but this company really is after your money on a very regular basis. 4 star for the app itself. 0 star for the very greedy developers.
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Version 8.0
1 answer(s)
Macinman
Macinman
02 August 2018
I don't consider $40 upgrade fee (once a year), or whenever I need to upgrade not a bad deal considering the full price is $129. With version 8, you also get an option of selecting an upgrade for $85 that includes the new stock footage, if someone needs, or wants it. The stock footage is $60 if you buy it later. I consider what is included, it's a good deal.

I mainly upgrade because I've done the macOS betas for a couple years now, and Screen Flow usually breaks with the new release of the os due to changes apple makes. That's another thing to consider, if you upgrade your mac to each new release to stay current, sometimes you have to upgrade to each new app version to keep compatibility.
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Uncoy
25 March 2018
In a foot race for the greediest developers on the Mac OS. I've been paying for and updating and dealing with buggy versions of Screenflow for many years now. Apparently just to get v5 to work now I have to put another $39. Telestream hide their older versions really well (good luck finding version 3 for example). The only version currently working on my Mac Pro running OS 10.11.6 for some reason is version 2 (I own up to version 5 and tried version 7 too). Does screen capture really have to be this expensive and complicated?

We've all been had by Telestream's marketing. I suggest you pick an alternative that won't want to empty your pockets every year as if on cue. OS X deserves better screen capture.
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Version 7.3
Okeedoak
31 December 2017
I use ScreenFlow almost every day, and overall it's good. But there are very long-standing bugs that have been around for years that have never been fixed and probably never will. The developer adds features to drive sales but puts little effort into fixing bugs. You can work around the bugs, and frankly, I've grown used to them, but they're still there. I work with video played back at different speeds. A whole nest of bugs appears once the playback speed of a video is changed: audio waveform synchronization is thrown off, audio distortion appears, volume levels change and more. ScreenFlow's Save dialogs must use a very old API because it allows the colon character - ":" - in file names but not the forward slash - "/". The Mac OS allows the opposite.
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Version 7.2
Shooters
31 December 2017
Best screencast tool for macOS. Especially the great editing features are welcome and not seen incomparable tools.
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Version 7.2
rphartle
16 October 2017
Although Screenflow has been buggy at times with older versions I have had very few problems with version 6 or 7. I have tried the others including Camtasia but found the interface too cartooney, cluttered, and even more buggy. I quickly ended up coming back to Screenflow. It is more professional acting and am able to put together How To Videos for YouTube and my customers very quickly. Telestream also has gotten much better at listening and responding to its customer issues since version 6. It is Thee Standard for YouTube
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Version 7.1.1
Philosopherdog
01 August 2017
I've enjoyed using this tool. But one thing I find so strange is the lack of basic video instruction for this product. I mean, couldn't a big company like this post a course to Udemy or something. It could even be free. Instead they have these webinars and everything is in FLASH! What year is it? A video company that can only produce content in flash. Unreal. Anyhow, I would love to learn more about using this app to the max, but I don't and won't install flash anytime soon.
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Version 7.0
2 answer(s)
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
02 August 2017
Videos are here. https://www.telestream.net/screenflow/resources.htm
Does not seem to use flash.
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Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
02 August 2017
Thanx @Macbookpro.
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Bleech-Jef
01 August 2017
A new version and a WHOPPING up pricing to $129???? No way that's way to expensive and this for sure means ScreenFlow will have a flow cash problem in very short time. I do not see anyone paying that much. There are plenty of very good alternatives and above all, those are priced correctly.
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Version 7.0
1 answer(s)
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
02 August 2017
Upgrade price looks like about $39.
Learn about upgrading here https://www.telestream.net/screenflow/upgrade.htm

The Mac App Store Pricing is explained here
http://www.telestream.net/telestream-support/screen-flow/faq.htm?kbURL=http://telestream.force.com/kb/articles/Knowledge_Article/ScreenFlow-7-Upgrade-Instructions-for-Mac-App-Store-Customers-on-Previous-Version/
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Bleech-Jef
16 February 2017
Best in its class! Recommended
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Version 6.2.1
$129.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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