How to Easily Record Your Screen in Windows 11 for Free

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Windows 11 and Windows 10 do offer a built-way to record the screen, which is to use Xbox Game Bar. Some users find this method helpful. But I personally don’t think it’s convenient enough. I also tried Bandicam, which is a popular screen recorder. But I don’t like the user experience.


I finally found an easy-to-use tool to record the screen. I’ve been using it for over two years. It’s free to use, but I believe there’s a paid version. I’m very happy with the free version.


This tool has a web-based version and a desktop version. I prefer the former. You can download the desktop if needed.


Steps: How to screen record in Windows 11 and 10 for free, with or without audio


1. In your browser, visit the official website of the Apowersoft tool.


2. You’ll find a Start Recording button on the page. Click this button.


3. In the Free Online Recording screen, you will see four options.


  • To record your screen with audio, select Screen and System Sound.
  • To record your screen without audio, select Screen only.


4. Click the Start Recording button, and a message will appear to encourage you to download the app. Click the Continue recording button.


5. A dialog will pop up, allowing to you to select an area to record, such as the entire screen, a specific window, or a specific browser tab. Select the area that you need to record and click Share.


Now the screen recording will start. You can pause/resume or stop the recording at any time.


6. After you finish recording the screen, click the Stop button.


7. You will see a Save button. Click the Save button and then choose MP4 file or Original file based on your needs. Generally the MP4 file is recommended because it’s a popular video format and is widely supported.


This screen recorder is very easy to use. However, it’s not perfect. Instead of the entire screen, I only need to record a certain area on the screen. I wish it allowed me to drag to select an area. All in all, this is a good tool for screen recording considering it’s free to use.

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You mentioned that this tool is not perfect, and you wish it allowed you to drag to select an area on the screen instead of choosing from pre-set options. This is a valid point, but overall, it seems like Apowersoft is a great option for screen recording.