Apowersoft Review – Screen Recorder Pro
Table of Contents
- 1 Key Features
- 2 Strength and Weakness
- 3 Pricing and Trials
- 4 Conclusion
Are you a pro gamer who wants to show off your skills and gain a lot of views? Or an educator who wants to share tutorials or tips and tricks on how to do stuff in your computer? Or an app blogger who wants to share new stuffs and feature of your newly discovered app in your phone? Well this video recording screen recording software is your comprehensive solution for your screen casting videos.
Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro is already on its second version. I will walk you through the core features of this screen capture software and shed some insights on why they call their program Pro. Since this is the second version, it comes with a lot of cool upgrades.
Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro is an excellent video recording software that enables you to capture anything on the PC screen. It has a lot of features that makes your life easier in creating your perfect video. Apowersoft is so versatile that even a newbie can operate it and produces screen captured video like a pro.
Unlike the first version of this screen recording software, the user interface of version 2 is plain simple but intuitive and the key buttons are much easier to locate. It also has the gives you a lot of options in recording your screen. You can either capture a video, a picture or just an audio. For those doing basic tutorials, it also offers a white board which can be great for quick off-hand illustrations.
This recording software is built to be understood by everyone, but if there are little things that you find confusing, you can also visit their Website Support. Their support website will teach you how to record your screen, how to edit your recorded video, how to connect your devices to your Apowersoft, etc.
This is one of the features on why this program stands out for they value their consumers. You can find a lot of helpful information on their website. There are guides and manuals, community support (online forum) and you can also submit a ticket if you can’t find what you are looking for.
1. Create a Screen Capture Video
You can get started by clicking the “Start” button at the top left button and it will give you a drop-down on how you want your screen to be recorded. You can go by just a Region of your screen, Full Screen capture, around the mouse, your web camera, IOS recorder, and just your computer audio.
Once it starts capturing your screen, it gives you a different dashboard with controls on it. You can either Pause, Stop, adjust the capture volume and record your webcam within the screen record. In that way, people can hear what you say, as well as see your facial expressions while watching the videos.
One cool feature is that this Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro comes with a simple but powerful real-time video editor which allows you to draw lines, arrows, circles and texts during recording. This feature is very useful in making tutorials and other instructive videos.
Once you click Stop, your recorded video will add up to the list in the main dashboard. When the recording is finished, there are many ways for you to manage it. Other than saving it to your local disk, you can also choose to directly upload it YouTube, or store it on Google Drive/ Dropbox so that you can access the video wherever you are as long as you have Internet.
2. iOS Recorder
I know that you may not agree with me but I feel it very complicated to make 2 iDevice work together but this screen recording software just made it so easy and convenient. This is one of the features on which make this screen capture software great.
This windows screen recorder has a platform on where you can record your iDevice and make it appear on a big screen like an Apple TV. It can record everything displayed on your iDevice and it based on Airplay which means no need of cables. You can follow through the steps in connecting your iDevice to your computer by visiting their website.
Once your device is connected, you can already start capturing your screen by hovering your mouse in the upper left part of the iOS Recorder dashboard and a ribbon will drop down. Just press the “Record” button and it will start capturing your screen.
Once done, just press the “Stop” button and your screen capture video will automatically save in the APowersoft Screen recorder folder. Then load the file to the Video Editor to start editing.
3. Apowersoft Video Editor
Unlike other screen recording software, this comes with a Video Editor Setup application on where you can do a lot of changes on your screen captured video such as adding a different audio your screen capture, add a subtitle, adding and merging a couple of videos to 1 file.
To make the recorded videos be supported on different platforms, this video recording software provides various video formats for recording, such as MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, GIF, etc. Apowersoft Video Editor supports almost all of the video and audio format which makes this program versatile, a quality that a graphic artist is always looking for a software.
You can easily merge different type of files and you also have the ability to change the exported file type and the format that would support all other media software and devices. You can not only select standard resolutions, such as 1280X720, 1920X1080, or other resolutions for gadgets like iPhone 6s/6s Plus, but also customize specific region or full screen for recording. Apart from recording modes, you can also choose audio input for the videos.
You can select any one depending on your need. You can either choose in exporting it by choosing what type of video format and file type, or you can either click the “Device” tab and choose the device that you’d want this video exported. The software will automatically export the video file that would match the best quality for that certain device (Very useful for beginners).
You basically have everything you need in editing your recorded video. There are little things that count in which this Video editor can actually shutdown your computer after converting a file which is located in the bottom right on the video editor. I personally find that helpful for you don’t get to see that feature on other video editing software.
4. Task Scheduler
Do you need to record a live streaming but you’re doing something else? Do you prefer recording a web meeting and reviewing it later? Or how about recording your kids’ internet activity while you are not around? Then you will find this task scheduler helpful for you.
This is something that you don’t normally see in a screen capture software. This screen recording software comes with a Task Scheduler Feature. This program can stand as your automatic DVR for you would have the ability to start your screen recording task automatically with by presetting the start time and customizing the duration. You can easily record a screen video even if you are away.
You can access this feature by clicking the “No Schedule Task” link in the bottom left of the main dashboard (if you already have a task created, it will be just the blue phrase in the bottom left of the main dashboard). A task scheduler screen will pop-up and you can start customizing your next task. All the task created will show up in the task list in the bottom of the task scheduler.
5. Uploading and Sharing
This program makes it easier for you to share and upload your videos online. This makes it the bloggers best friend. Just by clicking “Upload” button on the top ribbon, will give you an option to upload it directly to YouTube or to any FTP server if you have one.
There is also a great deal of sharing options from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, myspace, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Digg and Bebo. You can just click the “List” button in the upper right toolbar beside the minimize button of the Main Dashboard and click “share”.
Windows and Mac have their own way of getting their own screenshot. But it just only covers the typical capture the whole screen thing and be done with it. This screenshot capability of Apowersoft is an advanced screen capture tool which captures a still image in your screen with top precision.
You will have an option to hide your mugshot video and include the mouse cursor in the screenshot. It comes with a crosshair with a magnified crosshair area to accurately select the field that you want to capture. It also automatically selects the window which makes it a lot easier to choose the capture.
Once a field is selected for capture, a toolbar will automatically appear. You still have a lot of things that you can do to modify your captured image. With the horizontal toolbar, you can edit your image like in paint, you also can blur the area that you don’t want to include. The vertical toolbar lets you share, print, send as email, and upload it to screenshot.net.
7. Help and Support
There are a lot of developers who forget their consumers after the product is purchased, but not Apowersoft. The developers of the software value their consumers. Apowersoft values feedback and give full support for their consumers.
They have tutorials for beginners, they also have technical support and feedback if you have some issues with the product or you want to suggest an improvement and they also have a community forum on where you can also get support and share solutions from other users. You can easily access the support by just clicking the Help button at the top ribbon of the main dashboard.
The guides & manuals and the community support in the support website give you so much information about the product. It even lists the frequently asked questions like on how to record your screen, etc. Community support is where you can interact with a different user through the forum. This is where you can find a lot of tips and tricks on how to use the product.
One of the unique support that they have is how you can submit your ticket. They really showcased their product for you can record your computer screen and send it as a video recording ticket. You can visit their support website at https://www.apowersoft.com/support.
Strength and Weakness
You already have been through most of the features of the programs of this desktop recorder. These range of useful feature saves you a lot of time and mostly caters the needs of the user. But then again, each program has its own strength and weaknesses. I’ll pin down some of its pros and cons that you might want to take note.
1. Lone Video Editor.
As what I said earlier, this program can be used by anybody. So, if you’re a newbie or a straight forward no-nonsense type of person who just wants to get a video tutorial or your gameplay started, this video editor will work for you. However, some users might find this program to plain especially for the hardcore graphic artist who is so particular with the FPS, audio mix or transitions and animations, etc., then you might want to use a different program in editing the videos after extraction. Nonetheless, this is definitely a good addon for the main program that captures your screen.
The Apowersoft Video Editor program that is in a package with the main software. It can export your files to any format that you want such as MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, GIF, etc. You can also combine several types of video file format with this program. You also can adjust the video speed, trim, crop, adjust the video effects (just the basics such as contrast, brightness and saturation), add a subtitle easily, etc.
With these features of the video editor, it compiles the essentials for video editing which I find this a very good addon to the main program. Well at least you still have an option to choose a different video editing software if you find this too plain.
2. It Supports 22 Languages
Not all of us understands the English language. This application supports 22 different languages. You can use this program in your native language. It supports English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Greek, etc. Since not all application supports other languages, this one would stand out globally.
3. More to Apple less to Android
I noticed that this program is more to Apple devices than to android devices. You wouldn’t notice that this would be Android compatible for by the time you click the “Start” button to start the screen record, you will only find “iOS Recorder” and there is none for “Android Recorder”. Although the program still supports Android users, the wireless capability is only available for Apple users through Airplay Monitor.
The iOS Recorder converts your computer to a wireless input like an Apple TV in which you can connect your Apple device and display its mobile screen to your desktop screen. Apparently, there is no equivalent feature that is available for Android. So, if you’re an Android user, you would need to use your USB connector in order to display your Mobile Screen into the computer.
If you’re not the resourceful type, it would be hard for you to figure out how to connect your 2 screens. I still am hoping that they are working on a way to make things even.
4. Only for Windows and Mac
Most of the programs nowadays are built for Windows and Mac hence, Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro only supports Windows and Mac and not for Linux. Although there are still a lot of Linux users out there, the program hasn’t ventured out in making this available to them. I should say that this is a whole new area of opportunity in doing business by covering that market and I hope that the company would extend their arms to them.
Pricing and Trials
With those cool features, you can easily own this at a reasonable and fairly cheap price. You can have this for a one-time payment of $39.95. No monthly subscription! No DLC!
You can also try all you want! You can just stay on trial without any grace period. This makes it best screen recorder in the market. In which you can access most of the features of the application, with the limitations of the watermark and being limited to record up to 3 minutes per video. After which you can decide to buy a license if the trial version is not enough for you.
I have tried a couple of screen capturing software but Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro really stands out. The best screen recorder so far, for it caters almost everything that you need. You can try to record computer screen and let the program speak for itself.
Overall, I would say that this is an all in one software for those who wants to make quality screencast videos in an instant.
I would give an overall 4.5/5 score for its simplicity, effectiveness and comprehensive solutions for screencast videos and editing.
May you be a pro gamer or an educator who wish to capture their memorable or informative moments in screen and share in the world wide web, this program is the only thing that you need.