ScreenFlow for Mac

ScreenFlow for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    91,477
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (In trial mode, your exported QuickTime movies will be watermarked but the application will be fully functional.); $99.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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ScreenFlow is a lightweight and intuitive program for capturing videos of your screen and then processing them into professional-looking finished products. With just a few clicks, you can start recording. When you're done, you'll have a great lineup of editing tools at your disposal as well.

Pros

Basic mechanics: All you have to do to begin recording your screen through this app is to choose your desired video and audio inputs. Once you've captured the sequence you were after, just stop the recording with the preset hotkey, and you'll immediately be greeted with an editing screen. From here, you can preview your video and tweak it in all kinds of ways. When you're satisfied with your creation, you can export it directly to Vimeo, YouTube, or your own website.

Finishing options: Tools for editing and marking up your recordings include a Text Box feature, the ability to add Annotations, and a Crop option, among others. You can also adjust the screen recording properties with features like Pointer Zoom and Add Click Effect, and you can decide whether you want to have a sound produced when you click or not.

Cons

Time investment: Because this program does offer so much in terms of editing tools and finishing options, it can take some time to find your way around. For new users, there will be a sizable learning curve, but the resources are there to help you, and the time investment is worth it in the end.

Bottom Line

ScreenFlow is a convenient option for creating videos from your screen, webcam, or a combination of the two. It can take some time to get the hang of some of the more advanced features, but once you do, you'll have the ability to churn out great videos with regularity.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ScreenFlow for Mac 4.5.3.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"crash too many times"

December 03, 2014  |  By Ericp20

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 5.0

Pros

easy to use

Cons

crashes for any reason with Yosemite and iMac Retina, freezes and needs to force quit

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5 stars

"Really good!!"

April 04, 2014  |  By teenagedirtbag12

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 4.5

Pros

easy editing (for me at least)
high quality
easy start, stop, and PAUSE button!!

Cons

can't think of any except slow upload (sometimes) and last time i downloaded it to my old computer after 3-4 uploads it wouldn't upload after that to any of my youtube channels it just stayed at 0% or went to half upload and never continued moving???

Summary

can anyone answer this question for me PLEASE!!! Q: how do i get rid of the DEMO MODE watermark from this version???

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5 stars

"Good screen recorder"

August 21, 2013  |  By Montana-Will

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 4.0.5

Pros

Great interface
easy to use
terrific edit function

Cons

A little expensive

Summary

I will use it if it can give a discount. :)

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1 stars

"This is very annoying."

August 04, 2012  |  By TinyIron

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 3 3.0.6

Pros

It worked at first.

Cons

It didn't work after a few recordings, it just wouldn't let me record.

Summary

The only problem really is that it stopped letting me record! The record button just didn't show up, and eventually I just stopped using it. Please fix this, because besides this, it's great.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, great video enhancement capabilities"

July 30, 2011  |  By northview5

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.10

Pros

The software is very easy to use. Easy to start and easy to stop. The videos are easy to splice, rearrange, zoom in, add captions, starting and ending transitions, etc, etc. Quality of video is great and so is the quality of the voice recording.

Cons

A little pricey. If you are making videos as helpful favors to other people, it may be hard to justify the cost.

Summary

I am not a professional videographer! But in my field I need to create demo videos showing how to use our industry's specialized software. It took me a little bit to figure out how to use the features in Screenflow, but in the end it was worth it! The software is very, very easy to use. Easy to start and easy to stop. The videos are easy to splice, rearrange, zoom in, add captions, starting and ending transitions, etc, etc. I've been thrilled with it and so have my viewers. They've often commented on the quality of my videos and all the credit goes to Screenflow. I do have a hard time justifying the cost. However, the software is a great help to me so I was willing to fork out the money and try not to think about the cost anymore.

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5 stars

"Wonderful application"

May 21, 2011  |  By k2103

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.8

Pros

Nice interface and good french localization.
Good possibility of editing, including image cropping and adding text.
Several export formats.

Cons

Nothing to report at this time.

Summary

Easy to use, without even having read the manual yet.
This is a preliminary view that the experience could justify.

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4 stars

"Great for mini lessons that must be repeated."

October 17, 2010  |  By irwin bedell

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.4

Pros

Amazed at the clarity of my brief presentations.

Cons

The time it took to come out with such an amazing product.

Summary

Easy to use. Friendly. Great results. Will be used in future presentations that
require a brief overview. Thanks for coming out with this product. You have
made presentations a delight. Will try to encourage others to use it on products
they have liked.

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5 stars

"I really like this software"

September 23, 2010  |  By raoulr

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.3

Pros

Captures screen actions with hi quality. Can export to many different formats

Cons

I can't think of any cons.

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3 stars

"Easy to start, stop, and name a recording."

September 18, 2010  |  By JJim-Myers

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.3

Pros

Easy to start, stop, and name a recording. Good quality picture and sound using built in audio and streaming video. (I have not recorded anything containing music, or from any source other than streaming video.)

Cons

I have no idea how to edit anything with ScreenFlow.

Summary

When using the fast forward and fast reverse features, it jumps to the beginning or end of the session. Clicking on the time bar above the sound display works, but occasionally freezes the visual. Also, when using the fast forward and fast reverse features, it jumped to the beginning or end of the session. Clicking on the time bar works, but occasionally freezes the visual. The audio does not appear to be affected when the video freezes.
A users manual would be very helpful.
Also, when I tried to purchase the product, I had to use a free version first. The next day, the free version evaporated. I went back to the home page again, and had to use a free version again, and finally found a link that allowed me to purchase the full version. The link was not easy to find, and was not obvious. (You know, some people, and I am one of them, would just prefer to have the choice of buying the program immediately, or trying a free version first.) Given that choice the first time I visited the site, I would have bought it first, then tried it out.
I don't like being made to jump through so many hoops in order to buy something I want. (This product was referred to me by an online marketer not associated with Apple. That is why I would have purchased it on the first visit.)
Despite the problems I had just trying to give money to the vendor of this product, I do like it and have used it several times. However, I cannot express how much I would like to have access to a users manual.

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1 stars

"ScreenFlow 2.0.2 Is Very Hard To Use"

March 08, 2010  |  By fun1socal

 |  Version: ScreenFlow 2.0.2

Pros

At first glance, the software interface looks good.

Cons

Editing and saving the video in this software is NOT user friendly.

Summary

First off, the command for stopping the recording (arrow up, 2, command) does NOT stop the recording. Prepare to fill up your hard drive with useless video if you're not careful. You have to quit the program and reopen it, then it will ask you to stop the recording. Simply editing/deleting the end of a video is impossible to figure out! I've spent over an hour and haven't figured it out yet. $99.99??? I wouldn't pay 10 cents for this software.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.1
  • Fixed issue that prevented ScreenFlow 5 from opening when placed in a subfolder of /Applications hierarchy (affects Mac App Store version only)
  • Fixed issue where frame rate options were missing from export options
  • Fixed issue where crash could result when starting a new recording of GoToMeeting with USB camera
  • Expanded custom export options to include keyframe settings
  • Added ability to export mono audio
  • Fixed incompatibility with Soundflower 64 that was causing inoperability of Welcome screen
  • Fixed issue causing Welcome screen links to become deactivated in Mac OS X 10.10
  • Fixed issue where DV cameras were not being detected
  • Resolved issue where French "Save" keyboard shortcut was missing
  • Cleared artifacts appearing behind the "Play" button when language set to German or Japanese
  • Fixed issue where "J" key (JKL) would not work when scrubber at the end of the timeline
  • Fixed issue where libraries not loading properly (Mac App Store version only)
  • Corrected internal recording error occurring when recording frame rate modified
  • Corrected issue where waveforms would flatline when split with a nested clip
  • Fixed issue where .avi, Motion JPEG formats were not being recognized
  • Fixed issue where canvas appears red when working with an older ScreenFlow project that includes chroma key
  • Fixed inability to manually resize DV recorded media
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 5.0.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.26MB
File Name ScreenFlow-5.0.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 91,477
Downloads Last Week 310
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations In trial mode, your exported QuickTime movies will be watermarked but the application will be fully functional.
Price $99

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