Start the tools (screen recorder, screenshots, editing)

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.
3. Using the Google Chrome extension´╗┐.

Web page

You can start the free recorder from the screen recorder page.  Click Launch Free Recorder on this page:

Alternatively, if you have an account, you can log in to 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 ScreenPal icon.
For example, on Windows:

Tool tray

Click the ScreenPal icon in your Windows tool tray or your Mac menu bar to display this menu.

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.

    • Related Articles

    • Screen Recorder and Screenshot shortcuts

      Screen Recorder and Screenshot Shortcuts You can set up keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, to launch our content creation tools on your Windows PC or Mac. These shortcuts allow you to quickly perform the following actions: Open the content manager Start ...
    • Screen Recorder Launcher API Functions

       Screen Recorder Launcher API Functions Use the Screen Recorder Launcher API to create a global SOMLauncher javascript object. This object exposes the functions contained in this article. First you'll need to download and host the API javascript ...
    • When to use our tools

      Our app helps you capture video on all of your devices with the Desktop screen recorder, the ScreenPal Chrome extension, and our mobile application. Below is a brief explanation of each platform to help you determine when to use each one! Desktop ...
    • Overview of the Screen Recorder Launcher API

       Overview of the Screen Recorder Launcher API This guide is for customers who have the Enterprise or Solution Builder Plan and want to incorporate the screen recorder software into their network and application(s). The guide can also be used to ...
    • Recorder fails to start capturing computer audio on Windows

      The screen recorder can capture computer audio on Windows PCs when you have a Deluxe or Premier plan. You might need to modify the sound settings in Windows before you can enable the capturing of computer audio if the recorder fails to start ...