Brief: RecApp is a simple open-source screen recorder tool. It doesn’t boast of huge features but gives you enough to record your screen with a simple user interface.
Recently we were contacted by the developer of RecApp, a new screen recording tool. Since I like experimenting with different applications, I took it upon myself to cover RecApp as this week’s open source software highlight.
RecApp: A fairly simple screen recorder for Linux desktop
If you were looking for a simple and open-source solution to record your desktop screen, RecApp could be a solution.
Features of RecApp
Even though RecApp doesn’t offer a lot, it does have the necessary features to record a desktop screen. Here’s what it lets you do:
- Tweak frames per second settings
- Add a delay to the recording
- Select the screen region to record
- Toggle between high quality and compressed quality.
- Ability to record audio from apps
- Toggle to record the cursor or not
- Choose the folder for saving the video
- Supports mp4, webm, and mkv formats
The best thing about RecApp is that you don’t have a separate preference box to tweak settings., which makes things less confusing. You get everything in just a single screen and that’s all you have to follow.
Installing RecApp on Linux
For Fedora, you can utilize the terminal and type in the command to install it:
sudo dnf install recapp
Though RecApp is a fairly new project but it worked mostly fine in my usage on Pop OS 20.04. So, take that with a pinch of salt.
RecApp has a simple interface and is easy to use. However, the aspect ratio of the video recorded wasn’t perfect in my case. It was not completely 1080p and I couldn’t find a way to change that. Other than that, I didn’t have any other issues recording my screen.
What do you think about RecApp? What screen recorder do you use to capture your desktop?