From screen-casting your Android screen to an Apple TV, to enabling task automation through apps, an Android device is a handy tool that’s gradually becoming a necessity for everyone.
In the past, screen-recording on Android has been a challenge, because you need to get your device connected to a PC for it to work. But these days, that’s no longer the case, because Google has screen-recording support for Android’s KitKat version. This makes it a whole lot easier for mobile developers to create apps for native screen-recording purposes.
Lucky for you, we’ve done the work and picked some of the best Android apps that you can download to do screen-recording on your device. Try out any of these apps to help you record any of your Android screen activity, and save them as a video file. Take note, however, that these apps require a rooted device to work.
Screen Record is a screen recording app for Android that allows you to decide the duration and name your recordings without extra features. The free version of the app lets you set the recording duration up to 120 seconds. It will keep on recording until the time is over once you tap on ‘Start Recording’. Your recordings will be available in the SD Card/ScreenRecorder folder, without any watermark added to any of your recordings.
You can also opt for the premium version of the app if you’re interested in increasing the 2-minute limit to a maximum of 10 minutes of recording at a time.
This screen recording app can be downloaded for free through the Google Play Store. Some of its features include setting up your preferred solution, adjusting the bitrate, countdown, and the ability to rotate the video. The app allows you to record for up to 180 seconds. Simply tap on the ‘Record’ button and you can start recording.
While recording, you can see your recording status via the Android notification bar. A sound and vibration notification lets you know when it has finished recording. All of the recordings will be available in your SD Card/ScreenRecorder folder.
Rec. is an Android app for screen recording that comes with a sleek interface. Once you open the app, you can adjust the bitrate and duration of your recordings according to your preference before tapping on the ‘Record’ button to start. You can also enable audio recording and even name your recording before beginning. Once you tap the ‘Record’ button, the app will start counting to 10 so you have plenty of time to prepare before your device starts recording. You can stop the recording simply by tapping on ‘Stop’, using the notification bar or by turning off your device screen.
The free version is limited to only 5 minutes of recording time, and the audio recording only lasts for 30 seconds. If you wish to upgrade, you can go for the paid version of the app.
Although still in its beta phase, Shou promises a lot of great features that most screen-recording apps don’t offer. You can use it to do screen recording with stereo sound, mirror your device screen to any Miracast or AirPlay enabled devices, and even take a screenshot just by shaking your Android device.
With Shou, there’s no time limit on a recording. You can select your source engine, encoding engine, orientation, resolution and bitrate. It also allows you to show touches all from within the app’s video settings page.
Take note, however, that you need to join Shou’s Google+ community before you can download the app from the Play Store.
SCR Screen Recorder is an app that allows you to do free screen recording for up to 3 minutes, but with a watermark added to your video. The app doesn’t have a main interface. Instead, it features an overlay of a small rectangular box that includes 3 buttons: one for recording, another for accessing settings, and a button to exit the app. Once you start recording, you’ll notice an overlay at the right-hand side of the screen, indicating that the app is currently recording.
To stop recording, you can turn off your screen for 2 seconds or just re-open the app. There are other features you can try from the app’s settings page, like choosing your video encoder, resolution, image transform