If you’re a little fed up with having to press the power and Home buttons simultaneously to get a screen shot, we’ve discovered a great app on Google Play called the AZ Screen Recorder, which gives extra functionality beyond just snapping what you have on-screen at the time. However, one of the great points of this app isn’t its features; it’s that it requires no root access.
AZ Screen Recorder on Android
If you’re relatively new to Android, you’ve probably been surprised by how open it is compared to iOS. Having said that, there are some things even Google doesn’t want you to do with Android, with one of those being screen recording. True, it is possible to take screenshots are possible, but recording video isn’t, along with a few other things.
However, thanks to the AZ Screen Recorder, you can now do the things that Android prevents you from doing without it.
You can get this app right now, and there’s no need to put the security of your handset at risk to do so. All you have to do is download the app on the Google Play store. You’re then free to play around with the app to your heart’s content.
Most free apps that help with screenshots and screencasts add a watermark to the output. Fortunately, if you want to use this app for something a little more professional, it doesn’t add one, meaning that you can make recordings of YouTube videos, tutorials and other types of recordings.
Additionally, there’s the ability to pause and resume screen recordings, which is something we’ve only ever seen on paid for apps. This is great because now you don’t have to resort to a video editor to cut out unwanted footage. Another great feature is voice recording; the app enables you to record your voice while recording a video using your phone’s mic.
Much like Facebook Messenger, a floating window remains overlayed on top of what you’re looking at with AZ Screen Recorder too.
According to the developer: “The floating window always staying on top will let you snap at the exact moment on any screen. In the settings, you can enable screen touches, so the people who are watching your videos will know exactly what you are doing.”
Like most apps, there’s a large array of options to choose from, such as choosing the controller type, encoder, resolution, frame rates, orientation, audio recording, camera settings and more. You can even manage your still images and videos captured with the screen recorder, which makes this one of the best free Android apps we’ve ever seen.
If for whatever reason you find that what this app has to offer is a little limited, there are options for you to upgrade it:
- Magic button: a button that controls your recording without showing anything on the screen.
- Overlay front camera: you can record your face and your emotions in a small overlay window.
- Countdown timer: The countdown timer will wait until you are ready to start and snap at the moment you want.
- Draw on screen: You can emphasize, draw a symbol or mark something with any chosen color directly on your screen.
- Trim videos: You can trim the parts you don’t want in your videos.