ShareX Screen Recorder and Its Alternatives - 2020 Updated

Lisa Ou

Sept 07, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

If you want to record screen and want to know more about ShareX Screen Recorder, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will show you more detailed information about ShareX and its alternatives.

ShareX Screen Recorder and Its Alternatives - 2020 Updated

1. ShareX Screen Recorder

What is ShareX

ShareX is an open-source program to record screen or take screenshots on computer. It is also a free tool so you don’t need to pay for it at all. Like other software, it can be used to record full screen, active window or just a rectangle capture. It is a pity that it works on Windows only, therefore, it won’t solve problems for Mac or Linux users.

ShareX Download

It is not difficult to download ShareX with internet connection. You can just go to Microsoft Store and search ShareX. Then click Get button on the right side. Or visit its official site, click Download button and then install it on Windows computer.

ShareX Review

ShareX is more than a simple screen recorder to capture on-screen activities on computer, it can also help you take screenshots of what you want with ease. It is convenient that you can share screenshots or recorded video to wherever you want with one click. Below are its features for your references.


  1. Scrolling capture is available.
  2. Screenshot full screen, window, region, monitor.
  3. Character recognition.
  4. There are many tools like color picker, image editor, image effects, ruler, scan QR code, and many others.
  5. Set after capture tasks and after upload tasks.
  6. Adjust hotkey settings.
  7. Show cursor when recording.
  8. Easy to upload file, folder, text, and more.
  9. Supports 13 kinds of language.
  10. Toggle actions toolbar.
  11. Adjust screen delay.
  12. Save images as JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF.
  13. Upload image to host.


  1. It is a bit difficult to find what users want.

How to Record Screen with ShareX

Can’t wait to know how to use it? Below is the ShareX tutorial.

Open ShareX on computer, then click Capture > Screen Recording in the main interface.

click capture screen recording

You will be required to download FFMPEG on your computer if it is the first time to record screen with it, click Yes in the pop-up window.

download ffmpeg

After that, select recording mode and begin recording.

Except for the above-mentioned operations, you can also try to use ShareX hotkeys to take screenshots, record screen and others.

  • Capture region: Ctrl + Print Screen
  • Capture entire screen: Print Screen
  • Capture active window: Alt + Print Screen
  • Start/Stop screen recording using custom region: Shift+ Print Screen
  • Start/Stop screen recording(GIF) using custom region: Ctrl + Shift + Print Screen

You should note that you can easily change these hotkey through Hotkey Settings on the main interface.

How to Uninstall ShareX

Sometimes, people will ask questions like “is ShareX safe”, well, it won’t save your data so you don’t need to worry about the data disclosure. If you wouldn’t like to use it anymore, you can follow below steps to install ShareX from computer.

Option 1: Right-click ShareX and select Properties, then copy the path in Start in box.

sharex install folder

Paste it on the Windows search bar, click on it from the result to open it. Scroll down to find unins000.exe and double-click to run it.

click unins000

Click Yes to begin removing ShareX from your computer completely.

remove sharex

Option 2: Access Windows uninstall panel.

Windows XP: Start > Control Panel > Add/remove programs

Windows 7: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program

Windows 8/8.1: Start > Programs and Features

Windows 10: Start > Apps & Features

app and features windows 10

Then you can all programs be listed in the window, select ShareX > Uninstall.

uninstall sharex

After uninstalling, you can dive in the following part to learn more about ShareX Alternatives.

2. ShareX Screen Recording Alternative

There are many other screen recording tools, each one has its own features so that you are not easy to figure out which one is the best. However, FoneLab Screen Recorder will be strongly recommended to you. It is one of the powerful yet simple programs for you. You can record screen audio, video, webcam, even add your own sound to the recording if you want. It also enables you to take a screenshot, and add annotations to screenshots or videos with ease. In a nutshell, its intuitive interface makes it is easy to find all settings, so you can create professional-like videos with simple operations.

How to use FoneLab Screen Recorder

Visit FoneLab Screen Recorder official site, then click the Download button. Click the downloaded program after it finished, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

launch fonelab screen recorder

It will be opened automatically by default after that. Click Video Recorder in the main interface. Choose recording area, then enable system sound, microphone or webcam accordingly.

Click REC when you are ready. You can add annotations during recording.

Stop recording then save it to local folder.

save the recording video

That’s all about ShareX Screen Recorder and its best alternative - FoneLab Screen Recorder. Compared to ShareX, FoneLab Screen Recorder is more easy-to-use yet powerful. Why not download and have a try now!

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