Snagit vs Camtasia - Which is The Best Screen Recorder in 2020

Lisa Ou

Sept 10, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Sometimes, you need to record screen activities to show someone how to do something step-by-step, capture what is happening on your screen to diagnose problems, record streaming video with audio for offline watching, etc. There are various different reasons that let you record screen on Mac, Windows, Linux and more. At this moment, what you need is a screen recording software on computer.

Snagit vs Camtasia - Which is The Best Screen Recorder in 2020

Some users might know Snagit or Camtasia, as most of you are recommended to use one or both of them to capture computer screen. Well, if you have questions about them, you have come to the right place.

In this post, we will show you which one is suitable for you, and their alternatives if you want.

Before we dive in, we can have a small talk about what they are.

1. Camtasia vs Snagit

Snagit and Camtasia, which are made by TechSmith, both have screen recording feature to help you capture screen. The difference between Snagit and Camtasia is what kind of recorded videos you want. Snagit creates light-weight screen recordings only, while Camtasia makes professional-like videos with video templates, pre-made animations, titles, annotations, callouts, quizzes, transitions and many others.

Therefore, Camtasia is a wise choice if you want to make a fancy tutorial, online course, vivid presentation and others.

Except for screen recording with simple trimming feature, Snagit can help you take and edit screenshots of a region, window and full screen. It is more than a simple tool, as it can help you, resize, crop, blur images, even adjust color, add comments, add shapes, lines and more.

Although their features make the decision, you can also have a look at their price differences. Come with tons of video editing features, Camtasia requires one-time fee at $249. While Snagit is $49.9 only, but it doesn’t have some useful editing tools to make your recording looks better.

2. The Best Alternative - FoneLab Screen Recorder

Well, did you make a decision now? If you want to make a better-look video, it is difficult to choose from both of them.

Here comes the question, is there an alternative to Snagit or Camtasia?

Of course yes! FoneLab Screen Recorder is the best alternative to them. Why? Below are some features for your references.


  1. Take screenshots easily.
  2. Record screen video with audio or webcam at the same time.
  3. Record screen with mouse cursor or not.
  4. Record screen excludes windows.
  5. Add annotations including shape, text, line, step tools, etc.
  6. Record microphone audio and system sound.
  7. It is available for both Windows and Mac.
  8. You can customized watermark.
  9. You can hide computer screen taskbar.
  10. Easy and safe to use.
  11. Capture screen for 2 monitors.
  12. Provides free trial.
  13. Reasonable price.


  1. It has 3-min time limit with free version.

Below is a comparison table of price, size, supported formats and more.

Product Basic Price Size Screenshot Supported formats Share options Video Editing tools
Snagit $49.95 323MB bmp, cur, gif, ico, jpg, mht, pdf, png, snag, tif, ras, emf, eps, psd, tga, wfx, wmf, wpg, mp4. Twitter, YouTube, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, Google Drive, etc. Trim
Camtasia $249.00 515MB × avi, mp4, mpg, mpeg, mts, m2ts, wmv, mov, swf YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo,, My Places
Crop, template, animation, effect, transition, title, annotations, etc.
FoneLab $39.20 1.69MB wmv, mp4, mov, f4v, ts, avi, gif YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr crop, trim, text, shape, line, watermark, step, etc.

As you can see, FoneLab Screen Recorder is useful to capture more than a simple screen with its powerful tools. If you want to know how to use it, please move on.

First of all, you need to download FoneLab Screen Recorder from its official site, then follow the on-screen instructions to install it on computer. Then the program will be opened automatically by default.

Below is how.

Choose Video Recorder on the main interface, then click Full or Custom to select recording area.

launch fonelab screen recorder

You can also record system sound, microphone or webcam concurrently if you want. Click REC to begin recording.

You can add annotations during recording, then click stop button when it is done.

Click save icon to store recorded videos in local folder.

save the recording video

Unlike Snagit or Camtasia, you can use FoneLab video recording and editing tools with less price when recording screen. It is an incredible option for all purposes. Why not download and have a try now!

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