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Add a personal touch to your ideas with a high-quality screen recorder

Show, tell, share, and inspire by giving life to your ideas with Dropbox Capture, a screen recorder that helps you make your point clearly. Teach someone how to do a task, conduct a demo or training, or give feedback with a personalized video message—all in just a few clicks.

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Share a personalized screen recording—hassle free

Record your partial or full screen with an overlay video of yourself right from your Mac or PC. Use markup tools to write, highlight, or draw to clearly get your point across.

It’s easy to add a human touch to a recording with your computer’s camera too. If you take a screen recording with Dropbox Capture you’ll never need an external screen recording device.

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Take a screen recording to streamline your workflow

Optimize your workday

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Make training quick and easy

Screen record and share a quick video tutorial, troubleshoot a problem together, or even record a webinar. Capture lets you take a video, trim or edit it, and send it in the fastest possible time. 

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Reduce meetings and emails

Capture screen recordings to work asynchronously with teams. Take a screen recording for onboarding, presentations, or feedback—so teams can engage with videos in real time.

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Give context to your content

Adding text, annotations, drawings and shapes like arrows or markers is simple in Capture. Give your team personalized explanations and updates—you can even create a GIF for easy sharing.

Keep screen recordings secure with advanced controls

Your screen recordings are safely and automatically stored in your Dropbox account—along with all your other important files. You can see who’s viewed your recorded videos and set permissions to control access too.

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Declutter your desktop

Screen recordings automatically copy to your clipboard for easy sharing—and they’ll all be saved in your Dropbox account for easy access or quick reference. Just go to your “Capture” folder to see everything at a glance.

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Frequently asked questions

A screen recorder is a type of software that lets you take a recording of your entire screen or part of your screen right from your Mac or PC. 

You can video capture anything you have open, including web pages in Chrome or Firefox, specialist apps, and even your entire desktop.

Dropbox Capture is a free screen recorder, so it’s the perfect way to take a screen recording—without using a video recording box. You can create a video message that includes your computer screen, face, and voice all in a single app. 

For easier collaboration and productivity, you can even add notes, drawings, annotations, or shapes like arrows to point out important information. All you need is a computer with a webcam.

Creating a screen recording on a PC or Mac is easy to do—and a great option when you can’t share your screen in real time. 

First, you’ll have to download Dropbox Capture for Microsoft Windows or macOS—then open the installer and follow the instructions in the prompts. 

You'll be able to record your screen or take a screenshot with no time spent uploading—the image and video files will be automatically saved in Dropbox. 

Visit the Help Center to learn more about how to use Dropbox Capture.

Once you download Dropbox Capture, open the installer and follow the instructions in the prompts. 

Sign in to your Dropbox account. Then, from the Capture app, click the Record button in the middle of the app or use the keyboard shortcut Option + Shift + R (macOS) or Shift + Alt + R (Windows). Click the microphone icon in the center of the menu to start recording audio. 

Visit the Help Center to learn more about how to use Dropbox Capture.

You can take a screen recording for dozens of reasons, but the most common and useful include the following:

  • Demos and tutorials
  • Training sessions and onboarding
  • Technical support
  • Asynchronous remote work and collaboration
  • Content creation, such as for educational videos or reviews
  • Documentation and compliance

Dropbox Capture also makes taking a screen recording useful for quick messages—as it’s easy to share a personalized video that avoids the need for unnecessary meetings or distractions.

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