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Best tool for recording screen as a Gif?

davidbell_space profile image David Bell ・1 min read

I would like to record my projects as nice gifs. Basically capture 3 seconds of my screen.
Where do I start?
I'm new to the world of Gifs!

edit: I'm using a Mac.

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Florimond Manca

QuickTime has a “Screen recording” functionality (hidden in the File tab). Then you can use an online converter to convert the MOV to GIF… Not ideal and relatively cumbersome, but haven’t found a better workflow so far. If you do please post back! :)

Edit: just found out about Kap. Looks really good AND it has GIF export. Will try it out next time!

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David Bell Author

Just discovered Kap! Going to try it out.

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Dzhavat Ushev

If you're on Windows, I'll recommend ScreenToGif.

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David Bell Author

I'm on Mac! Thanks though.

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Dzhavat Ushev

There area couple of options mentioned here css-tricks.com/makin-gifs/ Looks like they should work on Mac.

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Matthew Perez

Peek if you ever need one for linux.

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Matthew Mascioni

I found GIPHY Capture to be useful! (and on the Mac App Store)

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erik

I am using getkap.co/ and it just works.

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David Bell Author

Thanks. Literally just stumbled on this.