September 21, 2023 (1y ago)

Chrome Screen Recorder Extensions

Discover the best Chrome extensions for screen recording.

Martin Adams
Martin Adams
Strategy/Vision, OneTask
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Are you often finding yourself in need to explain processes online or trying to troubleshoot issues remotely? If your communication requires a visual component, the answer might be one click away with Chrome screen recorder extensions. They are instrumental tools for anyone from educators to IT professionals.

Why You Need a Screen Recorder Extension

With a plethora of screen recording tools available as Chrome extensions, why even bother? Well, simplicity and accessibility are the top reasons. Imagine a scenario where you're working on a project and you need to quickly share a visual walkthrough without leaving your browser. Chrome extensions for screen recording make this possible with minimal fuss and setup time.

Quick Feedback

Instead of typing out lengthy explanations, with tools like the Loom Chrome screen recorder, you can convey your message with a personal touch. However, be aware that the UI might not be the most intuitive and customer support has room for improvement.

Streamlined Sharing

Droplr, another notable screen recorder, simplifies the sharing process with its cloud storage links. Although, keep in mind the free version limitations and a UI that could benefit from an update.

Professional Presentations

For those who create professional demos or instructional videos, Wistia's screen recording capabilities are quite suitable. However, it's important to note that Wistia’s Chrome extension Soapbox will soon transition to their native platform.

The Limitations You'll Face

Despite many advantages, screen recorder extensions can have their downsides such as limited features in free versions, lack of advanced editing tools, and sometimes a need for better integration with other software. For example, Zight lacks robust editing and integration features compared to its competitors.

OneTask and Screen Recording Synergy

Imagine integrating the organization power of OneTask with these screen recording tools. Not only could you share video explanations but also have AI-powered reminders to follow up on the tasks discussed in these videos.


If you find certain screen recorders lacking, consider exploring other tools that might fit your needs better. Check out alternatives to popular software like Box or diagramming tools that might better suit your productivity style on my previous blog posts.

Let's wrap up. Screen recorders enhance our communication, especially in a remote setting. They make support, education, and collaboration easier and more accessible. However, remember to pair them with a productivity app like OneTask to keep your tasks as streamlined as your communication.

Until next time, keep creating and communicating effectively! And if you need to sprinkle a bit of organization magic into your day, you know where to find it.

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