Create a Great How-To Video
These apps help you show and tell.
Need to explain how to use an app, prepare a complex recipe, or build a bookshelf? It’s tough to beat the effectiveness of a well-made video.
Make your how-tos look more professional—and, just as important, more helpful—with these focused apps.
Record your screen and edit the video
macOS has a screen-recording feature built in: Simply press Shift-Command-5, click the Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion button, then click Record; when you’re done, press the keyboard shortcut again and click Stop.
For more complex recordings, ScreenFlow is the tool to beat, adding options to simultaneously record your screen and your camera, record voice-over and app audio as separate tracks, and much more.
When you’re done recording, edit your footage in iMovie to add transitions, music, voice-over, and effects. Or stay right in ScreenFlow, which offers a range of tools specifically designed for screen recordings, including zooming, highlights, text and shape annotations, and background removal.
Photo & Video
Make your own movie magic
Record your audio and voice-over
You don’t need to record your audio live—it’s often easier to edit your video first, then add the voice-over and sound effects. GarageBand offers easy audio recording and editing; you can then drop those tracks into ScreenFlow or iMovie and sync them with your visuals.
A recording studio on your Mac
Make slides that stand out
Presentation slides are easy to create and perfect for intros, transitions, and textual information. Use PowerPoint, Pitch, or Keynote to make punchy graphics you can export as images for adding to your videos.
Create Impactful Presentations
Pitch | Collaborate on Decks
Work on presentations together
Build stunning presentations
Edit images with ease
Before adding photos, graphics, and screenshots to your project, perfect them in Acorn. This simple but powerful image editor can handle everything from cropping and resizing to the addition of filters and more complex enhancements.
Image editing for humans
Create speech from text
Not everyone wants to do their own voice-overs. Remarkable Text to Speech turns your text—whether it’s a few sentences or pages long—into realistic speech, offering over 400 unique voices in more than 60 languages.
Remarkable Text To Speech
Create High Quality Voiceovers
Hide your messy desktop and windows
When showing your screen, keep viewers focused on the important stuff: Desktop Curtain can mask your desktop and unwanted windows using a photo, wallpaper, or color background.
Cover your (desktop) clutter
Give your videos a personal touch—and improve accessibility—by showing video of your webcam as you narrate what’s happening on the screen. Mirror Magnet puts the video from any connected camera in a resizable window that floats over your desktop, while Screegle can add webcam video and live captions of what you’re saying while you capture.
Desktop Camera Viewer
Screegle Clean Screen Sharing
Always show a clean desktop
Highlight your pointer
When you need to direct your viewers’ focus, Presentation Assistant puts a spotlight on whatever’s under your pointer; Cursor Pro gives you a customizable shape-based pointer that can magnify the enclosed area.
Highlight. Magnify. Impress.
Annotate your action
A picture is worth a thousand words, but an annotated image can be even more valuable: Presentify lets you draw colorful lines, arrows, shapes, or text right over your screen, while ScreenBrush lets you save annotation overlays you can apply on the fly.
Presentify - Screen Annotation
Screen Draw. Highlight Mouse.
Teach and show using draw
Show keystrokes onscreen
Keyboard shortcuts and keypresses can be vital to app demos and how-tos. Keystroke Pro shows, right on the screen, any keys you press. (If you’re recording with ScreenFlow, it has this capability built in.)