At times, you may want to capture videos of what you are doing on-screen. They can come in handy for many purposes like tutorials or giving instructions or simply for your convenience.

There are many ways to go about it. However, if you are a Mac user, you can easily record your screen for free, without having to rely on new tools. Mac users have “QuickTime” that allows you to record your screen activity.

Record Mac screen on OS X

Step-by-step guide to Record Mac Screen on OS X

Step #1. To find QuickTime, go to “Finder” (click on Finder icon from the dock)

Step #2. Tap on “Application

Step #3. Scroll down and click on “QuickTime Player” to open it

Record Mac screen on OS X with QuickTime Player

Step #4. Navigate to “File” menu option

Step #5. Choose “New Screen Recording

New Screen Recording using QuickTime Player

Step #6. A small black screen will appear

Step #7. You will see a “red dot” in the middle of it; click on it.

Step #8. Now, you can simply click on Start Recording. This will record the whole screen. To select the portion of the screen, you can click & drag to select the space that you need to record.

How to Record Mac screen on OS X

Step #9. Once your selection is done, you can carry out the activity that you want to record.

Step #10. When your recording is complete, click on Stop Recording from the top of the window.

Congratulations, your recordings have been created and safely stored in “Movies section.”

Note: You can cancel your recording anytime by closing the window.

To find your screen recordings:

  • Open Finder
  • Tap on Documents
  • Open the Movies folder
  • Click and open Screen Recordings