We tested the top 5 best Loom alternatives (here's which is best for you)

We tried and tested the top 5 best Loom alternatives so you don't have to. Here's the best one for you!

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We tested the top 5 best Loom alternatives (here's which is best for you)

Testing a million different screen recorders can be exhausting. We tested the top 5 best Loom alternatives so you don't have to wonder which tool will make your video creation process simpler.

Here's a quick overview.

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Tool Who It’s Best For
1. VEED Best for teams and creators who also need an all-in-one video tool
2. VidYard A reliable Chrome extension for recording browser activities
3. Snagit Most convenient tool for quick recordings
4. CloudApp Great for a small team of collaborators
5. ClickUp Simple screen recorder for work

Keep reading for a more in-depth comparison of each tool.

[#TOC1]1. VEED[#TOC1]

Best for teams and creators who also need an all-in-one video tool

veed screen recorder and video editing tool

Key Features

  • Record your screen, webcam, audio, and add slides
  • You can record your entire screen, a window, or a browser tab
  • Edit your videos after recording
  • Add annotations, text, subtitles, drawings, and more.
  • Go live and record your stream

VEED’s screen recorder is straightforward plus you get a complete suite of video editing tools. Choose a theme or a background for your slides to capture your viewers’ attention. Edit your video once you’re done. You can even add subtitles to make it more accessible—making it stand out as an excellent Loom alternative!

Loom VS VEED

Pros Cons
Browser-based; no installation or signup required Upload takes a bit of time after you stop recording
Easy to navigate
Access to a full suite of video editing tools
Automatically add subtitles
Upload your presentation slides
Allows video embedding
Allows commenting

Pricing: Free with paid plans starting at $12/mo

[#TOC2]2. VidYard[#TOC2]

A reliable Chrome extension for recording browser activities

vidyard screen recorder

Key Features

  • Chrome-based screen and webcam recorder
  • Record your entire Chrome screen, tab, or window
  • Enlarge or collapse your webcam display while recording
  • Select a still or animated thumbnail
  • Break long videos into sections
  • Includes a simple video editor

VidYard is the best alternative to Loom for recording Google Chrome browser activities. What stands out is the feature that lets you expand or collapse your webcam display. But the browser extension only lets you record your Chrome windows. You can download the VidYard app to record your desktop, but it’s too buggy, and you have to use the browser app to edit your video instead of the app. 

After recording, the desktop app closes automatically, and you’ll have to restart it to do another recording. 

Loom VS VidYard

Pros Cons
Easily record your browser screen by clicking on the extension icon VidYard’s desktop app is buggier than Loom
Edit your video with VidYard’s simple video editor once done All plans are billed annually
Smaller app size than Loom
Mobile app available

Pricing: Free with paid plans starting at $19/mo

[#TOC3]3. Snagit[#TOC3]

Most convenient tool for quick recordings

snagit screen recorder

Key Features

  • Record only a portion of your screen (cropped screen display)
  • Easily take screenshots even when not recording
  • Create tutorials and informational videos from templates and images

Snagit is a convenient tool for quick recordings. Its most significant advantage is you can record only a portion of your screen, which is not a Loom feature. Add annotations, drawings, callouts, and blur parts of your screen. 

However, it can be a pain for Mac users, especially when giving permission for the app to access their camera and audio devices. It also has a confusing interface; it’s hard to locate the record button and identify whether you’re recording or doing a simple screenshot. 

Loom VS Snagit

Pros Cons
Allows cropped screen display (record region) Confusing interface
Create videos from images No free version (14-day trial available)
Phone, chat, and email support Buggy for Mac
Expensive

Pricing: $62.99

[#TOC4]4. CloudApp[#TOC4]

Great for a small team of collaborators

cloudapp screen recorder

Key Features

  • Record your entire screen or a region (cropped screen display)
  • Instantly create GIFs out of short recordings
  • Share via email, link, social media, or download your video
  • Allow comments and reactions
  • Apply templates after recording

Loom VS CloudApp

Pros Cons
Record a portion of your screen Annotations are only unlocked for premium subscribers
Bigger webcam display Editing is only available in the browser app
Create GIFs from short recordings Only 1min, 30seconds per recording for free users
Allows for easy collaboration

Pricing: Free with paid plans starting at $9.95/mo

[#TOC5]5. ClickUp[#TOC5]

Simple screen recorder for work

Key Features

  • Record your screen and add it as a task
  • Organize your recordings based on task lists
  • Share via a private or public link
  • Invite your team or collaborators to your dashboard

If you need a simple screen recorder for work, ClickUp may be the one you’re looking for. It’s a browser-based tool that lets you assign tasks to collaborators after recording your screen. But it’s minimal since you can’t record your webcam, edit, or annotate your videos. This tool is more for quick instructional videos that you can share with your team. 

Loom VS ClickUp

Pros Cons
Organize your clips and turn them into tasks No webcam or audio recording
Has a browser-based tool, mobile, and desktop apps Only WebM format is available for video downloads
See who’s watching your video in real-time
Fast rendering

Pricing: Free with paid plans starting at $5/mo

What’s the best overall alternative to Loom?

The best overall alternative to Loom is VEED. It’s a complete, all-in-one solution for all your video creation and editing needs. Whether you need it to create content for your marketing, internal comms, training videos, or making your next video presentation—our tool can do it all!

Plus, it’s the only screen recorder on the list that features a complete suite of video creation and collaboration tools from auto-subtitles, translations, video filters, templates, commenting, cloud storage, and so much more!

Create and edit your next screen recording with VEED today! 

We tested the top 5 best Loom alternatives (here's which is best for you)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Loom?

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Loom is primarily a messaging tool that lets you record video messages, but it is also a useful screen recorder. 

Why is Loom so good?

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Many people like Loom because it’s easy to use, and you can securely send your recordings to colleagues via a link. You don’t need to download your video recording; you can easily make tutorials with a user-friendly interface. 

What can I use instead of Loom?

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There are plenty of Loom alternatives to use! We’ve tried and tested the top 5 on the list in this article. But the best tool among all Loom competitors is VEED! It’s an all-in-one video editor that lets you easily customize your videos after recording them. 

Is Loom worth buying?

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You may benefit from Loom's premium plans if you have a business or a team of collaborators. However, if you’re going to pay for a service, it’s better to use a comprehensive video editor like VEED. It lets you record your screen, webcam, and audio, plus you get access to templates, editing tools, subtitle and translation tools, and more! 

Does Microsoft have a screen recorder?

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Microsoft offers a screen recorder called Stream. But it is not preinstalled on Windows devices, and you need to pay a subscription to use it. It’s better to try out free software like VEED!

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