What is the best alternative to
ScreenFlow for Mac?

Check out Movavi Screen Recorder:
  • Works with any macOS version
  • Has a screenshot function with simple editing tools
  • Captures the screen at different sizes
  • Saves recordings in multiple formats: AVI, MP4, MOV, and MKV
  • Provides a wide range of settings

ScreenFlow Alternative for Mac – Movavi Screen Recorder

Edited by Movavi Content Team

March 20, 2020

One of the most well-known screen recording apps for Mac is ScreenFlow. Despite all its advantages and unique features, the program’s cost is not necessarily welcome. The high ScreenFlow price motivates people to search for cheaper solutions. In this article, we’re going to tell you about one of the best alternatives to ScreenFlow – Movavi Screen Recorder – and compare both software programs*.

To ease the comparison process, we’ll use these criteria:

User Interface

Telestream ScreenFlow

Movavi Screen Recorder

Telestream ScreenFlow

Movavi Screen Recorder

ScreenFlow for Mac has a nice, user friendly-interface. Movavi Screen Recorder can be characterised the same way. Considering users’ responses, nobody had difficulties with understanding either program’s interface. Both apps are equally easy to use.

Capture Tools

Both programs are ideal for both audio and video capture. They allow you to record the screen at multiple sizes, capture webcam, grab internal and external audio, add keystrokes to your recording, and more. You can easily record webinars or TV shows, make your own tutorials, capture streaming videos and Skype calls.

The only difference is the screenshotting tool. Using Movavi Screen Recorder, you can easily capture print screen output to your Mac and edit the image in the preview window. ScreenFlow doesn’t provide such a function.

It seems like Movavi Screen Recorder has the edge already! Let’s go on.

Editing Tools

The table below shows the editing tools provided by ScreenFlow and Movavi Screen Recorder for macOS.

Comparison parametersTelestream ScreenFlowMovavi Screen Recorder
Animations and motions graphics
Screenshot editing tools
Special visual effects

Obviously, ScreenFlow jumps back into the lead when we’re talking about editing features. It might surprise you to know just how many functions it has. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet – we still have three more criteria to compare!

Output Features

Let’s have a look at the export options in ScreenFlow software for Mac and Movavi Screen Recorder.

Comparison parametersTelestream ScreenFlowMovavi Screen Recorder
Supports the most popular video formats: MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MP3, GIF
Supports the most popular image formats: PNG, JPG
Support for most devices

You can see that both programs still have the same score.

Help and Support
Comparison parametersTelestream ScreenFlowMovavi Screen Recorder
FAQs and how-tos
Video guides and manuals
Online support
Premium support

Both companies – Telestream and Movavi – offer full support, including educational materials, a contact center and premium support programs.



Screen Recorder

Starting at $120


Actually, this last criterion should be back up in first place, because ScreenFlow’s price makes a real difference. Every ScreenFlow update and additional feature is a paid-for item. Plus, access to their stock library is also fee-based. You’re going to pay a lot if you want to get the fully featured app. Compared to ScreenFlow, Movavi Screen Recorder costs nothing but has almost the same features.

The comparison shows that ScreenFlow and Movavi Screen Recorder both have advanced recording functions. ScreenFlow offers many options for video editing, whereas Movavi Screen Recorder also offers a screenshotting tool and costs less.

If you still have doubts, try Movavi Screen Recorder for free and explore the usability of the software by yourself.

System requirements: Windows 10 or 8/7 (32 bit or 64 bit); Mac OS Х 10.9 or higher (64 bit).

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow to capture copy protected videos and audios.

*For this review, we used Movavi Screen Recorder 10 (the full version) and Telestream ScreenFlow 8 (the full version).