ScreenFlow for PC Isn’t Available Yet – But Here Are 8 Alternatives You Might Like
For those of you who are looking for ScreenFlow for Windows, I'm sorry to let you know that there isn't a PC version available -- yet.
I've been using ScreenFlow for Mac on my MacBook Pro since 2015. It's a fantastic video editing and screen recording app...love it.
But Telestream, the maker of the app, has yet to release a PC version of this awesome video editor. Maybe it's on their agenda. Maybe it's a product that'll never be released. Maybe it's a part of some grand product strategy.
Out of curiosity, I contacted their team on Twitter a few days back. Here's what they said:
no unfortunately we have no current plans for a PC version of ScreenFlow. However, it's always a possibility!— ScreenFlow (@ScreenFlow) July 27, 2017
It's quite clear that there ISN'T a Windows version for ScreenFlow yet. Any website or discussion on the Internet claiming ScreenFlow is available for PC is untrue. I encourage you to stay away from them -- and do not attempt to download software from websites claiming to offer ScreenFlow for PC!
Now, back to the question at hand:
What's the best alternative to ScreenFlow if you're on a Windows PC?
Actually, there are quite a few. Recently, our team has been actively reviewing video editors, testing dozens of editing programs for quality and ease-of-use. Some are for Macs only (like Final Cut Pro), some are for PCs only (like Sony Vegas Pro), while others are compatible with both Windows and macOS.
In this article, I'm going to show you eight great ScreenFlow-style alternatives.
Disclaimer: All the substitutions listed below are not freeware, though some may offer free trials. If you're looking for a totally free video editor like Windows Movie Maker (now discontinued), unfortunately, this is not the article for you.
Here we go:
For basic users (students, Youtubers, amateur video editors), these video editors are worth exploring. They are affordable (under $100) and should meet all of your basic editing needs.
Adobe Premiere Elements
If you are a fan of the Adobe family and want an economical solution for editing video, Adobe Premiere Elements is the tool for you. Elements makes it easy for all levels of video enthusiasts to make great-looking movies. Once you feel comfortable using all the features in Premiere Elements, you may want to give Adobe Premiere Pro CC a shot, though the Pro version is much more expensive.
Filmora for Windows
If you want a cheaper alternative, consider Filmora, a powerful video editing tool that offers good value for beginner and intermediate video creators. It's perfect for those who want to focus on creativity instead of getting stuck on technical stuff. See more in this Filmora review.
Cyberlink PowerDirector (Ultra)
PowerDirector 15 is perfect for editing videos and creating slideshows. If your priority is to create a simple home movie project quickly, PowerDirector is the best video editor on this list. It does an excellent job of making the editing process painless. Read our review of PowerDirector here.
Movavi Video Editor
Movavi is another easy-to-use and easy-to-learn video editor for casual users if you want to create videos for the web and share with friends or family. It's probably the cheapest commercial video editor out there. The one thing we don't like is that the program doesn't offer screen recording features as many of its competitors do. Learn more about Movavi in our detailed review.
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro
Movie Edit Pro is a great piece of software for making good-looking movies, TV shows, and commercials. The program has a ton of video effects, titling options, and movie templates for you to choose from. It also supports 4K and motion tracking. However, it's not the easiest video editor to use: It lacks import and organization tools, according to PCMag.
For power users (video professionals, designers), consider these tools. They are more expensive (over $100) but equipped with more advanced editing features.
It's worth noting that Camtasia Studio is now called Camtasia for Windows. I've been using Camtasia for Mac for over two years. The thing I like most about the program is that TechSmith, Camtasia’s creator, cuts the learning curve to a minimum: It’s very easy to use. Also, it offers a free mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to quickly transfer media from phones/tablets to the program. read more in this Camtasia review.
Sony Vegas Pro
Price: Starting from $399 (Edit version)
Just as ScreenFlow is only for Mac, Sony Vegas Pro targets PC users. The latest version, Vegas Pro 14, squarely belongs in the higher tier of video editors. Its price may scare off many hobbyists, but if your goal is to create top-notch videos for commercial use, you get what you pay for here. You can learn more from our Vegas Pro review about whether it's worth it to purchase this professional video editor.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Price: starting from $19.99/mo (annual plan, paid monthly)
While Adobe Premiere Elements is for basic users, Premiere Pro is for power users who want to make professional-looking videos. We believe it's a must-have tool if you want a career as a video editor. Compared to Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere is more widely used and comes with more features. However, it’s more expensive than Sony Vegas after 18 months of paying the hefty subscription fee. Learn more in our review of Adobe Premiere Pro here.
Let me know what you think about this article. Do you know any other good alternatives to ScreenFlow for Windows? Or has Telestream released a PC version? I'll update this article to make it more accurate and comprehensive.