Record desktop activity and take snapshots on your PC
4.5  (71 votes)
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Action! is a Windows utility for recording desktop activity, capturing sound content, and taking screenshots on your computer. The program features easy-to-configure output settings, provides you with high-quality output files, and offers you a quick way to share your video projects directly from its interface.

This tool might prove to be of good use if you want to record gameplay walkthroughs, video conferences or tutorials to show how your programs work. It might also come in handy if you wish to create an audiobook and easily capture the sound content coming from your microphone. Action! also allows streaming in HD quality.

In my testing, every built-in tool offered me quality output files in no time. Action! also used a very small amount of CPU resources while recording screen activity.

Sadly, the program comes with a couple of flaws. For starters, it supports a small number of supported output formats. Another feature missing from this utility is the ability to make modifications to the resulting videos, audio files or screenshots. Other programs of its kind provide you with annotation tools, video cropping or trimming options, etc.

Still, it's up to you to decide, based on your needs, if it's worth buying this Windows utility for your computer or not.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Provides you with quality output files
  • Uses minimum CPU resources while recording screen activity
  • Lets you define various types of shortcut keys
  • Provides you with a quick way to share your video projects


  • Supports a small amount of output formats
  • Lacks editing options
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