Recording Android apps with Captivate – An Experiment

When I had first researched options for screen recordings on Android devices, all I could find were some rather clumsy tools to capture/record apps. More than 3 years later, I thought I take a second look and test the currently available options using my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. For Samsung devices, their free SideSync tool seems to be the best option. This tool allows you to mirror the Android device’s screen to your PC desktop.

The tool provides options to either connect to the device via USB or Wi-Fi. The USB connection is supposed to be more responsive. In my test, I didn’t notice a significant difference between both options.

Once connected, you can easily record the mirrored device screen, using Captivate’s Video Demo recording option. Here is a sample recording:

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