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ArkThinker Screen Recorder is the best all-in-one screen recording software. It has multiple recording modes that could satisfy your different needs. By using the system’s powerful editing tools, you can easily get a high-quality audio and video recording files. In a word, it would also be very simple for you to create more professional-looking videos on all kinds of devices.

Below, we provide you with some quick instructions on how to use the screen recorder.

Arkthinker Main Interface

Download, Purchase, Register, and Update

Select the appropriate installation package based on the type of Windows or Mac computer and download the application. Install and start the ArkThinker Screen Recorder on your computer.

Now, you can use some of the screen recording and editing capabilities for free. Of course, if you want a more complete and better experience, we also offer different purchase options to meet your actual use needs.

By clicking the Purchase icon from right-top menu, the you can select a suitable purchase plan.

After purchasing, you would receive a registration code on your email. Now you should click key icon on the right-top of the Menu. Next, input your email dress and the registration code to start your registration.

Enter Registration Code

If you want to know if the software is updated, you can check and update by clicking check update on the Menu option. You’ll also learn about the new or improved features of the application and get a better user experience.

Check Update

General Recording options

You can set preferences by clicking on the menu option or change the default configuration to suit your needs for a more personalized experience.

Display settings

Click on the menu icon to navigate to the skin, display scaling and language options and modify as needed.


To get a desired screen recording, you can go to Menu and adjust following recording options.

Preferences Tab

Recording: In the Recording option, you can select from Show countdown before recording, Beep on start recording, or Show recording boundary.

Output: In the Output tab, you can set the location of files, video and audio’s format and quality.

Sound: The Sound settings is for you to adjust the system sound and microphone volume by moving the slide bar.

Mouse and Keystroke: In the Mouse and Keystroke tab, you can choose to show the mouse cursor and show mouse and Keystroke.

Hotkeys: In the Hotkeys tab, you can select the hotkeys by clicking board to save them automatically.

More: The More tab lets you enable hardware acceleration, automatic updates and so on.

Support and help

If you have any questions about using screen recorder, you can click on the menu bar for online help or for more detailed guidance.

Main Recording Modes

ArkThinker Screen Recorder offers six modes for your different recording needs. Let’s know more about the recorder.

Video Recorder

If you want to record your computer screen, this mode gives you the option of full screen and custom screen size.

Step 1

Select Video Recorder

On the left side of the software home interface, click on this video recording option.

Select Video Recorder
Step 2

Select a full or a custom screen

In the Video Recorder window, the screen scaling can be divided into 1920*1080, 1280*720, 854*480, 1024*768, 640*480. In addition, you can also draw a recording area with your cursor by selecting region/window

Set Screen Size
Step 3

Select the audio source

You can turn on the System Sound option, Microphone option, or both, according to your video needs.

Adjust Audio Source
Step 4

Start to record and edit video

Click REC button to start the screen recording. Now you can add text, line, arrow, and specific labels to the captured video by clicking the edit icon on the right bar.

Record And Edit Video
Step 5

End the screen recording 

You can click the Stop button to preview the recorded video, and then click the Save button to save the recording to your computer until finished recording.

Audio Recorder

If you want to record high quality audio files, such as music or meetings, this mode can satisfy all your recording needs.

Step 1

Choose Audio Recorder

On the software home interface, find the second option and click on Audio Recorder to record audio resources.

Select Audio Recorder
Step 2

Set recording audio from System Sound or Microphone

You can record your voice immediately, or the sound from your computer. If you want to record both voices, turn on Microphone and System Sound at the same time.

To get better audio effect, you can click the Drop-down icon of the System Sound. There are 3 options.

The Default Device or Sound check option you can see and set Microphone noise cancellation and Microphone enhancement.

The Volume Mixer option is for you to adjust volume of Realtek high-definition audio, system audio, and the screen recorder audio. Certainly, you can also click the Drop-down icon of the Microphone and set Microphone noise cancellation or Microphone enhancement directly.

Set Recording
Step 3

Start the audio recording

Click REC button to start the audio recording. Then you can click the Stop button to listen the recorded audio.

Record Audio
Step 4

Start to edit audio

You can click the Advanced Trimmer button to edit it. Then click the Trim button and save the recording.

Edit Audio

Game Recorder

With the growth of gaming, you may want to create HD gameplay videos and commentary videos. This recording mode can help you.

Step 1

Pick up Game Recorder

On the software home interface, click Select the game option and choose a running game that you like.

Select Game Recorder
Step 2

Turn on/off the Webcam

If you have decided to capture your photo, turn on the Webcam button.

Use the Webcam
Step 3

Select the audio source

You can set the System SoundMicrophone, or both to gain better game sound effects.

Select Audio Source
Step 4

Start the game recording

Click REC button to record the running game. At the same time, you can use snapshots-taking to capture your images.

Record The Running Game

To find files more quickly later, you can rename them and store them in specific folders.

Then, click on the Next button to export your recording files. After exporting the video successfully, you will be taken to the recording library where you can play, rename it, and delete the files.

Window Recorder

The Window Recorder can customize your window size and process if you want to capture your running programs.

Step 1

Enter the Window Recorder window

Click on the Webcam option on the right panel of software home page and start your recording process.

Select Window Recorder
Step 2

Select the recording window

Select a window or process you want to record on the left. Then, you can customize the recording area of the selected window by dragging the border in the preview area.

Select A Web
Step 3

Set the webcam and audio options

You can turn on or off the Webcam, System Sound and Microphone according to your recording needs.

Set Webcam And Audio
Step 4

Start the window recording 

Click the REC button and then you can do some settings such as recording time and ways. Certainly, you can also draw or input text by clicking Edit icon.

Record Window Screen
Step 5

Manage the recorder files

Click on the Stop button to finish the recording process. Then you can clip the video or directly save it.

Webcam Recorder

You can use this mode to record a screen with your own photo for recording and sharing knowledge at any time during your work and study.

Step 1

Enter the Webcam Recorder window

On the right panel of software home interface, click on the Webcam option and start your recording.

Select Webcam Recorder
Step 2

Preview and set the camera effects

You can see a preview window of your camera image. If you want to change some settings, a setting window would help you. After adjusting the camera effects, choosing resolution, modifying volume, and rotating the image, maybe you’re satisfied with it and can click the Record button on the top now.

Step 3

Take a snapshot

While recording, you can stop the process at any time. You can also take a snapshot by clicking the Camera icon on the floating bar.

Take A Snapshot
Step 4

Save the video

You can preview and trim the current video. After editing the recording, you can select the Done button in the right-down corner to save the video.

Phone Recorder

You can select the appropriate phone recording mode depending on the type of phone device used, when you want to share a phone screen and record it on your computer.

Step 1

Enter the Phone Recorder window

The Phone option in the main panel includes iOS Recorder and Android Recorder.

Select Phone Recorder
Step 2

Select the device type

You need to choose from iOS Recorder and Android Recorder and decide which one to use according to your device.

Choose the Device Type
Step 3

Connect your device

If you are iPhone users, you’ll be asked to mirror the phone screen to the computer first. To mirror your iOS device to the computer, you need to make sure your iPhone and computer has connected to the same WLAN.

Connect iPhone Device

Then you can swipe down from the top of your iPhone, and open the Control Center on your device.

Find the Mirror icon and select ArkThinker Screen Recorder as the output device.

As for Android users, you can choose to mirror your phone screen through Wi-Fi or USB Connection. There you’ll be provided 2 Wi-Fi connection modes and pick one from PIN Code and QR Code.

Connect Android Device
Step 4

Record phone screen

Once connected, you can view your phone screen on the computer. Then, start your recording.

Step 5

Edit Phone Screen Recorder

After recording, you can preview and edit the recorded video according to your needs. Click Export if you find the result satisfied.

Editing tools

After every recording, you can see and edit the file Recording history. On the right panel of the page, there are 5 editing tools for you to create wonderful works.

Some Editing Tools

Media Metadata Editor

By using Edit Media Metadata, you can add your personal tag on exported video or audio recording files. It includes many features such as adjusting the file name, title, artist, album, composer, genre, year, comments, and so on.

Metadata Editor Panel

Advanced Trimmer

To trim your recording file in an advanced tool, you need to select Advanced Trimmer.

There are 2 options on the left panel.

Add segment: At the right panel, you can move the processing bar to create a new segment, copy and paste a clip, or split a file.

Fast Split: Any one recording file can be split into several parts. Now, you can click Trim to confirm your operations and export it to your computer.

Trim Video

Video Compressor

Select one video from your recording history and click Video Compressor on the Editing Tools.

Next, you can adjust the Name, Size, Format of recorded video to compress a recording file your needed. After that, click the Compress button to complete the Video compression on your computer.

Modify Paramaters

File Merger

Click the File Merger button first. If you want to combine several video clips into one file, you can click the plus icon to import the photo, videos, or audio from your recording history or local computer. After these segments are prepared, click the Export button to save the merged file.

Merge Files

File Converter

If your device fails to play some recording file, you need to convert the video or audio formats via File Converter. Then, navigate the Video Export or Audio Export tab, and select the proper video or audio format. Click Convert button and complete the file converting.

Convert the Video

More Features

At the bottom of the software home interface, four options can also be your recording choices.

More Recording Options

Recording History

Find the Recording history on the home interface and you can see all the audio or video files you have recorded. You can play, rename, share to social platforms, or delete it.

View Recording History

Set Record Length

By clicking Set record length on the bottom of the home interface, you can set your own recording time or file size. Or you can set a stop time to have the program stop recording automatically.

Set Record Length

Task Schedule

You can set up your own recording tasks by clicking Task Scheduled on the home page. It includes task name, recording mode, start time and stop time. In addition, you can also choose to record a single segment or segment recording.

Create Recording Tasks

Record Watermark

By clicking the Default Text Watermark on the home page, you can decide whether the recorded video is watermarked or not. There are three modes including No watermark, Default Picture Watermark, and Default Text Watermark. Then click the Manage button, you can customize the watermark position and size as well as the detail settings of the image or text.

Adjust Watermark
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