iTop Screen Recorder User Manual

iTop Screen Recorder

iTop Screen Recorder is a simple and easy-to-use screen recorder with a light built-in video editor. It enables easy screen recording, screen capture, and video editing.

Screen/Video Recording: It supports recording high quality (4k supported) videos for a full screen, a window, or any selected region with/without audio from your microphone and speaker simultaneously. It can also record webcam overlay to your videos. Besides, it allows you to add mouse click effects by highlighting the cursor and adding animation to the mouse click actions. Thus, it is ideal for recording video conferences, webinars, lectures, presentations, games, etc. What's more, there is no record time limitation. You can record videos as long as you like. To protect your videos from being copied, it allows you to customize your own watermark to your videos. When it comes to saving, you have a wide range of video formats to choose from such as MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, TS, and GIF.

Audio Recording: You can record audio only as per your needs.

Recording Schedule: You are also allowed to automatically start and end recording at a scheduled time or run an auto-ending recording directly.

Screen Capture: You can take screenshots with hotkey while recording.

Video Editing: iTop Screen Recorder also has a basic video editor to trim, cut, and split the captured videos. Even though it is a light screen recorder, it adopts GPU hardware acceleration technology to make video recording and editing more efficient and stable. Last but not least, it allows you to directly share your videos to a number of online video platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch.

In summary, iTop Screen Recorder is an ideal screen recorder for anyone who has the needs for easy and smooth screen recording, basic video editing, and convenient sharing to popular online video platforms.

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported

Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Hardware Requirements

1 GHz processor or faster processor

2 GB of RAM

1,000 MB of free hard disk space

1024*768 screen resolution and above

Download and Installation

1) Click here to download the latest iTop Screen Recorder.

2) Double-click the downloaded itop-screen-recorder-setup.exe to start the installation.


Windows 10:

Open Start > Click Settings > Click Apps on the Settings menu > Select Programs & features or Apps & features from the left panel > Find iTop Screen Recorder and click Uninstall > Follow the on-screen prompts

Windows 8.1 & 8:

Open Start > Click Control Panel > Select Programs & features > Find iTop Screen Recorder and click Uninstall > Click the Yes button when prompted to uninstall the program > Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the product from your computer

Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

Click Start on your taskbar and select Control Panel > Under Programs (Windows 7) or Programs and Features (Windows Vista), click on Uninstall a program > Select the product you wish to uninstall > Click Uninstall at the top of the program list > Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the program from your computer.

Windows XP::

Click Start on your taskbar and select Settings > Click on Control Panel > In the Control Panel window, click on Add or Remove Programs > Select the product you wish to uninstall > Click Change/Uninstall > Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the program from your computer.

Main Screen

This is the first screen you may see after iTop Screen Recorder is installed and launched.


Pro users can always enjoy the latest version automatically with Automatically update to the latest version option ticked by default in Settings.

Free users can manually update iTop Screen Recorder as below:

Click at the top right of the main screen and select Check for Updates to update your program.


Note: A valid license code is required to activate the Pro version. If you do not have a license code, you can also click here to purchase a new one.

Click the Register icon at the top right corner of iTop Screen Recorder main screen, enter your license code, and click the Register button to activate the Pro version. Visit here for step-by-step activation instructions.

License - After upgrading to the Pro version, you can click License under Options to check the detailed license information, Change or Copy your license.

Gerenal Settings

Click the options icon , select Settings to open the settings for this programs. You can configure each function as per your needs, and never forget to click Save to save the changes. Clicking Recommended can restore to default settings.

For general settings, you can set its language, updates and whether to load the program at Windows Startup.

Settings for Speaker, Mic, and Mouse

Apart from selecting the directory to save the recorded videos, you can also configure settings for speaker, mic, and mouse actions. If you want to record speaker, mic and mouse actions in your videos at the same time, you just need to tick the related items here. For mouse actions, you can choose whether to add highlight effects and/or click animation. Please refer to the picture below.


By default, there is a countdown of 3 seconds before the recording to notify you be prepared for the recording. If you do not want the countdown, you can untick "Countdown before recording" under Record in Settings.

Floating Toolbar

The floating toolbar appears when the recording starts, if you have "Show floating toolbar" enabled under Record in Settings.

During the recording, a toolbar as below will appear on the screen providing you with various options including Pause, Done, and Screenshot to allow you to pause/complete the recording or take screenshots during recording. If you do not want to see this floating toolbar, just uncheck the settings mentioned above.


iTop Screen Recorder allows you to record as long as you like without time limitations unless there is no enough spaces to save the recorded videos. Meanwhile, you can also record with/without a watermark as per your needs. To protect your videos from being copied, it allows you to customize your own watermark to your videos.

Note: Edit feature is only available for Pro users.


iTop Screen Recorder also supports recording webcam overlay to your video, which brings you a better recording experience especially for recording gameplay or video conferences.

Besides, you can also set the webcam overlay position by dragging and dropping its icon to any corner of the recording window. To change the size of the webcam overlay in the recording window, you just need to move the slider bar.


Multiple formats are available for you to select for video output (MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, TS, GIF,etc.), and audio output (MP3, AAC, AC3, FLAC, WMAV2,etc.).

You can also set Size, Frame Rate, Bitrate, and Quality for your video. For Audio, you can also set its Frequency and Channels here.


To let you record your screen easier and quicker, iTop Screen Recorder presets for the most frequently used operations. Although the program itself has already equipped with default hotkeys, you can still change those settings and set the hotkeys according to your own preference.

Note: Do not forget to click Save button to save your changes.

Here are detailed steps about how to record with iTop Screen Recorder.

Step1: Select to record screen/video or audio

Please click the screen icon and the music icon to select to record screen/video or Audio. If you record screen/video, please also click the drop-down arrow near full fcreen and then you can choose to record a Full Sceen or select a region or window to record. It also supports recording according to fixed ratio or recently used recording size.

Step2: Set the settings for audio, mouse, and webcam

In the middle of the main screen, you can easily set whether to also record Speaker, Microphone, Mouse, and Webcam to your video by clicking the On/ Off button for each feature. If you see N/A for some features, it means you don't have the related device installed or connected to your computer.

Note: If you select to record audio, you just need to set the settings for Speaker and Mic as picture below:

Step3: Click REC to start the recording

Click the red REC button, it will start recording after countdown 3 seconds by default.

Step4: Click the Done button or press F9 (for video by defult) or F8 (for audio by defult) to complete recording

When you want to complete the recording, you can click the red Done button in the floating toolbar as mentioned before or you can press the default hotkey F9 or F8 (for audio by defult) to complete your recording.

How to record at a scheduled time

Step1: Click at the top right of the main screen and select Recording Schedule.

Step2: Please click Add button to edit the recording schedule as per your needs inlucding its name, start and end time, record region, and what you want your PC to do after the scheduled recording. Please refer to below picture:

Note: You can set to Do Nothing or Sleep or Shut down after performing the scheduled recording.

Step3: Please click Add to add the recording schedule successfully after editing.

Note: Recording Schedule is only for Pro users.

How to run an auto-ending recording

Step1: Click at the top right of the main screen and select Recording Schedule.

Step2: Please click Run an auto-ending recording to edit the auto-ending recording as per your needs inluding recording duration, recording region, and what you want your PC to do after the scheduled recording. Please refer to below picture:

Step3: Please click Run Now to run an auto-ending recording from now.

Note: Auto-ending recording is only for Pro users.

Quickly Record YouTube, Zoom, Twitch, Spotify, ESPN, etc.

Click Quick Lanucher in the main screen to quickly open and record YouTube, Zoom, Twitch, Spotify, ESPN, etc.

Video Editing and Sharing

After you completed the recording, you can find the recorded videos in Videos area under My Creations. Right click the video, and you can see Preview, Edit, Upload, Rename, Delete,and Open File Location.

Preview: Click to play the video.

Edit: Click to edit the video as per your needs.

Upload: Click to share the video to YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, FaceBook, etc.

Rename: Click to change the file name of the video.

Delete: Click to delete the video.

Open File Location: Click to open the directory where you save the recorded videos to.

After you click Edit, it will lead you to the editing screen as below. You just need to drag the red sliding bar to trim the video.

Technical Support

Every feedback from you is valued. To ensure you can reach us in time, we provide several feedback channels:

It's recommended to read our FAQs before looking in the other sections for help. Because sometimes, the questions have already been answered before you ask them here!

Online Feedback

If you can't find the answers on our FAQs page, please don't hesitate to contact us for email support. We will reply to you ASAP.

Thank You

Thanks to all iTop Screen Recorder users and beta testers who motivate us to make this product and make it better and better.

Thanks to the following volunteer translators who greatly help improve iTop Screen Recorder user experience and introduce it to more users worldwide:

Enis Özsaruhan, Scannan, lculator zaloom, Veli Lekov, Jan Szotkowski, Lars Wegge Andersen, JG Niesten, dawnrflores, Veikko Muurikainen, Chris Verberne, Roland LALIS, Hans-Juergen Koppatz, Nacho Lomidze, Stathis Doukas, Eli Ben David, dinesh_9012, Brechler Zsolt, Purwo Adi Nugroho, Claudio Birello, Nagai Tsuneo, JaeHyung Lee, Thor Stange, Mieczyslaw Grabowski, Igor Rückert, Fernando Santos, Cosmin Barna, Marina Weitz, Ilija Komljenović, dedko58, Marjan Mirai, Roberto Paiva, Annelie Pernheden, 阿永, Alan, Kamil Bodur, Rid Destro, MienHanh.