Why I recommend Peek as a Gif screen recorder ?

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Peek has too many advantages as a git screen recorder.

Peek recording itself

  • simple user interface
  • easy to use
  • fast enough and efficient
  • available as snap, flatpak and appimage for Linux distributions with some other native packaging .
  • open source software
  • free of charge

But Peek is not cross platform. It doesn’t support Windows 10 nor Mac OS X.

Use Cases ๐Ÿ”—

I use Ubuntu, Pop! OS, Elementary OS and Mac OS. So Peek works on three of my four operating systems. I use Peek to record gif of actions on portions of the screen, then share these gif images on my websites or social media.

19-12-2023 Update : Deprecating the Peek project ๐Ÿ”—

Philipp Wolfer - the creator of Peek - announced the deprecation of the Peek project.

Unfortunately, Peek has not stood the test of time .

The bird’s eye view of the issue is that ..

  • Gtk3 is deprecated
  • Peek’s UI relies on the exact Window position to determine the recording area. On Wayland this is no longer an option, Wayland is becomming the standard instead of X11.