Simple screen recorder with an easy to use interface
  14 reviews

Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press "Record". Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer.


  • Select a screen region to record
  • Save recorded video as an optimized animated GIF
  • Record directly to WebM or MP4 format
  • Simple user interface optimized for the task
  • Automatically downscale recorded videos
  • Support for HiDPI screens
  • Works inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session (using XWayland)

Peek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.

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tudo75 8 months ago

Simple to use and very usefull app to take shrt screen capture as gif or mp4

PeMo 11 months ago

Easy to use, the GIFs take up little storage space. Thanks for providing!

jimFrog 1 year ago

I just loaded on machine with Linux Mint 20.2 and it seems to work fairly well. Recorded a couple of short videos with not trouble.

DeletedUser-0 2 years ago

Doesn't work on my Linux Mint 20.0

AceKing 2 years ago

Easy to use, but for some reason it between the opened software I'm recording and the desktop wallpaper. Almost like it's seeing through the open app.

Cecr0pass 2 years ago

Easy to use and works fine! Thanks!

silocoder 2 years ago

Works easy to use.

rdiogo 2 years ago

I made a recording for 1 hour and a half, when I went to save, I kept thinking for 5 hours and didn't save anything. It was something very important.

nowakowski 2 years ago

Very useful. Works great.

sderrico 3 years ago


Ephata 3 years ago

Parfait et simple à utiliser!!

gumen 3 years ago

I love it! Great for quick screen recording.

saulf 3 years ago

Literally could not be easier. A bit big in size, but works amazingly. Highly recommended.

ronshank 5 years ago

Great program for making animated gif tutorials.