Searching for software tools to create an online training course? Here is a list of tools to help you get started. I’ve used and tested most of the tools listed below.

All the tools I listed below are good. None of them are perfect.

However you can choose one that is perfect for you!

To have a better grasp which training tools suites you best as an individual, I’ve reviewed them and made several videos to explain the pros and cons. These are on my YouTube channel.

You will get confused and waste time in the process. My short course will help you to narrow down your choices.

Too many people ask me the same thing I decided to create a short course so I that I can just direct people there rather than reply repeatedly.

Screen Recording software

  1. Active Presenter
  2. Camtasia
  3. Cyberlink PowerDirector
  4. Loom
  5. OBS
  6. Screenflow (Mac only)
  7. Screencast-o-matic
  8. Zoom

Here are 4 screen recording software that also have some basic video editing function.

Video Editing Software

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro
  2. Camtasia
  3. Cyberlink PowerDirector
  4. Davinci Resolve
  5. Final Cut Pro (Mac only)
  6. Filmora 13 - review
  7. HitFilm Express
  8. Lightworks
  9. Screenflow (Mac only)
  10. Shotcut - review
  11. Windows 10 built in editor


  1. Audio Technica ATR 2100 USB 
  2. Boya BY-M1 lavalier mic
  3. Boya BY-MM1 cardiod mic - review
  4. Blue Snowball*
  5. Blue Yeti*
  6. Zoom H1n  portable digital recorder


Webcam option

  1. Logitech c920
  2. Logitech c922 (newer)
  3. Logitech Brio (records in 4k)

Download a PDF listing all the tools here.

I started making video since 2009 and created my first online training course in 2015. Since then, I have several thousand trainees take my course. You can read some of the testimonials here.

Besides that I also review various software and hardware on my channel.