Recording and capturing the screen of an Android device is easier now than before. You now have a number of tools to help you with recording your device’s screen. From using ADB to record your screen to using AirDroid to wirelessly capture the screenshots, there is no lack of tools to get the job done. One of these great utilities is AndroidTool that works on your Mac and lets you capture your device right off your machine.
Yes, you do not need to launch the record app on your device and then play around with it to start and stop recording. All of that can be done directly on your Mac. The tool lets you capture as well as record the screen of your Android device. The results are saved on your Mac instead of the SD card storage on your device. Here’s how you can use the tool on your machine:
Recoding the Screen of an Android Device on a Mac
The first step is to get AndroidTool installed on your Mac. Download it on your Mac, extract the archive, and drag and drop the app file to your Applications folder.
Next, enable the USB debugging on your Android device. To do that, head to Menu followed by Settings. Scroll all the way down until you see Developer options and tap on it. You should then see an option saying “Developer options.” Just turn it on, and you are good to go.
If you don’t see Developer options in Settings on your device, follow the steps here to activate developer options.
Plug in your device to your Mac using a USB cable.
Click on Launchpad in your dock, search for and click on “AndroidTool,” and it will launch for you.
Once the tool has detected your device, it will show you both capture and record options in the main panel. To capture the screen of your device, simply click on the camera icon given in the middle of the tool.
If you are interested in recording the screen of your device instead of capturing still images, you can click the small video icon next to the camera icon, and it should start the recording process on your device.
The screenshots and videos that you capture with the tool are saved in a folder called “AndroidTool” on your desktop. That way you don’t need to run around to see where your work is saved; it’s right there on your desktop.
Mac users can use the above utility to get their basic tasks done with their Android device, like taking a screenshot and capturing the video of their screen. It’s a small utility that doesn’t use many resources on your machine.