Peek Screen Recorder 1.0 is Out with Tons of New Features

Peek screen recorder has released version 1.0 and it came with a lot of new features and UI updates. Users can now export screen recordings as animated GIFs, WebM, and MP4, making it a worthy rival of the famous Green Recorder and Simple Screen Recorder Linux apps.

Other updates include a configurable keyboard shortcut to start/stop recording (Ctrl + Alt + R by default); terminal commands for controlling screen captures; a new default frame rate of 10fps; and an option to omit the mouse cursor when recording.

Peek 1.0 makes use of GNOME’s built-in screen recording functionality instead of FFmpeg, and also has support for GNOME Shell Wayland session screen recording. This automatically means GNOME Shell users will get the most benefits if they upgrade.

All of these improvements are in addition to those introduced in earlier revisions. You can still adjust resolution and frame-rate, configure recording delay, and see notifications when a recording is saved and exported.

Install or Upgrade Peek on Ubuntu


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable
sudo apt update && sudo apt install peek

Peek is available as a Flatpak version and even though Ubuntu and its derivatives rarely ship with Flatpak you’ll need to get this desktop to unlock the functionality of Peek Flatpak. You can find all the information on Peek’s GitHub page.

Have you used Peek Screen Recorder before? What do you think about its new features compared to other apps in terms of presentation and efficiency? The comments section is down below.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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