Great screen capture tool I use on temporary computer environment

A long time ago I wrote about screen capture. That was 10 years ago. I was using SnagIt. I still am. I like the fact it has a PC and a Mac version, and I use them both every single day.

There are times, however, when I’m doing temporary work at a client’s machine and I don’t want to use my personal SnagIt license, so I use the next best thing: Jing (also by TechSmith). It’s free, and it has several of the main features I use all the time in SnagIt.

Jing has a quick access feature that sits at the top of my screen:

I select the window or area I want to capture, perform some basic annotation, and then either put it on the clipboard (usually to paste it on Evernote) or upload it to (free service from TechSmith) so I can easily share the image through a link with other people:

That’s it: simple free tool that I use a lot everyday and makes me more productive. Win-win.


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