Apps that grab screenshots from your Mac’s screen range in price from a dime a dozen to about $100, and every spot on the spectrum in between. One of my favorites is Monosnap. It’s free. It captures screenshots. It lets you draw on the screenshot. It shares files. It plays nice-nice with Evernote and Dropbox. And it even records and streams video. It’s free. Mostly.
Allow me to repeat myself. Monosnap does all that, does more than that, and it’s free. Mostly.
Your Mac already comes with a couple of free apps that do some of what Monosnap does for the same price. Free. QuickTime Player can record video of whatever is on your Mac’s screen. And, the free utility Grab will capture screenshots, app window shots, or screen grabs in any size.
Monosnap does all that, too, but features an 8x magnifier to make sure the screen capture crop area is pixel perfect. You can make a timed screenshot and record screenshots as a video and highlight details using the Mac’s built-in camera.
Information you capture but don’t want to be revealed when shared can be blurred out. Snapshots are a single click and you can annotate images with pen, text, shapes, and arrows, or open the image in your favorite Mac image editor.
All that and Monosnap is free. Mostly.
Monosnap features a Mac App Store in-app purchase which gets you a few useful external services, too. These include options to connect to various and sundry online storage services (Evernote and Dropbox), as well as FTP, sFTP, WebDav, or even Amazon’s S3 storage service. Remarkably, the Monosnap extras cost less than coffee at Starbucks. If you grab screenshots, either still or video, and need to share, there’s probably not a better bargain than Monosnap. A few hundred Mac users give it four and five stars. Well done. Highly recommended for any Mac or Windows PC user on a budget who needs good screen capture tools and options. Take screenshots and videos. Draw on the screenshots. Share files online.