Jumpshare Comes To Windows; Lets You Upload & Share Files, Folders & Screenshots In One Click

File-sharing! There are literally dozens of start-ups and big technology companies working on making the ultimate file-sharing solution. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, Box, Amazon Drive - just to name a few of the popular ones. What makes Jumpshare any different? Previously, we discussed their web-based solution for uploading, sharing, and viewing files. Uploading and quick sharing isn't quite a shocker, but it's their online viewing component where things get really different - Jumpshare allows you to view well over 200 file formats right in your browser! Now, they have launched a Windows app, with the intent of improving uploading and sharing workflows. Does it work well? Find out after the jump. Read More

Capture, Edit & Annotate Screenshots On Android With Ashampoo Snap

People loves taking screenshots on their Android devices, be it to show off their home screen setup on DeviantART and MyColorScreen, seek tech support over at communities like XDA-Developers, or write app reviews like us. But there are times when you need to make a few modifications to the original image before sharing it online. If you don’t want to use any complex editing tools for the purpose, then Ashampoo has the right tool for you in their new Ashampoo Snap app for Android. Using this decently designed app, you can easily take screenshots and annotate them right away in the simplest fashion. The powerful built-in image editor lets you add shapes, emoticons, cliparts, texts, arrows etc. to the image, and share it via Android’s native sharing option. Read More

Hide NavBar & Replace Status Bar Icons In Android Screenshots With ScreenshotCleaner

The ability to capture screenshots of any on-screen activity is one of the most handy features of any operating system including Android. I still remember the days when you had to use a third-party app to capture and save screenshots on Android, but since the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google incorporated the feature natively into its open-source mobile OS. Screenshots can prove to be extremely useful in many situations. For instance, showing off a homescreen that you've industriously put together, helping out your friend with an app, or from a developer’s perspective, publishing an app’s images to Google Play Store. At times, we need to edit screenshots before using them and many of us use a third-party photo editor for the purpose but if you just want to clean up some basic things from an Android screenshot, ScreenshotCleaner can help. It is a new Android app that allows you to hide unwanted status bar icons or the navbar from a stock Android screenshot. Read More

ASC Is A Better Alternative To Using Android SDK’s DDMS For Screenshots

Long gone are the days when taking screenshots on Android required you to use a root-only app on your device, or DDMS on your computer, as the OS started shipping with a built-in screenshot feature since ICS. However, there are still situations where it’s more convenient to just take screenshots of your device directly on your computer, for instance when you are writing a blog post on an app involving many screenshots, or snapping shots of an app that you’re developing. Many of us still use DDMS or Android Device Monitor for the purpose, both of which come as a part of the Android SDK. While they work fine, there is still room for improvement. To care to that, XDA Recognized Developer Diamondback has come up with Advanced Screenshot Creator – a portable tool that makes the process of taking screenshots of your Android phone or tablet from your computer a breeze. Let’s see it in action after the jump. Read More

Evernote Web Clipper For Chrome Gets Revamped UI, New Clipping Options & Sharing

If you’re an avid user of Evernote’s Web Clipper app, today brings some exciting news for you, as the company has unveiled a bunch of handy new features for its Chrome extension. Besides two brand new clipping options called Simplified Article and Bookmark, there’s now a freshly designed UI that feels more intuitive than ever before, and instantly pops up on the right side when you click the extension's button. Appearance aside, Evernote has also now implemented an integrated share function for easily sharing your clips over social media, as well as ability to take screenshots and annotate them right away. Read on for our in-depth review. Read More

Share Bucket For Mac Offers Quick Screenshot & File Sharing Via Dropbox, Google Drive & SkyDrive

With the default screenshot tool that OS X ships with, along with so many other third-party options that are available for the platform, a new tool in this genre really has to offer something above the rest in order to make any significant impact. Share Bucket is a free screenshot tool available in the Mac App store that boasts an exceptionally good built-in image editor, along with support for uploading screenshots to several cloud service and getting a small URL for them. Once a screenshot has been ‘shared’, the link to it is copied to your clipboard. The app only allows you to capture a select area of your screen but if you want to capture the entire screen or a particular window, you can simply use the default screenshot tool and drag & drop the file on to Share Bucket’s Menu Bar icon to upload it. Read More

Instantly Share Files & Screenshots From Mac Menu Bar With Thunder

You have your file sharing and cloud storage apps, and you have your screenshot tools. If you cross the two, you get something like Thunder - a free app available in the Mac App Store that not only lets you take screenshots and automatically uploads them to the cloud, but also allows you to upload any file to the cloud by dragging & dropping it on its menu bar icon. Whenever a file - whether one you added manually or a screenshot you took with Thunder - is uploaded, a link to it is automatically copied to your clipboard. You can upload one or several files at once; in case of more than one file, all files are added to a zipped archive before being uploaded. Read More

Skitch For Mac Updated With A Format That Keeps Annotations Editable

Possibly the most popular screenshot app for the OS X platform, Evernote's Skitch, has just been updated, getting a few great new features. A new format for saving images annotated and captured by Skitch has been introduced, which is basically a modified type of PNG that lets you edit the annotations made in Skitch after you've saved the final image. The image canvas can now be expanded to give you more drawing space, and shapes can be drawn more precisely by holding down the ‘Shift’ key. Finally, a new option has been added to the app’s preferences that allows you to hide  the advanced options window that appears after you've taken a screenshot, facilitating you to take further screenshots faster. Read More

SnipSnip Is A Powerful Screenshot Tool That Can Capture Individual UI Objects

There are a lot of applications for taking screenshots and we've covered quite a variety here at AddictiveTips. To separate itself a tad from the lot, SnipSnip offers a feature that captures individual UI elements anywhere in the OS, in addition to the basic photo editing functions like cropping, resizing and annotating with shapes and customized text that you would expect from any decent screenshot tool these days. SnipSnip doesn’t run in the background like Greenshot or Shotty, so you need to launch the program every time you want to take a screenshot. This makes it great for those who don't take screenshots very frequently, yet want to have a capable enough tool at their disposal whenever the need arises. Read More

Nimbus Offers A Powerful Screenshot Tool For Chrome With Hotkeys Support & An Image Editor

A good in-browser screenshot tool is rarely accompanied by an editor and when it is, the screenshot feature is usually not all that great. Nimbus Screen Capture is a screenshot extension for Chrome that, besides having an excellent interface, is fast and feature rich. It can take screenshots of an entire web page, a selected area, only the visible part of the web page, and lets the user edit screenshots. The extension's excellent editor lets you crop, draw, write, and blur the image before saving. It also supports keyboard shortcuts and let you take a screenshot from the extension’s button that’s added next to the URL bar or from its options in the right-click context menu. Nimbus Screen Capture can save the screenshots in JPG, PNG and BMP formats to your local drive as well as Google Drive, and even send it directly to your printer. Read More

HotShots Is A Windows Screenshot Utility With Rich Annotation Options

We've covered a large variety of screenshot tools in the past, including the likes of some really great ones such as Greenshot and Shotty. Though if you're looking for a screenshot app for Windows that can let you annotate the captured images as well as upload them to a host of image sharing sites, try taking HotShots for a spin. This open-source application is designed with many features in mind and sports a decent UI along with an intuitive, tried and tested design. HotShots doesn't bring any new idea to the table, but takes the best ones out of existing screenshot tools and combine them to create a nifty application that can come in handy in a number of situations that need you to take and post screenshots to explain various complex tasks. Read More

Shape Magic Adds Search, Screenshot & Hide-Windows Items To Menu Bar

We review screenshot apps very often; just yesterday we reviewed PopShot that allows you to take screenshots and export them to any app, upload them online, or just save them to a location of your choice. With the growing number of screenshot apps, developers need to find ways to differentiate their own app from the rest, and that’s why you will find evolved screenshot tools that combine two or more other features as well. Shape Magic is an app available in the Mac App Store for $2.99 that adds bundles a screenshot tool with a search bar and a 'hide all apps' button. These features are added as buttons in geometric shapes on the Menu Bar - a square for hiding apps, a diamond or rhombus for accessing the search bar that supports several search engines, and a circle for screenshots. For each feature, there are customization options available too; you can choose to exclude certain apps when the rest are hidden, select which search engines are supported and what order they appear in, and include or exclude the cursor and window shadow in the screenshot. Read More

PopShot Is A Mac Menu Bar Screenshot Tool With Direct Exporting To Any App

PopShot is a Mac app that lets you set up conditions for a screenshot before you take it. The app lets you choose the file format, select whether the whole screen, a particular area, or a window is to be captured, and choose what the output will be i.e. a file saved to a pre-selected location, the URL of the file uploaded to PopShot, or the image opened in your app of choice. You can also set it to apply a label to the file. PopShot will remember the settings for the previous screenshot that you took, and let you quickly take another one with those same settings using a keyboard shortcut. Read More

Batch-Capture Screenshots Of Entire Webpages, Select Regions Or HTML Tags

While browsing the internet, we often come across information that we want to save or share. If it's just text or individual images, one can simply copy them directly. Though if you want to save whole web pages as images, URL2JPEG saves you the hassle of using your screenshot tool for the purpose, meaning you don't have to edit the image to remove parts of the browser itself from it. The tool can save a whole webpage, an HTML block or a manually-selected portion within it to a file or your clipboard. It works in three simple steps: enter the URL of your desired page, select what part of it you want, and save it to your PC. You can also capture multiple webpages simultaneously in a batch with URL2JPEG’s helpful Scripting option. To top it off, there's also the option to capture screenshots of multiple sites by specifying a whole IP range. More details after the jump. Read More

Save Screenshots To The Cloud & Access Them From Anywhere With Screen-shot.me

Although we mostly use Greenshot and Shotty here at the AddictiveTips for our nearly all our screenshots on Windows, there are countless other screenshot apps out there too, coming in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Today, we have an interesting app at your disposal that will not only let you take screenshots, but also sync them directly to the cloud. Screen-shot.me is a Windows app supporting a minimal design and a few handy features. It can take screenshots, presents them to you in its basic editor, and let you upload them to the cloud. This can help you take screenshots on one PC and grab them on another without having to use flash drives for the purpose, in case you are working with multiple computers. Read More

Postimage Offers Screen Capture With Quick Sharing & Annotation Tools

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 ship with a Snipping Tool out of the box to facilitate users in taking screenshots of any on-screen activity. This tool allows you to capture and store images in full screen, windowed, rectangular and free-form modes. Although the native solution suffices for the job, if you’re looking for an alternative tool with more flexibility and options like screenshot annotation, and social media integration, try Postimage. This lightweight tool quietly sits in the system tray and can be brought into action using its context menu or predefined hotkeys. Read More

Win Toolbox Is A Unified Dashboard For Several Handy, Frequently Used Utilities

Win Toolbox is a multi-purpose Windows utility that acts as a Swiss Army Knife for launching and controlling system utilities as well as user-installed applications from a single place. It contains an umpteen number of features that might leave you fairly impressed. Although the program looks very simple from the UI, it provides useful tools like a screen capturer, color picker, fonts explorer, system shutdown timer and more. It’s fairly feature-rich with a truckload of settings and options, so lets take a closer look at the most salient ones after the jump. Read More

Screenink Is A Screenshot App With Powerful Layered Annotation & Freehand Selection

Screenink is an app for Mac and Windows that lets you capture screenshots of your full screen or any defined area of it. Unlike conventional screenshot apps that limit a custom area to fit in a rectangle or square shape, Screenink lets you draw out a custom shape on your screen and capture all content within it. It also gives you an on-screen protractor and ruler that allows you to measure both the length, width, and angle of anything on your screen. You can draw shapes, enter text, and use the app’s very own color picker to select a color from the screen. The app adds an always-on-top toolbar to the screen and a pencil-like icon to the Menu Bar that allow you use its many tools. It supports keyboard shortcuts as well for quickly performing its functions. Screenink's Mac app is available for $0.99 in the Mac App Store, while the Windows version costs $2.00. Read More

Easily Share Images & Screenshots To Imgur Via Drag & Drop With MyImgur

Imgur needs no introduction when it comes to sharing photos and pictures over the web. If you have ever used Reddit, you'd probably be as much familiar with this acclaimed service as you like viewing those cat pictures over at Reddit. MyImgur is a Windows application that lets you upload images or screenshots to Imgur right from your desktop. You don’t need to fire up your favorite browser, open Imgur’s website and then upload the images. MyImgur consolidates all these steps into one. You simply drag and drop your image over the application window and it will swiftly move to Imgur server. The application also lets you sign in to your Imgur account in order to upload images straight to your profile. Read More

Glui For Mac Is A Simple Alternative To Skitch With Dropbox Support

If you’re looking for a Mac app that takes screenshots, lets you annotate them, uploads them to the cloud directly, and does it all for free, Skitch is probably the first app that'll come to your mind, and what most people would recommend. Skitch has more than just the few features listed above; in fact, as far as screenshot apps for Mac go, it is possibly the most feature-rich free app of its category that we've come across. Though you might really like it for all its features that could save you a lot of time, or you might really hate it for all the features you'll probably never use and the controls that aren't very easy to figure out. For a simpler solution albeit one with a price tag of $2.99, Glui is a great alternative. It’s an app available in the Mac App Store that lets you take screenshots (of a particular area, the whole screen, or just one window), annotate them, draw on them with a pen tool, add some basic arrows or rectangular shapes to them, and upload them to your Dropbox account, without having to use separate apps for the purpose, or use a heavyweight app like Skitch that offers many features you don't require. Read More