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

oCam Makes Capturing Screenshots & Screencasts A Snap

The use of screenshot and screencast tools has seen exponential rise during the past few years, the reason being the availability of high-speed internet in most parts of the world, allowing people to easily and swiftly share screenshots and screencasts over services like YouTube and Imgur. While we've covered a multitude of screen capturing tools in the past, only few that boast screen recording and screenshot capture under one package. oCam is one such application for Windows that's both powerful and easy to use, thanks to its simple design. It lets you overlay a capture box on your desired area of the screen, and records any on screen activity within that box. Let’s see how it works. Read More

Have Your PC Auto Capture Screenshots At User-Defined Intervals

AddictiveTips is all about finding newer tools to help you get more productive and get more things done in lesser time. We always emphasize the importance of screenshot capturing utilities and how they can help you explain system problems to your friends or an expert. Screenshots are used in several situations; from a creating a manual to getting help on a forum, screenshots act as a visual aid to the issue under discussion. If you are a blogger, you likely know the importance of screenshots in explaining things in your blog post already. Mostly screenshot tools provide you with three modes for capturing screenshots: region capture, window capture and full screen. Auto Screenshot Capture is a screenshot app with a difference - it lets you take screenshots in succession after a custom interval, allowing you to capture ongoing screen activity. Read More

Quickly Capture, Edit & Upload Screenshots & Webcam Images With EzSnap

Yet another day, yet another screenshot tool and like always, it comes with a new function. We have covered a lot of screenshot tools in the past, many of them offering something unique to the users. While some, like Screen Sniper, allow you to capture and paste screenshots in bulk, while others, such as Free ShareShot, offer options for editing and optimizing the screenshots for direct printing and uploading. You can even capture screenshots of a remote PC without having physical access to it. EzSnap is another handy tool that allows you to quickly capture screenshots as well as photos using your webcam. You can also edit and upload the captured images, and view as well as sync your entire history and statistics in an online account, allowing you to access to all the images you capture from anywhere, at any time. Read More

Capture & Paste Screenshots In Bulk With Screen Sniper

While explaining something to others, words alone are often not enough and if the explanation involves computer programs, screenshots can act as a major visual aid for the process. Moreover, they are a great way to make boring and complicated tutorials easy to understand and less dull for the readers. Previously, we brought you a list of 5 best free screenshot capturing apps for Windows and today, we have another useful screenshot capturing utility for you called Screen Sniper. It allows you to take high quality screenshots with a hotkey, and provides clipboard support to store and paste multiple screenshots in one go. Keep reading to find out more about the app. Read More

Easily Edit, Watermark & Share Screenshots With Image Tools

Image editing applications come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them provide you with color correction controls like changing the hue, brightness, contrast and saturation, while others let you apply different filters to images. The problem with comprehensive image editors such as Adobe Photoshop is that the more options they have, the more difficult it becomes to learn them. There’s also another category of image-related applications: screenshot tools. If you have been a regular reader of AddictiveTips, you must have seen us review many, specially the ones that provide something extra to the users rather than just capturing plain screenshots. Today, we have one such utility called Image Tools that allows you to capture screenshots and edit local images such as adjusting brightness, gamma, contrast, format conversion, cropping, deborder, flip/ rotate, resizing, apply watermarks etc. When you are done, you can upload the images to IMDrops image hosting service directly from the tool to share them with others with a URL. More on Image Tools after the jump. Read More

Receive Email Alerts With Screenshots When Apps & Services On Your PC Start Or Stop

Have you ever been worried about what’s been running on your PC in your absence? Don’t want your kids to play video games all day? Process Notifier is probably what you need. This well-thought Windows application is designed to keep an eye on multiple processes on your computer, and notify you via email when a process such as an application like Google Chrome or Firefox starts or stops. The tool scans and monitors the selected processes according to the time interval defined by the user ranging from ten minutes to a day. This can come really handy if you have to share your PC with others and want to keep a tab on their activities while you’re not around. Read More

Remotely View The Screen Of Another PC On Network & Take Screenshots

Remote desktop tools allow you to diagnose and manage problems on other computers without having physical access to them. While some of the remote access applications only let you view the screen of another computer, others also let you control it from a remote location, making it easy to get assistance from others when you are in need, or provide the same service to others. Network administrators often need to manage and monitor several computers on the network. If you are running some tasks on one or more servers and you just need to keep an eye on them in order to know if and when an error is encountered, remote viewing access can come real handy, especially if the servers are in another room and it isn't physically possible to be in front of them as well as your workstation all the time. Today, we are bringing you an application called ScreenView that displays the screen of a computer on one or more computers by multicasting the screen over the network. You can change the view to full screen mode and take screenshots of the remote computer using the ScreenView client application. Read More

How To Change Location Of Default Screenshot Folder In Windows 8

One of the many new bright spots of Windows 8 is the freshly designed screenshot feature. You no longer need to launch the Snipping Tool or any third-party screenshot app like Greenshot for the purpose; simply press Win + Print screen and everything is taken care of; this hotkey saves a snapshot of any on-screen activity to the Screenshots folder under your Pictures library. By default, the screenshots are saved in C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots directory. If you’re looking for a way to move this folder to a different location on your computer, there’s a fairly easy solution for that. In what follows, we will guide you through the process of changing the screenshot folder, as well as restoring it back to its default location. Read More

SSCapture Auto-Captures Screenshots At Regular Intervals On iPhone

iOS had native screenshot support before Android, but times have changed and this rather basic feature has made its way to both Google’s mobile platform and Windows Phone. If you happen to be an app developer, or are the kind of person who creates tutorials for others, screenshots must be a really important part of your everyday routine. Something that can’t be explained without a full video requires screencasts, and although iOS has a couple of nice screencast apps, they make your device really slow (especially if it's one of the older ones), as can be expected when constant screen recording is going on in the background. SSCapture is a new Cydia tweak that allows users to capture a stream of screenshots. All you have to do is perform an Activator gesture, and specify the interval that separates one screenshot from the other to start the capture stream. The tweak works silently, that is, the screenshots captured by it aren't accompanied by the default sound and flash. Read More

Easily Capture Selected Screen Area & Save It To Pictures Folder With EasyScreenCrop [Mac]

Mac OS X has possibly one of the best built-in screenshot tools you can find on a desktop OS. It trumps the simple Print Screen method for capturing the screen in Windows by allowing users to capture the entire screen, an active window or just a selected area of the screen. Despite the screen capturing tool being fairly sophisticated, there are plenty of alternatives available for the same purpose. Some apps allow users to capture and annotate screenshots as well as upload them to a cloud service for quick sharing, while others are fairly simple like EasyScreenCrop, which offers a single functionality; capturing a selected area of the screen. Worth $0.99 in the Mac App store, it might seem a tad pricey since it does only one trick. The application only supports PNG format, and saves images to your Pictures folder as soon as you capture them. Unlike the default screenshot tool, it doesn't require you to use the exhaustive hotkey combination for capturing the screen, instead you can capture the selected screen area using just the left click. Read More

Hyperdesktop: Upload Images & Screenshots To Imgur From System Tray

Uploading an image is often required to prove your point, for instance, on a forum. Providing an image with your statement allows you to convey your message in a better way, and it makes it easier for the reader to understand what you are trying to say. So, it is better for both the author and the reader to communicate when there are images involved. However, including images require you to first upload them, and a lot of websites and forums don’t allow you to directly upload images on their servers. You have to upload the desired photo onto a hosting service and then provide its link along with your text. Websites such as 9Gag, Reddit and Digg don’t host the images posted by users on their own servers. That’s why most users upload images to online image hosting websites, such as Imgur.com, Minus, ImageShack.us etc. Imgur is an image hosting & sharing website that offers both account-based, as well as anonymous image uploading services. Today, we have a tool for you called Hyperdesktop that allows you to quickly upload images to Imgur and create a URL, allowing you to share it across the internet with other people. Read More

Snipping Tool++: Upload Images To Imgur & Text Snippets To Pastebin

Windows 7 comes with a Snipping Tool application that easily lets you capture different kinds of screenshots. Albeit it’s not flooded with a wide array of features, it’s a major improvement over the previous Print Screen method that would take screenshot of the whole screen, which you can then paste in the integrated Paint utility and make a few adjustments thereafter. If you still aren’t quite satisfied with Snipping Tool, then you might need to look for some alternative solutions, and Snipping Tool++ is just one of those. You may call it an evolved version of Windows default Snipping Tool that contains a few additional features that are never found on the former one. It’s an ultra-light, Java-based application that, along with simply enabling you to capture the screenshots, also lets you upload them directly to Imgur, and in addition, uploads text snippets to PasteBin. Yes! you might be wondering what PasteBin has to do with screenshots; well, an added feature never hurts anyway. Moreover, if you frequently find the need to upload various images to Imgur (a renowned image sharing web service), then the application might come in handy to upload multiple images to the site (at most 50 within an hour) without firing up your web browser. Read More

Powerful Two-In-One Tool For Taking Screenshots & Recording Screencasts

Since the inception of AddictiveTips, we have covered plenty of screen capturing utilities for almost every platform. While there are tens or maybe hundreds of screen capture tools available to download, and new ones keep on coming every now and then, their use is timeless, especially for software reviewer like me. Albeit, you can download separate tools for capturing screenshots and screencasts, having both options in one package has its own good reasons. One such tool from the latter is Screen Capturer. This compact freeware application for Windows is a compendium of both screenshot and screencast capabilities. Screens can be captured in four different modes, including Full Screen, Current Window, Window and Region, and can be chosen to sent to clipboard or printer (in case of screenshot), or save as image/video file or as an email attachment. It doesn’t have a plethora of features or lets you tinker complicated settings, but the application is fairly easy to use. It also supports hotkeys to easily perform your desired operation. Read More

ScreenSnag Lets You Create Multiple Screen Capture Profiles

Screenshot tools seldom lose their relevance, especially for documentation and reporting purposes. Therefore, it is always beneficial to keep an eye on the best and most suited tools that match your requirements. Although we have covered an overview of the 5 best free screenshot capturing software, ScreenSnag has caught our attention, owing to its simple yet powerful interface, and some additional features that are bound to help you in the hour of need. All features are organized in accordance with user-defined profiles. The Caption, border, scale, timer, sound, cursor and other options promise to give you a unique screen capturing experience. With the standard modes, you can easily add captions to the captured images for documentation purposes. Read More

Capture Screenshots On Mac, Edit Them & Upload To Cloud

Screenshot tools have been covered by us in abundance for multiple platforms and devices in the past. Mac screenshot tools have the default screenshot utility to compete with, and usually have one feature that will outdo the default Preview app in Mac. Monosnap is a free Mac app that takes screenshots, uploads them online to a cloud server and has a built in image editor for cropping, blurring, drawing and annotating the image. If you compare it to recent Mac screenshot tools that we’ve covered, it amasses most features into one app. Screenshots can be taken of a custom area on the screen, the entire screen or a 10 second time delayed capture of the entire screen. Monosnap requires you to signup using your Facebook account, and has customizable hotkeys for taking a full or area specific screenshot. Read More

Free Screenshot Capture Includes A Color Picker, Ruler, Protractor & Other Extra Tools

One type of Windows applications that intrigue me a lot are Screenshot utilities. For me as a reviewer, screenshot tools let me demonstrate each and everything to my readers, in a simple way. Back in March, Fawad compiled a list of 5 of the best screenshot utilities for Windows. It looks like we have another winner on our hands, simply labeled as Free Screenshot Capture. Aside from being a screen capturing utility, this nifty little tool comes packed with various unique options including Webcam Capture, Protractor, Color Picker, Ruler, Magnifier, Brightness adjuster and a Whiteboard. Also included is a Screen Capture with Delay option, which enables the tool to automatically trigger the capture instance after a defined amount of time. It fully supports global hotkeys, letting you easily and instantly take the screenshots. The application sits in the system tray to provide you with quick screenshot capture modes and options. Read More