Tip of the Day: The Best Screen Capture Tool
One of the things about working from home is that you can’t just pick up your laptop, turn it around, and tell your coworker: “look here, this is what I need”.
If you are remote or distributed, the story is different. You have to share in a particular way. You could start a screen sharing session, but that may be overkill.
Here is where screen capture comes to the rescue.
The “standard” way is to press the print screen key (PrtScr), open mspaint, paste, save, and then send via email or chat.
Well, that did not sound that convenient.
Let me tell you about a lovely tool called Jing that I have been using for many years—although it is now known as Techsmith Capture:
The lovely thing about this tool is that it is pretty easy to use. One nice feature of Jing is that it puts a small sun in the corner of your screen, so you can hover over it and it expands showing the available options.
You then select which part of the screen you want to capture, and then it gives you the option to add text, arrows, and more.
Then you can save locally, to your clipboard, or upload to TechSmith servers and it gives you a URL.
This last one is quite nice as you can share immediately.
By far Jing is the best tool that I’ve used for the last 10 years. Hopefully the transition to Techsmith Capture won’t let me down.
Oh and it works with images as well as short videos too!
What are you waiting for, download the tool and share away.