By Blue Mango Learning Systems
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Clarify isn’t just another screenshot application, it is a communication tool. If all you want to do is take single screenshots, there are cheaper (or free) utilities that will do you what you need. But if you need to communicate more clearly in less time, Clarify can help.
The folks who love Clarify are using it when they need two or more images to:
• Explain a process
• Communicate changes they’d like designers/developers to make
• Submit bug reports
• Provide answers that consist of several steps
Clarify streamlines the workflow of capturing multiple screenshots, organizing them into a document, marking up the images, adding text, and sharing your document as a PDF, Word file, or on the Web.
Clarify lets you:
• Capture one or more screenshots and/or import one or more images (e.g. pictures and screenshots)
• Mark the images with annotations such as arrows, circles, blur, sequence, highlight, and text
• Add titles and paragraph text for each image
• Share your document via email, PDF, Word, Dropbox, Evernote, WordPress, or Clarify-it.com
“LOVE Clarify. Took me 3 minutes to do what would usually take 30 minutes! Clients are happy, which makes me happy!!” - @zolihonig
“BRILLIANT: @clarifyapp is the hottest screen steps tool ever.” - Sara Deutsch, Salesforce MVP
“@clarifyapp is terrific. I’d suggest taking it for a spin. I use it for all of my documentation.” - @macsamurai
“Used @clarifyapp to make pre-workshop instructions for our workshop on Apple Deployment at #macitconf” - @arekdreyer
“Loving the Clarify App. Makes doing quick user guides SO quick!” - @benhamilton
• Capture windows or regions
• Import photos or other image files
• Organize multiple images or screen captures into a document
• Add multiple images to a step (new feature)
• Reorder screen captures/images via drag and drop
• Replace images without messing up your formatting
• Crop and resize images
• Mark up images with arrows, boxes, circles, text annotations, and sequence
• Blur out sensitive information or highlight important areas
• Export to PDF, Word, WordPress, Evernote, HTML, Markdown, or Dropbox
• Copy and paste content as rich text to any word processor that accepts rich text
• Add borders of picture frames
• Export individual images or all images in a document
• Include embed for videos hosted on YouTube, Wistia, etc.
What's New in Version 2.0.8
Version 2.0.8 fixes two issues that were present in 2.0.7:
- Copy, paste, and duplicate actions were not working for annotations.
- When exporting images captured on high resolution displays that included with text annotations the text in the text annotation was not being scaled properly.
- Trying to undo a create step or duplicate step action would trigger an error.
- Dragging a step from one document to another document and then trying to undo the action would trigger an error.
- When no windows were open the File menu would sometimes disable the wrong menu item when trying to disable the Close item.
- If Clarify crashed while editing a document an error could occur the next time you launched Clarify.
- Support for the WordPress JSON REST API. On WordPress 4.7 and above the JSON REST API is installed. This API is much more reliable than the XML-RPC API and Clarify will try to use it if available. Visit http://help.clarify-it.com/m/clarify/l/178680 for instructions on setting it up.
- Clarify has full unicode support for filenames.
- Added preference to specify what Clarify should do when it starts up.
- Clarify now detects image density settings when pasting images from the clipboard or importing image files.
- Added a "Copy images at full resolution" preference. If checked then images are copied to the clipboard using all available image data.
- Added [[DD/MM/YYYY]] to the list of available variables in PDF templates.
- Added support for inline code blocks to the Markdown HTML exporter.
- Dropbox support has been removed. As of September 1, 2017 Dropbox no longer renders HTML content from a Dropbox account. Clarify made use of this feature.
- You can no longer create a free clarify-it.com account in Clarify. The clarify-it.com platform is being retired and we are not allowing new accounts to be created.
- Cyrillic characters are now converted to an ASCII equivalent when generating filenames.
- Sequence annotations with different numbers but the same font and font size will now always be drawn with the same radius.
- Added an additional check to ensure that an anchor name that is entered is unique to the document.
- When adding a step to a document via drag and drop or pasting the anchor will be set to empty if it conflicts with an existing anchor in the document.
- If Clarify cannot detect the available WordPress API by inspecting the HTML of the website then a blank WordPress sharing account is created.
- Document tags are now inserted as Keywords in the PDF document when exporting to PDF.
- Clarify now saves documents to a temporary file and then moves the file to the final location.
- The Substep title color swatch was 1 pixel too far to the right in the PDF template editor.
- When exporting images an improved resizing algorithm is used.
- While resizing an image canvas using the handles the mouse would sometimes get stuck in resizing mode even after the mouse button was released.
- If all Clarify windows were closed then an empty line would appear in the Window menu.
- If closing the last document window displayed a modal dialog then the document window menu would remain in the menu bar after closing the dialog and window. Making certain selections from this menu would cause an error.
- Clarify was not always performing the correct action at launch.
- It was possible to trigger other actions during a File > Save action via shortcuts. This could lead to odd errors.
- The footer defined in a sharing account was not being sent to the DOCX template when exporting to Word.
- Fixed an issue with the File menu becoming corrupted in certain circumstances.
- Fixed an error that would happen when uploading a document with a unicode character in the filename to WordPress.
- HTML export would fail if the current username had accented characters in it.
Read the full release notes at https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.clarify-it.com/v2/updaters/release/2.0.8-209/release-notes.html