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Capture screenshots, share files, record video and .gifs!
• Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
• Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
• Customize hotkeys
• Make timed screenshot
• Record screencasts
• Highlight details while recording a video
Annotate and Edit:
• Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
• Hide private information with blur tool
• Open snapshots in your favorite external editor
Save and share:
• Login to get free cloud storage space
• Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
• Add your personal ftp, sftp, webdav or S3 server
• Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
• Drag & Drop right from the editor
• Use your own ftp,sftp or webdav server
• Share your snapshots in one click
• Upload your videos on youtube or monosnap
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What's New in Version 3.3.0
– Images are saved with additional, if has same name
– Added hotkeys for video recording mode
– Added automatic selection of the image format (JPEG / PNG)
– Fixed a video recording mode with the template name% R% R
– Dimming the traffic light at an inactive window
– Fixed a traffic light button
– Fixed save notification (file type)
– Added font settings
– Added hotkey re-capture screen area
– Added hotkey "Rob Korowai"
– Fixed infinite blinking application icon while URL shortening if there’s a trouble with the network
After being annoyed by Skitch one time too many I went out looking for an alternative. There are some decent ones out there - Annotate (formerly GLUI) is all right (ugly arrows though) and Beem (feels a little too early-days for them right now) and Napkin (looks nice but didn’t try it - $40 = yikes and so it’s probably overkill for what I need)... and then I found Monosnap, and am very happy. Well-made and I quickly paid the $5 add-on fee to get me the ability to Sync to Dropbox (and several other services.)
I haven’t tried any of the video-capture stuff but for my basic screenshot needs it’s been working fine.
Only thing I miss from Skitch is their ‘Timed Crosshair Snapshot’ feature - Sometimes I need to grab a section of the screen that only appears when (for example) I’m holding down the mousebutton. So hopefully the MonoSnap guys can add this soon!
Screenshots are "One or the Other"
As a UX designer, I am constantly annotating screenshots, and one of the best features about Monosnap is the ability to open an external editor of my choice. The biggest downfall, however, is the limitations of only being able to choose one action following your screenshot. You can upload it to your folder (I paid for the Dropbox add-on), OR open it in an external editor. Yes there are other options like Saving, or opening it in the Monosnap editor, too - but the point being, is that it only supports doing one action. Ultimately, I’d like to Upload the original screenshot into my designated Dropbox folder, AND open the image in an External Image Editor. One of the hotkeys that I thought would allow me to do this, is “Capture area & Upload”, but that is really the same thing as selecting Upload from the After Screenshot selector in the General Settings.
Great free app for screencasts
Needed to record a basic screencast for some co-workers. Really happy with it! It’s a basic app, but it got the job done. One thing that wasn’t readily apparent to me: the default video resolution is very small (640x320?). I thought it would save at my screen resolution, but no. To save the screencast at a reasonable resolution, after you’re done recording, you have to manually resize the video playback box (as in, click-and-drag the corner of the video box) to set the resolution at which the video saves. There doesn’t seem to be a way to type in resolution anywhere. Sound quality was great and so was playback quality (after the resize :).