While it's been possible to record activity from your iPhone or iPad screen connecting your iOS device to a computer and using QuickTime, iOS 11 has added the ability to record screen activity directly on your device. This is a handy for creating video tutorials and capturing gameplay for your YouTube channel.
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Whether you're showing off your video gaming prowess, trying to fix a problem, or capturing a badly-spelled tweet before it's deleted from the web, screenshots are an essential part of our digital lives. It's not always obvious just how to pull off a screengrab though, especially when they're blocked by default. Here's how to take a screenshot anywhere -- even when they're blocked.
Windows: There's no shortage of good screen capture tools for Windows and we have covered some of the best ones. TinyTake is another good option, particularly if you also need screencasting features.
Hey Lifehacker, I'm currently using Chronolapse to generate lots of screenshots, but unfortunately it clumps them all into one big folder instead of separating them by date. Is there some way to have a folder automatically separate its contents into individual folders for each date? I tried Belvedere but if it has the answer I wasn't able to ask it the right question. Cheers, Capture Crazed
Windows: Skitch is a simple screenshot tool that makes it easy to edit, annotate, share photos instantly. It's our favourite screenshot tool for the Mac, and now it's finally available on Windows.
Skitch, the popular screenshotting tool for Mac, has a very cool webpage feature that might not be evident just by using it. I know I've been using Skitch for nearly four years and never discovered that you can easily drag a URL from your browser onto Skitch and have it take a screenshot of the entire web page.
Taking screen caps in Windows is not the most straightforward activity, at least out of the box. You hit Print Screen (or Alt-Print Screen to grab a window), paste it into your favourite image editing program, crop it and then save it out as a JPEG or PNG. Thankfully, NoVirusThanks's Desktop Hunter streamlines the entire process.
There's no shortage of apps for taking screenshots, many of them with annotation and other powerful features. However, web app Site2Pic is a stand-out for its simplicity. It does one thing and it does it well: take a screenshot of a web page for sharing.
Mac/Android: Skitch, one of the most popular screen capture tools was just bought today by the company that owns popular note-taking tool Evernote. What does that mean for us? The full version is now free (a $20 saving) and there's a new Android app.
Windows only: If you noticed Snipping Tool in the screen capture Hive Five and were disappointed it wasn't available in pre-Vista Windows, take heart. PrtScr is a supercharged remix for all versions.
Windows only: If you need to grab both video and still screen captures, but don't have the need or budget for professional software, Extensoft Screen Capturer can do both with ease. With Extensoft's app, you can capture the entire screen or specified areas of it. Captured images can be saved as BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF formats. Video captures can be saved in either WMV or AVI format—there are codecs for DiVX, ffdshow, and XviD, among others, for post-processing, and audio can be grabbed during video sessions as well. Almost all of the menu commands for controlling Extensoft Screen Capturer have corresponding keyboard shortcuts, making it easy to use mouse-free. Screen Capturer is free but does require a basic name/email registration. The registration is sent instantly and requires no validation. Extensoft Screen Capturer is freeware, Windows only.
Windows only: Tiny open-source application Lightscreen takes screenshots with a configurable hotkey and automatically saves them into a folder of your choice. Lightscreen is a simple application designed to do nothing more than take screenshots, which are saved with a choice of JPG, BMP or PNG format to auto-numbered filenames and copied to the clipboard. Lightscreen has no built-in editing or annotation tools, leaving any editing tasks to separate applications like Paint.NET. If all you want is screen capture directly to a file, this utility might be worth a look. Windows Vista users will need to right-click on the setup application and choose "Run as Administrator" if installing to the Program Files folder. Lightscreen is a free download for Windows users. Thanks Paul!