Windows and MacOS: LICEcap is a simple app for recording a portion of your screen and saving it to a GIF. It’s very useful when you can’t easily share a video file, or when you want to post your recording on a web page, and video uploading is too much of a chore.
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The ability to take a screenshot (a.k.a. screen capture or screen grab) of your desktop or an application window opens a lot of doors for easier sharing: from posting images or specific sections of article text on social media to sending messages to tech support to show a problem you’re experiencing.
Mac: If you’re clipping a bit of text to send in a tweet or saving info from a rental car confirmation page, your standard Command-Shift-4 shortcut for a screenshot is more than adequate. But adding a couple of keystrokes can make all the difference when you want to, say, include a professional-looking image of your company’s webpage in a presentation deck.
Mac: Recently we told you how to clear off your cluttered Mac desktop. But if you just want your Mac to stop saving your screenshots to your desktop, commenter Jägs has a solution. Just enter a couple of commands into your Mac's Terminal app, and your computer will create those images in a different folder.
Android: It's no secret that Google Now On Tap was a little disappointing when it first came out. Now it's getting one handy feature. You can use it to easily share screenshots. It even removes all the clutter in your status bar.
Mac: Taking a screenshot on a Mac is easy, but if you take them often, having them littered across your desktop is a pain. You could use a third-party app to redirect where they're saved for you, or even upload them to the cloud, but if you don't need all that, this terminal command will save them anywhere you choose.
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.
Windows: There are a lot of great screenshot tools for Windows, but SnipDock offers something special. It will clip any part of your screen and auto-dock it on the side so you can quickly refer to it later.
Windows: Windows only lets you take simple screenshots out of the box, and its built-in screencasting tool doesn't even output a standard video file. oCam is a free utility that solves both of these problems.
Mac: Screen-grabbing tool Skitch has been updated with several new features, including a timed screenshot (a feature that was removed with the last update), custom styles and more sharing features. The timed screen snap gives you a five-second countdown before the area is captured. You can use the shortcut CTRL + CMD + Shift + 5 to trigger this very useful feature.