Snagit

Capture and record full and partial screens on a PC or Mac

6.4

508 Votes

  • Category Screen Capture
  • License Trial version
  • Version 13.0.2
  • Size 78.53 MB
  • Works under Windows Vista / Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Language English
  • Program by Techsmith

Snagit is a handy tool for capturing any image, video or text that you can see on your screen.

Snagit is a powerful screen capture program that lets you not only snag text, images and video, but also capture screencasts. The application also lets you preview these creations through an embedded multimedia player and edit them via a series of editing tools, such as crop, resize, and rotate.

Snagit has a sleek user interface that’s intuitive and easy to use. In fact, you can complete most operations with a single button press. That’s more than just convenience. That’s the kind of speediness you need to capture something on the fly or when you only have a small window.

Anything on your desktop is available, and Snagit can screencast your entire desktop, which is handy for creating tutorials and the like. However, the capture feature isn’t just limited to the desktop. It can work inside web browser windows and the windows of most applications. It even has smart window detection, which can recognize video and images within the boundaries of a window so that it doesn’t record unneeded space that you then have to spend time cropping.

With Snagit, you can capture short videos, take still images of video, and even capture text that you can then export to Microsoft Word or a broad array of other document editing applications. The program also supports annotating images and other objects, and there’s a large library of official annotation effects and stamps online that you can peruse and download.

Snagit also has a plugin architecture, and there are official as well as community-created plugins available. Perhaps due to the plugin creation platform, plugin options are a bit on the slim side, and there doesn’t seem to be an editing plugin that overcomes the sparse selection that comes with the app. Snagit does have built-in support for uploading to Twitter and Facebook, and there are plugins that support uploading and exporting to websites and programs that aren’t supported out of the box.

Pros

  • Capture images, video and text
  • Create screencasts
  • Works on the desktop and in program windows
  • Comes with a selection of editing tools

Cons

  • Editing features can be a little lacking
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