After my post last week on some tips for for working with large Microsoft Word documents, I figured I would mention another tool I use on a regular basis. This tool is Monosnap, a free screenshot tool available for both Mac and PC.
If you find yourself needing to take screenshots on a regular basis, this is a great alternative to the paid software out there. It allows you to save files, and rename them quickly and easily, with its powerful, lightweight interface.
Here’s a screenshot of the user interface you’ll become the most familiar with. You can easily blur, circle, and add text (of the color of your choice, of course!). Then, you can re-name the file. You can also open image files to quickly edit them in Monosnap.
The other interface you’ll use is the menu. See the option to Connect Services? Monosnap will charge a fee to connect to cloud services. I use the free version locally on my machine, and have had no issues doing so.
I found Monosnap while working on my VCDX documentation. I was looking for a better solution than just taking screenshots natively on my Mac. I was the queen of letting them all pile up on the desktop, and leaving them there forever. Monosnap makes it easy to save them to a folder, and to quickly name them, in case I need them later (believe it or not, I’ve been in situations where I had to go digging through a million unnamed screenshots months after the fact, and it wasn’t pretty).
Best of all? The free version of Monosnap is fully featured, unlike some competing products. You just can’t beat a free, fully functional tool. I don’t have a need to connect it to a cloud service, although I can see the benefit of doing so for some. Monosnap has become one of my go-to tools on a day to day basis.
To find out more about Monosnap, check out their website.