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InstantShot for Mac

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,242
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 30, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    539.33KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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Just as easy to use as it is to set up, InstantShot! for Mac gives any user the ability to capture a full screen shot, portion of the screen, or a timed screen shot in just a few quick steps.

With just a drag and drop in the Applications folder we had no trouble installing InstantShot! for Mac on our test machine. The menu, which was easy to use, was not in a traditional window, but appeared as a small icon in the top row of the screen. Clicking it drops down a menu with no graphics, but its selections are labeled well with text. Users have the options of taking single, full shots, capturing images in a window, taking multiple shots, and using a timer. There is also an option to change the size of the area to be captured. The output file format is also easily selected from a number of popular options, including JPEG. Each of the functions operates well and the images captured matched what was on the screen. The only feature that could perhaps be a good addition to this nice app is the ability to take screen videos.

Despite its rather basic interface, InstantShot! for Mac presents a good solution for taking screen images for later use. This software is suitable for any Mac user who needs a feature-packed screen capturing software.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–8 of 8

2 stars

"mostly adequate"

December 22, 2013  |  By t045t

2013-12-22 13:41:21  |  By t045t

 |  Version: InstantShot 2.6b

Pros

works with osx mavericks

Cons

watch out for spam installer.

Summary

kind of quirky. i had to install cnet downloader to get it and that wanted to install a lot of junk and make changes to my preferences. yuck. if you have to do this be sure to click custom install and uncheck all of these "options". first time i used it i couldn't go back to other apps, even a finder window, but since i was doing a backup and restart anyway it turned out okay. i liked 2.5 so i hope they fix these quirks and ensure it's really stable with mavericks before a final release

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1 stars

"Not ready to release"

September 03, 2011  |  By scideas

2011-09-03 04:46:02  |  By scideas

 |  Version: InstantShot 2.6b

Pros

handy concept. free.

Cons

in Lion:
crashes when system menu tab selected in prefs
CRASHES ENTIRE Mac GUI when taking picture in a rectangle

Summary

problems easily rectified no doubt but do not use this version in Lion

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5 stars

"Great Tool!"

July 18, 2009  |  By tjamison

2009-07-18 09:24:02  |  By tjamison

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using InstantShot! for about 1.5 years and it has become my favorite screenshot tool. I don't even use the other ones i've downloaded anymore. Just too convenient to use from the menubar.

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5 stars

"Excellent program -- a great replacement for..."

March 13, 2007  |  By bobsmith2258

2007-03-13 12:32:44  |  By bobsmith2258

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.3

Summary

...out-of-development screencap tools
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program has a nice combination of customization and simplicity of features! I was a Freesnap user, and I've been trying all sorts of screencap tools to replace it. They all have other priorities, like resizing or uploading via FTP. This program does one thing really well. Also, since it launched a few months ago, the developer has really listened to suggestions for improvements, like adding shortcut keys for actions.

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5 stars

"Error saving shot"

January 20, 2007  |  By blackdicksearch

2007-01-20 10:27:27  |  By blackdicksearch

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I liked this application when I first tired it but
after a few tries, I began recieving "Error saving the screenshot" messages...
Application has never worked again ...what's up with that?

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5 stars

"Error saving shot"

January 20, 2007  |  By blackdicksearch

2007-01-20 10:26:44  |  By blackdicksearch

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I liked this application when I first tired it but
after a few tries, I began recieving "Error saving the screenshot" messages...
Application has never worked again ...what's up with that?

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5 stars

"Easy to use and very cusomizable"

December 26, 2006  |  By a_vassalino

2006-12-26 23:46:11  |  By a_vassalino

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
As the product description states: can choose "save to" format, quality level of saved image, save location, startup at login, and much more.

Simple, straightforward, very nicely done, IMHO. The Apple keyboard command save-image function is pretty simple, but now saves to PNG only. I had used SnapNDrag a lot also; a nice alternative, but this is even simpler and nicer to use than SnapNDrag, again IMHO.

I like being able to do everything from drop-down menu from menubar.

(using on iMac G5, 10.4.8)

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4 stars

"Does what it says it does"

December 26, 2006  |  By Cattus Thraex

2006-12-26 23:44:11  |  By Cattus Thraex

 |  Version: InstantShot! 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Similar to SnapNDrag, and presumably just as good as that. Unlike SnapNDrag, runs in tiger only, SnapNDrag works with Panther as well.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Digital Waters
Publisher web site http://www.digitalwaters.net/
Release Date August 30, 2016
Date Added August 30, 2016
Version 2.7.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 539.33KB
File Name InstantShot! 2.7.0.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,242
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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