Snagit

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 288 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.2.0.101
File Size:
68.58MB
Date Added:
March 20, 2013
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
4,456,295
Downloads Last Week:
4,816
Product ranking:
#10 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, .NET 4.0 or later

Editors' review

Calling TechSmith's SnagIt a screen capture tool is a bit like calling a Swiss Army Knife a knife. Yes, it's first and foremost a screen capture tool, and a very good one at that. But SnagIt offers a lot more than free gadgets that also capture screen images. In fact, it's much more of a graphics toolkit optimized for capturing and using onscreen images and information than a screen grabber. SnagIt is advanced enough to enhance productivity for business users and other professionals, but it's also easy for home users to start right up with. If you regularly copy images, Web pages, and screen views to save, embed, share, and use in other ways, SnagIt is well worth trying. It's free to use for 30 days.

The first thing we realized when we downloaded and opened SnagIt is that it offers a lot of options, even during setup. SnagIt includes specific add-ons and output tools for each Office application; choosing the custom installation option let us keep from installing features we don't use. A Disk Cost counter tracked the space SnagIt used, too. The next thing we noticed is that SnagIt comes with lots of help, especially when you click "I'm New to SnagIt" when the setup wizard finishes. A video tutorial, online manual, and simple yet intuitive interface make SnagIt easy to pick up. SnagIt not only offers multiple ways to capture screen images, Web pages, and other data and elements but also to use your captures, such as the built-in SnagIt Editor, OneClick operations, SnagIt Printer, and various output profiles. There's even a freehand option that lets you draw your selection. A system tray menu let us quickly access SnagIt's features and settings.

There's an old cartoon in which a wee lad has just downed five or six ice cream sodas. He says to the man behind the counter, "And now I want to thank you very, very much." The look on the guy's face sums up how software makers feel about the sweat of their brow. SnagIt offers a lot more than just a vastly superior screen capture tool. It's worth the price.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Snagit 11.0.

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    4.0

    out of 288 votes

    • 5 star: 168
    • 4 star: 54
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 36
  • Current Version:

    2.3

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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    "Once Again Snagit Sets The Bar Higher!"

    May 19, 2014   |   By mistertee

    Version: Snagit 12.0

    Pros

    There's never been a shortage of screen capture utilities out there and I've experimented with many of them. In all fairness, there are several that have improved over the years and can certainly get the job done. But that said, IMO nothing rivals Snagit in terms of functionality, user experience/workflow, support and esthetics/cosmetics. The new Version 12 adds a number of versatile new features and elegant UI improvements making the overall capture experience more streamlined than ever before. Yes, I probably sound like a Snagit sales rep (I'm not!) but after trying so many competitive products over the years I'm convinced that Snagit continues to hold the position of Top Dog. If nothing else I'd suggest that you check out the trial version and see what you think.

    Cons

    Snagit costs a bit more and that might be a deciding factor for some users. Still, if static or video screen captures are something you frequently use there's definitely some ROI to be gained with Snagit's streamlines workflow.

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