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|Initial release||11 July 2012; 8 years ago|
2.0.9 (2.3.20 for Windows) / 22 January 2014; 7 years ago
|Operating system||Windows XP or later|
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
|Platform||Intel x86 – 32-bit; .NET Framework 3.0 with Service Pack 1 (Windows version); x64 (Mac OS X version)|
|Size||5 MB (Mac OS X Version)|
7.5 MB (Windows version)
|Available in||Fully translated: English, Russian|
Monosnap is a screenshot program for Mac OS X and Windows. The program allows users to create screenshots, annotate them and upload them to the cloud. It was released for Mac OS X on 11 July 2012. Several days after it was positively reviewed by sites like Addictive Tips, freetech4teachers, OneDayOneApp and MakeUseOf, an update was released on 5 August 2012, providing authorization with email. On 10 August there was a release for Windows, providing similar functionality.
Screen recording software. Jing for Windows is a lightweight screen capture program.It allows users to record videos or images from their desktop. The images and videos can be pushed to screencast, where users can share them with friends, family, or colleagues.
Since 9 October 2012 (version 1.4.0) app allows to upload images to FTP, SFTP or WebDAV servers. Right now it also has in-app turning on external services support (Dropbox, Evernote, Box.com, CloudApp).
Monosnap has two modes of screenshot: the first one grabs the whole screen (or screens). The second mode grabs an area or window of the screen. In the latter mode a magnifier is presented, showing size of the selected rectangle and color of pixel below cursor.
After taking a screenshot, Monosnap opens its Editor with tools such as a pen, line, rectangle, oval, arrow, text and blur. Also it has a crop tool to remove unnecessary details if that has not been done while capturing a screen.
There are several options to proceed with screenshot, available from settings:
Using cloud storage requires login with Facebook or email. All uploads can be accessed through website, images can be sorted into folders. There is no limit of cloud space now.
However, there seems to be a limit on the traffic generated by accessing your uploads, and subsequently the user may be banned.
Skitch takes screenshots of your computer screen and lets you edit them without much of a hassle. It is a free software program associated with Evernote, so you can synchronize the data on either app. You can also use the webcam on your PC to take selfies and modify them.
You can quickly take a picture and turn it into a wholly personalized creation.
Skitch comes with a variety of features that allow you to annotate your images like highlighters and pencils. The functions fall far below the ones offered in Snagit, like the video capture or advanced editing available.
Skitch does have the advantage of being free while Snagit does not. Monosnap falls behind the other applications with respect to features. However, when compared to Skitch, Monosnap takes the lead by offering automatic uploads to other platforms.
One of the main problems that arise with this software program is the poor user interface. It takes a while to learn where everything is, as it is not intuitive. However, for those who aren’t looking for a heavyweight editing program, this one doesn’t have too much to get lost in.
You can use it on OS X 10.11 and onwards
Yes, Snagit is filled with a lot of features that eclipse anything offered by this program. However, there is a significant price tag. Monosnap has some exciting additions, but it doesn’t have anything special to beat Skitch.
Overall, it is a robust Evernote program. It is ideal, especially given that its an efficient replacement to Apple’s primary snipping tool. While the design elements aren’t the best, it doesn’t overload you with options.
Yes, Skitch is an ideal program for those who want to use a basic snapshot editing.