Talk about your one-trick pony apps. Here’s my problem. Sometimes I take a quick screen snapshot, then use it as an onscreen reminder while I’m writing something.
The problem? That’s not easy to do, even with a very large 27-inch iMac screen (thank you, Honey). I can remember the keystroke combos to capture the screen snippet. How do you get it on screen?
Screen Clutter Madness
To be fair, there are a number of problems at play here. Often I will use a screen grab app (or, use the screen-snippet grab keystrokes) to grab an image from the screen.
Then, I move the image off to the side of the screen, open a different app, and start writing about the graphic (a picture is worth a thousand words, so it’s kind of like my visual inspiration).
But my Mac’s screen is cluttered, even with a gazillion pixel iMac screen, so I have to re-arranged windows and other apps so I can see the graphic while I type. For example, I’ll drop the image into TextEdit or Preview, then move it so I can see it while typing. Messy, huh?
Wouldn’t it just be better if I could get the captured image to float above everything else?
Enter ScreenFloat, Floating
That’s what ScreenFloat does. It grabs screenshots or screen snippets from the clipboard and stores them in a viewer within the app.
Select a specific screen snippet and it floats on top of your Mac’s screen pretty much like this.
And that’s a wrap. That’s it. No more features. This may not be the mother of one-trick pony apps, but it’s a close relative.
ScreenFloat simply puts the image you want on top of your Mac’s screen.
Move it around. Use it to block other portions of the screen. Use it as inspiration for writing something. Or, just stare at it. Whatever. It works.
As another example, sometimes I’ll grab a screenshot snippet of a web page login ID and password, or a list of some kind of configuration I’m supposed to remember but don’t. ScreenFloat floats it out there on top of other apps so I can use it to login or configure something.
It’s cheap and simple to use, and this Mac app developer does it the right way. Buy from the Mac App Store but also get a fully functional 15-day trial version from the site. That’s the way to do it.