Every now and again I come across a bargain Mac app, a utility that’s worth far more than a 99-cent price tag, an app that combines options from multiple apps into one to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
If Everything Is A Remix then so is Screenink which captures anything on your Mac’s screen, but also lets you annotate on the screen. In effect, capture the screen or a section of the screen, and use tools to annotate over the top of the screen image.
Why? Do? This?
Annotation is a big deal but it’s not a function for everyone. They’re handy in Word and PDF files, of course, and teachers and professionals use annotations on digital files for students and co-workers.
Screenink combines screen capture tools with annotation functions to create a single 99-cent Mac app that is remarkably simple to use, but useful for those who need to annotate (this is one area where having a Mac with a touchscreen would be handy).
Here’s a sample. Screen image captured. Drawing begins.
Notice the toolsets in the image above. Screenink gives you options to draw lines or shapes (and control each one by color, shape, stroke, and fill) and text; perfect for talk balloons.
Anything you want can be dropped in on top of the screen (the Mac’s visible Desktop included). Images or photos can be imported and dropped onto the screen, too. And, you can capture the whole screen, a rectangle on the screen, or a freeform shape.
Files can be saved in JPG, PNG, and BMP file formats. There’s even a screen magnifying loupe to capture pixel colors and an onscreen ruler.
I just checked and there are only a dozen or so reviews for Screenink on the Mac App Store but all are five stars. At 99-cents that makes it a bargain utility.