Use the screen capture keyboard shortcuts, paste the image into TextEdit, and then use the image to transcribe facts or details into an email or document. It’s a very poor man’s reminder or transcribing system that gets used all too often. There is a better way.
Float That Piece Of Screen
The aforementioned method works well and doesn’t cost much. All you need to do is remember the keyboard shortcuts, and TextEdit on your Mac is free. And, it’s multipurpose. The captured screen information can serve as a quick reminder to do something later, or can be used to transfer an image from one app into another, or to transcribe text.
ScreenFloat is one of those useful Mac apps that does all the above only more, and much better. The very name ScreenFloat describes what it does. Capture a section of your Mac’s screen– browser, graphic, text in a document, whatever– and it floats in an always visible window.
The floating feature by itself is worth a few bucks, but ScreenFloat also keeps those screen snapshots in the Shot Browser, which makes them accessible later, and easily used or shared.
Is that cool, or what?
It’s interesting how we manage to make adjustments in our workflow to overcome inherent problems in OS X or within specific apps.
ScreenFloat lets you control and view screen capture snippets from a click to the Menubar.
My copy-into-TextEdit example is used by many Mac users for temporary storage and retrieval.
ScreenFloat just makes the obvious saving method a little easier. Everything you capture gets saved in the Shot Browser so you’re not likely to lose some valuable piece of information captured in graphic form.
The screen captures float and they get saved for future use.
What’s not to like? It’s a modern take on a tried and true method for copying images, or transcribing text from an image. That makes ScreenFloat a useful tool for those who need productivity but don’t want to spend too much money.