How many ways can you capture the Mac’s screen, or app windows, or anything else you can see? Many. Apple builds in a few free ways to capture the Mac’s screen; as a video, or sections, or app windows.
Open the Applications folder, scroll down to the Utilities folder, and open the Grab app. There you go. Easy and free screen capture. With limits. If you need more, more is available from SnapNDrag Pro. Much more.
More Than Capture
macOS High Sierra has a number of keyboard shortcuts which enable screen captures on your Mac. I just can’t remember what they are because I don’t need a screen capture everyday. That’s where SnapNDrag works so well. It has professional features and functions without the complexity.
Here’s what you get for the basics.
- One-click capture (by window, selection or timed)
- Organize with Folders
- Annotate without losing the original screenshot
- Share to Mail, Messages, Twitter, Facebook etc
- Output in PNG, JPEG or TIFF
- Batch rename
- Run as a background app (no Dock icon)
- Customizable Hot Keys
Not bad, right– and much easier to use than the Grab. Use keyboard shortcuts or the convenient Menubar tab.
This app definitely is what you see is what you get.
Even better, those one-click screen capture images can be saved and organized by folders into an annotation workflow.
Grab grabs screen images and saves them into a file with tabs. SnapNDrag Pro saves them into the app which can put images into folders organized however you choose. The Mac’s Share button makes it easy to send images via Mail, Messages, or to drag and drop to open in other applications.
SnapNDrag Pro has extra features which go beyond Grab.
- Annotate using the built-in editor
- Batch rename
- Activate using keyboard shortcuts
- Activate using the OS X menubar
- Border option
- Scaling option
Caveats? Not many.
I would like to see it save files in sRGB instead of the generic RGB profile and I prefer the download version to the Mac App Store version. Otherwise, SnapNDrag Pro’s many five star reviews are well deserved.