Alternatives to ShareX for all platforms with any license

  • Greenshot icon

    Greenshot

    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support. Save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second or load it up to an Internet-picture-storage...

    Open Source Windows

  • Shutter icon

    Shutter

    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website - apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image...

    Open Source Linux

  • Snipping Tool icon

    Snipping Tool

    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form...

    Free Windows

  • PicPick icon

    PicPick

    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

  • Snagit icon

    Snagit

    The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you. Use Snagit to capture any image...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Lightshot icon

    Lightshot

    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows that works very much like the Snipping tool in Windows Vista and 7, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing. Available...

    Free Mac Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox

    • Lightshot is a trimmed down, user friendly, feature compatible alternative to ShareX.
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I have been using ShareX for years but it's always been a pain to configure and so on. If you need LOADS of features and freedom to upload where you want and so on ShareX is great but really like the simplicity of Lightshot.
      OlaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    FastStone Capture

    FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture and screen recording tool that allows for capturing and annotating anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen...

    Commercial Windows

  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was on October 19th, 2013.
    • Warning As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.
  • CloudApp icon

    CloudApp

    CloudApp is a dead-simple way to share files, screenshots, almost anything, quickly and seamlessly. CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Here is how it works: choose a file, drag it to the menubar and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Skitch icon

    Skitch

    Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. Images can also be exported to various image formats. Skitch.com is a webservice...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Evernote Web Clipper icon

    Evernote Web Clipper

    Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.

    Free Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Chrome Web Store

  • Jing icon

    Jing

    Jing takes a picture or video of the users computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. Note: recording is limited to 5 min and a low quality of 10 frames per second. Furthermore, videos are saved as...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Lightscreen icon

    Lightscreen

    Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Droplr icon

    Droplr

    Droplr is a tiny application that aims at helping people share things easier. Every day people come across many situations in which they need to share something with someone else. It's a simple problem, but almost every solution...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome

  • Flamory icon

    Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later using full-text search and thumbnails. Paste them anywhere as links or screenshots. When history...

    Free Personal Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word Adobe Reader Notepad++ Firefox Adobe Acrobat

  • puush icon

    puush

    puush is a super-quick way to share screenshots and files. Quickly capture any portion of your screen, upload any file, and share them with a short URL automatically placed in your clipboard. Share them with the world or make them...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Screenshot Captor icon

    Screenshot Captor

    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways: * Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention. * Ragged...

    Free Personal Windows

  • zoom's File & Image Uploader icon

    zoom's File & Image Uploader

    File & Image Uploader is an uploading tool which makes it easy to upload to rapidshare, megaupload etc. ... * The most comprehensive and the best program of its kind * Supports more than 700 servers (file and image hosts...

    Freemium Windows Linux

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    snaggy

    Snaggy is an image host that lets you paste images from your clipboard directly online. Any kind of image, from raw data to URL paths, can be pasted in one step. Snaggy also has a simple built-in editor you can use before you share...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • ScreenCloud icon

    ScreenCloud

    ScreenCloud is an easy to use screenshot sharing application. Take a screenshot using one of the 3 hotkeys or simply click the ScreenCloud tray icon. You can choose where you want to save your screenshot. If you choose to upload...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Gyazo icon

    Gyazo

    Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share on Chat, Social, Email, or anywhere! Review and edit your images online at https://gyazo.com/history and on your iPhone with the Gyazo...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • Ember icon

    Ember

    Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organise them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give...

    Commercial Mac Chrome Safari

    • Discontinued See https://blog.realmacsoftware.com/article/a-long-overdue-update-on-our-product-roadmap#ember-for-mac Nothing happened since then. The app disappeared completely.
  • Open Screenshot icon

    Open Screenshot

    This extension is able to capture 100% of both the vertical and horizontal content appearing on any webpage on the Internet. It is very easy to save the captured file onto your computer or print it / or share it to any social network.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Android Tablet Chrome

  • Snipaste icon

    Snipaste

    Snipaste is a simple but powerful snipping tool, and also allows you to pin the screenshot back onto the screen. Snip. Then paste. Free. Customizable. Portable.

    Free Windows

  • Screenpresso icon

    Screenpresso

    Screenshot and screencast tool that allows for full-screen, window or region-based captures. The built-in editor for screenshots supports cropping and resizing, arrows, text labels, numbering, a blur tool, and border effects. ...

    Freemium Windows

  • Screen Recorder icon

    Screen Recorder

    Screen Recorder is a free open-source screen recorder software for Windows environment, records specific part of Windows desktop screen as an AVI file. The option of recording system playback sound or sound from input sound devices is...

    Open Source Windows

  • WinSnap icon

    WinSnap

    WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. Standard features include easy capture of non-rectangular windows with customized and transparent backgrounds, simple and automatic canvas transformations...

    Commercial Windows

  • MWSnap icon

    MWSnap

    MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version was released on 06 Jul 2002, but is already downloadable and useable.
  • TinyTake icon

    TinyTake

    Free 5 minutes recording and 2GB space and no youtube uploads, $29.95/year premium.

    Freemium Windows

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ShareX Comments

Monster

Comment by lk425fVdw
about ShareX Dec 2016

Confusing user experience. It's like frankenstein's monster. SareX can everything, but you should spend a lot of time to understand how it works. Useful for complex professional tasks only, not for a common user.
But the point is that the Greenshot inside ShareX looks better (cleaner) than standalone one.

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Just a PSA for Those Who Use This Guy's Software -2 Helpful

Negative Comment by gammafication
about ShareX Jun 2016

The guy outright denies a feature I requested because he thinks that "he should draw a line somewhere". Bullshit excuse; I wouldn't be surprised if he c-ould code the setting in under 30 minutes. Then he proceeds to rub it in my face that he had the feature in before.

Not going to be using this **'s software anymore.

[Edited by gammafication, June 10]

[Edited by gammafication, June 10]

[Edited by anonsubmitter, June 19]

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No linux version

Comment by blackflaggeek
about ShareX Jun 2014

there is no linux version for this application and all other alternatives on linux are not even close to ease of use and feature set. for now my recommendation is screencloud for linux users.

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More options is not always better

Comment by wrygiel
about ShareX and Greenshot Feb 2014

ShareX seems to be a port of Greenshot. It has more options than Greenshot. However, Greenshot just feels much more "solid" when it comes to user experience. If Greenshot's options are enough for you, I would recommend Greenshot.

It is also quite true what one of the other commenters had said - the developers of ShareX seem to be very defensive when it comes to bug reports and feature requests.

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Has potential, but...

Comment by DiskCrasher
about ShareX and Greenshot Nov 2013

The developers don't like bug reports or suggestions, it makes them defensive. (Not sure why they bothered making it open source.) And documentation is nil. Think I'll switch to Greenshot.

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ScreenCloud, the best until moment

Positive Comment by aldolammel
about ShareX Jul 2013

ScreenCloud

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Excellent

Positive Comment by Bolin
about ShareX May 2013

Excellent!
Is great alternative.
Image upload after link copyclipboard
upload file text after link copy clipboard.
upload files, and urlshortener.

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One of the best images, texts, files uploading tools!

Positive Comment by Chuong
about ShareX Apr 2012

So much customization:
- Your choice of hosting services.
- Support account logins.
- Custom hotkeys.

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