Alternatives to Snagit 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

    • Greeshot consist most of the feature of Snagit.
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Greenshot offers many annotation tools and I like that you can choose withing the preferences for the editing tool to launch immediately after taking a capture
      heatherjanayahoocomMar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Controls Print Screen button, includes editor to annotate image
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • ShareX icon

    ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported...

    Open Source Windows

    • Because it is opensource and has everything you could need from a screen capture and recording tool
      Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • With SnagIt you can remove sections from anywhere in the image, close the orphaned parts together to remake the whole, strip out, reduce top,sides,bottom to make a new size, all in the one session. With shutter all you have is crop!
      Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Shifting the section is nt possible cannot fully edit the figure as we do it in SnagIt
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • FastStone Capture icon

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Awesome Screenshot icon

    Awesome Screenshot

    Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share. Capture Capture visible part Capture any region Capture the whole page Crop any portion and show...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome Safari Firefox

  • 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

  • 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

  • FireShot icon

    FireShot

    Capture web page screenshots in Firefox, Chrome, or IE, and then edit and save them. In a few clicks! FireShot helps you capture web page screenshots, perform quick edits, add text annotations, and save the captures as a PDF or...

    Freemium Windows Linux Internet Explorer Chrome Thunderbird Opera Firefox

  • 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

    • Price vs. Performance... Screenshot Captor asks for a donation and seems to have all the features of Snagit.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

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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

  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube....

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The site ezvid.com has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ezvid.com
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Icecream Screen Recorder icon

    Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen recorder is a screen recorder that can both record screen and take screenshots. The program records video, system sounds and the microphone audio. Users can record in the following recording modes: Custom (select...

    Freemium 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

  • Shotty icon

    Shotty

    Taking screenshots with Shotty is so natural and easy, you just have to try it. Edit them in minimalistic editor and the upload them with one click. Focusing on simplicity and usability, this tool is probably the most intuitive...

    Free 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

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1. Color Picker 2. Duplicate Image Finder : find duplicate image 3. Google Image Link Generator :...

    Commercial Windows

  • Ashampoo Snap icon

    Ashampoo Snap

    With the new Ashampoo Snap you can capture just everything on your screen! Ashampoo Snap enables you to create high-quality screenshots, videos and demos of your screen content. Edit, save and share your excellent results with others.

    Commercial Windows Android

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Gadwin PrintScreen icon

    Gadwin PrintScreen

    Captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in 6 different graphics file formats. 15 languages. Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the...

    Free Windows

  • PrtScr icon

    PrtScr

    Sure, there are loads of free screen capture tools, but this is not another cheesy, spreadsheet-looking one. This one offers directness, ease of use, and does it with style. You may ask, whats wrong with Microsofts own Snipping Tool?...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp My Desktop icon

    FCorp My Desktop

    "ALL-IN-ONE" Desktop Related Tools. Feature List : 1. Icon Customizer 2. Logon Screen Changer 3. Screen Capture 4. Wallpaper Changer 5. Extras - OEM Editor 6. Extras - Timer ( Auto...

    Free Windows

  • VClip icon

    VClip

    Is a simple tool to capture short video clip + loopback audio (speaker sound) from your screen pixels and speaker waves. VClip can output to many format (MP4, WEBM, OGG, AVI, GIF), and comes with 3 fps options (15,25,30). .

    Open Source Windows

Snagit Comments

Always crashes my Mac

Comment by adrienbe
about Snagit Jun 2016

I love SnagIt... when using Windows OS.
I now have switched to Mac & SnagIt crashes very often... and forces me to restart my computer.
So basically I paid for the license of a software that does not work.

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How to record streaming audio

Comment by iceyedith
about Snagit Dec 2015

I've tried this powerful Streaming Audio Recorder, it helped me record radio/music streaming with high quality. Also, It allows me record online radio streaming, music, microphone voice and so on.

[Edited by iceyedith, December 23]

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The best...

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about Snagit Dec 2012

Without talking about free or not, this is the best. Not only the overall quality or feature numbers, it's superior in many single respects. AFAIK best scroll capture (many capture failed for my Firefox), one of the best window detectings, quite good text capture. Plus it has very awesome image editor, intelligent all-in-one capture mode.

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Well...

Comment by TDL
about Snagit Nov 2012

The problem is not with the software which is great but with the licence. It's one of those apps that you can use on up to 2 computers but you can only launch one copy of Snagit at a time. If you want to launch two copies of Snagit, you have to buy a multi user licence...But you to buy at least buy a package of 5 licences.

HyperSnap from Hyperionics has a similar licencing policy but they allow you to buy any number of licences, so you can buy two licences if you want. They also allow software installation on any number of computers (even with one key, contrary to Snagit).

That's why, like some others, i tend to go open source these days. At least we're not bothered by "prison-like" licences.

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Addition to the list

Comment by dmwaff
about Snagit Nov 2012

King Kong Capture. Not free, but nice tool. Nice option is the use of a workspace, like Snagit, so you don't have to save the capture before taking another one. For example, FastStone (FSCapture) is a great tool, but the downside is you'll need to save the screenshot to the clipboard or off to disk before taking another.

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Always innovated!

Positive Comment by SouzaRM
about Snagit Nov 2012

I know and use regularly for many years.
Is the professional application precursor of screenshot and much more.

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The best screenshot application at the moment!Especially be ...

Comment by isamux
about Snagit Jun 2011

The best screenshot application at the moment!
Especially because of the fantastic image Editor that comes with SnagIt.
The combination of screen-capture and editing functionality makes the difference to other tools.

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Nice combination of ease of use and features. Downside is t ...

Comment by Batavian
about Snagit Jun 2011

Nice combination of ease of use and features. Downside is that it isn't free.

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