MakeShot Alternatives

    MakeShot is described as 'simple utility that can help you capture desktop snapshots and edit them in a straightforward manner. the program can be controlled through hotkeys as well and it is also able to send capture links directly into the system clipboard' and is a Screenshot Capture Tool in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MakeShot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MakeShot are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), LightShot (Free), Evernote Web Clipper (Free) and Spectacle (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    1. 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 destinations.
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    2. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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    3. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.

      Warning

      The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.

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    4. Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.
    5. Spectacle is a simple application for capturing desktop screenshots. It can capture images of the entire desktop, a single monitor, the currently active window, the window currently under the mouse, or a rectangular region of the screen.


    6. You're busy. OneNote Web Clipper lets you quickly clip all or part of a web page to OneNote, and save it for later. Clip images, pdfs, videos, or a visual bookmark of a page. Best of all, you can access them from any computer, tablet, or phone - even when you're offline.
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    7. 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 app. Gyazo Ninja (...
    8. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
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    9. Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation (as used in the following chapters) but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you want.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.2.0, released in September 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    10. 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 screenshot utility out there.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.2, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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