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Best ShareX Alternatives

ShareX is described as '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 many supported destinations you can choose from' and is a leading screenshot capture tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to ShareX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Chrome and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Greenshot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ShareX are Flameshot, LightShot, ScreenToGif and Snipping Tool.

ShareX alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ShareX.
This page was last updated Jun 9, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
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  • Firefox

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  1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.

    Greenshot vs ShareX opinions
    Some users think Greenshot is a great alternative to ShareX, some don't.
    aTaleksei

    Very fast and lightweight.

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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    Recording video seems to be a key feature of ShareX, and it's not possible in Greenshot. It's certainly not an applicable alternative for me today, but I think they're not good alternatives for each other in general - ShareX is probably worth listing as an alternative on Greenshot, but the scope of use is quite different, and it probably has a much larger footprint on the user's machine.

    Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago
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    gltchpnk

    For a lot of games Greenshot isn't the best choice (can't take screenshots in games like Genshin on Fullscreen)

    Negative comment 9 months ago
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    AnnanFay

    Greenshot does not record video.

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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    davidmbusto

    greenshot is a ocr software

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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    ShareX includes a lot of features (even the IRC client), but the main is screenshooting.

    Negative comment over 6 years ago
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  2. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. Possibility to add text, but not possible to change text size.

    Flameshot vs ShareX opinions
    Most users think Flameshot is a great alternative to ShareX.
    schmebi

    Flameshot is currently my favorite tool to quickly make screenshots and annotate them.

    It is more simple, lightweight but still powerful.

    Top positive comment  about 1 month ago
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    RemovedUser

    Offers similar functionality to ShareX but then on Linux

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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    blackwhattack

    Can't record videos, no global shortcut. ShareX has a lot of great miscellaneous tools (like OCR, color detection). Doesn't automatically suggest a screenshot region based on windows.

    Top negative comment  11 months ago
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    I can't upload to custom server.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    no obvious option to add a hotkey, must be executed through GUI with a button. not a massive issue for people who barely take screenshots, but super bad for those of us who use the feature a lot.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    Too much clutter and many steps. ShareX is QUICKER, more lightweight.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    Flameshot allows you to quickly take a screenshot, draw a couple boxes, and save it to your clipboard faster than any other software I've tried. For me, any additional UI after that point is also a dealbreaker, which flameshot doesn't have. Once you're done with your screenshot, you're done. Quick and simple.

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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.

    Bundleware

    Offers to install Russian software Yandex.Alisa, Yandex.Browser and other products from Yandex company.

    LightShot vs ShareX opinions
    Most users think LightShot is a great alternative to ShareX.

    Lightshot is a trimmed down, user friendly, feature compatible alternative to ShareX.

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    Light, allow to directly upload on web and get the link, to share, or just copy, resize the zone... Customizable shortcut !

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    artyhedgehog

    LightShot doesn't have screen record feature.

    Top negative comment  5 months ago
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    kevoh

    Can't be customized to be used with drive or dropbox. Lacks option to automatically upload to other services than prntscr.com.

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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    Ola

    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.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  4. This tool allows you to record a selected area of your screen and save as a animated gif.

    ScreenToGif vs ShareX opinions
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    Simple to use. Built-in feature to display keystrokes. Convenient editing tools.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  5. Snipping Tool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Snipping Tool vs ShareX opinions
    Most users think Snipping Tool is a great alternative to ShareX.

    I have been using Snipping Tool forever... It is a great tool to have and use! Extremely easy to use!

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    sombrenote

    Snipping tool has a fraction of the features of ShareX but it is light and fast. Sort of like how notepad is to word.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  6. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user.

    PicPick vs ShareX opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PicPick is a great alternative to ShareX.
    johnhk

    Great Web Dev/designer tool. Includes a very useful Screen Ruler tool. Missing layer funtionality.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  7. Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.

    Ksnip vs ShareX opinions
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    linck5

    Does not capture video or create GIFs

    Positive comment 11 months ago
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    bigbigboy

    ShareX is the best option for Windows, if you are using linux, then the best is Ksnip. Even more if you are using a qt based environment

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    maiquelp

    The most complete alternative for screenshots for any Linux distro.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  8. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

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

  10. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.

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