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Comment by kholdstayr
about ShareX · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

I used to use Skitch for quick image annotating, but after Skitch was discontinued I found this as an alternative. The main thing I want for an image annotator is easy to use arrows and text with outlines. Programs such as Greenshot are good, but don't have text with outlines. This program does have it and that is why I like it.



Comment by lk425fVdw
about ShareX · Dec 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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.


No linux version

Comment by blackflaggeek
about ShareX and ScreenCloud · Jun 2014 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Everyone wishes there was a Linux alterantive... maybe one day!

Comment by ccal
about ShareX · Sep 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I don't want to use Gyazo anymore, because i suspect that it saves all your screen captures, which is bad because i want to capture private pictures that i don't want to make public.

Does ShareX also save your private data?


Comment by MikeS_inFL
about ShareX · Sep 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Saw the Chrome tag, I went to add ShareX extension and found it only works with Windows and not Chrome. Evidently it works within a Chrome BROWSER and not Chrome the OS.


Comment by Guest
about ShareX · May 2017 · Report as spam

It has a lot of functionality, it's open source, it's relatively fast on my PC, and navigation is fairly straight forward.


More options is not always better

Comment by wrygiel
about ShareX and Greenshot · Feb 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


Hi wrygiel, ShareX is not a port of Greenshot. It used to be called ZScreen back in 2008 - - and was renamed to ShareX later after rebuilding from scratch.

Has potential, but...

Comment by DiskCrasher
about ShareX and Greenshot · Nov 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


Hi DiskCrasher, this is not true. Good bug reports and suggestions are welcome. You will see that they are being actively responded to:

Cannot capture many games in fullscreen mode

Comment by sirgregoryk
about ShareX and Greenshot · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -5 Helpful Report as spam

ShareX (and also Greenshot) cannot capture fullscreen directx (maybe also opengl) applications.
If you want to capture these applications, you need to run them in window (or borderless window) mode.