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ShareX

Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool

  • Windows
  • Google Chrome
  • Steam
  • Firefox
Avg rating of 4.2 (42)| 50 comments
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ShareX Features

  1.  Ad-freeShareX doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  PortableShareX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  3.  Full-page ScreenshotShareX can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
  4.  Dark ModeShareX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  5.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
  6.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
  7.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.

ShareX information

  • Developed byShareX Team
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.2 (42 ratings)
  • Alternatives230 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  22,248 Stars
  •  2,724 Forks
  •  363 Open Issues
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Our users have written 50 comments and reviews about ShareX, and it has gotten 602 likes

ShareX was added to AlternativeTo by mcored on and this page was last updated . ShareX is sometimes referred to as ZUploader.

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Kagerjay
  
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ShareX is basically a greenshot image editor with a backend interface that supports gifs and advanced image host options

I've tried almost every other similar program recommended on "alternatives" and shareX is by far vastly superior to anything out there

only for windows though


EDIT As of November 29th 2017 the best version is 11.6, anything past that isn't greenshot editor its shareX image editor.

EDIT^2

ShareX is good as a universal Lazy Uploader. If you ever get asked to upload something, just dump an image URL generated by shareX like so:

enter image description here

Works on everything, same number of steps everytime. No need to dig around for local file paths. Useful for adding images and gifs to alternativeto.com, stackoverflow, fiverr, wordpress, any internet site, any windows desktop application, etc etc. Just find some image on your screen, crop/annotate/upload, paste URL in any file uploader.

Imgur works best as an image host, if you want more security look into amazons3

[Edited by Kagerjay, November 29]

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Dillard421
  
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Wow this tool is really awesome. I was looking for a replacement for greenshot, which couldnt place 2 images side by side for comparison. This tool not only does that, its like instant in one click. The amount of features is awesome! Some users were saying to get lightshot because they found that ShareX was hard to configure. I didnt experience that at all. Everything is pre-configured in a way that works well for me. Another thing that really sells this program for me is that its Open Source. You can view the link to the source right on the front page. Lightshot however is not open source, and nowhere did i find a link that would indicate how they are making money, if its closed source. Makes me wary.

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rmbjr60
  
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I used this app for about 3 months. I had been using Greenshot which lacks a scrolling capture capability. ShareX has scrolling capture, and so much more.

However I ultimately decided to go back to Greenshot for all my needs and use ShareX for those few times I require a scrolling screen cap.

The primary reason - er, actually, the only reason - is that ShareX's settings are overly complex (IMHO). I use multiple devices and need to install (and configure and maintain) most of the same apps across all of them. I found it very challenging to recall how to set my favorite customizations each time I install the app on a new device.

... of course, I could create my own cheat-sheet with notes about how I prefer to configure this app. In fact, I even started doing just that. But I found my notes to be incorrect about many of ShareX's features. After 3 months of very regular use (I take screenshots to document my work on a daily basis) - I still could not reliably remember the basic procedures to configure and use this app.

I realized either I was feeble minded, or the app was too complex. I am prepared to argue the latter is much closer to reality than the former (my wife is equally prepared to argue the opposite)

Ultimately, I decided this app will not be my one-and-only screencap app. Its configuration is overly complex, especially for a user who owns many devices and does not have the time or patience to keep relearning how to tweak all desired user-custumizations.

I consider myself a power user on both Windows and Linux. I couldn't venture to guess the number of apps I use on a daily basis - it certainly is in the dozens, and, over time, I've become a power user of countless apps of various types.

The usage of this app, once it is set up the way you desire, is quite simple, intuitive and feature-rich. Its biggest challenge is to make configuration and tweaking much more straightforward for the user.

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TBayAreaPat

I hear you. I tried ShareX and found it great to capture a scrolling window of a job posting, and I don't mean capturing just the initial site but those lodged scrolling windows within.. However, it was just scary to a new person to see how easily everything could get uploaded to imgur etc.. supernice if you want that sort of thing, but a bunch of confusing settings if you don't. Then I tried Greenshot.. and it doesn't capture those scrolling windows within a site. So, I am still looking and may go back to ShareX

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3rd
  
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Ran here because greenshot kept constantly failing recently doing screenshots of firefox (showed just the frame but no content).

Nice tool but, geee!, the setup is really convoluted and its preset absolutely not covering me (don't need the upload part).

Took me some 2x15min until I finally figured it out. But hey! that is good: At least one can make the adjustments!

Do yourself a favour and save your settings!

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AlternativeToMe
  
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ShareX er et fantastisk værktøj, dog, så jeg gerne en mere streamlinet liste af Foto-, Video- og GIF-host.

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cnejfelt
  
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I'm amazed at all the things it can do. I use it mainly for screenshot and video captures, and it does both clean. Being able to integrate upload sites such as Drive makes it braindead to store all those files. Other features I like are the imagine combiner and image editing included. This is a service I wouldn't complain about having a small sub fee.

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blackkingking391
  
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IT`s awesome AIO tool for anyone with ton of functionality and its light weight

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Tags

  • Screenshot Capture
  • Photo Sharing
  • Screen Casting
  • ftp-upload
  • screenshots
  • website-screenshot

ShareX platform details

Windows

.NET Framework 4.0

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