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Snipping Tool Alternatives with feature 'Portable'

The best alternative to Snipping Tool is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snipping Tool and many of them are so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting alternatives to Snipping Tool are Greenshot, FastStone Capture, PicPick and Spectacle.

Snipping Tool 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 Snipping Tool.
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  1. ShareX icon

    ShareX

    • Windows
    • Google Chrome
    • Steam
    • Firefox
    230 alternatives to 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 many supported destinations you can choose from.

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    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.
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    ShareX vs Snipping Tool opinions
    Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
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    I like it because it's open source

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    Ola

    Maybe a bit to much setup but awesome and flexible tool.

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    Guest

    It snips. I wish it didn't need so much futzing around. It's not a great alternative, but it's okay.

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  2. Greenshot icon

    Greenshot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    206 alternatives to 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 and get a public accessible URL (Confluence...

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    1.  LightweightGreenshot consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
    4.  PortableGreenshot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Full-page ScreenshotGreenshot can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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    Almost everyone thinks Greenshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
    wookahn624

    I use this tool at work it's super useful and is a time saver when compared to MS "Snipping Tool". I can instantly snip>edit>upload. kudos!

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    Guest

    A lot more useful than snipping tool!

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    Guest

    MUCH more intuitive than not just Snipping Tool but also any other screen shot software. Simply amazing and very well written. Cheers to the developers!

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  3. FastStone Capture icon

    FastStone Capture

    • Windows
    164 alternatives to FastStone Capture 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightFastStone Capture consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  PortableFastStone Capture can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PicPick

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    205 alternatives to PicPick 

    A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

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    1.  Full-page ScreenshotPicPick can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    2.  PortablePicPick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Color PickerPicPick allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Spectacle

    • Linux
    195 alternatives to Spectacle 

    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.

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    1.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    2.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
    3.  PortableSpectacle can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Screenpresso

    • Windows
    114 alternatives to Screenpresso 

    Screenshot and screencast tool that allows for full-screen, window or region-based captures.

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    1.  PortableScreenpresso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  Full-page ScreenshotScreenpresso can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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    Screenshot Captor

    124 alternatives to Screenshot Captor 

    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways:

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    1.  PortableScreenshot Captor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Full-page ScreenshotScreenshot Captor can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    3.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    4.  Support for Multiple MonitorsScreenshot Captor supports the use of multiple displays.
    5.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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      Sniptool

      • Windows
      37 alternatives to Sniptool 

      Snip tool is a screen capture tool that lets you capture one or more selected areas on your desktop and save it with optional annotations.

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      1.  PortableSniptool can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • Snappy icon

        Snappy

        122 alternatives to Snappy 

        Snappy is a desktop-capture software for Microsoft Windows that allows to capture the screen of your monitor. Compared to other similar applications, Snappy could be less complete, but my purpose is to keep it as immediate as I can. Try it, and let me know if I'm wrong...

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        1.  PortableSnappy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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          WinSnap

          113 alternatives to 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, coloring effects, and the addition of eye-candy...

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          1.  PortableWinSnap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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