Tedious job taking a screenshot, then opening a picture editing program and pasting, cropping, drawing etc. etc. Who would go through that much for creating a small screenshot. But there’s an easier way, a small Adobe Air lightweight desktop screen capturing app, use to grab region of your screen then quickly annotate it with a easy palette tool set named Snaplr (Windows, Mac, Linux, free). Snaplr is easy to use and provides annotating features. You can select a screen area to take the screenshot and it will immediately open in Snaplr allowing you to do some editing. It doesn’t require you to customize any settings and sift through menus. Everything is available as buttons on a single toolbar.
Snaplr is an intuitive, very simple to use screen-capturing application designed to easily capture and annotate your desktop’s activity. Snaplr interface is designed to be minimal. You will find the screen area capture mode along with some image editing tools.
There are five tools,
- an Arrow for pointing,
- a Pencil for drawing custom shapes,
- a Rectangular highlighter,
- an oval highlighter and
- a Text tool to add text to the screenshot.
Besides it provides a colour pallet which, instead of having a full range of colours, has just five commonly used colours Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Black. While you are editing, you can remove any of the markings by simply clicking the cross button that appears on hovering over the shape.
Once you are done editing, you can either save the image in PNG format or copy it to the clipboard. This is way easier than using a dedicated editing program. There’s no clutter of unnecessary tools that I don’t need for annotating a screenshot, there are no menus either. You will need to have Adobe Air installed on your system to use this application.