25 – Snagit

UP 41 PLACES IN 2022

A screen capture tool that lets you grab an image or video of what you see on your computer screen and then add enhancing text and other effects.

Website: techsmith.com/snagit.html
Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Availability: Download

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 66 2020: 44 2019: 27 2018: 25 2017: 23 2016: 26 2015: 24 2014: 30
2013: 31 2012: 42 2011: 47 2010: 42 2009: 25 2008: 21 2007: 26

Comments on Snagit in 2022

“I never thought it would be worth paying for a screen capture tool, but it is. This goes beyond simply taking a snapshot of your screen. There are many options (scrolling, region, etc..) and the ability to edit/annotate the images after is fantastic” Online instruction specialist, USA

“I use this tool every day in multiple ways, just to screenshot things I want to remember or reuse, to adjust or make images, to screen capture and more. So much functionality for a very low price.” Miriam de Jonge, Product lead for a global training product, USA

“Use this tool multiple times a day. So easy to snag photos and screen cast important elements and aspects of the multiple projects I am working on.” Lindsey Garcia, Learning & Development Manager, USA

“I use SnagIt all the time for quick screenshots. If I need to quickly show a colleague or client how to do something, or I need to show an error for troubleshooting, SnagIt is the perfect tool.” Christy Tucker, Learning Experience Design Consultant, USA

Previous comments on Snagit 

“My boss suggested Snagit as a tool for creating gifs in a project I was working on this last year. I downloaded the trial and I’ve never looked back. I’ve been surprised to find that I now use Snagit every single day! My favorite new Snagit discovery is the text grab tool, which allows someone to grab text from screens that don’t allow you to copy and paste and quickly capture the content as plain text.” Lauren Westcott, L&D Manager, USA, 2021

“I use SnagIt all the time for quick screenshots. If I need to quickly show a colleague or client how to do something, or I need to show an error for troubleshooting, SnagIt is the perfect tool.” Christy Tucker, USA, 2021

“The ultimate micro-learning tool. Fast, easy-to-use tools to make getting instructions to users a breeze. So easy to use I try to get everyone on it, especially if part of their job role is to tell people what to do, (a.k.a. training!).” Kely McKeown, Senior Manager, Corporate Global Training and Systems, USA, 2021

“excellent for recording over screen shots, powerpoints and other shared materials. Great for instruction” Tabitha King, Social Work Educator, UK, 2020

“Helps me quickly tell a story using screen capture or video capture. Grabbing text from a page is a plus.” Ramon Castillo, Instructional deisgner, USA, 2020

“Hands down best screen capture tool. Blurring identifying info is essential for me and i can do it with ease.” Instructional Designer, USA, 2019

“Screenshots for job aids and handouts and as a minimal image editor” Trainer/Consultant, Switzerland, 2019

“I build reference material, instruction guides and report issues all with the help of this screen/vidéo capture software.” Online education technologist, Canada, 2019

Quick Guide to Snagit

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Snagit for teaching, training, learning and development.

In the workplace Snagit is a useful tool for capturing images from the screen, which is ideal for helping people understand how to use software or websites. They can then be annotated with arrows and labels that illustrate the different features or functions, Screenshots and annotated screenshots can be used in a variety of different ways

  • as a (self-standing) job aid to highlight the elements of a task or process
    • Here’s a Snagit Job aid

    • incorporated within a larger resource, training material or online course

In education Snagit can be used in a similar way, but also have a place in online teaching.

    • Here is a video that highlights 5 key ways that we can use Snagit for teaching online

Further resources


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