27 – Snagit

Down a further 2 places in 2019

Techsmith’s Snagit is 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

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 21
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 23

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 25.   2017: 23     2016: 26     2015: 24     2014: 30     2013: 31
2012: 42    2011:4 7    2010: 42      2009: 25     2008: 21     2007:26

Comments from some of those who selected Snagit as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

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

“Phenomenal screen capture tool – images and video + markup” Learning Content Developer, Spain

“Fantastic tool for editing images.” Senior elearning designer and developer, USA

“Easy to use, has enough features to do the job as well as added precision when screen shots are needed.” Digital Trainer, USA

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

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

“Excellent and useful for screen capture.” Manager Professional Development, Australia

Previous comments

“I’m forever taking screenshots on my own screen in order to report error messages I’ve found and send to a helpdesk or to capture processes, screen by screen or step by step to insert into a PowerPoint presentation. I’ve found Snagit to take cleaner pictures than Microsoft’s standard snipping tool.” Brian Washburn, 2018

“I use it almost daily to capture screenshots, video snippets and even for image editing. Continues to get better with each upgrade.” Bob Schaefer, USA

“So easy to make a good illustration or graphic. I used to use photoshop but I have stopped doing that since I know Snagit. I think I use it almost every day.” Katrin Naert, Belgium

“We use this constantly for screenshots but it does so much more!” Victoria Schmidt, USA

“I use this to record scrolling screen images of long webpages for use cataloguing free resources I use at work.” Sharyn Mayne, Australia

“SnagIt is another tool that I use every day. While there are about a zillion apps for capturing screenshots, none are as good as SnagIt.  This tool can put hours back into your day by helping you communicate clearly and more efficiently with a combination of traditional screenshots, videos, and image editing tools.” Mike Taylor, USA, 2016

“Must have tool for screenshots and basic recordings for documentation purposes and eLearning development.” Christine Garraway, Instructional Designer, USA, 2016

“Very Easy to learn and useful!” Eric Wang, e-learning developer, Taiwan, 2016

“great tool for screen captures, specifically use to grab images to import into job aids” Beth Linden, L&D Manager, USA, 2016

“absolutely invaluable in supporting staff with research, evaluation, and assessment services. Can screen shot anytime and insert into an email reply or into training documents. Can easily create a “how to” in moments. Love it and wouldn’t want to be without it.” Kathy Berry, Consultant, USA, 2016

“I like being able to easily create quality how-to videos for students or faculty. Low-cost options available for educators.” Rebekah Roehrs, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016

“for documentation & just in time learning” Linda Wright, L&D Manager, USA, 2016

“simply the best screen capture tool with annotation and editing built right in” L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“Best screen capture I have found. Use it many times a day for creating documents, include graphics in e-mails, make greeting cards, give directions.” John Thompson, University/College teacher, Canada, 2106

“Use daily to capture & generate graphic content for online courses, instructional materials, in PowerPoint and Prezi” Sherry Hansberry-Brown, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016

“still the most versatile screen capture utility” Roger Mundell, Vendor, Canada, 2016

Previous comments

“Snagit gets more versatile each year” Roger Mundell, 2015

“amazing tool for training documentation- create to capture screenshots and to create easy to read/follow “how to” tips using their graphics and shapes etc” 2015

“SnagIt is also available on the Mac and PC and is the best screen shot tool I’ve ever used. I also spoke at the beginning of the Mac Power Users episode #240 about how I use SnagIt for screencasting feedback during the grading process.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

“Screen capture/image editor” Marty King, 2105

“indispensable screen capture tool” Danny Ortegon, 2014
“Still great. Use it constantly” 2014
“Because we all know that reality is never real” Tricia Ransom, 2014

“for screen image capture” 2013
“Very user friendly”  Jeff Nelson 2013
“Scrolling window captures”  Regina Ward 2013
“Use it daily to take snapshots of my screen when creating media assets for instruction” Christina Carboni 2013
“useful utility for making learning materials”  Brij Bhushan Huria 2013
“graphics program that saves your screen shots so you can return to re-edit” 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Makes very professional looking screen dumps for inclusion in handouts”  Carol Cooper Taylor

“I simply don’t know how i captured images before finding this” Bill Miller

“the world’s greatest screen capture tool – it doesn’t get much better than this – and yet it keeps getting better all the time.” Bonni Stachowiak

“the BEST screen capture program”  Patti Shank

“It is one great tool for creating of the tutorials and presentations.”  Malinka Ivanova

“This is my visual Swiss army knife, so much more that a screen capture tool, great for livening up PowerPoint and blog articles”  Patrick Mayfield

“The one tool that every trainer MUST have in his/her toolbox.”  Ed Lamaster

“This is one groovy little graphics program. I use it all the time in creating training materials, and have even used it to record a self-study training video for a system application (creates an avi file.”  Shari Ward