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A very simplistic application that enables you to take quick snapshots of certain areas of your screen or the entire desktop seamlessly.

  • APP : CleanShot
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  • License : Freeware
  • OS : Windows
  • Developer : Translucency

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CleanShot Description

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CleanShot is a tiny utility that allows designed to provide you a simple way to take snapshots of your screen and comes as an alternative to advanced screen capture software solution.

Bare-bones look and basic functionality

The program comes with a rudimentary interface that only includes a button for capturing the screen and a basic menu. As far as the Options window is concerned, you only have a few settings at your disposal, namely to keep the app always on top of other windows and selecting the location for storing the screenshots. You can also specify if you want to save the captures to disk or copy them to clipboard.

The application is as simple as it looks and taking a snapshot entails selecting the desired area on your screen and then hitting the Enter key. In case this is not the appropriate selection or if you did not manage to capture all windows in an area, then you can hit Escape and re-select the region for your snapshot.

It could at least allow you to use hotkeys

The idea behind the application is to provide you with a quick and painless method of capturing various areas of your desktop. Without denying that it is very simple to use, it would have been nice if the program worked in the background and enabled you to take screenshots using a combination of keys.

It is more convenient and faster than accessing it from its location and then attempting to select an area. Moreover, the selection tool is not exact very accurate and hence, may not be the best choice for images you want to upload on a blog or use in tutorials, for instance.

A minimalistic tool for taking quick snapshots

In the eventuality that you do not want to complicate your life with advanced application for recording and grabbing your screen, yet you need something more customizable than PrintScreen, then perhaps CleanShot might be worth a try.

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