Choose a folder and store all screenshots that this simple and easy to use software solution takes at a predefined time interval.
- APP : Screenar
- Version : 1.1 Beta
- License : Freeware
- OS : Windows
- Developer : C-StudioS
Surveillance of a computer can be done in several ways, through the use of specialized applications, video recording, or even through screenshots. Screenar is a little utility that is able to automatically capture what is going on your desktop at fixed time intervals.
A stealthy picture recording method
From the moment it launches, you are only a few mouse clicks away from putting the process in motion. Hitting the “Start” button hides the application in the system tray while it gets the job done. Screenshots are automatically saved to a desired path, but be careful to specify it every time, because closing the application sets the destination to default.
Far from being a pro
In the process of being as straightforward as possible, several features were left behind. The timer is only programmable in seconds, but with nothing to inform you of this.
The destination folder for captured images cannot be set to a default of your choice and, as mentioned above, has to be specified each time the application runs. Moreover, screenshots only come out as PNG, and there is no implemented function that lets you choose a desired format.
Neither will you find hotkey support, even though it spends most of its time hidden in the system tray.
Suitable for creating tutorials
If surveillance is not its strong point, it can surely come in handy for testing applications and games, in conditions where the eye is quicker than the hand. Furthermore, one step of creating tutorials is covered by this little utility, because of its automated task handling and every second trigger of a capture.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Screenar keeps things simple and straightforward. Several missing functions make it a little rough around the edges, but it serves its purpose well when you need to capture something that only appears for a second on your screen.