RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

SnapCrab 1.1.2

An impressively advanced screen capture tool that’s easy to use

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 08 January 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1569
Developer: Fenrir Inc
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/fenrir_inc
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
SnapCrab
SnapCrab

Screen capturing can be as simple as hitting the PrtScr key, but if you have slightly greater requirements you might start to look further afield to the likes of Windows’ Snipping Tool. This provides you with some extra options, but commercial programs such as SnagIt are far more advanced. The cutely named SnapCrab is a freeware alternative to SnagIt which includes many of the features and none of the cost.

This is an app that relies heavily on keyboard shortcuts and you can configure hotkeys for everything from capturing the entire desktop or a single window to posting image to Facebook or Twitter. Of course, there is also the option of capturing a section of your screen and all images are automatically saved using your preferred naming convention to the folder of your choice in PNG format. Support for transparency capture is nothing new, but there is the option of choosing to ignore any background image that might show through transparent section of a window.

Sharing images is a very nice touch, and it is something that SnapCrab handles very well. In addition to posting captures to your Facebook timeline or sharing via Twitter, you can also save images directly to your Evernote account. Whatever type of screen capture you are saving, the preview window helps you to ensure that you grab exactly what you intend to, and there is a timer function for setting up shots.

If you’re an Internet Explorer user, there’s also a browser toolbar that can be used to capture web pages, including entire pages that cannot be seen in one go – this scrolling capture is something that is sure to come in useful time and time again. Extra features include a color picker, image optimization and much more. This is a very impressive tool and one that could sway you away from the paid for alternatives.

Version 1.1.2 (Release Notes):
    Fixed the issue that wrong area could have been captured on high DPI displays
    Improved stability of Twitter authorization by adopting OAuth
    Fixed some minor issues

Verdict:

A serious competitor to the likes of SnagIt, and much more powerful that the Snipping Tool – great stuff.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
COOLTWEAK 1.1.2

COOLTWEAK 1.1.2

Freeware

Resize, watermark and share your images from the Explorer right-click menu

Astrid To-Do

Astrid To-Do 1.1.1

Freeware

A to do list app with a social edge that’s a great boost to productivity.

Voices 2 ~ fun voice changing!

Voices 2 - fun voice changing! 2.0.2

No Trial Available. Purchase Only

Record your voice and change the way it sounds with a range of effects

Klip Video

Klip Video 1.2.1

Freeware

An iOS video sharing app to compete with YouTube

Other Download Articles From This Category
Xlideit

Xlideit 1.0.15.0305

Open Source

A simple but well-designed image viewer

VSDC Free Video Editor

VSDC Free Video Editor 3.1

Freeware

A powerful (but complex) video editor

MediaMonkey 4.1.6

MediaMonkey 4.1.7

Freeware

Bring order to even the messiest of music collections

AIMP

AIMP 3.60.1492

Freeware

A full-featured audio player with many interesting options to explore

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $22.95
RRP: $29.95
Saving 23%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.1

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.1 brings:
 - WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: