Awesome Screenshot is an app that gives users a lot of freedom to take and use screenshots in different ways. Usually, screenshots offer very little flexibility, especially when it comes to editing content or making notes within the image. Awesome Screenshot makes editing possible. The app comes loaded with several much-desired features and is available for Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers.
Using Awesome Screenshot
Awesome Screenshot can be used in three distinct steps – Capture, Annotate and Share.
Capture is the stage where users take screenshots of web pages. In this stage, users get three options – capturing the visible part, capturing any region on a page, capturing the entire page. There is another feature called Crop. This feature allows users to crop any single portion of a page. The app also displays the dimensions of the cropped area.
The annotation stage is where users can highlight certain text or images on the screen by drawing circles, rectangles, lines and arrows on the captured screenshots. Important content can be highlighted using different colors. The user can add text to the highlighted or annotated portion of the image.
Additionally, existing text on the page can be edited, erased or blurred. So, if there is some kind of sensitive information on a page, users can capture the image and edit it before sharing it. Annotated images can be stored as files as well.
The third stage is Share. Users can upload edited images to awesomescreenshot.com with just one click. Once uploaded, they receive a URL to the page. This link can be shared on any sharing platform, be it Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Yahoomail, Hotmail, Google buzz, Gtalk and many more.
Highlights of Awesome Screenshot
The app functionality is really simple, but the benefits that it offers are tremendous. The app can be used by anybody to take screenshots of entire web pages using the scrolling feature.
This means that if a web page is very long and does not fit into one screen, users can still take screenshots and scroll it to view the content that does not appear on the first frame. It is a very unique feature that does not figure in most other similar apps.
To make sharing private and confidential, the app creates an URL that a third person cannot guess. So, sharing is secure.
Awesome screenshot costs nothing. It is offered free for Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers.
With its various features and simplicity of usage, Awesome Screenshot is a really awesome app.