Snip for Mac
Taking screen captures is very useful for anyone that wants to add create tutorial with images, include a desktop sample into a project, or anything similar.
Snip is a tool that was created to help you perform screen captures from the comfort of your desktop. Snip can be downloaded from the Mac App Store free of charge. After starting it, you can choose to customize the capture shortcut and enable an alert tone that activates each time an image is captured.
Taking a screenshot is quite easy, you just have to press the Start button, select the screen area you want to grab and release the mouse. After that you can choose to add annotation to your images, highlight certain areas and even add text, if you need to.
Once you choose to save the screenshot, Snip will automatically ask you where to save the image. You can choose a default save location in the Preferences window, if you don't want to be asked all the time.
Snip brings you multiple preferences that allow you to auto-copy captured image to the clipboard. Additionally, you can download browser plugins that bring your Snip functionality to you browser, and even link your QQMail account.
To sum up, Snip is an useful tool for anyone that wants to grab screen captures for various purposes. It's very easy to use, allows you to add annotations even before saving the screenshot and has no learning curve, with all the options being very intuitive. I recommend this tool for anyone that wants a reliable screen grabbing tool, especially since it's available free of charge.