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Top 10 Tools That Will Revolutionize Screenshots in 2017

Top 10 Tools That Will Revolutionize Screenshots in 2017

Modern operating systems come with several built-in options for taking screenshots. The most popular one is the Print Screen button, but apart from this, there are also small applications such as the well-known Snipping tool in Windows 7. However, if you want an advanced screen capture program, you may consider using one of the following:

1. MegaBackup

Right now, it is one of the most popular applications in the market. MegaBackup’s Screenshot Editor is incredibly easy to use and does not require any special knowledge. You can either share the screenshot or just press the Shift button to enter the edit mode. Once you open the editor, you will get access to many interesting functions such as changing the colors, adding texts, blurring particular aspects, and inserting the arrows.

2. Jing

Jing is the hot TechSmith’s product for taking the screenshots, sharing them, and adding the visual elements. There is a trial version for testing purposes. You can either capture screenshots or record videos. However, the second option is limited to only five minutes. There are the text box, captions, arrows, highlights, and other benefits.

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3. FastStone Capture

This is indeed a powerful and lightweight software with a lot of outstanding features. Once you enter the editor, you will notice the tools for resizing, watermarking, cropping, adding special effects, arrows, annotations, and much more. You can also generate the automatic filenames, adjust the zoom level, etc. The output location and the format are customizable.

4. Ashampoo Snap

If you are after an ideal piece of software for screen capturing, editing, and recording, then this is indeed among the best ones available out there. The stunning screenshot is the synonym for Ashampoo Snap. You can capture anything visible on your screen and decorate it with some excellent tools including various texts, annotations, arrows, and special effects.

5. Snagit

Whether you want to grab the entire screen or just a particular area, Snagit will do it for you with a single click. Turning your images into the perfect messages has never been easier. You are allowed to put your own comments or emphasize particular objects using the various shapes, arrows, and highlights.

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6. Gadwin PrintScreen

Gadwin Systems have recently launched the latest version of their PrintScreen application. Select your own output direction and choose between six different picture formats. Along with this, there is the advanced editor which is incredibly easy to use. To make your screengrab more appealing, just use anything from the toolbar.

7. Screenpresso Pro

A brand new software with the key features of screen capturing, editing, video recording, and sharing. The convenient and dynamic image editor will allow you to edit or highlight the best aspects of your screenshot. You can crop it and add reflection, borders, colorful text bubbles, callouts, text boxes and spotlights.

8. ScreenHunter Pro

Due to its uniqueness and innovative image editor, this screen grabber has earned an enormous popularity. It is extremely comfortable and flexible to produce fantastic screenshots with a single click. You can watermark your images, resize them, add texts, annotations, various color effects, and borders. There is also the automatic filename generator built in.

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9. SPX Instant Screen Capture

It is a straightforward tool for creating professional screenshots. The latest version contains many improvements. The 15-day trial period is enough to fall in love with this wonderful software. Enhancing the images is exciting and funny because there are so many excellent features such as adding time and date, signature, annotations, and a lot more.

10. HyperSnap

This is the ultimate combination of the perfect screen capture application and the powerful image editor. Whether you are making tutorials, presentations, or some other materials, HyperSnap is undoubtedly the ideal solution. You will enjoy using its image manipulation potentials while producing top-notch screengrabs at the same time.

These tools will undoubtedly provide you the best user experience when it comes to taking a screenshot. Each and every one of them contains many sophisticated features that will ensure the top-notch quality as well as ease of use. Whether it is resizing, cutting, or enhancing particular elements, these 10 tools will never let you down.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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