Chrome Extension For Screen Capture: TechSmith Snagit

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TechSmith Snagit is a Google Chrome extension for screen capture. Using TechSmith Snagit extension you can capture any part of the screen, or even whole Window while using Google Chrome. TechSmith Snagit lets you annotate the captured screenshot using arrows, box, text, and ellipse.

What makes Snagit a cool app is that, it syncs your captured screenshot to your Google Drive. So wherever you go, you can access your captured screenshots using your Google Drive. Also, the extension can work in offline mode that is; when there is no internet Snagit can be launched from Chrome.


Another interesting feature of Snagit is that, you can launch the Snagit extension from Chrome App Launcher to view your screen snapshots. You can easily view your library anytime by launching the TechSmith Snagit from Chrome App Launcher. The library of the TechSmith Snagit extension compromises of the captured screenshots only.

Note: The screenshots can only be made using the Snagit Extension from Chrome. From the Chrome App Launcher you can only view the captured screenshots in the library and edit previous captured snapshots. Also, the captured screenshots are in .png format only.

How To Use TechSmith Snagit Extension:

It is very simple to use the TechSmith Snagit extension for Chrome.

Get the Extension from the link provided at the end of the article and then Click on the Snagit extension from the top right corner of the browser.

You will have the cross hair to capture the screen, just drag the cross hair to the screen area you want to capture. You will have the simple user interface as shown below.

To annotate the captured screen area, you get basic but really cool tools that include:

  • Arrow
  • Box
  • Ellipse
  • Text

You can even change the color of the tools from Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White, and Black.

The great thing I liked is that while you do your work, you work is saved in you Google Drive as the syncing is done automatically to your Google drive. It’s a great feature that makes your captured screenshots accessible anywhere on the web by using your Google drive.

You can even share your work in Snagit. As Snagit offers you to do so by using the sharing button. You will be provided with the URL of the screenshot which you can use to share the captured screenshot with anyone.

Features of TechSmith Snagit:

  • Very simple to use interface.
  • Custom selection of area for the screenshot.
  • Option to name the screenshot.
  • Nice tools to annotate the captured screenshot.
  • Automatic Syncing with your Google Drive.
  • Captured screenshots are saved in the library, which can be accessed anytime.
  • Easy access to the library from Chrome App Launcher.
  • Sharing option to share the captured screenshot with anyone.
  • Works offline: Snagit can work even when there is no internet connectivity.

You might also want to try out Grabilla. It is free screen capture software that also provides video recording facility.

Final Verdict:

TechSmith Snagit is a really cool free Google Chrome extension for screen capture. You won’t need any software in your computer if you have Snagit in Chrome. The user interface is simple and very easy to understand. Also, the automatic synching with your Google Drive makes it an awesome extension. I would recommend you to try it out

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