The Need was simple. I wanted a solution to share screenshots as fast as I could. When I moved on the Windows 7 earlier this year (yeah yeah, am a century behind everyone), it came with the snipping tool and it is good.
But not good enough. It couldn’t annotate, plus you needed to find a place to upload it. I use twitpic to upload and share photos, but the I have to bother about which photos are private and which are not.
I found the perfect solution. Awesome Screenshot.
Awesome Screenshot is available as a addon for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. It stays on the browser as a neat icon and you have a quick and easy menu. Either Capture the whole page (yes, that is available!) or Capture the Visible area.
Choose any of those and the capture opens up in a new tab with lots of handy tools:
And when you are done, save it to your hard disc, or temporarily online or on Diigo if you have an account there. (Would love to see integration with some more free services):
I find the temporary save particularly useful. Take a screenshot, do your thing, save it temporarily, get the shortlink (automatically generated) and then share it where you want to.
Here is a sample upload: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0456u0v81
Does the job, and is awesome! What do you use?