Here’s an example of a problem that wasn’t easily solved with traditional screen capture apps. The company where I work has a few projects involving help screens. Mac screen capture apps grab screen shots, then we pull the pieces together into a package of help screens; kind of a visual knowledge base. It’s a laborious, time consuming process, but it works.
Then someone found ScreenSteps. It’s a single Mac app which replaces three apps and a convoluted workflow to create a knowledge base of help screens.
Yes, ScreenSteps captures the Mac’s screen, but it also lets you create the help screens, one-by-one, as you record the screen. That means capture, editing text and images, and exporting the finished document from within a single app.
This is really a big deal for anyone who creates step-by-step instructions, help screens, or knowledge base apps. Think of it as an authoring tool which lets you add images, annotate images, add text, and pull all the pieces together in a document which can exported as HTML, PDF, DOCX, WordPress, TypePad, and many other formats.
ScreenSteps is the kind of app that can save hours of production, and time is money. Therein lies the only kicker to the deal, but if you do this kind of thing for a living, it’s relatively inexpensive. You pay by the month starting at $10.