Some of the good screen capture tools come with hefty price tags and more bells and whistles than a Tesla Model S. Others do the basics; capture a Mac’s screen and save the image somewhere. Someplace. Uber free is the Mac’s built-in screen capture tools, either the keyboard shortcuts or the useful Grab app.
First, Snappy resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s always accessible. Simply click to get the capture tool you need. But Snappy goes beyond mere screenshots and becomes a library of snaps.
Snappy calls screen shots or screen grabs ‘snaps.’ Whatever you grab, or snap, gets saved, and what gets saved gets shared between Snappy on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. All those little snaps become a library which you can organize and share with others using a feature called SnappyLink which comes with a unique URL (which makes the sharing easier; plus they can be password protected and encrypted).
Sharing snaps is the easy part. Not only can you share with individuals, clients, or team members using SnappyLink, you can share socially, and share and since between your Apple gadgets.
Wait. There’s more.
Snappy has a nifty Snap and Pin feature which floats on top of the Mac’s screen so something snapped over here can be referenced over there.
Of course, Snappy annotates, too, so you can draw, write, erase, and undo annotations on a screensnap. The Snaps Library gives you organization tools so you can save images how you want based upon your workflow, and save it all to iCloud if you prefer to sync between devices.
There are some caveats to Snappy, but no deal breaker.
First, Snappy is free, so one should be concerned about the business model. Second, the SnappyApp for iPhone and iPad is a bargain at 99-cents but it’s not a screen capture app in the Mac sense.
Instead, it syncs the Mac’s Snaps Library, but also lets you make iPhone and iPad screenshot captures, which are saved to the Photos app, but can be captured and stored in SnappyApp. It’s a bit convoluted but that’s an iOS issue. Also, the iOS app hasn’t been updated since 2014. That scares me a bit, too.
Otherwise, Snappy is a greater value than the sum of the parts.