TechSmith’s Screen Capturing Tool Snagit Comes to the Mac

After 19 years of being Windows-only, Techsmith’s popular screen capturing tool Snagit has today finally been released for the Mac. It promises to be an intuitive app with more powerful features than those available from OS X’s built-in tools, so I took it for a spin.

Snagit 10 Released With New Capture Tools

The new all-in-one capture tool lets you select a full screen, region, window or auto-scrolling (vertical and horizontal) area during the capture process with a single hot key or mouse click. An enhanced magnifier window and cross-hairs provide extra precision when performing a region capture.

Shooting Screen Captures With Snagit For Mac Beta

Working as a technical writer and writing for WebWorkerDaily mean I shoot a lot of screen captures to illustrate my documents and posts. I like my screenshot apps to offer flexible capture options and have a light footprint, but I hadn’t found a good one for my Macs (s aapl) yet.

Techsmith, the makers of applications including Jing (recently covered by Doriano), Camtasia and Snagit for Windows recently launched Snagit for Mac beta, the Mac version of its popular screen capture application that is pretty much a standard in the Windows (s msft) technical writing community. This new beta requires an Intel Mac running OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard. Read More about Shooting Screen Captures With Snagit For Mac Beta