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Screen capture updates

A lot has been happening recently with screen capture apps for Mac. First, the Mac version of TechSmith’s fabulous Snagit app came out of beta with several nice new features. I’ve been a Snagit fan on the Windows side for a long time and was thrilled to see a Mac version released. Unfortunately, the updated version comes with a hefty price tag at $49.95.

I have very happily been using the Skitch alternative. It’s been around a lot longer than Snagit Mac and I found its one-click upload more useful than Snagit’s fancy editing tools. And, as it was also still a beta, it was still free to use. Well, this morning I was notified that there was an update for Skitch which also brings it out of beta status. And, after installing it I see there is also now a Pro version available. The free version has some interesting new features including more editing tools and more sharing options. The pro version ($14.95/year) offers even more tools and more features at the sharing site. As much time as I spend grabbing screen shots, that low annual fee is a great deal for me. If you’d like to see what Skitch can do, check the quick video below.

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