It happens often when you feel the need of taking a screen shot of your system to save it for later. Most bloggers use the screen capture feature to get screen shots and use them in their blogs and stories. Similarly, students do the same for taking a screen shot of an interesting or useful read.
Apple Mac users can also take free screen capture using the default way of doing so, however you can also choose other ways to capture screen. Considering that the inbuilt screen shot function is limited in features as compared to the third party apps, you may want to ditch it for a third party app that gives you more features to explore.
For those who want to avoid using the inbuilt screen capture function, there are several other third party screen capture tools for Mac available online. Here we list five alternative Mac screen capture apps:
1. Capture Me good!
The service called Capture Me works as a translucent window that floats on top of other windows. It can be moved and resized, and lets a user take screenshot. All you have to do is drag and resize the floating window to cover the area you want to take shot of, and click anywhere on it for a screen shot. It allows resizing of image and let you save an image in various formats.
2. Backdrop it for clean background!
For those who don't like to clean up the desktop everytime they want to capture screen, Backdrop works well, for it is more of a screen capture enhancement tool rather than a screen capture app. The service doesn't capture screen, but puts a plain background or a background of your choice of color. You can use it to take neat and clean screen shots of different screens, with a plain background.
3. Skitch lets you edit!
If you want to capture as well as edit screenshot in the same app, then Skitch is useful for you. It is screen capture tool that also comes with image editing tool. With this app, you can take screenshots, resize, crop, draw, annotate and sketch. Also, it has a frame capture mode that turns the Skitch window transparent and let you resize it over the image. You can then capture the image using snap button. Another highlight of the app is that it can save images in various formats.
4. Jing can record video shots!
Screen shots are just to capture one shot at a time, however if you want to capture a video shot, then Jing is the app for you. Jing can let you take screenshots, record videos and share it online. When you load t up, Jing docks itself as a yellow circle in the top right corner of the desktop screen. You can navigate your mouse to the yellow circle, if you want to take screenshot or screencast.
5. InstantShot! for multiple screen shots at a time!
InstantShot is one good app that allows users to change the screenshot setting even before taking a screenshot. It is good when you are in a rush and don't want to spend time in editing screenshots. Moreover, the app captures multiple shots with one click on the hotkey Shift + Cmd + T. On doing so, the app will take multiple shots at 5 seconds interval.