5 Best Alternatives To Snipping Tool


Snipping tool is a built-in screenshot tool in Windows 7 and above. It is really simple to take screenshot with Snipping Tool as it is already installed on your computer. I have been using Snipping Tool for years and have nothing to complain about this software, except its possibility to edit captured images and its shortages of video recording possibility. When creating tutorial video or product demonstration, I have to find an alternative to Snipping Tool. Actually, I found some great replacement of it few months ago.

In today post, I will introduce to you 5 best alternatives to Snipping Tool. These software can be used to take screenshot, record video on your computer, edit either captured images or videos, add annotations and even share your video directly online. More important, some of them are totally free and can be used on both Windows and Mac.

Best 5 alternatives to Snipping Tool – Windows and Mac

1. Snagit 2018 – The best alternative to Snipping Tool at $49.95

Snagit 2018 is a professional screen capture software, created by TechSmith. It has been famous for years in capturing screenshot and recording video from your computer. Snagit provides you more than just a simple screen capture tool. It has the possibility to capture full screen, part of the screen, a scrolling web page, record screen video with sound, webcam and edit captured images and video in the most intuitive video editor in the world as now. Snagit can be installed on Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac. Unfortunately, it is not a free software. After 15 days free trial, you will need to purchase a license at $49.95. It is no a big deal, right? Remember that “there’s no free meal!”. Here is how Snagit looks like:

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2. ActivePresenter – Best free alternative to Snipping Tool

Like Snagit, ActivePresenter is a simple to use, powerful screen capture software. It has all necessary tools for capturing screenshot, recording video with sound and edit what you caputured in its built-in editor. ActivePresenter can work on both Windows and Mac. If you don’t want to purchase a license, ActivePresenter is the best choice after Snagit 2018 in replacement of Snipping Tool. Here are what’s ActivePresenter look like.

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3. Icecream – A simple screenshot software like Snipping Tool

Icecream free screen recorder can become the best alternative to Snipping Tool if they remove their time limitation on recorded video (10 minutes). I like this tool because it is really simple to take screenshot or record video from computer. Icecream can be used on Windows and Mac computer. If you want to remove the time limit, you will need to Go Pro at $15/year. Here is what Icecream looks like:

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4. Apowersoft – Free, online alternative to Snipping Tool

Apowersoft free online screen recorder is a new software that many users are using to capture screenshot and record short tutorial videos as now. It has all necessary capturing tools and edit video for free. If you don’t want to download and install the software, you can try Apowersoft online screen recorder. It has an option to upload your video or image directly online too. See how it looks like:

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5. Movavi Screen Recorder – Great alternative to Snipping Tool at $39.95

The last alternative to Snipping Tool I want to suggest you to use it Movavi Screen Recorder. This is a simple to use screen capture software as well as powerful video recording software. If you want to create professional tutorial video, products demos then Movavi screen recorder can be a good choice after Snagit and ActivePresenter. See how it looks like:

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Bottom line

If you are looking for a good replacement of Snipping Tool, don’t hesitate to try my above suggestion. These are absolutely the best alternatives to Snipping Tool in caputuring screenshot and recording video on your computer screen. Being notice that the links we put under the name of each software will redirect you to our detail review.Remember to follow us to receive more valuable post notifications in the future.

Good luck!

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