Is Snagit Worth Your Money?

TechSmith Snagit single license is $49.95 per lifetime. Is it worth that much? Let’s find out in this article.

TechSmith Snagit Pricing Plan
TechSmith Snagit Pricing Plan

What is Snagit?

Snagit is a screen capture software which is capable of taking screenshot on your Windows, or Mac computer. It also includes a video recorder which lets you record what’s happening on your computer screen, your webcam, audio from your microphone, or your computer’s systems sound.

In addition, Snagit includes an image editor where you can edit captured images, add annotations like shapes, arrows, texts, numbers, shapes and many things more to the images on your computer.

How much does it cost? You ask!

As mentioned at the beginning, Snagit lifetime license is $49.95 which includes 2 installations per user, compatible with Windows and MacOS, English, German, or French language versions. You can get volume discount when you buy more license. This information is on TechSmith’s order page. You can easily check it out yourself.

There are discounts and volume pricing are for students and teachers ($29.95), as well as non-profit and government organizations ($42.95). Click here to view EDU & GOV discount of Snagit 2019!

Snagit’s Key Features

1. Screenshot

Snagit offers a wide array of screenshot tools you can use for different purposes. You can take screenshot in full screen, a fixed area, an open window, a scrolling page, a PDF file, a panoramic image, a shortcut, and some other stuff.

Snagit Screenshot tools
Snagit Screenshot tools

Compare to other screen capture software, Snagit is the most powerful one I’ve ever reviewed. With Snagit, you can capture almost everything happening on your computer’s screen.

2. Snagit Image Editor

Once the image is captured, you can preview your image in Snagit’s editor and do many thing more with it such as adding text, numbers, arrows, shapes, adjust the background, add your company’s watermark, and so on. Finally, save your image into many different formats, or share it directly to third party platforms like email, Google Drive, Dropbox and so on.

Snagit Editor
Snagit Editor

3. Snagit Video Recorder

Last but not least, Snagit offers a simple to use, powerful, lightweight, no lag video recording tool which is capable of record what’s happening on your computer screen in full screen, fixed area with your webcam, audio from the mic and system sound perfectly and save it as MP4, or GIF.

Snagit Video Recorder
Snagit Video Recorder

Is Snagit Worth Your Money?

The answer depends on how you use it. There is no fix answer for this question. For personal, and non-commercial use, it is definitely the right choice for you. Though, it comes in with loads of decent features, there are dozen of similar alternatives out there such as Windows built-in Snipping tools, ActivePresenter, or OBS Studio (a free and open source screen capture software). These alternatives includes all the above mentioned Snagit’s key features. And they are free to use.

For business, and professional work, it’s worth every penny you spend. The program can help you make software tutorial videos, or document faster than other free alternatives. As a software reviewer, I am very happy with what I paid for.

 

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