3 Free Tools to Take Screenshots in Windows/Mac 2018

Tools to take screenshots

As a blogger, I have to take a lot of screenshots to use on blog posts. A simple screenshot with some circles, arrows, lines and text makes things easier to understand. Readers can easily understand what I am talking about. On the other hand, I need not to write a detailed explanation. However, there could be a lot of other reasons to take screenshots.

I used to take screenshots by using Print Screen key (and paste the image to the Paint). But I found it boring and time consuming. I always wanted a handy tool to take screenshots. After some research, I found a lot of tools. In this post, I am going to share 3 awesome tools (2018) that make taking screenshot easier.

1. PicPick (Windows)

PicPick is my personal favorite. I’ve been using this tool for a long time. This image capturing tool lets you capture full screen, window control, scrolling window, a specific region, and freehand capture. This app also has a built-in image editor that helps you to insert arrow, line, circles etc.

PicPick Screenshot tool

It also contains a color picker, a color palette, a pixel- ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard. This software is free for personal use. For commercial use, you need to pay them for a license.

It is only available for Microsoft Windows ( XP, Vista, 7, 8,  Server).

Download PicPick (Personal)

2. Jing (Windows/Mac)

Jing is a free screenshot and screencast software. It lets you create an image or short video from your computer screen. It is produced by software company TechSmith.


With this tool, you can mark up your screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption. You can also record your screen to make a video tutorial or to get a video feed from your webcam. You can set up Jing to upload to file on Flickr or YouTube.

Download Jing

3. Greenshot (Windows)

Greenshot is another screenshot software tool for Windows. By using this tool, you can quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or full-screen. You can use shortcut keys to do that.


It offers easy annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot. This tool is free for both personal and commercial use.

Download Greenshot

Related Reading: Awesome Screenshot Chrome Extension

So those are the some awesome tools to take screenshots. Let us know which tool do you use? And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook to get regular updates.

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Istiak Rayhan

Istiak Rayhan is the founder of RoadToBlogging.com, a blog that aims to make bloggers' journey easier. Istiak loves to help newbie bloggers to build a better blog. Here's more about him.

  • I use Dropbox to take screenshots — they will all go to my Dropbox cloud. Works on tablets, but if playing a YouTube video it also captures the pause or play button in the middle of the screen.

    I like the idea of drawing directly on the screenshots with your recommended tools. Thank you.

  • Thanks Istiak for this awesome post.
    However, I use Greenshot. It provides better image quality.

  • Abiodun Adetona says:

    Istiak ,

    I really appreciate this. I’ve been looking for a tool to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarin says:

    A video is worth a thousand screenshots. A better product is My Screen Recorder. It is one of the best screen recording software. It records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone – or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your website or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to standard compressed format that works with any video editor or any tool, no conversion required.

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