As our regular readers will attest to, we love FREE software :). Typically posts like this are some of our most popular. And, since everyone’s wallets may be a little lighter right now, this should make some of you very happy.
I was checking out CyberNotes blog this morning and they had one post in particular that caught my eye. Ryan wrote a real nice review of his favorite screen capture sotware and the word free immediately caught my eye. If you want, check out his entire post to see the complete list but one in particular was very interesting to me.
We exclusively use SnagIt and could not work without it (earlier this month Techsmith released SnagIt version 8.2 and it is super sweet!). But in Ryan’s post, he said that FastStone was even better than SnagIt. Immediately, I thought, it could be better just on the basis that it is free and SnagIt costs $39.95. So, I followed the link and downloaded it to see for myself.
Well let me say that I am a believer. SnagIt is still a super program, but if free is your mantra, you will absolutely love FastStone. Check out just some of the features:
* Very lightweight – it will not hog up a bunch of your system resources.
* Pick a color on the screen – when you want to find out the exact color used on a website.
* Image editor – you can resize, crop and more to your heart’s content.
Check out Ryan’s post for a detailed list of the features of FastStone (and his other favorite free screen capture programs). I think we are sold on FastStone and you will be too :).