MakeUseOf: 5 Powerful Free Apps to Make Screenshots Look Better and Search Their Text

MakeUseOf: 5 Powerful Free Apps to Make Screenshots Look Better and Search Their Text. “Taking a screenshot is almost second nature to content creators, social media managers, designers, marketers, product managers, and developers. It serves many uses, such as simple annotations, quick demonstrations, and saving something for posterity. Given how useful the humble screenshot is, these free apps unlock its true potential.”

Fast Company: How to take screenshots and record your screen on any device

Fast Company: How to take screenshots and record your screen on any device. “While screenshots and screen recording might seem like geeky features, they have all sorts of practical applications. You can use them to share article excerpts on social media, demonstrate how to do something on your device, troubleshoot your own technology problems, capture information that’s at risk of being deleted, or write an old-fashioned Notes app apology letter, among other things. That may explain why Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all built convenient screenshot and screen recording tools right into their respective operating systems.”

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage. “Did you know you could screenshot an entire webpage on your phone, then save it as a PDF and revisit its contents whenever your little heart desires? Full-page screenshotting is a super simple and helpful trick, yet I, a person who’s owned an iPhone for over a decade, had no idea it was possible until I watched this TikTok video.”

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge is getting a new ‘Web Capture’ annotation feature

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge is getting a new ‘Web Capture’ annotation feature. “In Microsoft Edge preview builds, Microsoft has introduced a new tool called ‘Web Capture’ that will allow you to capture screenshots of the webpages and create web notes. With Web Capture feature, you can take screenshots to copy or share. You can also take full-page screenshots by scrolling to the bottom of the webpage.”

Poynter: Why people still fall for fake screenshots

Poynter: Why people still fall for fake screenshots. “What is it about fake screenshots that makes people vulnerable to thinking they’re real? For one thing, people often use real screenshots to ‘preserve’ something, like a provocative or erroneous tweet, that might be later deleted. A screenshot can be a signal that something “real” has been exposed. Hoaxers exploit that signal with a fake. And if an original can’t be found, people might just assume it was deleted.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Take Screenshots You Can Search Quickly

MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Take Screenshots You Can Search Quickly . “Screenshots come to the rescue when copy and paste don’t work. But these screenshots can pile up quickly over time and there’s no good way to search the text within them like you would with a collection of text files. Then, with similarly named files and thumbnails, it can be a chore to organize them. The solution? Use an app that not only takes screenshots but uses OCR technology to recognize the text in the screenshots.”

How-To Geek: How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Google Chrome Without Using an Extension

How-To Geek: How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Google Chrome Without Using an Extension. “Google Chrome has a hidden feature tucked away inside Developer Tools that lets you take full-sized screenshots of any web page. This feature captures the entirety of a page, similar to a scrolling screenshot, without the use of a third-party extension.” I wish I’d known about this a while ago! There are plenty of extensions that let you take full-page screenshots, but the permissions are always scary.

XDA Developers: Firefox ScreenshotGo helps you organize your screenshots and search them by text

XDA Developers: Firefox ScreenshotGo helps you organize your screenshots and search them by text. “Basically, ScreenshotGo helps organize all the screenshots present in the OS. In addition, it helps search through screenshots using text. For example, if you’re looking for a specific article you took a screenshot of, all you have to do is search for some of the text from the article itself and let the application do the rest.”

ZDNet: Firefox to remove misleading button after months of complaints

ZDNet: Firefox to remove misleading button after months of complaints. “After months of user complaints, Mozilla will remove a misleading “dark pattern” from its page screenshot utility. The problematic feature is the ‘Save’ button that appears when Firefox users take a screenshot. The issue is that the Save button doesn’t save the screenshot to the PC, as most users would naturally expect, but uploads the image to a Mozilla server.”

Poynter: Screengrabs could be a mixed bag when it comes to accuracy

Poynter: Screengrabs could be a mixed bag when it comes to accuracy. “You need to be careful what you share on the Internet … even if it comes with a PolitiFact label. At PolitiFact, we saw this play out today when Twitter user @r_mccormick replied to a tweet from President Donald Trump with an image purportedly showing Trump’s PolitiFact scorecard. The graphic showed Trump having zero statements rated by PolitiFact as True. There, ‘0’ was circled with exclamation points. We’re not going to show you the unedited image here, and for good reason, because it’s not real.”

Amit Agarwal: How to Screen Capture Tweets with a Twitter Bot

Amit Agarwal, back again with a useful tool: How to Screen Capture Tweets with a Twitter Bot . “Introducing Screenshot Guru, a new Twitter bot that will help you easily take high-resolution screenshots of tweets. There are a plethora of screen capture apps available, including the good old Print+Screen combo but with Screenshot Guru, you get crisp and beautiful screenshots sans the clutter.”