Screenshots and twitter threads in Twitoaster

September 4, 2009 4 comments
I was looking for an online tool whick would capture screenshots without having to download any program, like kwout for example. I love kwout but I wanted sthg that would allow me to make annotations and then publish the image. I am tried of the print screen + paint + save old pattern. I tweeted the question and got two replies so far. I decided to give Clip2Net a try, although I had to download the program. :(

This is the screenshot with annotations. It wasn't so difficult, but I'm still looking for something in the net which does that with no downloads.

The other tool is TwitToaster, a tool where you can follow the threaded discussions you have in Twitter. This time I used Kwout for the screenshot. The advantage with Kwout is that the screenshot keeps the hyperlinks.



Then, thanks to Alex's comment to this post, I decided to try aviary.com and was happy to find THE TOOL I was imagining: no program to download, free, grabs your screenshot, lets you add annotations, resize it , save it to your desktop or grab the URL and embed code to publish it in the web. Everything in one tool. Thanks , Alex. One more time you've suggested a great tool.

doodle.png  on Aviarydoodle.png on Aviary.

The screenshot below was done with Aviary.com by writing aviary.com/ before the URL of the page I wanted to take the screenshot of. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who answered my question in Twitter: Kalinagoenglish, Thieddu, Carla Arena and Alex.

doodle.png  on Aviarydoodle.png on Aviary.

There are two ways to use AVIARY,
  • one is to type aviary.com/ before the URL
  • the other is downloading the aviary firefox add-on.
If you want to take a screenshot of a page you have logged in, the first way doesn't work properly as aviary takes you to the front page instead of the logged in page. The most efficient way then , assuming you use a firefox browser is to get the add-on.

This is a screencast showing my test of both Clip2Net and Aviary add-on.



The same video from YOUTUBE.

4 comments:

  • Alex said...

    Hi Ana,
    I usually use Fireshot, a firefox add on or aviary which allows you to install an add on or to use it freely if you just add "aviary.com/" before the URL you want to capture. So, for instance, if I wanted a screenshot of your blog and didn't want to use the add on I would just write:
    aviary.com/http://lifefeast.blogspot.com/
    Both Fireshot and Aviary allow you to make annotations on your screencapture.
    Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous said...

    Try Jet Screenshot (http://www.jetscreenshot.com). it requires download too, but is better than clip2net

  • Jack said...

    Hi,

    You can add annotations using kwout.

    http://kwout.com/quote/8n4it94x

    Please try "Add annotation by Pixlr" in the "Post" section in the above URL, then you can add annotations to the image.

 

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