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This article was published on August 27, 2015


Microsoft Snip finally brings a better way to screenshot on Windows

Microsoft Snip finally brings a better way to screenshot on Windows
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

A new beta app from Microsoft aims to make taking screenshots on touch-enabled Windows 10 computers a lot easier.

Microsoft Snip offers an easier way to take screenshots, annotate them and even add audio to them. Once installed, the app floats at the top of the screen so you can quickly take a screenshot of the whole screen or a particular region, a photo of your webcam or a drawing.

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It’s touch-friendly so it’s easier to jab at than a desktop app and has full pen support so you can write/draw directly on the screenshot.

In the past there was an app called ‘Snipping Tool’ included with Windows, but this app is a big leap forward as it makes it much easier to share screenshots and quickly annotate them without the need for any other software. It’s quite similar to Evernote’s Skitch app, but far more touch-friendly.

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Snip is a little buggy right now, but it’s still a great improvement over what’s included with Windows out of the box.

Snip [Microsoft, via The Verge]

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