While having a conversation with a friend, he was praising the Windows Snipping Tool application and it reminded me of a great app that comes with your Mac called Grab. It’s located in the Applications/Utilities folder and is similar to the Windows Snipping Tool but has a couple more features.
When you open Grab it will look like nothing happened. There’s no default window that opens asking what you want to do. At the top in the application menu there are preferences to choose what you want your mouse to look like when your ready to grab a screen but the main menu you want to focus on is the “Capture” menu.
The “Selection” option is basically the Windows Snipping tool, you drag and make a box out of what you’re trying to grab. After grabbing it it opens the image and you can save it from there.
The “Windows” option lets you grab a full window from any application. This is helpful for people who need to create how-to’s and other things and don’t feel like cropping everything.
The “Screen” option take a screenshot. this can be achieved also by pressing CMD + Shift + 3. Doing it in Grab has the advantage of saving it to where you want whereas as the keyboard shortcut just mentioned will default to saving to your desktop.
The “Timed Screen” is the same as Screen but it has a 10 second delay before taking the shot. Never had to use this ever but it’s there if you need it.
For someone who takes a lot of screenshots this tool if very useful so I though I’d share to all the other Mac users out there. Take care!