Little Snapper: Mac Only
Little Snapper wasn’t in my sights. But the Mac App Store was new. And I was trigger-happy. So I went and had a look and downloaded a trial version. What can I say? I got swayed by the cute arrows in Little Snapper. I’m a sucker for pretty arrows and little bendy things that look cute on screen. It’s the little touches that got me. So I got myself a copy.
Definitely the beauty of the “little things” like the arrows. It’s pretty. It’s nice. And I’m not beyond taking a screen shot in Snapz ProX or Snagit and then re-taking the picture once again to get it into Little Snapper—just so that I can get the nice little arrows.
But the arrows aren’t everything. There’s also the nice little inspector panel that enables you to tag stuff, to rename files quickly and to store the direct link to the uploaded file. Now this is important for me at least. Little Snapper allows you to set up FTP so that you can take a pic, tag it and upload it to your server or elsewhere. Which is cool, but they go the extra step.
They give you the code to embed the image. And they give you the link so you can copy the link. I don’t know about you, but it irks me to upload something, then have to go to FTP and work out the exact link and ugh…I might as well just send it up via FTP. Having this link show up right after you FTP the file is beeeeeyoottiful. I love it. I love it. I love it. And then I love that I can find it in the inspector later, should I need it.
It also has a built in web browser, which is a pro (I guess). Nice, but not terribly earth-shaking.
Well it does whatever it’s supposed to do but there’s no way on earth you can leave longer comments. Unlike Snag-It where you can leave a bucket load of stuff on a page, this program just restricts you to “mini-Tweets” (yup even 140 characters is too much). That’s a bother if you’re going to want to do any critiques, but I suppose not such a pain if all you’re doing is taking screen shots.
- It’s pretty with its arrows. Hey, you already heard that before.
- It’s got a superb FTP service. Wayyyyyyyyyyyy better than any other screen shot software I’ve used.
- The inspector is nice. It’s nice not to have to bob around to rename a file or add tags. Very nice indeed.
- Overall it’s a nice add on to other screen capture programs. I doubt it would be the “one and only” program I’d use.