Mac screenshot utilities are a dime a dozen; plenty to choose from and they range from free to downright expensive. I own about half of those available, including Snappy, which is free, easy to use, and more useful than some that have a price tag.
What Snappy has going for it, besides the lack of a price, is a rare combination of useful features, perfect for anyone who captures screen shots, needs to annotate a shot, store a shot for later retrieval, share shots with others, and not spend a dime in the process.
SnappyApp stays on top of your Mac’s screen, always available to snap whatever screen shot or portion of a screen you want. Tools on the toolbar are obvious. Snap, annotate, text, delete, with a long list of sharing options only a click away.
Snappy does not just snap screenshots. There’s annotations for draw and write, share, and organize in the Snaps Library. That’s right. There’s a library of what you’ve snapped and it can be saved on iCloud and synchronized between devices– including SnappyApp on iPhone and iPad.
Any area of the Mac’s screen can be snapped, too. Sections, windows, whatever. There’s even an option to create a self-destructing snap, and you choose how long the snap lives. Snaps can even be password protected from one device to another.
How is it that all this is free?
Well, it’s not quite free. The Mac app is free and syncs snaps from one Mac to another over iCloud. There’s a nominal 99-cents price tag on the SnappyApp for iOS devices, which can pull in screen shots from iCloud, your Photos library, and it automatically detects iPhone and iPad screenshots and imports them to SnappyApp’s library.
This is well done and remarkably easy to use.