Snagit 2021 review

The internet is entirely visual.  As the interest speeds increase and the cost of hardware and hosting comes down, graphics, and video are obviously going to become more and more important.

Snagit 2021 is a tool that does just about everything you can think of in terms of image and video editing.

It’s a tool I am very familiar with, as I have been using it regularly since Snagit 2013, nearly a decade ago.

Are you ready to learn about Snagit 2021?  Read on…

So who is Snagit 2021 for?

Snagit is for anybody that is in charge of marketing for a brand.

If you participate on social media, and you might not want to after watching the documentary, the Social Dilemma, which I highly recommend watching on Netflix…but that’s another story.

You need to manipulate screenshots.

If you run your own business, or are in charge of the marketing for your own brand or business, you need a simple, versatile tool like Snagit.

Snagit is made by Techsmith, which also has created the popular cross-platform softwares like Camtasia, Jing and the streaming software, Relay. Techsmith also runs the image and video hosting service, Screencast.  The fact that they own screencast.com should show you how early they were to the party.  They are based out of Michigan and have a high standard of quality.  I actually used Camtasia extensively back when I used a Windows machine before converting to becoming a MAC guy.

And it’s important to point out that Snagit is a cross-platform program.  So whether you use Windows or Mac, you can use Snagit or any of the Techsmith products.

Snagit is a great entry point for moving beyond just taking screenshots.

And I think that’s the point.

Any browser extension like Awesome Screenshot can take and share a screenshot.  Snagit is about moving to the next level.   It’s about doing a little bit more with your screenshots and images (and videos) and still being very simple to use – but ultimately professional.

Before I started using Snagit, I was using a bunch of sometimes reliable, sometimes not chrome extensions.  And I would end up being frustrated.  If I wanted to capture an entire webpage, past the fold, for example, the extension didn’t do a good job of that.  I found that relying on browser extensions would be a bit more cluttered – I could never locate the screenshot I took a few days ago and now wanted to use it again.  Little annoyances like that.

By the way, I use Brave, which runs ALL the Chrome extensions and earns me free crypto while I browse.  Download Brave here.

And while you can do the basics of taking a screenshot and sharing it, with a screenshot browser extension, it’s limited and a bit fragmented.

Once you want to do a little but more, you need to graduate to a program like Snagit 2021.

Some of the problems you may run into using a free browser addon include:

  • taking scrolling screenshots or hard to take screenshots of a very long page.
  • Or even of taking screenshots of a drop down menu.

Snagit has multiple ways to do those things and more.
So if you want to get into blurring, or combining some images into a step by step checklist, for example, you need something a little more robust.

Delegating Tasks to VAs Using Snagit

I find it essential to delegate tasks to my VAs either by recording a video or creating a polished little instructional document that doesn’t take long.

Recording Your iOS Device (Easy Method)

One of the nice features is integration with iOS.  You can record your iOS device with Techsmith Capture – with or without voice narration – and then you can easily have it magically ported to your computer inside Snagit.

The annoyance of getting video files from your iOS device over to your computer has been solved.  And that’s probably the #1 reason you’re not doing as many iOS screen recordings, am I right?  It was for me.  So that, in and of itself is worth it!

This makes it easy for non-techies to get really great iOS recordings to show gameplay or tutorials on how to use a certain app for example.

These often grab thousands of free views and subscribers for your YouTube channel.

So let’s get into the Pros and Cons on Snagit.

Snagit Features:

So I created a YouTube video where I explain HOW to use most of the features in Snagit 2021.  It’s a little but long, but I edited it down to be as concise as possible.  Check it out if you want to know what Snagit can do, or if you already have Snagit and want to learn some of the different features and tools that are inside.

Snagit Pros and Cons:

Snagit Pros:

  • very reliable
  • Can handle recording screens for webinar for multi-hour events
  • Can do a bunch of little things
  • A plethora of image editing tools to make your vision come to life
  • Super-easy to record an iOS video on your iPad or iPhone and get it on your computer
  • Keeps your video and images organized and easily accessible
  • Replaces the need for multiple tools

Cons:

  • it is a paid tool
  • Video editing is limited
  • Can’t rename images inside the editor

So Do You Need Snagit?

Great question.  That all depends.  If all you ever do is take an occasional screenshot and share it on social media – and never do anything to it, you probably don’t need Snagit.

However, if you want to have all of our digital assets in one place and learn how to do things in a more polished way, then I think you’ll love it.

So if you want to start creating a more polished look about the images you screenshot, share and edit online, then you should take a look at Snagit.

One thing I don’t love is you can’t rename the images from the editor.  You have to toggle into the library to do that.

Another thing some might not like is that it is a paid tool – and there is a new major release every year.  While it’s not expensive, it’s not free – and let’s face it if you want to use multiple tools you can use something like Loom to record videos (which is not as high resolution) and Awesome Screenshot to capture screen captures.

Snagit 2021 Bottom Line

So I really like Snagit.  It’s one of the first 2 or 3 softwares I install on a brand new computer. I use it not daily, but certainly multiple times per week at minimum.

It handles all my screenshots and screen recordings and the editor make it really easy find the stuff I’ve been working on recently.

I love that it stores all the files in a separate directory, as it makes it easy to backup.

Want to take a FREE Trial of Snagit?  Click here to download it.

If you buy through my link, I’ll give you a free class on image editing that you will love.  Just let me know you’ve purchased or taken the free trial and I’ll send it to you right away.