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CoastalOR

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I need recommendations for a screen capture app that will allow me to capture an area of the screen showing a drop down menu, the menu selection, and the arrow cursor. It would also be nice if I could resize the selection area before finalizing the capture.

The built in Shift-Cmd-4 does not capture the menu selection nor the cursor. I used to use SnapZ Pro for many years, but I had to leave it behind when I moved on to Yosemite. SnapZ Pro stopped support after 10.9.

Thanks for any recommendations.
 

maflynn

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I'd normally recommend Little Snapper but the company that makes it, replaced this handy little utility with a more expensive one (ember) that I don't think its worth it.
 

CoastalOR

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Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'll start checking them.

Does anybody have experience with Snagit?
 

CoastalOR

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Thanks again to everyone that took the time to reply!

I downloaded many trials and settled on Voila. It did exactly what I wanted with less hassle. I also liked that I could download a pdf of the User Manual to see how things worked and the features. It also had a fully functional trial (not so for SnapNDrag without buying the Pro). Skitch was my number 2 choice (great price - free, but it did not capture the cursor in the menu grab and Little Snitch showed that it wanted to do a many connections to the internet).

Now I have to go back and delete all the apps and hidden files of the apps that I didn't choose. ;)

BTW: I did use Snagit on my work PC (Windows XP) many years ago, but it was more expensive than Voila (which did what i needed)).
 
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Michaelgtrusa

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Thanks again to everyone that took the time to reply!

I downloaded many trials and settled on Voila. It did exactly what I wanted with less hassle. I also liked that I could download a pdf of the User Manual to see how things worked and the features. It also had a fully functional trial (not so for SnapNDrag without buying the Pro). Skitch was my number 2 choice (great price - free, but it did not capture the cursor in the menu grab and Little Snitch showed that it wanted to do a many connections to the internet).

Now I have to go back and delete all the apps and hidden files of the apps that I didn't choose. ;)

BTW: I did use Snagit on my work PC (Windows XP) many years ago, but it was more expensive than Voila (which did what i needed)).
Glad you are happy with your choice the Dev of Viola was a member here but was banned for posting a link to a iMore review. You'll find tons of vids via youtube.
 

CoastalOR

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SnapzPro X just released a new version for El Capitan.
Ambrosia Software Releases Snapz Pro X 2.6.0

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/news/story/Ambrosia-Software-Releases-Snapz-Pro-X-260
free to all registered users of Snapz Pro X 2.x
Thank you for updated information. I downloaded the update and tried it, but decided to stay with the extra features of Voila. I don't need 2 screen capture apps. It would have been nice if Ambrosia would have responded with the information about a pending update BEFORE I purchased Voila.
 
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