InstantShot! 2.5

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Screen capturing, the smart way."


There is no shortage of screen capture utilities on the market, but if you haven’t made your mind up yet and are craving after a good tool, then look no further than InstantShot! It is a super lightweight screen capture tool for Mac that allows you to take screenshots of your desktop. It is a tool that might be very handy in a work environment when you want to show something to your network technician or work colleagues. Incorporating a nice set of features and boasting functionality and ease of use, InstantShot! is the perfect tool for users who don’t want to fiddle around with a bunch of settings and options. Does InstantShot! stands out from the crowd? Let’s find out the answer to this question in this quick article as we analyze the features of InstantShot!


At just 0.5 MB in size, the downloading and installation process of InstantShot! should happen at warp speed. This is truly a small yet powerful screen capture utility. After the blazing fast installation, you will be able to customize it due to a wide range of preferences and options, as you see fit. In terms of requirements, InstantShot! is a Mac product. I’m sorry, Windows users but you will have to resort to something else. You should be happy to find out that the utility doesn’t come with spyware/adware or other programs that could harm your computer system.


The biggest strength of InstantShot! is its simplicity and ease of use. Even if you haven’t taken a screenshot of your desktop until now, you won’t have any sort of problems working with InstantShot! The elegant interface boasts a nice, slick design, whilst the excellent placement of the controls and buttons allow for easy navigation. Capturing your desktop is a very easy task, as you will just have to click the icon of InstantShot! from the toolbar. Then, a menu will appear from where you will be able to quickly make the capture.


By using InstantShot! you cannot just capture the whole screen but also a specific portion of it, or a certain window too. What is more, the utility also provides timed screenshots or delayed captures in a specified amount of time. The main windows of InstantShot! offers you all the information you need in order to successfully create your desired capture. The format in which you want the capture to be saved can be chosen too as JPG, Tiff, and Png formats are supported by InstantShot! The size of the portion of the screen you're going to capture will always be shown by a tooltip.

Another great feature of InstantShot! is the fact that it a highly customizable utility. Many different settings can be made, such as hotkeys, compressions levels for the JPG format, the delay for the timed captures, and many more.


There are other screen capture tools on the market that can also record small videos. InstantShot! lacks in this regard.


Some alternatives to InstantShot! include the following tools: Screenr, iShowU HD, Camtasia and a few more.


Overall, InstantShot! packs quite a punch and it is truly the best screen capture tool for novice users.

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