FireShot – screenshot editor for Firefox

Screen shots are a huge part of my workflow, especially for library instruction handouts. Mac OS has always featured an elegant keyboard shortcut + diagonal drag method for grabbing screen shots, while the Windows routine has been the print screen button + paste + cropping every single shot.

Clearly cropping is a big time waster. I was a fan of Snapper, a Firefox extension that used a Mac-like diagonal drag. Sadly, Snapper hasn’t been updated to work with the new versions of Firefox. Happily, I just found FireShot !

FireShot has the added coolness of a text editor and drawing tools, so you can embed captions & pointers in your graphic. It even makes the camera clicky noise I like so much on my Mac. Yay!

Check it out:

  • Free: Yes
  • Sign up: No