Some customers work mostly off of network drives. This is especially the case for those in corporate environments with shared computers or if they use virtual machine software like VMWare. And they would like better support for putting Snagit's Capture Library on a network drive.
*EDIT* Based on feedback provided by users, adding locations such as OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. to this topic.
I'm one of several instructional designers on a team. The lack of this ability has been a huge issue for our team, and the subject of many process/policy debates. We often have to hand-off projects to one another depending on our specific skills and availability. Not being able to access each other's libraries has necessitated multiple people taking duplicate screen shots. This feature will have a major impact in improving our efficiencies. OneDrive and SharePoint are our storage options of choice.
For those that want to use it for themselves, there is a desire to put their library either on a network drive or in a cloud storage service. This is mostly for backups and moving between machines. This is something we’ll look at. Seems like a simple use case, but there may be some tricky things that we need to handle to make it work with multiple machines using the same library.
For those that want to share captures between others on a team, you only want to share some things. And it would be more of an explicit share action to a shared location as opposed to automatic sharing of the whole library.
We will ideally need more information as we get closer to this and we will likely start by exploring and researching the first use case of putting your entire library on a network drive or cloud storage.
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I'm a software developer and I use Snagit a lot in bug reports to indicate what went wrong somewhere. Also really helpful when communicating with customers to show them what they need to do in a certain userinterface.
Anyway, I regularly work from home where I don't use my laptop but a much beefier desktop. It would be ideal if captures that I made yesterday on my laptop can be found on my desktop as well.
I'm currently trying to fake this by saving the library to a folder that is stored in Google Drive (on both machines) but this does not work 100% (some images are shown as missing).
This would be a big, big plus and a certain buy from me when implemented correctly.
I'd like to see something like this available for Camtasia and maybe Snagit. But maybe broadening it to Screencast, Amazon Drive, and Google Drive! I know that's a lot of coding and testing various access protocols, but even just having Screencast and OneDrive would pay benefits over the long haul, I think.
We still have this Under Consideration.
Just to set some expectations. We looked into this and we couldn't get it in our next release without creating some a level of risk that we'd have some serious bugs. And when we have bugs in capture storage, that's really serious. We want to do everything we can to prevent data loss. That means lost time, work, and a lot of frustration. So we're likely going to put this one in the following release. We had several other things that we had Under Consideration that are now Planned for this release from the most recent round of voting. Those ideas were much less risky, so that's why you've seen those updated to Planned over this one.
What that means though is that we'd like to do this fairly early in our next release so that we can uncover any bugs before widely releasing it. We will reach out to everyone that participated in this thread to see if you'd like to beta this functionality. We will look into ways to reduce the risk to beta participants (like having it run side by side with a separate library than the released version of Snagit). So keep an eye open for a beta invite after our next release (date TBD, but before the end of this year).
that would indeed also be possible, would it then also be possible to do the same for non network drives, meaning to say that with just one or two 'global' settings, both the library and output can be saved in a specific folder.
Currently the library can already be stored 'elsewhere', i.e. in a user selected folder - SnagItEditor Preferences, tab Library, Library Location.
However, it is not possible yet to store all output (screenshots, etc.) in the same way, i.e. into a user selected folder.
To state the obvious, only a small percentage of users will have discovered this thread at all, so I do question the value of this thread as a "way of gauging how well this fits our users’ needs" (OP). I bet we're just the tip of the iceberg on this one!
Please add the ability to save the library location of snags to a Dropbox or OneDrive folder so that you can access that same library on the other computer that has access to that same cloud location.
(In the interest of balance, there are some good features in S2019 that I think I'll find useful, but I'm massively disappointed that this is not one of them. I work across multiple machines and the absence of a cloud based library is not at all helpful.)