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If I already use SnagIt for Windows (and Chrome is my primary browser), is there any reason to install SnagIt for Chrome?
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Peter Hancox

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Posted 5 years ago

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Rick Stone

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Hi Peter

I stand to be corrected here, but I think the "SnagIt for Chrome" is intended for use on the new "ChromeBook" devices. I know it's confusing with all the different Google stuff, but I think you should be fine with SnagIt on Windows and the Chrome browser.

Hopefully one of the TechSmith folks will pop in here to clarify.

Cheers... Rick :)
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This is for the Google Chrome browser.  It's both an app and an extension which integrates screen capture with Google drive and related apps.  Read more about it here and see if it floats your boat: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-google-chrome.html
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If I'm already using SnagIt for Windows, does it give me anything extra?

Seems to be tightly integrated with Google Drive but that isn't really a plus for me.

I believe it can only capture from within the browser windows, but is it better integrated e.g., handle scrolling capture of browser pages more easily?

Or is it primarily intended as a "limited" version of SnagIt for windows for just use in Chrome Browser / Chrome OS?
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Manny Carvalho, Champion

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Try it and see if you like it.
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Hi Peter,

As you've correctly identified, Snagit for Google Chrome is highly integrated with the Google Apps ecosystem. If you spend your time there (or especially if you use a Chromebook), then Snagit for Google Chrome is going to be a fantastic option for you if you're looking to capture content from your screen.

If you are a Windows or Mac user, and already have a copy of Snagit for those platforms, and aren't working quite as tightly in the Google Apps ecosystem, then definitely Snagit for those platforms is going to be a great choice for you.

Basically, like Manny said, you should try both out and see which one works best for your purposes!
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Peter Hancox

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Thanks everyone for your comments.

Sounds as if I'll just stick with SnagIt for Windows as almost all my screen captures are related to non-browser windows and often on remote systems via RDP. Nice to know the other option is there though.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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That's really the bottom line Peter; our goal with all of our products is to try to help you be productive, no matter which platform, device, or ecosystem you're working with. As the technology landscape continues to evolve, we'll continue trying to help you keep going, no matter where you are!
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Kelly, I hate to sound overly critical, but this would seem to point to a bit of a failing and a need that TechSmith should offer more clarification about the Google Chrome product, no?

I'm sure when it was developed and offered, you fine folks (and I do mean that very sincerely, because you are all awesome!) probably thought it was perfectly clear as to who the folks are that would want this product. And I found myself scratching my head on it last night.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Not overly critical at all Rick! As we're working to be everywhere you guys are, we're also working out how best to tell that story. As Snagit for Google Chrome continues to develop as a product, we'll keep working to better-define our message about who it's the best option for. Thanks for the feedback! :)

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