Will there ever be a polygon tool added to Snagit for Mac???

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Will there ever be a polygon tool added to Snagit for Mac??? I've used Snagit for many years on PC. Switched to a Mac and don't have the shape I use most available to me
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

Polygon tool is something we have on our radar for Snagit mac. I don't have a timeline on when it would be worked on, but the more requests we get, the higher it will be on our list.
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Luke: What needs to be done to prioritize this issue? Thanks.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

In general, the more requests we get for something, the sooner it will get prioritized. Posting here is a great first step, and I will pass this along to see if the Snagit team can get to it sooner. If you can get more users to request this feature, that will certainly help too.
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meetlaton

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Any progress on this polygon tool for Mac? Thx.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

We actually just released it yesterday! It's available in our 2018.1.0 update.
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meetlaton

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Bless you all!! Much appreciated !!
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Today I have a French customer who needs it on his Snagit Mac.
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meetlaton

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LaurelP: What needs to be done to prioritize this issue? Thanks.
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meetlaton

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I need polygons on mac.  I have them at the office on my pc and it's one of the prime reasons I bought the software for my home computer which is a mac.  

If it were advertised or disclosed the polygon tool was not available, I would have gone a different direction on my home purchase of Snagit.  What can be done to prioritize this?  

It will be greatly appreciated by many as well as snag and retain customers!!  Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Polygon Tool for MAC - Express Your Need Here.

The polygon tool (very useful on pc) is missing on the mac version of snagit.  Staff probably needs to know there is a demand, though it should be there like on pc anyway.  Add to this string if you would like this tool on the Snagit for mac.  Thanks. 

Staff: Please prioritize this. Thanks.
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Hi,
I agree, I think a polygon tool for Mac Snagit would be extremely useful. It would be nice to have the Mac software share the same functions as the PC version.
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I am new to both Mac and Snagit.  I've been using Windows for decades and have been using Microsoft Image Composer (free and still available but unsupported since about 2002, runs fine on Windows 10 and all the way back to Win95).  It doesn't actually takescreenshots, but with the various "PrintScreen" keyboard shortcuts, I found it to be the the best, most intuitive and easy to use option.

With my new job, I am forced to use a Mac, so I've been searching for a similar tool.  The company paid Snagit, so I've given it a try.  It has a number of shortcomings compared to MIC, but the worst is the lack of polygon tools, both for selecting and for shapes.  I work for a software company and spend a tremendous amount of time capturing and editing screenshots of our software.  The lack of polygon tools has essentially made Snagit useless.  Seriously??  I can't draw a triangle or a trapezoid?  That is the most BASIC functionality.

I'm reading complaints on this going back for almost 10 years while it seems it's been in the Windows version since the beginning.  What's up with the bias against Mac users?

I also use Camtasia, which seems to be just as good as the tool I was using before, but there are no words to express my disappointment in Snagit for Mac.  I've found numerous free or inexpensive tools in the app store with more functionality.
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Hi,

I'm so sorry about the disappointment. We're working towards catching up to the Windows version, and our next release on mac will include the polygon shape tool. If there are other features that you miss from the windows version, please let us know.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hey folks,

I have some good news to share! The polygon shape tool will be in our next release of Snagit for Mac, coming soon. I will let you all know when the update is available. Thanks for all of the requests!
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Great News! Polygon tool was released today for mac! It's in our 2018.1.0 update, which is a free upgrade for anyone who already has version 2018, or has a maintenance agreement.
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Awesome - I love it!  I've already used it many times since I upgraded yesterday.   :)

Now all I need is a polygon option for the "Select" tool.  My hand isn't steady enough to use the lasso when I need a clean edge on something other than a rectangle or oval.

Keep those great enhancements coming!!
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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I'm glad you're enjoying it! Polygon selection in the works, I'll let you know when it's available.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

We just released a 2018.2.0 update which includes polygon selection. Thanks all for your patience!