A couple months ago the leader of a web development team I’m working with introduced me to Droplr, a magnificent screenshot sharing tool that has totally revolutionized the way I show team members and friends what I’m seeing without the hassle of a video call.
This will be a short post, because the app is beautifully simple and functional.
Go to droplr.com, sign up (for free), and download and install the app. If you’re on a Mac like I am, you’ll see a droplet icon in your toolbar. If you’re on Windows you’ll see it in your system tray.
The functionality is simple. When you want to grab a screenshot hit the keyboard shortcut (Command + Shift + 4 on my Mac) and your screen is grayed out and your cursor changes to a select cursor. Select the area that you want to capture, and let go.
The screenshot is instantly saved for you (no need to select a destination), but the especially beautiful part is that as soon as the image is captured it begins uploading to your Droplr account. When it’s done, a short d.pr link is automatically copied to your clipboard, ready to paste into Slack, HipChat, Hangouts, or an email.
Thus far I’ve only used the free plan and it works great for me. The paid plans do look interesting, but I don’t have any reason to think about upgrading.
I love Droplr. It’s one of the essential tools I use every day. I highly recommend it for it’s great functionality and beautiful simplicity. It’s also made by my fellow Oregonians over in Bend :)