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ScreenMaster lets you handle screenshots smartly

This screenshot and photo-markup app lets you take and manage screen grabs with much more ease

On most smartphones you need to use a combination of the power and volume buttons to capture a screenshot. Photo for representational purpose. (Unsplash)

Let’s talk screenshots. Our smartphone galleries are filled with them. On most smartphones you need to use a combination of the power and volume buttons to capture a screenshot, but some use gesture controls as well. With Screen Master, a screenshot and photo-markup tool, you can perform this action with much more ease.

For Screen Master to work, you first need to give it system permissions to display over other apps. Once you turn on “screen capture”, a floating button, which looks like a camera shutter, appears on the phone screen. Double tap the button to take a direct screenshot. With a single tap, you can capture the screen you are on. Interestingly, with this feature, you can even edit the screen grab before saving it. Screen Master’s editing features are its USP. You can add text or stickers. The “spotlight” editing feature lets you highlight a specific section.

The app also lets you save and share screenshots in different image formats such as .JPG and .PNG. If you are not a fan of the floating button concept, you can still use Screen Master’s functions from your Android’s quick settings by swiping down on your screen. Or you can enable the “shake to take screenshot” feature in the app. Just shake your phone and Screen Master will do the rest. Most of the app’s features are free to use in its basic membership. By upgrading to premium, you can remove advertisements and get access to a bunch of other features. As of now, the app is available only on Android.

For Screen Master to work, you first need to give it system permissions to display over other apps.
For Screen Master to work, you first need to give it system permissions to display over other apps.

For iOS users, Skitch is a nice option to play around with screenshots. Developed by Evernote, Skitch has some simple yet effective annotation tools. You can mark up and send images, maps, and even annotate pictures from your camera roll using Skitch.

Another handy trick, if you are not keen on installing an app just to take screenshots, is to use your smartphone's digital assistant. The Google Assistant, for example, does an effective job at taking screenshots once you give it the command to do so.

Category: Productivity

Ratings: Google Play Store: 4.6 stars; App Store: N/A

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