goScreenCapture is a handy screenshot tool for Windows PC, that lets you instantly take screenshots and it also offers some basic editing features that make it a complete all-rounder. The tool is well-built and serves the purpose well. It is free to download but requires registration and e-mail verification which is free of cost.
To start with, like most other free screen capture software, there are three capturing modes available. With goScreenCapture you can capture the entire screen, a specific window, or a specific area of the screen. The entire screen capture is very understandable, in a specific area you need to select an area as we do in Snipping Tool, and under a specific window, you need to point up to the application window that you specifically want to capture.
Once you’ve taken the screenshot, a new image editor like a window, pops up containing the screenshot.
Here you can edit the taken screenshot and then save it or just simply save it without editing. The editing tools are minimal, but you can always switch to other advanced tools for editing the screenshots.
goScreenCapture offers very basic editing tools like a highlighter, lines, textbox, simple box and etc. You can even create your own custom tools based upon any of the above-mentioned tools.
As an example, I created an outlined box with the help of a simple box tool and a textbox tool with low opacity background and a custom font. You can create innumerable tools with color or some simple variations as per your requirements.
goScreenCapture features a few sharing options, they are:
- To Clipboard
- Via email client
- Via ccDevnet goTransfer (transfer app by the same developer)
- To Microsoft Paint
- To Facebook
- Save As
Sharing to Microsoft Paint is a useful extension and lets you easily switch to MS Paint for a bit more advanced editing of captured screenshots. Support for more editing tools like Paint.Net, Photoshop, etc. would have been appreciated.
goScreenCapture is a great tiny little tool that serves the purpose, it can be very handy and helpful while taking screenshots and saving them. On top of it, the minimal editing features and variety of sharing features add a twist and thus making the tool worth the download.
Click here to download goScreenCapture. The tool is free but requires email registration.
Take a look at our Windows Screen Capture Tool too.