Joxi for Mac Review: More Than Just Screenshots
Probably all Mac users like to take screenshots. It's very convenient, especially if you see something on the Internet and immediately want to share it with friends or just save the image of the screen and use it in the future. Most probably everyone knows what a screenshot is, but just in case, a screenshot is an image of your Mac’s screen or a selected area of the screen.
To take a screenshot on a Mac all you need to do is press "Cmd + Shift + 4" and with the mouse select the part of the screen that you want to take a shot of.
"Cmd + Shift + 3" automatically takes a screenshot of the entire screen.
But if you write articles and reviews, create teaching or resource materials that use screenshots with notes and highlights for clarity, you will probably need some sort of application for that, because you can’t make notes and highlights on regular screenshots.
That’s why we will tell you about one of these applications. It is called Joxi and can be downloaded here http://joxi.ru/?_locale=en. After you install and run it, you will see the application icon in the menu bar.
Using Joxi Made Simple
When you click on the icon in the menu bar, a dropdown list appears where you can choose what action to take.
The first command is Capture fragment (Shift + Cmd + 6). It offers to choose the screen fragment to be saved.
Use the mouse to determine and adjust the size of the fragment. It is displayed in the lower right corner of the selected area. Then click on the check, and the application automatically saves the image to the cloud and the link to the clipboard. Now when you press Cmd+v, you will insert the link to the screenshot where you want it.
If you want to open the last screenshot, in the drop-down menu select Open last link.
Using Joxi you can mark the elements you need in the screenshot using a set of tools. Once you have selected an area on the screen, Joxi displays a panel you can use to draw, to write, or to put arrows or other geometric shapes over the field.
The first button on the panel duplicates the Capture fragment feature.
The second button—Pencil (Tool Pen)—allows us to draw over the screenshot.
Now you can point to the object you need by using the arrow (Tool Arrow). Do this by clicking on the arrow button and then holding the cursor near the image that you want to point out and moving the mouse to adjust the direction and size of the arrow (there can be several arrows), then clicking on the check mark.
Then there is the letter button that you can use to type over the screenshot (Tool Text).
Next is the button with a circle (Tool Eclipse) and square (Tool Rectangle). With their help, the selection of objects is more exact.
The numbers (Tool Counter) tool is used to show sequence.
Tool Bloor will help you to blur a portion of the screenshot.
Tool Blackout selects the object you need and dims the rest of the field.
Under the operating buttons, Joxi developers placed the settings panel where you can choose the breadth and color of the tools you use.
Go to Setting to customize hotkeys. You can find them in the dropdown list in the menu bar.
Here you can choose the image quality of screenshots: low, medium, or high; turn on additional settings that will make using the application even easier.
If you have a question, you can contact support right away. The Autorization window displays the amount of free space available for saving screenshots.
The application has a very handy feature: the screenshot you take can right away be shared on social networks.
Joxi will be useful to designers, programmers, students, gamers, bloggers, and regular users.
And what is important—the service and maintenance are free, there are no trial versions and no need to purchase additional features.