Most of us take a screenshot or create a video in our day-to-day life. It is possible to take a screenshot using Windows 11/10 built-in utility Snipping tool or utilize freeware like a greenshot. If you are looking for one freeware tool to capture the screenshot and record the screen on Windows 11/10, you may prefer to use ShareX.
ShareX for Windows 11/10
ShareX is a free screen capturing program that is very handy and efficient to use. It has some amazing advanced hotkey systems. You can do all sorts of things with ShareX, such as taking full-screen screenshots with the Print Screen button. It is also possible to take screenshots of specific windows or specific regions of the active screen. You can instantly edit your screenshots by adding squares boxes, circles, arrows, text, blurring things, pixelating things, etc.
When you launch ShareX, there are two ways that you can use it. You could use the program window to access the various tools. Another method is to minimize the window to the system tray, look for the ShareX icon & right-click on it. You will find the same categories listed here as well. On the home screen of this tool, you will find the most popular hotkeys listed. It is useful for those who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts. For example, you need to press the Alt + Print Screen hotkey to capture an active window.
You can even change these given hotkeys by navigating to Hotkeys Setting. This software allows you to assign your own keys that are comfortable and convenient to use. You can even add a new hotkeys/shortcut button here by clicking on Add button.
If you want to take a screenshot, you have many other choices. In the left sidebar of the tool, select Capture, and you will see a list of options (like Fullscreen capture, Window capture, Monitor, Region, Screen Recording, Scrolling capture, Auto capture, etc.) available for capturing the screen.
The ShareX freeware also allows capturing the screenshot after a specific time delay. You can select between 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 4 seconds, and 5 seconds.
Even for the screen recording, you can use the shortcut button Shift + Print Screen to Start/Stop Screen recording or directly go to capture and select Screen recording. The best part of ShareX is that you can record any part of the screen. Similarly, you can use this program using the shortcuts button directly or going to the capture button in the upper left sidebar for the needed utility.
If you ever need to convert any of your video files, ShareX has a useful video converter. On the home screen, go to tools, and select video converter. It will open a new window to input video files that you would like to convert. When you click on Tools in addition to the video converter, there are other useful utilities to check out. A few tools include a screen color picker, image editor, ruler, DNS changer, QR code generator, directory indexer, and a lot more.
The QR code creator is quite handy, and restaurants have been using them lately to access their menus. Copy and paste the URL into the box to create the new QR code; for this, go to the Tools and select the QR code.
Final Opinion on ShareX
As a user, I have never used or found any free screen capture program with so many utility tools and functions with handy functionality. ShareX is a beneficial application for those who want to take a screenshot or record the desktop screen.