Free Screen Shot Software for Windows 7 (Snipping Tool)

Windows 7 comes with an inbuilt screenshot tool, this is one of the best tool for everyday use. Here is how it works and some tricks.

First open the snipping tool by clicking windows button or icon.

Then type Snipping


You will see the program like below


Click the Snipping tool to open it

When the snipping tool opens, you will see that it is ready for taking screen shots.



Using Mouse just drag and select the area you want to take a screen shot of and release the mouse button.

Once you take the screen shot, a new window will display like below with the screenshot


Now, you can directly paste the screen capture in any pastable window or email compose box, using the shortcut keys “Ctrl + V”

If you want to make any edit or highlight the screenshot just use the tools


You can use the pen tool to write or round something to highlight it. You can use the highlighter pen to highlight the content.

Once you done with your editing, Click the copy icon to copy the newly edited screenshot and paste it anywhere you want it.

You can also save this screenshot as an image file for attachment or to save it in file.


You can also choose the pen color of the snipping tool


There is a default border to your screenshots, you can remove it, or change color by going to tools menu, then Options


Snipping tool allows you to take windows screenshot or Rectangular Screenshots, or even Free form screen shots


Just before you take the screenshot choose the option



So finally, you have what you wanted for a quick screen capture and this utility is a great addition to Windows 7 and I think this will be continued and developed in future versions.

I really prefer this Snipping Tool to have the better highlight options like “Paint” or basic features of “Snagit”

Shortcuts to Increase your typing speed – Memo Keys

I am not going to suggest a software that will make you type faster but there is a free software where it will memorize the frequently used word, sentences, paragraphs, signature and many more.

As a blogger it is very helpful to me. If you are a person using emails as a part of your everyday life, this should be a great option to save a lot of time and energy.

This is called MemoKeys. You can assign a hot key for each memory. And this only allows you to store the content using functional keys other than Cntrl or Alt or Shift. So your regular work will not get affected. The same time, When you are working in MS office application your functional keys will not work.

For example, if you have Memokeys running, you cannot use F2 to edit the cells in MS Excel. Not only this key, you cannot use any other Functional keys along with memo keys, you need to close MemoKeys than use MS Office.

You can download this program from the below link

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