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Create Easy Step-by-Step Screenshot based Documentation with StepShot

May 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Many information workers nowadays not only need to do their work, but often also need to document the work as they are doing it to enable collaboration in a team or to use for training of new staff (often one that will replace you…)

The Past

Now there has always been many option for doing screenshot based documentation and we are all aware of the old routing of:

  • Print Screen (or Alt+PrintScreen to capture just a window)
  • Start->run->Mspaint
  • Paste -> Resize, Save
  • Copy to Word to add to your document…

This use to be a verty long and tedious routine.

The New way: Screenshot Software to Create Documentation

Although there are many screenshot programs available, not many of them allow you to just complete the whole task that you want to do, while capturing the screenshots automagically for you in the background.

This is exactly what a piece of  screenshot software called StepShot Does.

Export options

The export options are currently HTML, or a PDF of your Screenshots with added notes.

Download one example of a PDF StepShot

Your other export options are Doc or HTML but you can also share it to your Dropbox Account (which comes with 2Gb free online storage)

The Interface is really easy to use and takes over your Print Screen, Alt+PrintScreen if you wish to do specific screen grabbing outside of a usual step-by-step process documentation.

Annotating the Screenshots

Some neat features in the software is the option for an external Editor if you want to use PhotoShop etc, and also the annotation features for annotating the specific image if using only sentences are not enough.

StepShot Annotation options

For the most part the software is quite good and I’m expecting the developers to enhance the software soon with export to WordPress or Blogger which would be great for the Bloggerati.

If you are fast on the 28th of May 2012, the software will be available for free for 24Hrs at

Stepshot Screenshot

example of the StepShot interface

 

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/stepshot-22/

 

Thereafter the screenshot software will be available to purchase directly from their website http://www.stepshot.net/

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Visit to Yoyo Tech in London for Custom Gaming PC’s

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Yoyo Tech London Custom Gaming PCsSince I mostly use Macs, I was intrigued when a friend took me to a gaming PC paradise in London called YoYoTech.

They are Specialist is building custom gaming PC ‘s and can be found at 30 Windmill Street – London – W1T 2JL

What was really remarkable was how large these computers were and sometimes quite noise if they had large fans but of course you have the option of choosing water cooling which will run silent (but still take up all the space under my desk).

Other massive computers which looked like Aliens were also on display and I have to admit, if I didn’t convert to the Mac some 7 years ago, I probably would have loved to get one of these machines (If they ran a different Opperating System)

So if you’re inclined to use Windows PC’s and need a super computer for your gaming you can definitely enjoy the visit to www.yoyotech.co.uk

Update:

I almost forgot, they also were using a nice BIG QR code on their door which is nice.