In a time when online communication is something that happens every day, it’s normal to work with people from another side of the world and crucial to learn how to effectively explain your thoughts and share precise feedback. So if you use emails or chats such as Slack every day, you will see a huge difference when you can start using screenshots and screencasts for your communication.
Screenshots are a great thing for quick collaboration that let you save a lot of time by sharing short, but more precise communicates. Instead of writing what is in your mind you can easily show it on a picture. Whenever you want to send any information to your colleagues or clients, screenshots let you save a lot of time, on unnecessary discussion just because you added a visual context. Whenever you are looking to get some fast feedback on a design, or need to give the boss a status update, Just make a screenshot and send it off. Let's see how screenshots can help you collaborate with each other.
Screenshots are great tools that can be used to communicate clearly and provide information in a way that doesn’t leave room for misinterpretation.
When you have a good news you want to share with your team or the whole company, just capture it on a screen, and share them with all of them. Sharing screenshot is a highly effective way of showcasing the actual, tangible difference your product delivers in a real time. For example, if you are selling a SaaS product, showing a screenshot of your sales from the very first day using your product, and on day 30, is a fantastic way to make your product irresistible and showing the progress of it. To add more emphasis, you can annotate your screenshot.
Whether want to give your input on a new webpage your employees have put together or do they need you to look over a landing page they are having printed? Instead of writing a lengthy email with edits and revisions, you can show everything just in a single screenshot and surprise them with excellent and efficient feedback with necessary edits.
Need to create an onboarding training for new users? Instead of telling them, you can quickly send them a screenshot to get a reference again and again without having to repeatedly ask you.
Reporting bugs with different programs can be a tedious task. Typing out a description alone does not help to fix the problem. The most important step of reporting bugs is to show how and when it happens. The most effective way to do it is to show on the screenshot with a specific place where you have a problem. Your team of developers will love it on reports because screenshots let to save them a lot of time, and sometimes without a visual report, bugs can be impossible to fix. By capturing exactly what is happening on your screen, you communicate clearly about the problem and there is little room left for misinterpretation. You can also add some edits to your screenshots to provide a step by step guide about what’s happening and how to fix it.
1. Click the Droplr icon in your menu bar. Click the Screenshot feature. Click and drag to select the portion of your screen you want to capture.
2. Alternatively, you can hold down Option + Shift + 4 on your keyboard. Doing this, you can select an area of your screen to take a screenshot.
3. For annotation, press Option + Shift + 3, and Droplr will grab a screenshot and open the annotation dialogue so you can add some text, draw arrows, or just scribble on the image before you transfer it to the cloud and get a Drop link in seconds.
4. For Mac, your screenshots will be uploaded in the Droplr Draw window and you can find them just by clicking on the Droplr icon on the menu bar. You can also markup them with shapes, text, colors and emoticons etc and click the Save button.
For Windows, your screenshot will appear to your Droplr account and a link to it will be copied to your clipboard.
5. Paste the link into a chat window, email, forum or anywhere to share.