There are many free or cheap screen capture applications available for both Mac and Windows. Many people ask, “Why should I use Clarify when there are so many free alternatives?”
Clarify isn’t an application that you use instead of free screen capture applications. It is an application you use in addition to free screen capture applications.
Here is a simple chart that highlights the differences between Clarify and two popular screen capture applications, Skitch and Jing.
|Capture regions and windows|
|Capture historical regions (?)|
|Clarify stores the size and location of your screen captures, making it simple to replace images inline in your document. This is an important feature for keeping instructional documents up to date.|
Capture multiple images into a
single document (?)
|In Clarify you don't just work with individual images. You work with multiple images inside of a document. Adding more images increases the clarity of your communications.|
|Organize screen captures into a sequence (?)|
|As you capture images in Clarify they are automatically organized sequentially. This is ideal for creating step-by-step instructions or for detailing technical problems you are having.|
|Add annotations (arrows, text, boxes, highlights, etc.)|
|Add text boxes|
|Add document text (?)|
|Other screen capture applications only work with images. With Clarify you are able to work with images AND text.|
|Share images online||Entire document w/ text and multiple images||One image at a time||One image at a time|
|Share documents online with multiple images and text (?)|
|While other screen capture applications let you share one image at a time, Clarify lets you share your entire document consisting of multiple images, with a single click.|
|Export documents to PDF (?)|
|In addition to sharing documents online you can create beautiful PDFs that contain all of your images and text.|
Because Clarify gives you back the most valuable thing you have, time. By combining image capture, image editing, document authoring and sharing into a single, integrated application we help you communicate more clearly with less effort.
And that gives you back your time.
Clarify is mainly aimed at business users. Here are three ways that Clarify saves businesses time and money:
Whether it is a colleague or a customer you can answer their questions quickly and clearly with Clarify. Your business becomes more productive and your customers are thrilled.
The best way to get great help is to explain your problem clearly and succinctly. There isn’t a better tool than Clarify for clearly showing the problem you are having when you are seeking technical help.
Whether you are working on a website redesign, an update to your application, or working through the sales process with a prospect, Clarify will help others understand you more quickly. Quicker understanding means work gets done faster, sales get closed in less time and the problems caused by misunderstandings are avoided.