Nimbus Screenshot Review (2022): Screen Capture & Video Recorder

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What is Nimbus Screenshot?

Nimbus Screenshot, also known as Nimbus Capture, is a first-rate solution to your screen capturing and screen recording needs. This extension was developed by Nimbus Web Inc., which also created Nimbus Note. This is a desktop, web, and mobile application, which was designed to help people at offices or in schools to collect and organize information like a data management solution.

Similarly, Nimbus Screenshot is a screenshot and screen recording tool that can help you organize data. It lets users capture entire webpages or specific areas of the screen very easily, and every capture can be tweaked in a comprehensive editing tool. All of your work downloaded in popular formats like JPG, PNG, or BMP and can be shared on Nimbus, Google, and Dropbox.

Nimbus Screenshot currently has about over 1 million users, and its latest version 9.1.9 was last updated on April 7th, 2020. You can go ahead and test the product for yourself by visiting the Nimbus Capture website. Alternatively, you could also search for the application on Chrome Web Store.

How to Install Nimbus Screenshot?

Nimbus Screenshot is a 40.17 MB file and can be downloaded from Chrome Web Store by searching for the application. You can also find a link for the extension on the Nimbus Capture website.

The installation process is quite straightforward, and here’s how it works:

First, click on the ‘Chrome’ link on the Nimbus Capture website (shown below).

The link will lead you to the Chrome Webstore. Click on the button that reads ‘Add to Chrome’.

Before your download can begin, your Chrome browser will display a pop-up that will ask for your permission to add the extension. Click on ‘Add Extension’ to allow the download to begin.

After a couple of seconds (depending on your internet speed), the application will have been downloaded and installed onto your computer. You will know that the download is completed when your browser automatically displays the Nimbus Screenshot icon on your browser’s menu bar between the bookmark and settings icon (as shown below).

Also, once the download has been completed, you will automatically be redirected to a page that consists of video guides and demos on how to capture screenshots and screencasts. You will find that this guide is quite detailed and has everything you need to know to get started right away.

Uses of Nimbus Screenshot

Nimbus Screenshot can be very useful for a large variety of workflows, and due to its list of features, the opportunities are limitless. Some of the most popular uses for Nimbus Screenshot include:

  • Creating effective sales pitches
  • Team training videos and content
  • Onboarding new clients
  • Producing feature-specific content or videos
  • Quick and effective solution for daily meetings
  • Effective bug tracking or reporting
  • For education purposes
  • Capturing or recording data for personal use

So whether you are trying to create a personal learning environment or using this application for your business needs, it can be quite effective either way. What’s more, it can be used as a part of Nimbus Note so you can have everything you need in one desktop, mobile or web application.

How to Use Nimbus Screenshot? (Quick Tutorial)

In order to begin using Nimbus Screenshot, you will first have to click on the new aquamarine ‘N’ on your browser’s menu bar.

Clicking on this icon will list all the features this application has to offer. Every feature’s name is quite self-explanatory and ranges from simple browser screenshots to desktop screenshots and finally ends at ‘Record Video,’ which, of course, means screencasts.

If you click on ‘Visible Part of Page,’ the application instantly takes a screenshot of whatever webpage you were on currently and opens a new tab with the applications’ editor.

If you click on ‘‘Capture Fragment’, your cursor will begin selecting different segments of the webpage so you can select what you wish to capture. This could include a whole image or text box or certain parts of an image or text box.

When you’re done selecting a fragment, you could choose to accept by clicking on the tick, cancel by clicking on the cross or click on the pen icon to edit this fragment.

If you click on accept, a window will pop-up asking you to save your screenshot locally as an image or a PDF file, without edits.

The ‘Selected Area’ option allows you to manually select a certain area of your webpage while also displaying the dimensions of your selection.

Your selected area can then be saved or edited, as mentioned earlier. You could also choose to share your screenshot across platforms like Slack, Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Classroom, or Nimbus Note.

The ‘Selected & Scroll’ feature is quite similar but allows you to scroll horizontally or vertically in longer webpages.

If you are working with longer webpages and wish to take a screenshot of the entire page without manually selecting it, you can click on the ‘Entire Page’ option. Doing so will take your screenshot within a few seconds (depending on the size of the page) and will automatically open the editor with your captured webpage.

If you need to capture pop-up menus or anything of that sort, you can try the ‘Delayed Screen’ feature. The preset timer will automatically start at 3 seconds, but you can change this in the settings menu.

If you click on ‘Desktop Screenshot,’ you can choose between taking screenshots of Chrome Tabs, multiple application windows, or just one running application screen.

Finally, the ‘Blank Screen’ feature takes you to the editor where you could either produce files on a blank screen or import a file from your local drive to work with.

Screenshot Editor

The Nimbus Screenshot Editor consists of all the tools that you may require to prepare your screenshots for your unique purposes. These tools include:

  • Zoom in and zoom out toggle
  • Resize tool to set the size of your screenshot
  • Cropping tool
  • Rectangles tool
  • Pencil tool
  • Straight and curved line tool
  • Straight and curved arrow tool
  • Text tool for annotations
  • Sticker tool with custom text options
  • Color and resize tool for other tools
  • Undo and Redo Tool
  • And finally, the Done button to save or share your screenshot

If you prefer not to take your screenshots directly to the editor, you can also change your settings as shown below:

Record Video

The Nimbus ‘Record Video’ feature can be used to record your Chrome browser, desktop window, or your webcam. You can also select video output preferences by clicking on Settings.

Nimbus Screenshot vs. Snagit

It is virtually impossible for any application to not have a competitor and an alternative application. Nimbus Screenshot is no exception. Snagit, a third-party screen-capturing software, is considered a close competitor of Nimbus Screenshot. Let’s have a comparative look at both of them.

How is Nimbus Screenshot Better than Snagit?

There are some areas where Nimbus Screenshot outshines Snagit.

  • It is a completely free and open-source application
  • It has an easy-to-use interface that offers better work agility
  • It allows you to blur or censor certain parts of the captured shot
  • It allows you to capture an entire web page as one image

Areas Where Snagit Excels Better

Since Snagit is also offered in a paid premium version, it offers some features that are not available in Nimbus Screenshot.

  • It can also create GIF images
  • It offers one-click  integration with Twitter, Facebook and Google Drive
  • It offers more shortcut key options
  • You can also use it to capture editable text

 You can find more about this screen capture tool in our Snagit Review.

Limitations of Nimbus Screenshot

  1. Nimbus Screenshot can capture many windows, but this function is only limited to basic screenshots
  2. Sharing across some platforms will require users to upgrade to Nimbus Capture PRO.
  3. During screen recording, the application may crash, leading to a loss of data.

Nimbus Capture PRO Pricing

Nimbus Screenshot is a free application for the most part, but if you wish to share your screen captures or want access to Nimbus Note’s advanced features. Nimbus Capture PRO consists of 3 versions:

  • Nimbus Capture PRO: Personal Solo which costs $19.99 / year
  • Personal Combo (Nimbus PRO and Nimbus Note PRO) which costs $24.99 / year
  • Nimbus Capture Business: Business Teams, which starts at $50 for 5 shared users.

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Nimbus Screenshot offers a rich platform and an amazing interface via its Chrome extension and its browser editor. It allows users to take a wide range of screenshots along with its screencast feature without asking for a premium upgrade.

Without its premium upgrade, the only thing you may be missing out for personal use is its exporting to Dropbox or to YouTube features. Of course, with a minimum annual fee, you can combine premium features with the Nimbus Note for a more comprehensive data management platform.

Ease of Use★★★★★
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