Snagit Review: Pricing, Features, and Disadvantages

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Snagit is a screen capture and screen recording tool. Snagit makes screen recording fast and easy.


Who Snagit is For:

Snagit is for you if you need a tool to help you capture screenshots or screen recordings quickly and easily.

Skill Level:

Snagit is very easy to use. In fact, it’s so easy that it will save you time over using other tools.


Snagit is software you install on your computer. It is compatible for both Mac and Windows users.

Special Features:

This tool offers you the ability to convert your screenshots into simplified graphics. Grab text, make objects in your screenshots movable, replace text, capture screens, move objects, remove image backgrounds, and more. If you need to manipulate screenshots or simple screen recordings, then Snagit offers you everything you need.


This tool is a lot like Camtasia, only a simplified version that is better at some tasks, like manipulating screenshots. If you’re going to make screen capture or screen recordings for online courses, you probably don’t need Snagit in addition to Camtasia since it duplicates many features.

Detailed Features

✔ Simplify✔ Combine images✔ Favorites
✔ Capture anything✔ Smart move✔ Grab text
✔ Webcam✔ Magic wand✔ Text replace
✔ Arrows✔ Animated GIF✔ Callouts
✔ Step tool✔ Cut out✔ Magnify
✔ Fill✔ Crop✔ Highlighter

Pricing Model

Starting Price: $49.95 for a single user license. This includes 2 installations per user and works with both Windows and Mac machines. Add on $12.49 for 12 months of upgrades and support.

Advanced Plans: $197.30 for 5 or more licenses with $49.35 for year of upgrades and support for all licenses.

Annual Savings: There is no annual savings. However, a yearly maintenance plan is available so you are always running the latest version of Snagit.

Trial Option: You can try the full version free for 15 days. No credit card is necessary.

Free Version: There is a free version you can try for 15 days.

Guarantee: There is no money-back guarantee, but you can try out the free version which is fully functional.

Customer Support

Training: Tutorials, demos, and training videos.
Support: Email ticket system. Chat is available for supported versions only.

Company Details

Founded in: 1987 by William Hamilton
Headquarters: Michigan, USA

Competing Tools

Camtasia is a different tool, but offers some similar features. If you’re a course creator, then Camtasia may be better suited for you. ScreenFlow is also a screenshot and screen recording tool with additional video editing capabilities.

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Lisa Parmley

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