November 5, 2020

The 15 Best Google Chrome Screenshot Extensions

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Today we’ll review the 15 best Chrome screenshot extensions and tell you their advantages and disadvantages. By the end of the article, you'll be in a good position to be able to choose a screengrab extension that best suits your needs.

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Our Review of the 15 Best Screenshot Extensions for Chrome

If you open the Google Chrome store asking for a screen capture app, you’ll be awestruck by the number of choices. At first, it looks like all the screenshot tools offer the same functions, so you can just go ahead and install the first one in the list. But if you go deeper, you’ll see that they differ from each other significantly. Let's have a look at the 15 best Chrome screenshot extensions!

Best for: taking screenshots in one click

Google Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Movavi ScreenShot Extension is an extension that can grab your screen at multiple sizes: Chrome full page screenshots, specific parts of the screen, or full screen, including all open tabs. Browser frames are excluded from the image.

It’s so easy to use that even new users will quickly understand how to take a screenshot. You will appreciate the simplicity and the high quality of the images.

The default format for screenshots is JPG. You should save the screencap to your desktop, then you can convert it to any format and share it with your colleagues or friends.

Features:

  • Screenshot of the entire page. You can capture the entire webpage without scrolling. Movavi ScreenShot will scroll the page automatically even if it's a mile long.
  • Screengrab of the visible part. Show others what you can see in your browser. Grab the visible screen area, including control panel, open windows, tabs and messengers.
  • Screencap of a selected area. Frame the area you want to capture. This way, you won’t have to crop the image later to cut out unwanted parts.

Pros:

  • Requires no special permissions for installation.
  • Can be used in incognito mode.
  • Supports free downloading of Chrome screenshots.

Cons:

  • No editing tools
  • No direct link to share screenshots via social networks

Best for: taking a full-page screenshot

Google Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Users: 4,000,000+

GoFullPage is the one of the simplest extensions for making a full-page screencap. You can click on the icon or use the shortcut Alt+Shift+P. The image will appear in a new tab, where you can download it. The app offers several formats for downloading, including PNG, JPEG, and PDF.

Features:

  • Full-page screenshot

Pros:

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Free installation
  • Multiple image formats
  • No limitations on page length

Cons:

  • Just one size of screenshot
  • No built-in editing tools
  • No direct link for sharing the screencap

Best for: sharing screenshots and screen recordings with colleagues

Google Web Store rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Users: 1,000,000+

Awesome Screenshot is a multifunctional tool that takes screenshots and records your screen activity. It offers a wide range of features, listed below.

Screen recording features:

  • Records your desktop, current tab or camera only.
  • Includes your voice in recording with the microphone option on.
  • Generates a shareable link for a video after finishing recording.
  • Supports sharing recordings via Jira, Slack, Trello, Asana, GitHub.

Screenshotting features:

  • Offers different sizes of screenshots: full page, selected area or visible area.
  • Has simple editing tools: annotations, text, cropping, blur effect, etc.
  • Supports copying a screenshot directly when screenshotting selected areas for quick pasting.

Pros:

  • Many functions in one app
  • Ability to share content with colleagues

Cons:

  • To get a shareable link, you need to register on the Awesome Screenshot official website.
  • It takes time to set up the capture parameters.
  • It’s not easy for new users to understand the interface at first glance.
  • App does not always work correctly, possibly due to the large number of functions.

Best for: making screencasts

Google Web Store rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Users: 1,000,000+

Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder is the perfect tool for creating screencasts. Besides standard recording and screenshotting functions, it has many features that any blogger will appreciate! For instance, you can add your own watermark to a screenshot or video to brand it. Let’s see what the extension offers more.

Screen recording features:

  • Records video from your screen and webcam.
  • Supports annotations.
  • Supports customizing video resolution and frame rate.
  • Premium package offers advanced editing features.
  • Supports publishing videos on YouTube (Premium package).
  • Converts video to GIF.

Screenshotting features:

  • Captures the entire window or any part of it.
  • Offers standard editing tools such as cropping, trimming, highlighting text, adding arrows and stickers.
  • Supports saving images directly to cloud storage.

Pros:

  • Advanced settings for screencasting
  • Free for installation (basic features)

Cons:

  • To use the coolest features and advanced editing tools, you need to buy the Premium package.
  • It takes more time to take a screenshot than with a simple screenshot extension.

Best for: capturing all tabs in one click

Google Web Store rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Users: 2,000,000+

Though FireShot doesn’t have a particularly modern interface design, it does have everything you need to make a simple screen capture.

Features:

  • Captures screen at multiple sizes.
  • Creates a screenshot of all opened tabs in one click.
  • Supports attaching screenshots to Gmail, copying them to the clipboard or sending images directly to the printer.
  • Supports different formats for saving: PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP.
  • Has standard editing tools.

Pros:

  • Quick sharing without registering on the website
  • Multi-functionality
  • Works offline

Cons:

  • Takes a long time to get to your required setting.
  • Has unattractive interface.

Best for: team work

Google Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Bubbles is the perfect extension if you’re working on a team project. You can generate a private link to your screenshots so that only your team members can see the images and recordings.

Features:

  • Records your screen activity.
  • Takes screenshots.
  • Supports adding text or audio comments to your recordings.

Pros:

  • Convenient sharing with team members
  • Simple interface
  • Fast screenshotting

Cons:

  • No opportunity to customize the size of screenshots
  • No system audio recording
  • No webcam recording

Best for: online collaboration

Google Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Snipply is perfect for real-time collaboration. Why? It supports not only sharing screencaps but also generating edit-access links. You make a screenshot – your colleagues add comments to it. Easy and interactive project discussion is here!

Features:

  • Takes screenshots of the current webpage.
  • Has simple editing tools such as graphics and annotations.
  • Promotes online sharing via a view-access or edit-access link.

Pros:

  • It’s easier to collaborate with colleagues in real time.
  • You can customize screenshotting shortcuts.
  • You don’t need to register on the website to generate sharing links. Snipply saves your screencaps to its storage anonymously.

Cons:

  • No choice of image size
  • No link for downloading screenshots to the desktop

Best for: taking screenshots on YouTube

Google Web Store rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

If you want to take screenshots of YouTube videos in one click, check this app out. It’s one of the simplest and fastest tools you can find on the internet.

Features:

  • Takes screenshots of YouTube videos.

Pros:

  • Fast and easy to use
  • No browser frames in your screenshot – just the video image
  • The option to save the file to the clipboard

Cons:

  • Poor functionality – only YouTube video screencaps
  • No editing tools

Best for: screenshotting and sharing tweets

Google Web Store rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This extension is specifically for making Twitter screenshots. You can grab any tweet and share it via social networks.

Features:

  • Tweet screenshotting

Pros:

  • You can take clutter-free Twitter screenshots.
  • It’s possible to share screenshots via Instagram, websites, and newsletters.

Cons:

  • Very specific and narrow functionality
  • Only for Twitter users
  • No editing tools
  • To use the extension, you have to sign in to the official Pikaso website.

10. Joxi

Best for: quickly sending screenshots to cloud storage without registration

Google Web Store rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Joxi is one of the fastest extensions. It takes a screenshot in a second - literally! But the nicest thing about this app is that you can send your images directly to cloud storage without registering on the website. But if you decide to sign in, you’ll get 1GB of extra space for storing screencaps.

Features:

  • Screenshotting of the visible area of the page
  • Screenshotting of a selected area
  • Screenshot editing

Pros:

  • Ultra-fast screenshotting
  • Free cloud file storage
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • No full-page screenshotting
  • No sharing options

Best for: taking screenshots of particular HTML elements

Google Web Store rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Are you a developer or designer? Then this extension is for you. It supports grabbing screencaps of HTML elements so you don’t need to cut them out of a full page screenshot.

Features:

  • HTML element screenshotting
  • Full page screenshotting

Pros:

  • Great for designers, developers and QA engineers.
  • Requires no trimming.
  • Allows customizing screenshot size.
  • Free for installation.

Cons:

  • No option to take a screenshot of a selected area if it includes multiple HTML elements
  • No editing tools
  • No sharing options

Best for: drawing on screenshots

Google Web Store rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

With this extension, you don’t need to use a separate image editor to draw on screenshots. You can do it online! Take a screencap, draw anything you want and save the file to your computer. You can also save the link to the clipboard or send the file directly to the printer.

Features:

  • Takes full page screenshots.
  • Offers a wide range of tools for online drawing: pencil, text, bucket fill, lines, curves, eyedropper, color palette, and more.
  • Has a cropping function.

Pros:

  • You can draw on your screenshots before saving.
  • You can adapt the shortcuts to your way of working.

Cons:

  • The extension takes screenshots in just one size.
  • The editing tools are too simple for professional drawings. It’s suitable for simple editing or for having fun with your friends.

13. Droplr

Best for: making emoji-driven screenshots

Google Web Store rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Droplr takes screenshots and makes screen video recordings like many extensions. But it has one feature that sets it apart from the others – emojis! Yes, you can add emotions to your screenshots and make them funnier.

Features:

  • Takes screenshots at multiple sizes: part of your screen, the entire screen, application window or just a simple page screencap.
  • Has simple editing tools, including emojis.
  • Records screen, audio and webcam.
  • Supports converting screen recordings to GIF.

Pros:

  • Multi-functionality
  • Simple interface
  • The option to save screenshots to your clipboard

Cons:

  • To use the app, you need to register on the website.
  • You cannot download screenshots to your desktop.

Best for: saving a screenshot with page name, date and time

Google Web Store rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Blipshot makes full-page screenshots. It works quickly and saves files with page name, date and time.

Features:

  • Makes a full-page screenshot, not just the visible area.
  • Has drag’n’drop saving option.

Pros:

  • Fast and easy to use
  • Files are saved with date and time

Cons:

  • If the page is too large, it may crash Chrome when you drag'n'drop the image onto your desktop.
  • It doesn’t work correctly if you change the size of the Chrome window.
  • There is no support for screenshot size options.

Best for: adding a drop shadow to screenshots

Google Web Store rating: 3.3 out of 5 stars

Standardized Screenshot is a simple tool for screenshotting current tabs. Additionally, you can add a drop shadow to your screencaps or even a macOS-style title bar.

Features:

  • Captures the current tab.
  • Supports adding drop shadows to your screencaps.

Pros:

  • Free for installation
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Limited functionality
  • No option to change screenshot sizes
  • No editing tools
  • No sharing options

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take a full-page screenshot in Chrome?

To take a full-page screenshot, follow these steps.

Step 1. Install Movavi ScreenShot Extension. The icon will appear in your browser automatically.

Step 2. Choose the Capture entire page icon – it’s the first option on the size list.

Step 3. Open the page you want to grab and hit the icon to launch the screenshot capture process. Movavi ScreenShot will scroll the page and capture it automatically.

Step 4. When the capture is complete, you’ll see the result in a new tab. If you’re satisfied with the image, click Save JPG.

How do I screenshot a full page in Chrome without an extension?

You can use developer tools if you don’t want to install an extension.

Step 1. Open Developer Tools by clicking on the three dots on the top right corner of your browser.

Step 2. Go to the Device tab.

Step 3. Customize the size of the screenshot. You can choose any width and height or select one of the default options.

Step 4. Take the screenshot and save it to your desktop.

How can I add a screenshot extension to Chrome?

Step 1. Go to the Chrome Web Store.

Step 2. Search for a screenshot extension. You can choose one of the extensions that we’ve described in this article, for example, Movavi ScreenShot Extension.

Step 3. Click Add to Chrome. The screenshot icon will appear in the top right corner of your browser.