I write software for a living, and all software needs to be documented. There’s no better way to document step by step instructions than by using pictures. Or you can write a thousand words. Your choice!
I don’t always have time to take a screenshot, then paste it into a graphics editor, then annotate, then save as, then upload to Confluence, Google Docs, etc.
I started using Greenshot to capture the exact screenshot, then annotate and paste to Jira, Confluence or Google Docs, without the intermediate steps of saving it to my PC.
I must say that it’s super convenient.
I can make notes, draw lines, and hide sensitive data – all in one step.
Here’s a quick demo.
Speaking of demos: Gif videos are also great for documentation. Try out Screen to GIF available at http://www.screentogif.com
Nowadays I record my UI features in GIF format and attach it to the feature’s Jira issue for management approval. No need to come to my desk.
I also paste them straight into PowerPoint when I present to the team.