We’ve all been there, needing to show a friend or colleague something we’re seeing on our monitor but don’t want them to see the entire screen, so we reluctantly fire up photoshop (or paint!), then crop the image, save the image (thinking up some temporary filename and cluttering up yet another folder) and finally email the resulting image – wasting precious time and losing focus on other tasks at hand.
Using the tool that sits next to your clock you can very quickly highlight a portion of your screen and either copy to clipboard, save to your computer, or upload to dowce.com – where you’ll be given back a unique short URL to send out to people. You can even add a caption and password protect your capture. It literally takes a few seconds and lets you get on with your other jobs.
Pre-launch, members of the team here at Datadial installed it on their office computers and found it to be really useful when composing emails to clients which needed to contain screenshots of statistics and website layouts. Friends have also started using it to show each other winning (and losing) hands of online poker! It’s one of those tools that once you pick up, you use more than you would expect.
To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here’s a screenshot of the options you get after you’ve made your selection:
If you choose to Save to dowce.com you’ll receive a unique link to your capture…
It’s as simple as that! For a full demonstration of how it all works and to download dowce for free, visit www.dowce.com
Sergio Davison and Matthew Sawyer have signed up for the London Bikeathon Challenge.
We will be cycling 50 Miles through the streets of London on Sunday the 27th of June 2010.
Please sponsor us in our challenge and help those great guys and girls @ Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Any amount you give big or small will be greatly appreciated.
It’s easy to donate online with a credit or debit card – just go to my JustGiving page:
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you’re a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. I hope you’ll join us in supporting Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research .
I wasÂ surprisedÂ to come acrossÂ a videoÂ being passed round the office depicting me as an overbearing, know it all manager.Â Whilst it may be true I have feelings too and amÂ reconsidering a suitable punishment, be warned all you monkeys in the office.
For all the code monkeys in the office:
Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very diligent
But his output stink
His code not â€œfunctionalâ€ or â€œelegantâ€
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud