Sharing your work publicly is a great way to keep your audience engaged. For startup founders and creators the best content is often the actual product or project.
We’ve put together a list of the best tools for turning screenshots into professional social posts. Perfect for sharing on Twitter, Product Hunt, LinkedIn, or in email marketing.
The list covers quick screenshot editors, full-on design tools, and apps for sharing snippets of code. We’ve reviewed each tool, included screenshots, and a video of how it works.
Seen those cool screenshots on Twitter? The ones with the isometric effects? That's Probably BrandBird.
Jim Raptis' app is a handy way for creators and founders to edit images and share their projects with the world. It's well made and packed with features. The bird is the word.
Superhuman for screenshots might be an exaggeration, but this well designed, paid-only app from Nev Flynn truly has a premium feel to it.
Like Superhuman you could also say that Wrap.so has a productivity-angle going for it. You start Wrap from its Chrome extension and capture screenshots in context, helping you stay in the flow 🌊. But the best thing about Wrap is its element selector. Forget the Cybertruck, turning an element on a web page into a pretty screenshot is true innovation.
Ray.so is built by the team at Raycast. It turns snippets of code into aesthetic images you can share anywhere.
Ray.so incredibly well designed with lots of nice details. The way the code’s colour matches the background is the kind of thing chefs kiss their fingers for. You can also run Ray.so from Raycast itself — neat!
Petrify is a Mac app from Boy van Amstel. You can create very pretty images from code snippets, right on your desktop.
It’s well designed and has a bunch of smart presets to make publishing your code snipz a pleasure.
🔔 Update: after doing a little more digging, it turns out Petrify was not formerly known as Carbon but actually it's based on Carbon.
Screenly is a simple screenshot editor from Jurn.
Screenly makes it dead easy to start, just drop your image onto the landing page and then you can edit. It’s also got annotation tools, which is nice if you want to mark up screenshots.
Screenshot.rocks has got a bunch of fun presets to choose from and it has a very detailed browser frame editor. If you want a custom browser frame then this is the app for you.
From open source side projects, to VC backed startups, and now to behemoth brands. Canva is up next.
Canva have made a name for themselves as the ‘design tool for everyone’. One trip to their homepage and it’s clear they want to help you design ANYTHING. So it's no surprise that you can make pretty great screenshot posts too.
Sure, it’s a little more work to setup than the others in this list, but once you know what you’re doing it’s easy to repeat the process. And because its Canva there’s endless assets and graphics you can add to your design.
If Figma is your go-to design tool then you might wanna consider them for your product shots too.
Just create a dedicated component or file for your social post and then treat it like a template. After that it’s just a matter of replacing the image file.
If you’re new to Figma then using it for your screenshots posts will be overkill.
Shottr is a fairly new screenshot tool with a bunch of smart features. Sure, it can take nice screenshots but it can also recognise the text in your images, pixelate parts of an image, and remove whole objects (check the demo).
If you want screenshot tool with a few superpowers thrown in, it's worth a look.
Tony Dinh quit his job to build internet products. Xnapper is his latest creation.
It's Mac app with a fun looking iOS app on the way too. Screenshots can be edited with all the essential screenshot maker features like backgrounds, padding, and drop shadow.
The option to quickly drag and drop the image is a really nice touch!
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