Microsoft Garage killing Snip

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  1. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    The SNIP program was built for Windows 7 and uses old ink APIs and the old security model for TSR based Win32 Applications.
     
  2. convergent

    convergent Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't know... maybe they are bluffing! :eek:

    The Inking stuff in Windows 10 isn't bad, but definitely more friction and takes longer to do. On a web conference, being able to just grab quick and annotate later from the library is very useful. I may just need to use the other more to get my workflow efficient.
     
  3. convergent

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    I just was on a web conference and did a test between Snip and Ink Workspace. My goal was to capture pictures of slides and bring them into a OneNote page so I could add notes via inking to them in OneNote.

    For each page...

    Snip
    - Click on the screen grab in the side panel Snip panel
    - Click and drag, then release to capture
    - Paste into OneNote

    Ink Workspace
    - Click on Ink Workspace in tray
    - Click on Screen Sketch
    - Click the drag icon
    - Really awkward drag of 4 corners (vs. click and drag), potentially 4 clicks
    - Click Check box
    - Click Copy
    - Click Paste

    So from a usability standpoint, one is 2 clicks and a drag/release. The other is about 10 clicks and some drags. The other benefit is Snip keeps a library of everything you've captured. Often I want to reuse later. I'm also leaving out the inking part.

    So is there another tool, free or fee, that comes closer to Snip. The Ink Workspace would get old fast. In the use case above, I'm active in a web conference and need to be paying attention, not clicking 10 times before I can ink some notes.
     
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  4. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    To be fair, if you have a Surface Pen, you just click the pen button to bring up Workspace, and can even double click it to jump straight to screen sketch if you want. But yeah, I don't have one of those either.

    I honestly think the smartest thing to do, which I've actually advocated in the Feedback Hub, would be to have the Win+Volume Up/ Win+PrintScreen shortcut immediately bring up screen sketch to edit as needed. But maybe that makes too much sense. :D
     
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  5. convergent

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    True, but its still a bunch more clicks and the dragging around the area is really bad UI. Being able to stick the mouse, click, drag, release... way better than 4 corner bubbles that each have to be moved around. That alone is just painful. Not sure what they were thinking on that.
     
  6. Shiratori

    Shiratori Pen Pal - Newbie

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    FYI, Snip still works. I just installed it on my Miix 510 running 1803
     
  7. jhoff80

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    any link to share?
     
  9. Shiratori

    Shiratori Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I kept the installer around just in case. What would be a good upload site to put it on?
     
  10. thierryb

    thierryb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Do you have a onedrive or googledrive ?
     
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