Snippy is a very simple application that allows you to easily take a screenshot of any user defined area of your screen.
There are many similar programs on the market and most of them come with a great amount of customization settings but truth is, you can't find something more basic than Snippy.
Because this lightweight tool places an icon in System Tray that lets you instantly capture a specific area every time you click the icon.
The difference is that Snippy doesn't save the captured screenshot as a separate image file on your computer, but instead copies it to clipboard to allow you to paste it in any graphic editor you may use.
Additionally, the application also provides a bunch of configuration options, but nothing too fancy or so difficult to get beginners into trouble. For example, you're allowed to set up the stroke width, the stroke color and the hotkey you wish to use to take a screenshot on the go.
Last but not least, Snippy lets you copy the captured area as HTML and define the behavior of the Shift + drag combination, which can either enable you to capture a rectangular region or a freehand one.
Although it's designed to run all the time, Snippy works without a flaw on all Windows workstations without slowing down the system at all, which makes it suitable for both newer and older computers.
Overall, Snippy is a basic capture tool that does exactly what it says and nothing more. But the fact that it can't save the captured area as a separate image file is a major setback.