Zapgrab is a very tiny utility aimed at taking screenshots of your desktop screen. It’s extremely lightweight, user-friendly and addressed to all user categories in the audience.
Taking a screenshot nowadays can be achieved via a variety of ways. You can use Windows’ built in print screen capability if you’re an XP user, the integrated snipping tool if Windows 7 is your OS of choice of various third-party software that may also bare editing functions.
If simple is the way you want to go, you should take a look at Zapgrab. It’s above XP’s print screen function, for certain, but way less valuable than other solutions. We’ve tested it on Windows XP, Vista and 7 and while it works on the first two, it fails to take a screenshot on the latter.
It doesn’t require installation and features a minimalistic interface that hosts two buttons: one for grabbing pictures and one for exiting the application.
When we say that it’s a little better than XP’s snapshot taking capabilities, we insist on stressing the word ‘little’. Here’s how it works and what can be done with it: press the Grab button and select an area of the screen, then navigate to a third-party application such as Paint or Office and press the ‘Ctrl+V’ key combination. And that’s it.
To be truthful, even though it was designed as a simplistic approach to screen capturing, there is little to be said about Zapgrab’s functionality. As proved during our tests, Windows 7 users cannot make use of it, but there would be no point in that anyway, seeing as the built-in snipping tool does a much better job.