Neat clone of a top Windows screen-sharing utility . FREE | GITHUB.COM/ARSENARSEN/KSHARE
Sometimes we come across a great open source app that we’d love to see on Linux, but it can’t be compiled properly because it’s been developed for Windows or macOS. One of the most telling examples is ShareX, a gorgeous screenshottaking utility that’s a Windows-only program. Fortunately, the author of KShare has stepped in with this decidedly similar creation, which feels a lot like a clone of ShareX.
KShare is much more than just a screen grabber. It’s a productivity tool that can upload images to Imgur or the clipboard, and also record video screen casts. We spent a minute or two compiling KShare using Qmake and found out that KShare beats many other screen grabbers, if not all.
Once you launch KShare, select Screenshot> Fullscreen and in a second or two you’ll have the Imgur link to your image in your clipboard. It’s great for sharing your grabs on a forum or elsewhere online. The Screenshot menu also has options for grabbing a custom area or an active window only, and if you go with a custom area then a live magnifier attaches to your mouse cursor, so that you can capture areas of your screen with pixel perfection.
KShare has a large, hard-to-miss Settings button in the centre of its window. Here you can change the destination, file scheme and local path for saving images, but the most useful is perhaps Hotkeys. KShare enables you to associate its six main features to your own key bindings and work even faster. Apart from taking still shots and recording videos from custom screen areas (powered by FFmpeg), KShare can also work as a colour picker and instantly save HTML code of a picked colour directly to your clipboard. Try KShare and see how it boosts your productivity!