Our Favorite Google Chrome Extensions: Awesome Screenshot
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Our Favorite Google Chrome Extensions: Awesome Screenshot

by Seth Worby

A Google Chrome Extension with around 48,000 five-star reviews is doing something right. Awesome Screenshot is one of the most popular methods to capture pages on the web. It was recommended to me by a co-worker when she saw me struggling one day to grab an image online. It was a game changer and an extension that I now use at least once a day.

Awesome Screenshot


Capture, Annotate and Share: Capture the whole page or any portion; annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share.


  • Capture visible part
  • Capture any region
  • Capture the whole page
  • Crop any portion and show crop dimension


  • Annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text
  • Erase the sensitive information with blur tool


  • One-click Upload the screenshot to awesomescreenshot.com and get a sharable link
  • Hard to guess URL to allow private sharing
  • Share the link to Twitter, Facebook, Email etc.

# of users:

More than 1.2 million

Used at work or at home?

I use Awesome Screenshot mostly at work.

Why should you get Awesome Screenshot?

For some reason I always thought taking a screen shot of a page online required an expensive photo editing program. I didn’t realize I could create the screen shots myself with this handy (and free!) program. Not only is it easy to use, you can make basic edits and mark-ups all in the same program. Previously, I would locate a web page or image, try to save or download it, open it in my “Paint” program (which we all know, leaves much to be desired), make my basic edits and then save the image again. With Awesome Screenshot I can grab the entire web page, a portion of it, select only an image or section of text and make edits within the same program – quickly!