Random thoughts of wisdom - the personal blog of Michael Holm Andersen

FireShot – capture, draw and add text

If you’re like me you find yourself doing quite a bit of screen capturing (to show clients what you mean, to include in bug reports etc.).

As a Windows 7 user I’ve been using the Snipping Tool for while and find the annotation features (being able to draw and highlight) really nice, however for some reason the tool does not have a “Insert Text” option (or the ability to print).

However if you’re screen capturing browser windows and have FireFox installed (which you should), then you might want to take a closer look at FireShot, which is a really useful (free) AddOn which let you capture the content of the entire browser window, and have features to draw shapes/lines, add text etc. as the below screencapture shows:


To download FireShot, navigate your FireFox browser to:

Looking at ASP.NET MVC 3

I’m in the process of re-writing to use ASP.NET MVC 3 and are planning to use the new view engine (“Razor”). For more info about this, take a look at