In this tutorial I'm going to cover a free software called Monosnap. I'll show you the very basics of this software, but also cover the reasons behind using it too.

http://monosnap.com

How Monosnap Can Help You

As I mentioned in the video, everyday I see many members inside Wealthy Affiliate ask questions, run into problems and request help. Now this is perfectly fine because it's a community and we try help each other.

However, sometimes it's almost impossible for us to offer help or advice because we don't fully understand what the problem is or what it is the person is trying to explain.

This is when screenshots come in very handy, capturing a screenshot or just a selection of your screen with monosnap and upload it online can be done in 5 seconds.

But you can also edit images before you upload them, point to areas of concern so others can understand better.

Sharing Your URL When you Need Help

I understand not everyone likes to posts/share their website URL, but sometimes this is one of the best ways to get the help you need.

If you don't share screenshots or the URL, you'll still get help, but you'll likely have to jump back and forth answering questions until the person helping understand exactly what it is you need help with.

Thanks Steve

A big thank you goes out to Steve who made a blog post back in January letting us Wealthy Affiliate members know Monosnap as many needed a Droplr replacement.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ivetriedthat/blog/a-free-alternative-to-droplr-monosnap

As I mentioned in the video, I created a more in depth video tutorial back in January covering Monosnap, if you'd like to checkout that video you can view it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OHCHb4n0C8

However the setting for monosnap are pretty much self explanatory.

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viyee Premium
Awesome training and information! Very helpful!
Thank you very much!
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JohnMiguel Premium
Thank you for a great tool!
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pinkstar Premium
Thank you very much!!!
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SuzetteH Premium
Ok this is very cool. I downloaded Monosnap at the advise of another member. I looked all over that site for some kind of help. I had no idea how to use this tool. So I get on Google and searched. Low and behold I found this! This is the first time I have done a search on Google and found a WA page on the page two! Great job on getting indexed on page two and thank you for this help and encouragemnt!!
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welshy Premium
Yes, unless you make you content private (for premium members only) everything gets indexed by Google.
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Beards Premium
Hey Craig, I got a question for you. I watched the video installed the smushit plugin but when I use the plugin on the images it tells me an error message. Why do you think it may be giving me an error message. Actually there is an error message on every picture it tried to smush.
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welshy Premium
Sorry for a delay in responding, sadly Smush.it isn't going to work with WA hosting as they block the outbound requests.

This is good as it stop some of the bad plugins from slowing everything down. But, on the other hand, it stops people using plugins like smush.it.

I always upload images to tinypng then download, before adding to my posts.
Easily Compress Images Before Inserting Into Website
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Beards Premium
yes i have used tinyping since watching your training and it works good, just a lot of steps when you have multiple pics in one post but i like it nonetheless. thanks for your training and your contribution here at WA.
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GWaldron Premium
Thank you. Much needed info.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks Craig, going through old bookmarked training and catching up. Nice work as usual.
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azgorilla Premium
Hi Craig, Great video.

I am still just a wee bit lost however. I get to the point of Upload the image that I've captured and it has gone well.

But how can I insert the image screenshot into an email?
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MarionBlack Premium
Save your image to your computer then when you are writing your email you should be able to find an icon to attach a file. You have two options to attach the image as a file or insert it into your email. Again you need to be specific. Do you have a Mac or PC? Which email client do you use? As welshy says "you'll still get help, but you'll likely have to jump back and forth answering questions until the person helping understands exactly what it is you need help with." ~Marion
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azgorilla Premium
Thanks for your comment. I do have a PC running Windows 8.1 and I only use gmail.
So if I save the image to, say, my desktop, then how does it get into an email?
Copy and paste? If that is the case, then I'm not successful with that as I've tried that several times.

Tom
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Freedomseekr Premium
This looks great Craig! It's something that I could definitely use. Like you were saying it'd be even better if it would record in Windows, but this will still make things a lot easier. Thanks so much for sharing :) -Sherry
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mama2karsten Premium
Thanks for reminding me about monosnap… outta sight outta mind.
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MikeGue323 Premium
Welshy ...this is very good, thanks. I'm copy/paste your Post and will work on it next week and keep it handy for future reference.
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mlccombs Premium
Thanks Craig, downloading it now. Marisa
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nomda ploom Premium
Hi, weekend and rushed off my feet, so if you have covered it, my apols, but this can work for PC using an add on from xiph.org.

I don't get audio recorded tho- and have not had time to watch the vid- does Mac get audio as well....

Good shout out for this v useful software.. Andy
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welshy Premium
Thanks that's good to know, I only use it for capturing images.
If you visit the blog checkout the second post down, it may help you get audio recored too http://blog.monosnap.com/
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nomda ploom Premium
mate if it does, I will be back at you to let you know, for sure, Andy- who is opening that link now...! Cheers
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nomda ploom Premium
boo hoo, only seems to be for Mac OS at this point in time, or did I miss summat?
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AnnieB Premium
A handy tool indeed Craig. Thanks for helping us all out with this. It is well worth remembering.
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GatorGal747 Premium
Welshy...and a big thanks to all of you out there willing to help all of us still learning the ropes! Wow, this is waaaay easy even for us noobs! Great info.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated.
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Trialynn Premium
This is a great aid to all the people who are trying to help others, I hope the people that need the help will take a good look at it an put it into use!
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dennwaf Premium
thanks welshy looks good for making you tube ??
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Scott W Premium
Great video Craig. Monosnap looks like a wonderful resource for so much more than just sharing within WA. If anyone wants to see Craig's more generic tutorial, where he covers other uses for Monosnap, here's the link:

http://goo.gl/WVrReR

Thank you, Welshy.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for this will bookmark and when I am at this stage will be downloading it
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Damien Lane Premium
Very good advice on helping members understand the multiple benefits of using capture tools Craig.

They certainly do save a lot of typing & guesswork when problem solving (as you mention). Also, when working on simple graphic mock-ups it improves the work flow considerably.

I presently have 3 capture tools in my system start up manager and rotate a few others when I could use some variety / want a different feel. Although this may seem a little overkill, most days they all get played with (& I don't like having unnecessary sw slowing down a box bounce, which illustrates how much I use & appreciate these tools).

Thanks for a very useful community minded tutorial Craig.
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edensbox Premium
Thank you for this information! I am downloading it now!
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