Over the past year I’ve been more backlogged with work and projects than I have ever been in my life, and so I am always looking for ways to save time whether that be by automating as many things as possible, hiring other people to do work for me, or by simply finding faster ways to do things.
Over the next series of posts, I will be sharing with you various tools, tips, and techniques that I use to save time while working. While some of these things may seem minute in their amount of time saving, you could be very surprised in just how much time they save you in the long run.
2-3 months ago, my friend Brian and I were doing a lot of chatting on AIM, discussing everything under the sun from business to personality types, when Brian noticed that I would often pause for a minute to take a screenshot, copy it into Photoshop, upload it to my server, and then send him the link (I couldn’t send it to him via AIM file transfer since he uses one of those multi-instant messenger programs which are usually buggy with those advanced features).
Since this would often ruin the flow of conversation, Brian recommended that I use a program called ZScreen. It’s a completely free, open-source software tool that makes taking and sharing screenshots extremely easy. It also does a number of other features as well, but its main purpose is to quickly and easily share screenshots.
Below is an 11-minute screencast of me showing how ZScreen works and why it’s useful:
You can download ZScreen, completely free, here.