OS X offers an ergonomic and well thought-out capture tool based on a series of keyboard shortcuts. It is obviously very practical on a daily basis, but it is not without its flaws.
No and the biggest problem ultimately comes from the way he names the captures. By default, the files have a name similar to this: “Screenshot 2015-05-27 at 12.30.25”. Not very speaking, is it?
This is a real problem, of course, and even more so when you're putting a lot of stress on the tool and taking burst shots. There, after a while, it becomes very difficult to navigate.
A completely free tool, compatible only with Yosemite
An independent developer therefore had the idea of creating a program capable of renaming these captures on the fly: Tiny for Mac . And the best part about it is that it's completely free.
But how does it actually work?
It is frankly not complicated. When you take a capture, the tool will automatically locate the title of the active window and then drag it into the name of the file, as if nothing had happened.
If you take a screenshot from your Finder, for example, then you will end up with a file called “Finder – – May 27, 2015 12/24 Screen Shot” . Same for a screenshot of the , there you will have something like “Safari – www.wu-jinpg – page title – May 27, 2015 12/40 Screen Shot” .
So it's true, these are a bit of extended names but the good side of the thing is that you will have no trouble knowing what your captures are about and you will be able to find what you are looking for more easily … when you are looking for it.
Only downside, Tiny for Mac is only compatible with OS X Yosemite and you will not be able to enjoy it on previous versions of the OS.