Snip and Share

Snip and share content from any website

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Eddie Pratt — Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
This team have just beta-launched a browser extension that lets you snip and share content directly from a web page. Let's say you want to add a website screenshot or image to share with a Tweet, this helps you save time and simplifies the usual process of having to screen grab, save image to the computer, compose tweet & add image, and then tweet. It lets you do it all from the browser window instead, making a much slicker faster process.

I'd love to get comments and thoughts from everyone on this.

Edit: Happy 4th July to all the dedicated Product Hunters from the USA here today :-)
Adam Marx — CEO, Glipple, Inc.
@prattarazzi @petejayhuang This is great. I screenshot all the time, then need to go through the process of finding it on my desktop, etc. I can see this saving me a lot of hassle. Definitely one of those things that's so incredibly simple in premise, but that I can see myself using a ton. If it's as easy as the description makes it seem, then I'm a happy camper. Great job with this guys!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@adammarx13 @prattarazzi I can totally relate, I have allll the shortcuts on windows perfected but it's still too frustrating. Please try it so we can learn, measure, build :)
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Eddie Pratt — Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@adammarx13 Hey Adam, the simplicity thing is what I'm interested in too! @petejayhuang , I hope you fight for the product to remain super-simple and usable as you build it out from the beta! We'll be watching closely ;-)
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@prattarazzi Super simple is my middle name! Super usable isn't though unfortunately.
shane hvizdzak — Founder, Helpified
Hey guys - i love it! very simple and makes sharing a breeze. I'm excited to see this develop. To be honest, there's lots of ways to share similarly on social media (e.g. buffer lots of others), but very few over email, slack etc. I think that's your opportunity. This is something my team and i would use right now internally
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@shanehvizdzak We should chat in more length later, I would love to understand (and potentially fix) any frustrations. All it takes is a bit of listening :)
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Eddie Pratt — Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@petejayhuang Hey, can you let the community know what to expect when they request early access on your website? How long will it take? Will everyone get it, etc.

Also, what gave the team the idea for the product? Was it to save yourselves time and effort in sharing content?
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Oh my am I excited to show you what we have built!

The first version is ready, which will give you ability to take a screenshot, select images, text or GIFs for sharing.

This will begin with email sharing only, (which is ready now!). Next, we'll be working flat out with integrating Twitter and Facebook (2 weeks time). We want to do Twitter first, but let us know your preferences!

@prattarazzi we'll make a high level post on our inspiration!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Hi all, first of all, I feel honoured to be posted on this dream of a community. Thanks to @prattarazzi for the hunt!

We built this tool because we saw how the sharing process could be made more elegant. We also noticed the ridiculous lengths people go to, to just share some things. I'm looking at you Windows snipping-toolers and you Mac screen-shotters!

We made this so that you had flexibility with what you can share, and the power to push it to any platform. This includes pushing to other devices.

More importantly, you don't lose the sharing moment.

Primarily we come here to learn, so please give us thoughts and feedback of any sort. We are eager to hear your words. Meanwhile, we'll be working hard on the beta-release.

It's 1:20am UK time, so forgive me for any late responses.
Dave Park — Head of Biz Dev & Revenue at Bauer Xcel
This reminds me of @oneshot but for desktop. I think they're great but I often Tweet from my desktop and have been looking for an easy way to highlight parts of webpages.

Right now it looks as though you can only use your product with email and only on a few sources (Facebook, BuzzFeed, etc.). Once you're integrated with social and any website I could see myself using your product regularly.
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@daveparkhere Thanks for commenting! Perhaps we didn't explain our product well enough.

We are actually a browser extension that can snip from any source and any media type (text, image, GIF, video or the whole page if you wish).

In terms of outbound integrations, yes, only email is currently working (but the obvious social networks are coming). We've got some novel integrations coming later that will set us apart from the rest - watch this space :)
Sam McRoberts — CEO, VUDU Marketing
In what way is this different or better than Droplr?
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@sams_antics Thanks for the question Sam. We are about speed and simplicity. We virtually remove the need to copy and paste when it comes to sharing.

For example, if you want to share to twitter/email/mobile, you could do so in three clicks. Could Droplr do that? =P

And as a browser extension, there's no need to download the desktop software. You're good to go in seconds.
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Happy 4th of July, US Product Hunters! This message is sponsored by Snip and Share (TM): sharing independence with all, since 2015.
Dan Rubins — Founder, Legal Robot
Seems interesting. @PeteJayHuang, I'd love to hear how this compares with more established tools like Evernote web clipper. Is it the usability focus?

Congrats on the launch!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@danrubins Thanks for checking us out Dan, appreciate effort on this special day! Yes, it all revolves about usability. The box will slowly become more and more powerful over time, yet we want to maintain simplicity. We do a few things, and damn do we do it well! =D
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Hi holiday hunters, someone has compared us to point, I'd like to explain two ways we are different.

#1 Point focuses on link sharing. For us, the link is by default the backbone of every share. Our strengths come in the way we can output to different channels and devices. A perfect use case would be pushing a video to your mobile when you're in a rush.

#2 We have more flexibility when it comes to pointing. We can snip text, images, GIFs, videos and screenshots. Furthermore, sometimes you need it out of context to focus. We found this use case most prevalent in troubleshooting and design work, where you have to refer to specific parts of a page.
Tyler Rollins — Founder | Developer
@petejayhuang great, simple product! Very excited to see it develop!

What's the timeline for social sharing & what social platforms do you plan on supporting?

Overall looks great! Thanks for developing!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@tycrollins @petejayhuang Hi Tyler! So when I say we are working hard...

We will have Twitter up by Friday next week. And Facebook should be done by the Friday after. So a new social platform each week! Isn't that great?

And they're standard integrations, we're working on some novel integrations as well.
Elizabeth M. — Tech & music for life. Boring Attorney.
Awesome product. Good Job!
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Eddie Pratt — Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
Hey @PeteJayHuang. Well done to you and the team for delivering awesome sharing of images, text, etc. using Twitter. Great work for delivering on your promises so awesomely.
Alan Ionita — Planner at BLISS
I like the idea, however I'm not terribly bothered by the process of taking screens on Macs. It's not a big enough pain point for me.

However here's what I would be interested in: a self hosted service with a Safari extension that uses keyboard shortcuts to trigger a select tool which works like the OS X default (a select tool, you click once to start and once you let go you take the shot). In your case when the process ends you just save the screen (or atleast begin to upload it), generate a link, and automagically copy the link to the clipboard.

Whether you like it or not a lot of people use services like Jira where you either need to upload your real screenshot or comment a link, so eliminating the need to copy/paste might not be the best assumption.

I hope that helps and let me know if that something that you guys do currently - I couldn't test it since I use Safari.
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Hi @algaio, thanks for checking us out and giving suggestions, I think they're very valid.

We actually have shortcuts in the product. Ctrl+S to bring up selection tool (click image or GIF for example) or Alt+S to bring up snapshot tool. How does that sound?

Safari is definitely on our minds; we are only on chrome to start with. No comment on the hosting service :)
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Eddie Pratt — Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@petejayhuang Hey, just got my Beta invite through with the link to download. Big congrats to you and the team :-)

A bit of feedback:

1. Clear sign-up email for Beta that you sent through — links all worked, no problem.

- As a note, the PH link goes to producthunt.com — wasn't sure if you'd meant to link directly to your product page. Will be more relevant in a weeks time etc. when you're not on first page or two.

- Only thing I'd add is some email address for feedback/bugs. I can't seem to find an email address anywhere... Probably worth adding on your website too. If you provided this, then users can use their Snip and Share plugin to snip and share feedback by email with you :-)

2. Nice clear error message when I tried to use it on Safari (my email client defaults to opening links on Safari.) Not sure if that can be altered, probably down to me. Copied the link and fired up on Chrome.

3. Easy to use on Chrome with clear, simple flow for install. No problems or errors. Clipped the right piece of the page image. Nice clear visible boundary around the content to clip. Tried with portion of a web page and around a video image too.

4. The only thing I'd like is an option for adding an email title. If I'm clipping lots of stuff to a person, then they'll have a bunch of emails all with the same title. Will make it difficult for them to know what's what without drilling into emails...

5. I like the way you include the link to the original content too. Not sure how people will feel about that and if they'll want it to be optional. I don't have strong opinion on that yet. [Edit: for clarity, for an image-only clip versus other content that will need a link e.g. video]

6. In footer of the email with the snip, the instagram link is broken: https://instagram.com/snipandsha...

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- Meant to add that performance was very fast with clips being emailed to me almost instantaneously!
- Nice that I have the two options for clipping e.g. free form: clicking images, selecting portions of text in different page locations, etc. and area selection: drag around an area on the screen

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Overall, excellent job. Can't wait for the future integrations, especially Twitter!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Some great feedback @prattarazzi, thank you. Always good to hear push back.

We're adding the nuances you mentioned and thinking through our next steps :)

We need to make our email more promeninent yes. I'll start here! wecare@snipandshare.com
Jason Pittam — CMO, Maptags
Any time frame for Firefox and Safari integration?
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@mikaelpittam Hi Jason. Our efforts are currently focused on chrome for the foreseeable future. Are you on Safari or Firefox?
Johnny Quach — Director of Product @ Rocket Internet
finally got a chance to try this because I was desperately trying to share a snippet quickly with colleagues. Then....I found out you can just press control+cmd+shift+4 and it copies to your clipboard. I mostly share screen shots via chat and not email.
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
@johnnyquachy The evil screenshot tool! Well to be honest it's not that bad, but try uploading to twitter and you'll find how hard that process is! (Snip, open tab, go to twitter, click compose tweet, click upload photo, find said photo, enter, add text and tweet). We do all of that in three clicks! We just went live with Twitter today and have made it an amazingly seamless experience; I would love your esteemed thoughts on the integration!
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Pete Huang — Product Manager
Since, we've added Slack, Facebook, Twitter, a highlight annotation tool and a better UI. Check it out!
Jonathan Price — Sales, Marketing & Events
This is awesome! Favourite new tool for sharing content you think is relevant instead of the whole page. Copy and Paste is so yesterday.
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