Voila 3.8.4 – Introducing Voila Web Screenshot!

May 19th, 2015

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Voila, your favorite screen capture app for Mac, has now been updated to version 3.8.4 for an even better user experience. With this release, we’re pleased to announce ‘Voila Web Screenshot’, a free and independent browser extension for Safari and Chrome. This aims to expand Voila’s offerings into something much more because you always deserve the best! In addition to the extension, we’ve polished the app further and ironed out a few bugs.

‘Voila Web Screenshot’ was developed so as to give you quick access to capturing webpages in an instant. This extension doesn’t deepened on Voila being installed on your Mac, although it is capable of much more with it. This extension for Safari and Chrome is a neat little unobtrusive app that sits in your browser and is at your beck and call whenever you need it.

This Voila extension is capable of capturing webpages in a variety of ways; be it full webpages, select portions or specific DOM elements. Once captured, you can choose to download the capture or you can import it into Voila. The latter opens up even more opportunities with respect to brushing up your image as you can use the variety of Tools and Effects present to take them to the next level before sharing it. You can read more about it on the website.

There are other changes in v3.8.4 that improve the overall quality of the app. First up, Voila has integrated sharing to the new ‘Photos’ app that made its debut on Yosemite 10.10.3. This can be found in the contextual menu on the capture tray and also from the ‘Share’ menu in the Voila Menu bar. Yes, the ‘Publish’ button has been renamed to ‘Share’, so as to have a more accurate reflection of its function :-)

Rounding off the improvements are changes to the ‘Marquee’ tool. This has been modified to work in such a way that when a particular portion of an image is selected and moved, it now copies it instead of cutting it. Other fixes include resolving certain bugs related to screen recording and as always, Voila keeps raising the bar with every update.

We hope you play with the new Voila extension and see how useful it can be! You can check it out on the Chrome Web Store and the Apple Extension Gallery. On a side note, we’d like to thank our users for their continued patronage of the app and all the beautiful reviews that have been left on the Mac App Store. Please continue rating us and we promise that Voila will always be at the forefront of cutting edge Mac productivity.

We’re always here if you want to get in touch with us. We’d love to chat with you on Facebook and Twitter. Also, if you still haven’t had the chance to experience Voila, there’s no better time than now! Take the free trial out for a spin on our website. Have a wonderful day!

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

 

How To Capture Web Pages Using A Mac

April 29th, 2015

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The web is a massive repertoire of information and classifying it for oneself is practically impossible. The very process of capturing, organizing and retrieving stuff from the Internet is a daunting task, but there are ways to do this right. The easiest way of capturing web pages is by taking a screenshot of the entire page; top to bottom. The icing on the cake would be an efficient way of managing them, post-capture. In this post, we’re going to explore how simple it is to do so using Voila Screen Capture tool for Mac.

Broadly speaking, there are 3 ways of capturing web pages. You can use Voila’s own browser to capture, open an active web page from your favorite browser in Voila or instantly capture a web page that’s open on another browser like Safari, Firefox or Chrome. You may also choose to capture only select parts of the site. Let’s dig deeper to see how capturing web pages is child’s play.

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First up is ‘Snap from Voila Browser’. This option opens up Voila’s in-built browser, where you can then enter the site’s URL. The address bar also acts as a Google search bar, so you can enter your search query directly into it.

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Secondly, Voila has the ‘Open Current URL in Voila’ feature that loads whatever URL is currently active on your other browser that is open. The third method is ‘Snap Active Browser URL’, which automatically loads and captures the active URL from your browser that is active.

The steps involved in capturing web pages are almost the same. Once Voila is open, click the ‘Web’ option that you see on the main Voila toolbar. For the ‘Snap from Voila Browser’ and ‘Open Current URL in Voila’ feature, follow these steps:

  • If you’ve chosen the ‘Snap from Voila Browser’ option, enter the desired URL into the address bar. You can also search using the Google search option that is integrated within the address bar itself.
  • For ‘Open Current URL in Voila’, the app should automatically load the URL that is active on your other browser like Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
  • You now have the freedom to save the entire page or just parts of it. From the capture options next to the address bar, select the ‘Camera’ icon to snap the entire page.

 

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  • You may also select the ‘Spotted Rectangle’ icon to select a desired part. You can also scroll up or down the page to capture parts.

 

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  • To capture DOM elements (Menu buttons etc.), click on the ‘Square’ icon.

 

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  • Finally, download the web page in the form of a PDF by selecting the ‘PDF’ icon situated next to it.

 

Save Web page as PDF

 

The ‘Snap Active Browser URL’ option saves the entire web page that is open on your active browser in one go. This is a godsend if you’ve got loads of web pages to capture as Voila does all the hard work for you.

After capture, press the ‘Done’ button to get back to the main Voila window. The best part about Voila is that it is equally adept at organizing and managing your captures. The app also has ‘Smart Collections’ folders that you can customize and rename. The default folders themselves are exhaustive and cover a variety of capture occasions. You may also use Voila’s extensive image editing capabilities that include loads of ‘Tools’ and ‘Effects’ to get the most out of your captured web pages.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Voila yet, you’re missing out! Head to the website to learn more about it and to experience a free, no-commitment trial. Voila is also on the Mac App Store for you to enjoy. Should you want to reach us, we’re on Twitter and Facebook. Happy Capturing!

 

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

 

Say Hello To Camera Plus On The Apple Watch!

April 20th, 2015

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The Camera Plus extension for the Apple Watch is out and the next category in consumer electronics is officially in. Camera Plus, the App Store original, is once again one of the first camera apps to break new ground. Carrying over the same legendary simplicity with an intuitive interface, this new chapter in Camera Plus story is about to begin.

The new extension is perfect for you to instantly capture photos and videos. Also, Camera Plus expands AirSnap’s functionality by bringing it onto the Apple Watch to take the app’s functionality into the next level. By eliminating the need to fish around constantly for your iPhone or iPod for an important click, you are now just mere taps away from controlling and triggering full-fledged captures. Camera Plus on the Apple Watch automatically syncs itself with your iPhone or iPod the second you open it, thus offering a seamless experience and eliminating any further steps.

Acting as a remote to control various photo & video capture functions, Camera Plus on the Apple Watch offers users a way of instantly controlling the various facets of photography from their wrist. Get easy access to the following features:

 

• Photo Capture

• Video Recording

• Choice of front and back camera

• Flash

• Countdown timer

• Instant preview after capture

• Live Preview when capturing

 

Camera Plus on the Apple Watch is brilliant for instant candid shots, group selfies, portraits with family & friends and other picture perfect moments that rely on being captured at the right time.

The Apple Watch presents a whole new way of interacting with your personal device. The same is true for Camera Plus. By giving you the power of immediately being able to capture anything, anywhere, you get to avoid constantly having to fish for your phone every second. Camera Plus cannot wait to be the go-to camera app on the wrist of users around the world.

 

Camera Plus on the Apple Watch is an extension to Camera Plus that will be available to all those who have the app on an iOS 8.3 and later device. For more details, please visit the App Store page and the website. You can also reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter. Have a good day!

 

How To Record Video Chats On The Mac With Voila

March 16th, 2015

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Ever fancied if you could just record your video chats like those on Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. on your Mac? Everyday, millions of people rely on this form of communication to talk and interact on various levels and chats conducted over the web are only increasing everyday. To assist people in recording and saving these video chats, Voila Screen Capture for Mac presents an easy and efficient method that has almost no learning curve!

So, setting yourself up to record video chats is real simple. First, select the video chat window you’d like to record. Now, open Voila on your Mac and select the ‘Record’ option you see on the main bar. If you haven’t experienced Voila, head to its site and download it! Next, choose from either ‘Fullscreen’ or ‘Selection’ (if you prefer to record only a particular area of your video chat). Those who select ‘Selection’ will be presented with an extra step wherein they’ll have to select their preferred recording area. Once done, you’re just one tiny step away from recording your Mac video chats in maximum quality.

 

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From the pre-recording window that pops up, remember to choose ‘Record Computer Audio’ and ‘Record Microphone Audio’.  If you’re using an external microphone plugged into your Mac, remember to choose it from the drop down list provided. You’re now ready to record and save your video chats! Once you hit the red record button, Voila is action and records your video chats along with the full audio on both ends. This includes Skype, Google Hangouts and any other video chat service out there.

For more information on Voila Screen Capture for Mac, visit the site to learn more. You can also download a free, no-commitment 15 day trial. If you’d like to say Hi, please reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Voila is smart enough to automatically select its own device to record your Mac’s audio when the ‘Record Computer Audio’ option is ON. If not, you can do so yourself by selecting ‘VoilaDevice’ under your video chat app’s preference window.

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

A Huge Thank You To All 3 Million Of Game Your Video’s Users!

March 13th, 2015

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Today we are extremely thrilled not because it’s Friday (although we admit that it is one of many reasons) but because today our family is as strong as 3 million users! That’s right – there are now 3 million of you & we couldn’t be more excited!

Over the past three years, you have loved us immensely & helped us grow better than the rest.

As it goes without saying, we are committed to provide you the best video-editing experience (we mean it!) & some crazy upcoming updates will vouch for it!

Game Your Video will be the ultimate video editor & moviemaker on the go! You can reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter should you feel the need to do so.

And again, thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

~ Team GYV