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Ghacks Christmas Giveaway: WinSnap And WindowSpace

Only three days left before the first Ghacks Christmas Giveaway ends. We have got two software programs and five licenses for each today. WinSnap and WindowSpace are both developed by NTwind who are known for their free Taskswitch XP application.

WinSnap is also known as the Windows Snapshot Maker, a screenshot application that is available as both a portable and regular edition for 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows. It provides the usual means to take a snapshot of the full desktop, an application, a window, object or region. The option to take a snapshot of an object might require some explanation. This option makes it possible to take a screenshot of several elements on the screen. Say you have two open windows on the screen and want to include both in the screenshot but not the rest of the desktop. This can be done by selecting the Object mode which makes use of the [CTRL] key to mark several objects before the screenshot is taken.

A new screenshot will be displayed in the main interface of the software program. It can also be set to be automatically saved to the computer's hard drive or copied to the Windows Clipboard which can save quite some time if you take screenshots regularly. The filename, image format and quality can also be defined in the options. The defaults are the png image format with a quality setting of 85%.

window snap

Several effects can be applied to a screenshot taken with WinSnap. They are divided into the categories coloring, shadow and misc. Coloring can be used to change the coloring of the screenshot to grayscale, sepia or inverted colors. Shadows will add shadows to the outlines of the screenshot and misc makes it possible to add contours, watermarks and to rotate or scale the image.

Hotkeys can be used for the main functions in WinSnap. Each of the five different screen capturing modes can be initiated with a global hotkey for maximum comfort. Another interesting option is the external tool support menu which can be used to add external tools - like image editors - to the software program. Only Microsoft Paint and an option to save the screenshot to the computer desktop are available by default.

WindowSpace on the other hand is a window manager. It is supplied as a 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version.

window space

The software application can be used to work with windows in Windows more effectively. Two of its main functions are window snapping and moving & resizing. The application is completely hotkey driven but some functions can also be used regularly without hotkeys.

Window Snapping describes the process of snapping the active window to another window (outer or inner edges) or the screen border. Windows can be moved or resized with hotkeys which is excellent for users who prefer the keyboard over the mouse.

Several global hotkeys are available to maximize, minimize or hide windows instantly. There are also options to tile or cascade windows.





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    Comments

    1. WhiteTiger said on December 22, 2008 at 11:31 am
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      Wow, I have used several Autohotkey script to get the feature of WinSpace …

    2. Dan said on December 22, 2008 at 11:36 am
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      Looks good! Sign me up for the contest.

    3. nospam said on December 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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      Looks nice.

    4. SimpleMinded said on December 22, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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      I would love to have a license for WindowSpace thanks.

    5. Garrett Gee said on December 22, 2008 at 12:04 pm
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      Both applications look useful. Add me to the contest list.

    6. Nicolai H said on December 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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      This look’s like a great app :D

    7. paraver said on December 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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      Winsnap is extremely useful. It allows you to select the “frames” that you wish, and you save a lot of time by avoiding to edit the images.

    8. Jeff Rausch said on December 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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      Looks good. Please sign me up

    9. Benyamin Febrianto said on December 22, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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      Winsnap looks very useful. Pls count me in

    10. labs said on December 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm
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      both cool stuff!! Either one will do

    11. colin said on December 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm
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      sign up for the comp ;)

    12. Hopeless said on December 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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      A Snapshot is realy nice! And WindowSpace is a nice tool!

    13. yooman said on December 22, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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      sounds interesting! I’m in…

    14. Beverley Kerry said on December 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm
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      Very useful app! Please add me!

    15. Dean said on December 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm
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      Winsnap looks like exactly what I need…

    16. Emily said on December 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm
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      I’ve been looking for a good windows manager for a while and WindowSpace seems useful. I’d love to have it.

    17. rruben said on December 22, 2008 at 1:19 pm
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      Cool software. Cropping in Photoshop is not more needed then.

    18. Bob Clark said on December 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm
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      Right “Snap” to it and give me “space”

    19. srini said on December 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm
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      windowspace for me please!

    20. Luciano Evaristo Guerche said on December 22, 2008 at 1:59 pm
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      Sometime ago I developed an application similar to Winspace using AutoIt v3 (http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/). It is free and is available at https://sites.google.com/site/guerchele/Home/software/download/WinLayout.zip?attredirects=0

    21. Hii King Chou said on December 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm
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      WindowSpace for me too! Looks like a useful app.

    22. Carlos Augusto said on December 22, 2008 at 2:16 pm
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      Let’s see how good I’ll be now, since didn’t get any of the other prizes.
      One up on the list.

    23. AlexD said on December 22, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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      WindowSpace has some nice features… I would really like to win a license. WinSnap seems useful too….

    24. Christian said on December 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm
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      Count me in please.

    25. Paul. said on December 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm
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      Both WinSnap and WindowSpace looks like there great app’s and hopefully i am in the winners cirkel.

    26. juhis said on December 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm
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      I could use dat!

    27. subgrampus said on December 22, 2008 at 3:23 pm
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      Looks nice…Please sign me up for these softwares.

    28. IanG said on December 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm
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      Nice apps! Hopefully Windows 7 will have a built in screenshot app.

    29. Leigh said on December 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm
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      Good looking software, sign me up.

    30. Tjoakim said on December 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm
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      Count me in as well please. Thanks.

    31. giglmania said on December 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm
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      i know and use WinSnap the free version, it’s very good … but not so good as the comercial …

    32. Andrew said on December 22, 2008 at 4:36 pm
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      Please enter my name into the draw

    33. Radu said on December 22, 2008 at 4:49 pm
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      WinSnap will be perfect for me!

    34. bertge said on December 22, 2008 at 5:13 pm
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      count me in as well!

    35. Rush said on December 22, 2008 at 5:48 pm
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      Awesome apps. Im always looking for good x64 programs. Hard to find. Not sure if you win one or both but I have a multi display set up, and Windowspace seems like it would be the most useful to me. I usually have 8 or 9 windows open at once and better control of those is always welcome. Thanks Martin.

    36. Jan Wroblewski said on December 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm
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      Looks really useful when in-game to take those ‘trophy’ photos.

    37. Paul said on December 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm
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      I could really use WinSnap. Please add me.

    38. Andrea nagar said on December 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm
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      It looks very useful. I’d love to get a license.

    39. aamirullah said on December 22, 2008 at 6:34 pm
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      I would love to have a license of WinSnap, please add me too.
      with regards

    40. hrsepla said on December 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm
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      Count me in please

    41. pavid said on December 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm
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      Oh snap! I need more space.

    42. mickay said on December 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm
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      Both softwares look very nice. Especially the software which do a snapping and resizing. It would be very handy for me at my work.

    43. Rudy said on December 22, 2008 at 7:35 pm
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      Nice

    44. Vj said on December 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm
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      sign me up.

    45. Hannes said on December 22, 2008 at 7:55 pm
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      Thank you for this lottery!

    46. David Prenner said on December 22, 2008 at 7:58 pm
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      yeah, sooo cool! thank you <3

    47. BlogWurm said on December 22, 2008 at 8:09 pm
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      Great offer.
      Hope to win.

    48. Amrit said on December 22, 2008 at 8:20 pm
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      I would like a winsnap license please

    49. Mezan said on December 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm
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      Nice softwares again, consider me too!!

    50. Diane G said on December 22, 2008 at 9:11 pm
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      I could make great use of WinSnap since I take screenshots almost daily. Both software look like winners that I could make use of. Thanks!

    51. Jovin said on December 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm
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      Both applications look useful. Add me to the contest list.

    52. Stephen D. said on December 22, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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      I’m not picky. I’d like either one!

    53. AArlindo SantAnna said on December 22, 2008 at 10:38 pm
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      Pô, será que desta dá prá faturar????

      Thank you, very much my boys

      Just waiting

    54. Carolina Johnson said on December 22, 2008 at 11:36 pm
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      great application!

    55. [email protected] said on December 23, 2008 at 12:22 am
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      Wow geile proggys

    56. Matthias said on December 23, 2008 at 12:43 am
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      I would like WindowSpace

    57. hawk55 said on December 23, 2008 at 12:44 am
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      yeah. i’m in, too

    58. sarana said on December 23, 2008 at 1:27 am
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      In. Thank you!

    59. John said on December 23, 2008 at 1:48 am
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      Winsnap sounds very useful. Thank you!

    60. Jon said on December 23, 2008 at 3:18 am
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      I’m in; thanks

    61. James Bond said on December 23, 2008 at 4:36 am
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      10ч

    62. Sergey said on December 23, 2008 at 4:40 am
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      Long live Santa!

    63. Dewer said on December 23, 2008 at 6:54 am
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      Yes, please, count me in

    64. Joseph said on December 23, 2008 at 6:57 am
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      Wow, those are neat!

    65. Lee said on December 23, 2008 at 9:13 am
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      Please give to me.

    66. SkyFrontier said on December 23, 2008 at 11:29 am
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      I already use WinSnap, and it’s a great tool for a comfort screenshot taking with lots of options. That’s really awesome to get in game screenshots renamed automatically by the soft and with parameters that range from file size to looking appeal – you can put borders on each one to make them unique!
      So I’m sure I’ll be happy if gifted with a WindowSpace license – seems to be a tool developed with easiness in mind, just like the mentioned.
      Thanks and have a great new year all.
      (sad by losing FinePrint and Roboform…)

    67. tux said on December 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm
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      Me wants these freebies!

    68. Van said on December 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm
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      Very nice of you that you are giving software.

    69. Donna K said on December 23, 2008 at 8:13 pm
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      Count me in please.

    70. Nett0pp said on December 24, 2008 at 5:50 pm
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      – Happy hollidays –

    71. Tom said on December 24, 2008 at 8:52 pm
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      Me!!!!

    72. motlittle said on December 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm
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      I could use a license for winsnap portable. Please!

    73. Stever said on December 25, 2008 at 3:17 am
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      Would love to try Windowspace.

    74. luca said on December 25, 2008 at 11:21 am
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      Nice programs. Add me

    75. SgtSaboo said on December 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm
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      Pick me! Pick Me!

    76. Tommy09 said on December 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm
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      Would be great to win.

    77. mike said on December 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm
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      Very cool! I am so glad to have found this site.

    78. jezza said on January 5, 2009 at 12:05 am
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      looks good, especially winsnap
      sign me up!

    79. hipockets said on December 3, 2009 at 1:32 am
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      I always have a problem when I minimize a window and then reopen it – I cannot get it to return to the size and position that I had it in. I would really appreciate receiving a copy of Window Space! Having a copy of WinSnap would be ice, too. Thanks — Hipockets

    80. Anonymous said on December 3, 2009 at 4:33 am
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      COUNT ME IN

    81. Thomas Huber said on December 11, 2009 at 9:12 am
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      Hi ;-)
      WindowSpace is a nice piece of software. You can write my name onto your list =)

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