ShareX VS PowerToys

Compare ShareX vs PowerToys and see what are their differences.


ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from. (by ShareX)
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ShareX PowerToys
349 469
20,108 74,330
3.3% 3.0%
9.7 9.8
4 days ago 4 days ago
C# C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ShareX. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-17.
  • Charles Leclerc using a Surface Go, upside down.
    1 project | | 19 Jun 2022
    Could you give ShareX a shot? I'm interested to see if it gets around that.
  • Μικροπρογραμματα στον υπολογιστη για better experience
    3 projects | | 17 Jun 2022
    Free: Search Everything (helps find files and stuff ) WizTree (you can see file sizes visually and helps you find stuff that take too much space. ) EarThumpet (better volume mixer than the windows one ) ShareX (screenshot ktl. ) displayfusion (gia dual monitors ) Notepad++ (notepad++ ) F.lux (if you use your pc at night, it works great ) TranslucentTB (just makes your taskbar look good ) Touch portal (gia shortcuts sto kinhto sou ) WindowGrid (gamaei kai dernei ) Paid: Breevy (shortcuts by typing ) Fences (helps organize your desktop ) Wallpaper Engine (for better wallpapers )
  • macOS Screenshot Tricks to Impress Your Co-Workers
    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    * normal flow: start => capture

    ShareX also supports a ton of different other workflows. After capture it can automatically add the image to your clipboard, or open it in an external image editor, or upload it to imgur and add the link to your clipboard, etc etc


    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    Windows-only recommendation so this is only somewhat related - but if you want a powerful, (mostly) well-thought-out, (seemingly) lightweight screenshot taker + editor on Windows, do have a look at ShareX[1].

    It's completely free and you can tweak various workflows and map them to key combinations. I've had a "manual screenshot -> optional editing -> upload to imgur/save to clipboard" workflow bound to a mouse button (Logitech G600) for over 5 years and use it multiple times a day.

    I downloaded it through Steam but whatever other download options they have should auto-update just fine as well, I would guess.

    I only see this now but apparently the program is open-source. Never even knew that.


    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
  • como automatizar/otimizar prints de posts de redes sociais?
    1 project | | 16 Jun 2022
  • A list of free & open-source apps I use on Windows
    24 projects | | 14 Jun 2022
    JPEGView - lightweight image viewer for Windows. ShareX - screen capture tool with other nice features.
  • is there any screenshot solution that does drag and drop?
    3 projects | | 13 Jun 2022
    Uhh, try shareX? It's free. It allows dragging from its history view. Although some people think it's too bloated (has many other features)
  • Completed first void map. Now what? Keep doing the void map?
    1 project | | 13 Jun 2022
  • Good app to record desktop
    1 project | | 12 Jun 2022
    Sharex is a free and open source program that will do a lot of great things. I use it at work all the time.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PowerToys. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ShareX and PowerToys you can also consider the following projects:

Wox - Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

AutoHotkey - AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows.

sharpkeys - SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key.

obs-studio - OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

flameshot - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software :desktop_computer: :camera_flash:

T-Clock - Highly configurable Windows taskbar clock

greenshot - Greenshot for Windows - Report bugs & features go here: or look for information on:

Windows10Debloater - Script to remove Windows 10 bloatware.

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

bypass-paywalls-chrome - Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

QuickLook - Bring macOS “Quick Look” feature to Windows