ClaroCapture

ClaroCapture 5.1

Collect all kinds of snippets and multimedia items and create your own projects
1.0  (1 vote)
5.1.22 (See all)

When researching for a project or gathering information for a presentation, it is of the essence to count with a tool where you can collect all those snippets of text, images, etc., in a simple and structured way. ClaroCapture is such a tool – it allows you to paste all kinds of data from PDF, Word, or HTML webpages, and export them to Word, PowerPoint, or to ClaroIdeas in a snap.

As it always happens with assistive technology, what is good for a person with a certain disability is also good for anyone else. Claro Software are specialized in assistive technology for those with dyslexia or certain reading impairments, but that doesn’t prevent any other student or researcher to make use and enjoy the many advantages that ClaroCapture offers when gathering information from a wealth of sources, such as its clever use of hotkeys to capture a variety of items in the most convenient way.

This utility makes it extremely simple to collect text and images from webpages and Word and PDF documents (provided that you highlight the desired snippet first). The program will add your selected content in sequential order, and will export it to Word or PowerPoint in a structured and documented way, as it adds the capture date and the source file or webpage to your snippets. You can record and add audio comments for each piece of information to inform your choice.

Just as important as its ease of use when it comes to gathering those bits and pieces you’re interested in is the export possibilities that the program offers. As mentioned, you can create a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation with the information you collected in one single operation, but you can also send it to ClaroIdeas or just to the clipboard to paste it into other applications. You can choose to export the headings also and, when sending it to Word, you can tell the program to create a table of contents and/or a bibliography for your project.

It just couldn’t be simpler or more convenient. Designed with all kinds of users in mind, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, ClaroCapture is an irreplaceable tool when it comes to collecting information from a wide variety of sources without using different techniques or keystrokes and in a structured way. An interface that could speak in various languages would open its possibilities to a world of interested users. This is not a free tool, but it’s not an expensive one either. You can try it for 15 days for free with some minor limitations before deciding if ClaroCapture is for you.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Copies all kinds of content from different sources
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations
  • Adds images, audio, and video to your data
  • Creates an automatic bibliography in Word
  • Record your audio notes and add them to the content
  • Exports to Microsoft Word

Cons

  • Available in English only
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