We are moving on from the name Full Page Screen Capture, and will now be operating as GoFullPage!
In 2012, I was looking for a way to take a pixel-perfect screenshot of an entire webpage, specifically for a site that was too long and wide for a simple printscreen screenshot of my viewport.
I quickly discovered that:
- The in-browser “Print…” feature doesn’t print the page as it looks on-screen
- Available extensions and tools that I tried were not stitching various sections of the page together properly
So, with the foolish tenacity of a web developer, I went ahead and built the product I needed. With the code for this singular function ready to go, I looked for a name that was as descriptive as possible. “Full Page Screenshot” already existed (and at the time was part of discovery #2 above), so the name “Full Page Screen Capture” was the winner!
Over the last 8 years, I have listened closely to users’ experiences across a wide variety of use cases. With this feedback, I have been able to build the most effective and accurate Chrome extension for capturing a screenshot of a full webpage—which also shows in the strong user base and highest rating of any screenshot extension in the Chrome web store.
Now with a fully-developed support ticket system—having responded to thousands of customer support tickets—and new premium annotating and editing features, it came time to revisit the 8-year old name. Working through this with Claire who runs product, we liked and chose the name GoFullPage because it reflects and simplifies the initial core name and service, while also gesturing to the convenience of our tool for anyone reading, saving, viewing, sharing, editing, and annotating web-pages for personal or professional uses.
Additionally, we’ve heard from customers that the most identifiable tell for our product has been the quirky progress bar that lets you know with its munching progress how far down the page the app has gone. Not to worry, GoFullPage’s hungry progress indicator will still be munching away!
We are the same team and this is the same product you’ve used and loved. We remain committed to giving you the highest-quality, most versatile, and convenient product. Come along with us and GoFullPage!
For my previous posts about this Chrome Extension see below:
- Full Page Screen Capture Chrome Extension (04 December 2012 – personal blog post)
- Released premium editing tools (14 October 2019 – IndieHackers.com)
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