With the built-in editor, you can highlight or hide specific parts of your screenshots, or add necessary annotations. CleanShot provides astonishingly wide range of tools, so you can do whatever you want with your screenshots. The interface is simple, with great, native performance.

  • Native macOS look and feel
  • Modern interface with perfect UX
  • Great performance
  • Many sharing options
  • "Drag me" button
  • Dark and Light mode support


  • Crop tool — with an option to specify aspect ratio and snapping to edges
  • Rectangle
  • Filled rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Line
  • Arrow
  • Pixelate — with applied randomization for better security
  • Highlight — emphasise what's important
  • Counter — provide step marks for tutorials
  • Pencil — with auto-smoothing feature for more pleasant looking drawings
  • Highlighter — highlight a text the way you do it in books
  • Text tool — 7 predefined styles included:

Combine multiple images into one

You can combine multiple screenshots into one without leaving the app. Just drag & drop another screenshot into the Annotate window and position it however you like.

Quick Access Overlay

Right after taking a screenshot or recording a video, you’ll see a small pop-up in the corner of your screen. It’s designed for viewing, annotating, or sharing whatever you’ve just captured. Instantly save, copy or drag & drop the files to other apps. Whatever your workflow looks like, it's going to fit.

  • Easily copy, save or annotate captures
  • Display additional file information
  • Restore recently closed overlay
  • Adjust position on the screen
  • Adjust overlay size
  • Configurable Auto-close behavior
  • Multi-display support
  • Control with swipe gestures


With CleanShot you can capture your Mac's screen in many ways. You can grab the area, fullscreen, window, or even a scrolling window. Set a timer if you need a few seconds to capture the right moment. The possibilities are endless.

  • Capture Area
  • Capture Window
  • Self-Timer
  • Capture Fullscreen
  • Scrolling Capture
  • PixelSnap integration

Scrolling capture

Need to capture something that doesn't fit on your screen? Maybe you want to save a chat history or take a screenshot of a larger chunk of code? With CleanShot it's possible! And it works nearly in every app.

Screen recording

No matter if you want to make a quick recording or the whole video tutorial, CleanShot will work for you. Choose between recording a video or a GIF, whether to capture a specific window, part of the screen, or fullscreen. You can even capture the sound that comes out of your Mac!

  • Capture window, fullscreen or specify custom area dimensions
  • Record as MP4 H.264 Video
  • Record as GIF
  • Easily control quality, FPS and resolution
  • Record Microphone
  • Record Computer Audio (beta)
  • Automatically enable “Do not disturb” mode while recording
  • Show/Hide cursor
  • Display recording time in the menu bar
  • Hide clutter from your desktop when recording

Video editor

With our built-in video editor, you will be able to prepare a screen recording for sharing, by reducing its file size or changing the audio settings.

  • Trim
  • Change Quality
  • Convert stereo audio to mono
  • Playback recorded video
  • Change resolution
  • Adjust volume or mute audio


You can instantly save your screen captures to CleanShot Cloud — dedicated hosting integrated with the app. Straight from the Quick Access Overlay, upload your screenshots or videos and get a link ready to share. Perfect for you, or your whole team.

  • Upload screenshots or recordings and get a link to share
  • Self destruct control
  • Using Cloud isn’t required to use the app

Floating Screenshots

Keep a reference of anything you need always visible. It will float above all windows.

  • Pin any screenshot to the screen
  • Always on top
  • Adjust size & opacity
  • Precisely set on screen position with arrow keys

Text recogition (OCR)

CleanShot makes it dead easy to capture any non-selectable text (from an image, video, scanned document etc.) so you don't have to retype it manually. Simply select an area that contains the text and it will be copied to your clipboard! It's also privacy friendly, because the text recognition is performed completely on-device. (it doesn't leave your Mac)