Gifox is a beautifully designed and masterfully crafted app that records your screen into animated GIFs – the great alternative between static images and full-size videos. It's your best companion for:

- Micro-screencasts and product demos
- Animated instructions and bug reporting
- Selective on-screen video capturing


Gifox introduces a completely new way of continuous screen capturing with window selection mode – you select a window and Gifox precisely records it even when it's moved or covered up by other windows. Free selection mode is also there for you – fast-select any area on the screen and hit record, like you used with the standard grab app / Cmd+Shift+4 command.

- Pixel-sharp selection with accurate margins
- Only selected window without any overlaps
- With or without window shadow
- With or without desktop background
- Lockable aspect for fast selection restore


A set of capturing options accessible via preferences window let you explicitly control the recording and output.

- Record fps
- Playback fps
- Repeat count and pause
- Mouse cursor
- Mouse and keyboard interactions
- Window shadow
- Desktop background


Advanced compression options provide complete control over the output quality and file size.

- Color
- Palette generation
- Dithering
- Resizing


Built-in editor provides the essential tools for fine-tuning your captured graphics and re-exporting them with different compression settings.

- Trimming
- Cutting
- Duplicating
- Arranging


Open up Gifox in any selection mode using preconfigured global shortcuts or customize them in preferences.

- Cmd+Shift+6 initiates free selection mode recording
- Cmd+Shift+7 initiates window mode recording
- Space/Cmd+Esc starts and stops current recording
- Cmd+A/D selects full screen and clears the selection
- Arrows+Cmd/Shift resizes and moves the selection


Easily share your recordings with built-in Dropbox, Google Drive and Imgur integrations. GIFs can be copied or drag-and-dropped directly into other apps straight from the status bar! Support for more great services is underway, but we want to know what integrations would be most useful for you – let us know using the in-app feedback form or contacts on our website.

What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Here comes the long awaited full-screen mode recording support along with lesser improvements and fixes. As always, you can stay up-to-date with the latest development progress at @gifoxapp on Twitter.

- Support for recording in full-screen mode! Yey!
- Failed recordings are no longer auto-deleted when dismissing errors in library.
- Selection frame and cursors should no longer be captured at recording start.
- Better export error diagnostics and handling.

- Disabled shortcuts would bind to letter A on app relaunch.

Ratings and Reviews

Maurowebdev ,

Issue with "Stop Recording"

Sometimes pressing 'stop recording' (cmd esc), ends it prematurely and the result gets chopped at the end. Otherwise it works as expected.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reporting, will look into this!

P.S. This was revised in version 2.1.1 & 2.1.2, so the end of recording shouldn't be getting lost any more. Please give it another go and drop us a line if there are any other issues? ✌️

Chinook99 ,

Works Okay Mostly

Great interfrace! However, processing GIFs often hangs and doesn't complete, or takes a very long time. I tried to reduce the file size of a GIF after it was processed by reducing the frame rate and it got stuck doing that as well.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the report! Can I kindly ask to submit a message using in-app form and include the logs? This is definitely not how it should be and would be great if we could look into this.


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In-App Purchases
  1. Gifox 2 Pro $14.99
  2. Gifox 2 Pro Upgrade $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.