ScreenFloat-Better Screenshots 4+

Referencing was never easier

Matthias Gansrigler

    • 4.9 • 124 Ratings
    • $8.99



--- ScreenFloat 2 is in development (see and will be a free upgrade for existing customers of the app! ---

Use ScreenFloat to create floating screenshots that are always visible, no matter which application you're in.
This way, you don't have to move or resize windows around to keep information visible on your screen.

• Floating Screenshots
Screenshots you create with ScreenFloat
(by default with the keyboard hotkey cmd-shift-2)
immediately open up and are always displayed
in front of other windows, following you around,
no matter which application, space or fullscreen app you are in.
Shots can be changed in size, or in opacity by scrolling up or down within them.

• Shots Browser
ScreenFloat keeps your shots around
for later reference when you close them.
Shots are collected in the Shots Browser
where you can name, tag, organize and categorize them.

• Quick and easy export of shots
You can send shots created with ScreenFloat
to any application that handles image files.
A double click onto a floating shot will open it in
a default application you can specify for even quicker export.

Here's what customers say about ScreenFloat:
"Totally indispensable tool for OS X." - manuelalonso54, US App Store
"Completely replaces OS X's screenshot tool." - wok4, German App Store
"I love this app. Use it every day." - Mitch20123, Australian App Store

Here's what the press says about ScreenFloat:
"A brilliant tool. It transformed my workflow overnight." - Richard Moss,
"Since I started using ScreenFloat, my workflow greatly improved." - Federico Viticci,
"It's an essential tool for anyone doing real work on a Mac." - Brett Terpstra,

For a video and further information, please visit ScreenFloat's website.

If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to write me by mail at, or on twitter at @ScreenFloatApp or @eternalstorms.
Thank you.

What’s New

Version 1.5.20

- Fixes a bug in Work Mode on macOS 13 Ventura

In other news, ScreenFloat 2.0 is in development (see and will be a free upgrade for existing customers of the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

SmileDahling ,

Huge time-saver!

I had heard about this app a few months ago. I finally got around to purchasing it and I’m really, really happy I have. It’s a massive time-saver and saves me the annoyance of having to take screenshots and then going through the work of finding them and placing them where I need to which (in the past) involved having a finder window open and then dragging it into the editor I was working in.

For example, as I watch videos teaching me how to use a program or whatever, I’ll take notes in an editor while I watch the video. Sometimes I want to grab a screenshot to drop into my notes to highlight a particular point. With ScreenFloat I can take that screenshot and have it float in my view where I can then copy it and drop it into my notes immediately instead of digging around in my file structure to complete the same task.

The app is a little more powerful than that and I can see how it’ll come in handy for other tasks (like another reviewer mentioned taking a screenshot of server settings and having it simply “float” there while you type it all in instead of having to copy and paste it somewhere) but even just using it in the way that I am it’s a great utility. Well worth the money and I highly recommend it. Thanks, dev!

MatthewLive ,

Incredibly helpful for everyone

My previous review still stands, and thanks to the developer for updating it to work with the upcoming Sierra operating system:

You may think to yourself, “I don’t see why I’d need this, I can already use the Mac’s built-in screen capture functionality, it’s fine.” I get that, but here’s what you’re missing.

In just one day of using your computer try to pay attention to how often you need some information from another window, another space, or another app. You switch from window to window and back again, making sure you got it right. Or maybe you spend time resizing a bunch of things so you can see all of them at the sizes you need to. You might be a designer who needs to temporarily recall some RGB values in a Photoshop palette or dialog box. Or maybe you’re a developer who needs to recall the sizes of a couple of views but can’t have them on the screen at the same time.

Boom, ScreenFloat is the answer. Just type your hotkey, drag around the thing you need to recall, then put it out of your mind and switch back to your other task. There’s the info, floating right where you need it, even though that other window/app/space is no longer visible.

This app saves me hours of stupid switching back-and-forth or copying-temporarily-to-notepad or resizing windows or dealing with giant full-screen screenshots or writing on paper (heaven forbid!).

So, so useful.

eclectichead ,

This great app is indispensable in my workflow

This has been so easily integrated into my workflow. I can grab images or text for reference while working on all manner of things from filling out forms, to referring to images for art or 3D modeling creation, to capturing things like texts or other fleeting important info. The fact that the grabbed image floats in front of everything else allows it to remain atop your work so it can be readlity utilized. I you want, you can even scroll your mouse to make the shot partially transparent.

My only suggestions for improvement would be to make the shots optionally storable on iCloud or Dropbox so that they can be shared between computers. Also enable right-clicking (or control clicking) in the shots browser window for the actions on your shots, which now require going to the gear icon in the shots browser to select those functions.

App Privacy

The developer, Matthias Gansrigler, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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