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 2.3.0

This release comes with Apple Silicon support, plus a bunch of improvements and fixes. As always, you can stay up-to-date with the latest development progress at @gifoxapp on Twitter.

- Apple Silicon architecture support is finally here!
- Better handling of multi-file imports.
- Improved library popover layout on Big Sur.
- Display message when attempting to import unsupported file types.
- Improve editor playback time restoring handling.
- Improve system privacy permission dialogs.

- Recording renaming during export wouldn't be applied.
- Recording leftovers wouldn't always be deleted from user library folder.

App Privacy

The developer, InteractiveWorks, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.