"An ultra-simple screenshot app that beats Skitch at it’s own game" — Cult of Mac

Annotate (formerly know as Glui) is the simplest way to capture, annotate and share screenshots.


Capture images or video!
* Record a screencast (up to 10 seconds) and share it anywhere as a GIF
* Capture a screenshot or open any existing image

Mark it up!
* Annotate with arrow, line, text, overlay, rectangle, oval, pen, pixelate tool and emojis
* Quickly and easily redact parts of an image
* Shortcut keys for all your tools supercharge your workflow

Share it!
* If you work in Zendesk, you can share annotated images and video directly into a ticket
* Streamline your workflow and instantly share the image or a link to the image with Dropbox, CloudApp, Apple Messages, Mail, Twitter and Facebook Apps
* You can also copy or drag anywhere on your Mac to share your ideas

Have fun with the 100's of emoticons built-in and ready for you to add to your photos and screenshots.


"The app is incredibly simple, no bells or whistles to be found, and it excels as a result." — Macworld (4.5/5)

"Screenshotting for OS X made a delight, not a chore" — 9to5Mac

"The best screen capture app for the Mac, and I've tried quite a few.” - nlenkowski

“I have been searching half the day for a simple screen capture app. Everything I tried was too clunky or too complicated. This was just what I was looking for.” - ddlogan

“This is truly an indispensible app in my daily workflow. The thoughful simplicity and flexible but easy sharing options make it far and above the best app of its type that I've ever used, and I've used many.” - seastarsys


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Thank you!

What’s New

Version 2.1.4

Excited about the release of macOS Sierra? We are too! We’re pleased to say that Annotate 2.1.4 is fully compatible with Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Ms.Shopsalot ,

What I love & What I Wish

I set my preferences to always open Annotate when starting my computer, so I can easily click the icon that sits in the toolbar on the top righthand side of my screen. I was a bit confused at first how it works because I thought you should be able to open an existing image or pdf, click on Annotate and begin to mark it up--but you have to create a duplicate image by screenshotting what you open. Became the common sense way after doing it a few times. I first needed something like this to annotate a bunch of photos and documents that I was submitted for an insurance claim - SO useful. But I find that I use it for pretty much everything I come across on the Internet. Being the screenshot addict I am, this is ideal for me. What I wish it had that it doesnt are a variation of the one an only basic arrow (IE, straight lines, rounded ends, etc) or other connectors and/or diagram features. I also wish it had the ability to make the colors transparent (if it has that feature, I havent been able to intuitively find it). I also wish it had the ability to rotate texts and objects. Lastly, I love the blur feature, but often I could still see exactly what I was trying to blur out and it could better serve it's purpose if it was a bit stronger of a "blur". Honestly, it seems like this would be an app/extension that everyone would/should have it just expanded on these editing and annotating features alone.

hello ro ,

The best annoate on Mac you could get

I will say it is the best annoate app you can get on Mac OS. It has all the functions I need and it works well! I tired to work on my phone because I puirchased the “annotation” app on my iPhone but the screen is too samll on the phone. I moved to laptop but did not find any good apps until I found this one. The icon of this app is not attractive but the funciton of this app is perfact. Love it! However the resolution of output image is not as good as its functions.

Occasional Insomniac ,

No Brainer: Pay the $4 And Take Back Those Daily Wasted Minutes Fighting With Screenshot Edits

I’ve been looking for something simple like ANNOTATE for a long, long time. It does everything I want. You can save or share your annotated pic or screenshot. You can also simply copy it to the clipboard and paste it right into your email or MS Word / Pages app, etc. The only complaint I have had was simply due to my not understanding a super clever method of handling text size. At first, when I created a text box, I was annoyed that the text was so HUGE in comparison to the pic I was typing on. I still put up with that because every single other aspect was terrific. Then, just the other day, I realized you can get total control over the text size by grabbing the text box resize handles and reducing the area the text box occupies. Super simple, super easy, I just didn’t realize you could do that.

Five BIG stars for this app. It really works. It saves me several minutes every day. Easiest $4 decision I’ve made in long time.

App Privacy

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Linebreak SL
3.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

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

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