Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool with the following key features:

- Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen.
- Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
- Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail.

…and a lot more options simplyfying creation of and work with screenshots every day.

NOTE: As some guys didn't find out how to start working with Greenshot, here's how: On the top of your screen is a clock. Somewhere on the left of it, you find a small G-icon. Click it. You also find the default hotkeys in the menu.

NOTE FOR CATALINA AND ABOVE: MacOS Catalina introduced major security changes and now some function regarding the operating system (like file handling, camera and also screenshots) needs to be given permission by the user. Unfortunately you'll have to enable screenshots for Greenshot in the system preferences. Go to "Security & Privacy" -> "Privacy" -> "Screen recording" and enable Greenshot.

WARNING for long-time Greenshot users: Greenshot for Mac is NOT as feature-rich as you might expect when you were using it on the PC before. We are doing our very best, but it may take a few months until you find the feature you are missing.

To speed things up, you can help us by communicating with us. Send us an email or file your issues in our bugtracker:

When you're just writing an AppStore review for Greenshot, we cannot answer your requests! Please keep that in mind.

What’s New

Version 1.2.19

Fixed issue with not being able to find Greenshot in the System Preferences.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Lady TMarie ,

Last update broke the app

This was my go to app for screen grabs, but now it won't work without permission to take screencapture turned on but the app didn't request the permission during install. There is no easy option to turn on the screencapture permission so the app is now dead to me

YKjustneedtoreviewthis ,

No Quick Save in Mac Version

I've absolutely loved Greenshot on PC so I'm disappointed that the Mac version is so different, and ultimately I cannot use it for my needs.

My main issue is that I need the screenshots to automatically save to a predetermined folder without the save-as dialogue box popping up. I want to be able to hit one button to take a screenshot, and not have to click anything else in order to save it. I work in film and need to be able to take quick consecutive screenshots as seamlessly as possible.

If you guys are able to update this, I will be happy to come back to Greenshot! Thanks for your work guys.

pure7734 ,


Seems pretty solid. Still on Mojave though.

Biggest feature I see missing on first blush: Free hand tool (but hopefully that will come)

Biggest criticism: The destination picker was pretty jarring. I would love to have a more compact option (simple menu) like the windows version that helps get me what I want as quick as possible instead of being big and pretty.

App Privacy

The developer, Thomas Braun, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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