Greenshot 4+

Thomas Braun

    • 2.4 • 114 Ratings
    • $1.99



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
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

RandyP ,

The Mac version is too cartoony

I used this on my old work PC, the (free) version on my old windows laptop. I was happy to pay for it to have it on my Mac, but the editor has very few options, and the design of the arrows and fonts and text boxes don't look professional. I wish it had the same design preferences/options as the free PC version of Greenshot.

For example - remove shadows behind arrows/text, fill in boxes behind text, wider range of colors to choose from, font options, shortcut to recapture same screen area... I could go on. This is too basic and too unprofessional looking. Hopefully they release an update in the future, I loved Greenshot when I used a PC.

Rob in phx ,

Editor needs work

I'm glad there is some love for OS X, but I really hope we get close to feature parity with Windows this decade...

The main lacking area is the editor. The Windows editor is so productive - it's very very easy to quickly mark up screenshots on Windows (text, arrows, shapes, etc), easy to move objects around, easy to blur areas, etc. the Mac version has very limited options compared to Windows. Using Preview on OS X is SO PAINFUL for quickly marking up screenshots compared to Greenshot for windows... I wish Greenshot for OS X could get just a little bit closer to the Windows editor. I'd be willing to pay more to get closer to editor parity on Windows.

tomhanks69 ,

Copy and Paste freezes applications

I've been a longtime Greenshot user, but am now having to find greener pastures elsewhere. The main issue is when trying to copy/paste images into another application (like Chrome or Slack). This causes the target application to become unresponsive, and then it has to be force quit. Because of this - Greenshot has become unusable. I hope the developers remedy the situation sometime soon, because it really is a quality app otherwise.

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