ScreenFloat - Screenshot Tools 4+

Power up your Screenshots

Matthias Gansrigler

    • 4.9 • 383 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



= ScreenFloat 2 is here (free for existing customers) =
Download the free, 28-day trial here:

A screenshot is just a screenshot. Until you use ScreenFloat.

Unleash the power of screenshots and -recordings and make them float above all other windows, (fullscreen-) apps and spaces, to keep information always in sight.
Easily extract text and barcodes. Redact content with a simple right-click. Markup and annotate. Pick colors. Crop, resize, rotate and trim.
Drag and drop to other apps, export, and share.
Organize your Shots in the Shots Browser with folders, smart folders and tags. Synchronize them across your devices over iCloud. Find them system-wide with Spotlight.

Power up your Screenshots. With ScreenFloat.

= Main Features =

* Capture Screenshots and -Recordings
Capture screenshots, timed screenshots and screen recordings using keyboard shortcuts or the menu bar icon.
Create Shots from content on your clipboard, or import from your iPhone, iPad, or your disk.
Re-capture effortlessly without having to painstakingly reframe the capture area.

* Floating Shots
Shots float above all apps and windows, and follow you around when you change Spaces. Whatever you capture or record, it'll always be in sight.
- Scroll up and down within a shot to change its opacity
- Option-right-click and drag to pick colors
- Right-click barcodes to view their contents, copy or redact them
- Quickly redact text, barcodes and faces with a simple right-click
- Set up double-click actions for custom workflows, like reducing a shot's opacity and making it ignore mouseclicks in one go
- Drag shots to other apps, with or without markup, in the file format and quality of your choice

* Editing Shots
- Crop, fold, rotate, resize, trim, and "de-retinize" shots
- Markup Shots with Freedraw, Rectangles, Ovals, Lines, Arrows, Stars, Checkmarks, X-Marks, Text, Smart numbered lists, Highlights and Redactions
(Markup can always be changed or removed entirely)

* Shots Browser
ScreenFloat keeps a library of your captures, allowing you to tag, name, rate, favorite and organize them.
- Use folders to collect Shots
- Use Smart Folders to intelligently collect Shots by certain criteria, like if they contain faces or barcodes, or which device you captured them on
- Search for shots using the same criteria you use for smart folders (and search system-wide with Spotlight)
- Sync your library over iCloud

* Tag Management
With the Tags Browser, you can manage your tags by favoriting, renaming, merging and deleting them

* Drag'n'Drop, Exporting
- From any floating shot and the Shots Browser, you can drag shots to other apps to share or export them
- Upload shots to iCloud and share just a link for larger files, like screen recordings
- Export shots into different formats, quality levels, with or without markup, metadata, and more

* Siri Shortcuts
Automate capturing your screen, importing, and managing your floating shots.

* Widgets
Keep shots at your fingertips with ScreenFloat's widgets.
- Access shots, picked colors, tags, folders and more
- Start captures and manage floating shots

= System Requirements =

- macOS 12 Monterey or newer (some features require macOS 13 Ventura or newer)
- An iCloud account if you wish to sync your library over iCloud

= What Customers Say (v1.x) =

"Intuitive. Essential. Over and above other screen capture." - gratidudee, US
"Use it constantly" - Monkton, VT, US
"Must Have Application" - kromesky, UK
"One of my all-time favorite apps" - Mr Toner, US
"Most useful app for screenshots and enhanced productivity" - comet-jockey, UK

= What the Press Says =

Nothing yet, as v2.0 has *just* been released.
Reviews of v1.x were generally favorable, however.

= What do YOU say? =

All this aside: ultimately, software needs to be tested personally to see if it fits one's needs.
Please do download the free, 28-day trial from the website, and feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or feedback - I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact & Connect:

What’s New

Version 2.2

ScreenFloat v2.2 (2024.06.07) brings the following new features, improvements and bug fixes:

- Create permanent, shareable and embeddable links with and/or (see Share menu, Double-Click actions and Settings > iCloud > Set up Link Copy…) (2024.05.16)
- Cut out parts of your screen recordings, or tracks individually (right-click onto a shot and select Cut Video…, or use a double-click action) (2024.06.04)
- New double-click action: Run AppleScript with Shot (2024.05.23)
- New double-click action: Run Shortcut with Shot (2024.05.23)
- "What's New" panel to show significant changes for the latest updates (2024.05.28)
- Siri Shortcuts: New shortcut to create a shot from your clipboard's contents (2024.05.17)
- Use the esssf2 URL scheme to automate capturing shots (2024.05.17)
- Smart Folders and Search now support File Size filter (2024.05.21)
- A ScreenFloat PopClip extension is now available that lets you create shots from selected text, and access all of ScreenFloat's other capture abilities (2024.05.28)

- For iCloud Link Share links, choose between Landing Page links (default), or direct download links (see Settings > iCloud > Set up Link Copy…) (2024.05.16)
- Siri Shortcuts: All "New Shot" shortcuts now come with an optional "After Capture" action, so you can, for example, capture a shot and annotate right away (2024.05.17)
- Improved reliability of "Work mode" and its inversion modifier key (2024.05.21)
- Improved Dutch localization (2024.05.21)
- iCloud Link Share links can now optionally include their validity information (see Settings > iCloud > Set up Link Copy…) (2024.06.05)

=== BUG FIXES ===
- Fixes a bug where sometimes there would be duplicate entries in the re-capture screen for recently captured frames (2024.05.16)
- Fixes a crash when using a double-click action to decrease a floating shot's window size (2024.05.17)
- Fixes a bug where moving or double-clicking a floating screen recording from/in its center would not work (2024.05.30)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 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.

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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.

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