Handy screenshot App for macOS.
Xnip has rich image annotation tools. Easy to use.
## Scrolling Capture
It helps you to capture a full-page screenshot even if the content not showing on the current screen.
You can use scrolling capture to capture your source code, article, chat history, etc.
## Window Capturing.
Window capturing with the shadow effect. Furthermore, you can select multiple windows and capture all of them together.
## Color Picker Tool
Pick the color of any pixel on the screen and make pixel-perfect capture.
## Physical Unit
Measure objects by the screen with the physical unit size indicator of selection.
## Pin Images
Pin screenshot or any image on your screen.
Subscribe Xnip Pro to remove the watermark in the screenshot and gain access to all features in the future update. The subscription will be auto-renew. You can stop auto-renew 1 day before the end of the current period.
Ratings and Reviews
Xnip is a great screenshot app. However, there is one aspect of the app which holds it back from being perfect: the lack of stroke on annotations.
When I add text to a screenshot in Xnip, first I have to draw a horizontal line at maximum thickness. Only then can I write text on the screenshot. If I do not first place a rectangle on the image, the text I enter blends into the colors and elements behind it, making the text unreadable. If I could add stroke to the text this would not be an issue, but as it stands now Xnip does not add stroke to annotations.
This issue is often the same with other annotations such as arrows, lines, or rectangles. They lack a stroke around the annotations, causing the annotations to blend in with the background.
Skitch is a poorly made screenshot app, but it provides stroke on all its annotations which makes them so much easier to use than Xnip. I would sure like to see Xnip add stroke to annotations in the future.
5 Stars for a free tool that rivals paid ones
This would be a 4 star app if it wasn't free. It does a better job and has features some paid apps don't. Like this better than the defacto SnagIt (though it lacks video support like SnagIt has, but SnagIt is $50).
It's only shortcoming is that because it's all on screen editing in the snip itself and isn't saving to file, you can easily lose your work if you click off the screen or escape (something you tend to do by muscle memory to get out of a tool).
The developer should charge a buck or two for this and it would be beyond worth it and maybe see some updates like that file format/save that one shouldn't expect from a free product. Great job on this!
Best Mac Screenshot Tool I've Tried
I've tried a ton of tools over the years (Skitch, native macOS tool, LightShot, Nimbus, Monosnap). This one takes the cake for me. The free version is very generous with what it can do but I opted in to the paid version as I'd happily support the development of this.
The only feature that has been (rarely) finnicky is the scrolling capture, but they have very detailed help content to troubleshoot that. I only found one page (Salesforce Lightning page) where it would refuse to work.
One feature I'd love to see is the ability to edit annotations after you've already saved and closed the editor window. Even with the paid version and using the editor window, I don't see an option to reopen a previously annotated file, edit the annotations and re-save it. They would like need to add and support a native Xnip file format for this.
All being said, this tool meets my use cases 95% of the time and the interface is awesome. I use this tool daily as a tech consultant and it's clutch. I've been using it for about a year.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much!
An Xnip file to save the annotation is in the plan. But it takes a big afford to accomplish. So it may come out after a very long time.
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- zida zhang
- 17 MB
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
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- Xnip Pro Yearly Subscription $4.99
- No watermark & Edit window $9.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.