The ultimate screenshot app (Mac)

May 5, 2024

Struggling with taking the perfect screenshot on your Mac? It can be a real pain, trust me. Luckily, I’ve stumbled upon something that’s made my life a whole lot easier, and I think it’ll do the same for you.

As an online entrepreneur with around 18 years in the game, I’ve been on the hunt for the ideal screen capture tool. Something that’s more than just hitting ‘Command+Shift+4’ and hoping for the best. You know what I’m talking about, right? A tool that actually has features that can help with annotating and organizing your screenshots without breaking a sweat—or your flow.

I’ve tried a bunch over the years. Started with the basic Apple screen capture, moved on to Skitch, which was awesome until it got all clunky post-Evernote acquisition. Then there was Droplr – it was cool for a bit, but ended up being outdated, buggy, and pricey. Total buzzkill.

So, I kept searching and finally, I hit the jackpot with CleanShot X. If you’re on a Mac and you need to capture your screen like a pro, this is it, my friend. I’m not kidding. It’s a game-changer.

  • Quick access? Check.
  • Annotating tools? You got it.
  • Cloud sharing? Oh yeah.

And it’s not just about the features. It’s about how they make your life easier. Let’s dive into how I use this stellar piece of software.

With CleanShot X, capturing a precise part of the screen is as simple as pressing ‘Shift+Command+4’. No more fuzzy edges or missed details. Plus, this nifty zoom feature lets you see exactly where you’re about to capture. Pure magic.

Once you’ve got your screenshot, the editing interface is where the real fun begins. Highlight areas, draw arrows, add numbers for steps in a tutorial—heck, you can even blur out sensitive info.

And sharing your captures? A breeze. Drag and drop your screenshot into any app—Slack, Messenger, WhatsApp—you name it. It’s like they designed this tool to make you forget the word ‘hassle’ ever existed.

Let’s talk money, though. They’ve got options that won’t make your wallet weep. For solo users, it’s a one-time purchase with a $19 yearly renewal for updates. Got a team? It’s just $8 per user per month, billed annually. A small price to pay for smooth sailing with your team’s communication.

Speaking of teams, over-communication is key. With CleanShot X, making things super obvious is a piece of cake. The clearer you can get your point across, the fewer chances for miscommunication. And that, my friends, is priceless.

I can’t recommend CleanShot X enough. Check it out at And no, you can’t game the system with the licenses—I’ve tried. But hey, they offer discounts for multiple computers, so if you’re pairing up with someone, take advantage of that.

Bottom line: CleanShot X blows the competition out of the water. If you decide to give it a whirl, I’m betting you’ll be as stoked as I am. Thanks for tuning in, and catch you on the flip side!

Gideon Shalwick