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Screen capture utility.

3.7
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Snagit overview

Snagit lets you create an image of what you see on your computer monitor.

Features
  • Flexible options that let you capture only what you want.
  • Annotation varieties like arrows, speech bubbles, and more make it easy to customize your capture.
  • Versatility in what you do with your capture. Send it to your favorite app, share it online, or save it for later.

What’s new in version 2023.0.2

Updated on Nov 10 2022

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to launch the capture window.
  • Addressed an issue some users were experiencing related to activation.
  • Fixed an issue where Screen Draw tooltips could appear under the video recording toolbar.
  • Fixed an issue where the video recording toolbar could appear on top of the Screen Draw button when a recording started.
  • Updated the What’s New and Getting Started in-app tutorials for clarity.
  • Fixed an issue where signing in to Slack from Snagit was not working unless a 3rd party login provider was used.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

219.9 MB

Downloads

78409

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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What needs improvements

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Snagit qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
4.0
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zlazkow
zlazkow
Oct 26 2021
2021.4.3
1.0
Oct 26 2021
1.0
Version: 2021.4.3
SnapNdrag Pro does 90% of what Snagit does. One exclusive to Snagit is scrolling screen capture. That's nice, ok, but I can do with 2 or 3 screenshots of the same page. SnapNDrag Pro is $10. I'd gladly purchase Snagit for $20, but NOT for $50. Period.
Nazaire
Nazaire
Apr 7 2021
2021.2.0
3.0
Apr 7 2021
3.0
Version: 2021.2.0
The app is fine but the pricing is outrageous for what it does. The dev's web site claims 14,000,000 users, you do the math. Plus there is close to no maintenance, if you want to upgrade your macos system you just pay once more. A lifetime licence with free upgrades for $9,99 would be fair, not the current pricing. I am looking for a replacement.
gdfujin-1
gdfujin-1
May 1 2020
2020.1.2
1.0
May 1 2020
1.0
Version: 2020.1.2
Who I tried the update, it did not let me "capture" what was on thawed. In fact, it kicked me off the web--there I could not capture the web image! Hence, I would not recommend it.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Sep 26 2018
2018.2.3
0.0
Sep 26 2018
0.0
Version: 2018.2.3
What are the advantages Snagit has over Mojave's built in screen recording? I've used it on Windows, but not sure it is useful on a Mac.
Tommy-Gun
Tommy-Gun
Aug 7 2018
2018.2.1
0.0
Aug 7 2018
0.0
Version: 2018.2.1
Not a review but an important comment. The upcomming new macOS 10.14 Mojave version has screenrecording build in as default. Just press Shift+Cmd+5 It captures in 60fps, has editing features and other nice things. It does not have video-in-video possibilities, but many people do not need this. This is one of the great new feature of macOS10.14 which I really like. This makes a lot of screen recording tools obsolete.
dzmacupdate
dzmacupdate
Nov 9 2017
4.1.7
1.5
Nov 9 2017
1.5
Version: 4.1.7
Great feature set but super slow - significant delays when performing simple actions resulting in a search for alternatives.
JBX
JBX
Dec 13 2016
4.0.6
0.0
Dec 13 2016
0.0
Version: 4.0.6
the current version is 4.0.7. There is an issue when one clicks on Callouts in the main window. This causes a crash and continuous loop of crashing. I had to use AppDelete to remove all files except the app and then run Snagit. Have tested 2x and same issue.

I am on El Cap btw
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Nov 21 2016
4.0.6
0.0
Nov 21 2016
0.0
Version: 4.0.6
Can it pan (follow the mouse area)?
crisderaud
crisderaud
Aug 29 2016
4.0.3
5.0
Aug 29 2016
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
I have used SnagIt for years and don't know what I would do without it. It's a 'must have' for me.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Jul 21 2016
4.0.3
2.0
Jul 21 2016
2.0
Version: 4.0.3
Version 4 is a mess! To me it's a downgrade from v3.

I've written several complaints to the company, and received nothing but apologies and promises to share my feedback with the development team.


The color picker was considerably changed for the worse and you can no longer choose from a box of crayons or web-safe colors.
There are now just 12 colors (including black & white) to choose from. If you want any others you must enter RGB values or try to find one you like in the color wheel.
I almost always use the same few colors for annotating my screenshots and I want them the same each time, not to settle for something close in the wheel. So I was forced to waste time Googling to find codes for the colors I use, then I could add them to the palette for later use. Next time I need an exact color it's back to Google again!

The Text tool includes one poorly-named function - the Line Width slider. This slider has nothing to do with the width of the text. It actually creates an outline AROUND the text. At the lowest setting individual letters are outlined, but when you get over 3.0 the outline becomes more like a balloon effect around entire words. In the Arrow tool the Width slider DOES control the line width. This makes the Line Width slider ambiguous at first.

The Undo function doesn't work at all for text changes.
Changed colors and want to go back? You'll have to select a new color in the picker.
Changed font and want to go back? You'll have to select a new one. Can't remember the name of the last one? TOO BAD!

The new Panoramic capture doesn't function automatically, you must drag the region to be captured. It works pretty good but would be better if it could scroll an entire window on its own, like the regular scrolling capture does vertically.

Although a "fill" function was added, you still can't fill a selected region. That's something I requested last year.

There were no improvements to the way images are exported to PDF, so they're still blurry. That's something I told them about last year.
Why do it at all if the result will always unclear? Maybe SnagIt should come with a pair of corrective glasses for viewing exported PDF files.

TechSmith's Help section of their website (which opens when you select SnagIt Help from the Help menu) wasn't updated for v4, so a lot of the info is incorrect for that version. There doesn't seem to be a topic for color picker at all.

I was generally happy with v3 despite the company's failure to implement a proper fill function (which I'd use frequently) and export images to PDF CLEARLY (which I'd use daily).
I have been repeatedly annoyed by v4 and am now looking for a replacement app since v3 will no longer be maintained and lacks two functions I've been asking for. They added features I don't care about while completely ignoring ones I do.
I kept hoping my requests would be implemented in an update, but it's apparent now that TechSmith just doesn't care what their users want.
Rochade
Rochade
Jun 7 2016
4.0.0
0.0
Jun 7 2016
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
This is one of the most professional screen capture utility out there. But what I am still missing is a way to organize the library. Many apps fall short in either: a) organize features or b) capture/edit features When I read snagit now includes a new library, I was very excited only to find out, it is just a bare browse by existing categories (e.g. by application, type, …). The only tool that gets this kind of right (combination of organization AND capture/edit) is pixave for me at the moment, even it isn't perfect too.
Cortig
Cortig
Jun 7 2016
4.0.0
5.0
Jun 7 2016
5.0
Version: 4.0.0
This is a really great tool for captures ad annotations. It's not cheap, but there is a reason for that… I use it on a very regular basis for tutorials and support and the set of features it offers make it smooth and painless to capture and share content.
Marcossi
Marcossi
Jan 12 2016
3.3.5
2.5
Jan 12 2016
2.5
Version: 3.3.5
For $50 it's definitely not worth it for me. I can't even take a screenshot of the whole page because of a bug.
OneAfter909
OneAfter909
Sep 30 2015
3.3.5
1.0
Sep 30 2015
1.0
Version: 3.3.5
I agree with everything softwater wrote below. But I don't understand why he gave a 5-star rating; it's not justified when you have to regularly pay for upgrades. As he wrote, "be prepared to get locked in to a dependency cycle where you're paying for upgrades on a regular basis. Those upgrades will offer you some new 'features', but essentially you're paying to keep the app working on the same machine." Everyone I've communicated with at TechSmith has been friendly and knowledgeable. The email newsletters and site updates are informative. But I cannot excuse their deplorable business practices. I'd get a free update that introduced a bug, and then would have to pay for an upgrade with bug fixes. Snagit's high quality and TechSmith's excellent support justify a higher price than other screenshot apps, but they fail to be worth the exorbitant price you end up paying.
Aw21
Aw21
Jun 30 2015
3.3.3
0.5
Jun 30 2015
0.5
Version: 3.3.3
For me Snagit is the worst of all screen capture utilities. On my 2015 MBP it takes 8 seconds to open the Snagit Editor after taking a screenshot. Annotating screenshot with graphical objects results in frequent crashes. The UI to take timed screenshots is a modal pita: go to a preference pane to enable timed mode. Take the screenshot. Go to the preference pane to disable timed mode. In which century do these TechSmith guys live? I only use it because I paid a lot of money for it and I always want to be reminded of my idiotic buying decision...
Raro
Raro
Jan 2 2015
3.2.2
0.0
Jan 2 2015
0.0
Version: 3.2.2
The current version is 3.2.3 not 3.2.2: 29 October, 2014: Snagit v3.2.3 Maintenance Release Introduced in-product tips and tricks Bug fixes
applehelpwriter
applehelpwriter
May 13 2014
3.0.1
4.5
May 13 2014
4.5
Version: 3.0.1
I had the old version up until Mountain Lion broke it and TechSmith demanded more money for an update (more on that in a moment), so I thought I'd see how things had progressed in the time I've been away (basically I skipped the entire v2 of this app). I do a LOT of screencaptures, and SnagIt is, without a doubt, a very polished application. It's got a lot of new tools and effects since v1, and some (IMO) useless social sharing stuff, but essentially it does what it's always done, and very well indeed: take screen captures and allow you to edit them effortlessly and to a professional standard. The scrolling capture is also an essential tool for me for making records of particular webpages that are not indexed by search engines and which might disappear or change in the future. That's the good stuff. Now here's the other side. The reason why I stopped using SnagIt back in 2012 was because TechSmith stopped supporting the version I had. As I'd only had it for less than 12 months, I though it was a bit steep. I think it was billed as a $20 upgrade if you had v1, but (as someone from TechSmith says on this page) if you figure they're only going to support the last two OS iterations, and OS X now being on an annual upgrade cycle, you're basically going to be locked into an investment of $20 or so every 2 years. Moreover, although they throw in a few bits of icing on the cake to justify the demand for more money, what you're really paying for is the right to continue using the app on your machine. If I'm paying $50 for an app, I expect to be able to use it on the same machine for as long as that hardware lasts without having to pay for it again and again. For corporate users and the like the price is chicken feed, but if you're an individual and you get locked into this cycle with ALL your paid-for apps, your expenditure on s/w is going to start to mount. I'm a part-time developer myself, and I don't necessarily blame TechSmith for this: they've got to spend time and money keeping up with the changes Apple are making, too. But basically, this whole ecosystem is turning into a perpetual money-drain (or money earner depending on which side of the fence you sit) just to keep s/w you've already bought running on the same hardware throughout its lifetime. Now, in the year and half or more since I gave up using v1 of SnagIt, I've been getting by reasonably well using the built-in screencapture utility (command-shift-4, drag and click) and the free photo editing s/w GIMP. I miss the scrolling screen capture, and it takes me longer to produce edits/annotations that are not quite as cool, but they still do the job. Given the downside of being asked to dig into my pocket every 2-years or so, I thing I'll stick with what I've got. Summary: yes, this is a polished, professional app that does the job. You won't find anything quite as good on the market. However, be prepared to get locked in to a dependency cycle where you're paying for upgrades on a regular basis. Those upgrades will offer you some new 'features', but essentially you're paying to keep the app working on the same machine.
Cortig
Cortig
May 13 2014
3.0.1
5.0
May 13 2014
5.0
Version: 3.0.1
I really like this app. Simple and easy to use yet quite powerful. The editor got a very nice update in the new version! I've tested several screen capturing apps and this one is currently my favorite!
anonymous-bandicoot-3081
anonymous-bandicoot-3081
Feb 13 2014
2.3.0
5.0
Feb 13 2014
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
Fast, easy, many features (screenshots and screen recording).
JML54
JML54
Feb 12 2014
2.2.0
5.0
Feb 12 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2.0
Version 2.3.0 is available as of early February. Interestingly, I updated from 2.2.0 directly through the SnagIt app itself, but MacUpdate still reports I have 2.2.0 installed, even after clearing the MacUpdate cached database. Weird behavior, and I reported it to MacUpdate.
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