Snagit
Snagit
2021.4.1
3.7
0.0
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Snagit for Mac

14 July 2021

Screen capture utility.

What is Snagit for Mac

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 Snagit

Version 2021.4.1:
  • Added the Spotlight tool: Easily highlight and focus attention on parts of your images that need to stand out
  • Added a global option to the Fill tool
  • Fixed a memory leak with Snagit Capture
  • Resizing an image created with a Template will now properly resize the contents of the drop zones
  • Fixed an issue where hotkeys wouldn’t work for starting a video recording while in the ready to record state
  • Fixed an issue where closing the permissions window could close Snagit Editor
  • Added a way to deploy Snagit Mac with anonymous analytics turned off
  • Can now multi-select and share multiple captures from Snagit to Camtasia
  • Fixed an issue where very small tooltips could appear in Snagit captures
  • Tooltips for things that toggle Snagit Capture workflow on and off now better reflect the current state
  • Multiple other improvements to the Capture Tooltips
  • Can again paste image content into Remote Desktop sessions
  • Panoramic captures done on Retina screens will now be marked as being Retina captures
  • Fixed an issue where rotating an object while holding the shift key could lead to strange behavior
  • Fixed an issue where the Google Drive share destination could reappear after removing it from the Share list
  • Window snapping will now continue to work again after redoing a capture
  • No longer showing read-only Slack channels as an option for sharing
  • The webcam light should no longer turn on at all when capturing without it
  • Fixed an issue where Snagit could crash in certain situations when a user types in a license key
  • Improved the performance of loading images with many fills from the Fill tool
  • Fixed an issue where some shapes in the Simplify tool were drawn incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue in Snagit Capture where snapping to a region preset could lead to unexpected highlights and selections
  • Fixed an issue with the z-order of Magnify objects
  • Communication between the Fuse mobile client and Snagit now utilizes Transport Layer Security (TLS).
  • Other crash fixes, bug fixes, and performance 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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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.
Archiethearchiver
Archiethearchiver
Nov 20 2013
2.2.0
0.0
Nov 20 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2.0
I love this app but what really annoys me is that when I discovered there was an update from within v 2.1.5, it failed to mention that the newer version 2.2.0 required Mac OS 10.8 or higher. As a result, my previously working app was lost. Fortunately a friend had a copy of v 2.1.7 which I was able to install.
Chachafance
Chachafance
Jun 14 2013
2.1.6
4.0
Jun 14 2013
4.0
Version: 2.1.6
I use Snagit on both my PC and Macbook Pro, and I like both. However, I wish that the Mac version was as great at the Windows version! Two things I miss on the Mac version: * The sharpen filter (filters -> sharpen on Windows); we really need a way to make blurry screenshots clearer! * Spotlight & Magnify; I use this a lot on my PC and really need it on the Mac as well.
cukboss
cukboss
Dec 20 2012
2.1.5
5.0
Dec 20 2012
5.0
Version: 2.1.5
Simplement le meilleur pour la capture d'écran. Et j'ai essayé tous les autres. Le meilleur, et de très très loin. Merci Snagit pour tous les services que tu me rends quotidiennement.
Adewo
Adewo
Jul 19 2012
2.1.0
0.0
Jul 19 2012
0.0
Version: 2.1.0
Snagit did great in Windows, so i'd like to give it a try on my Mac Book Pro. As my C+S+4 has become little bit out of control while selecting the capture area...
Frankeed
Frankeed
Mar 15 2012
2.0.0
3.0
Mar 15 2012
3.0
Version: 2.0.0
The static screen capture part of Snagit works well, as it has from the start. Version 2 includes video capture, something that immediately caught my attention. However, it's been a big disappointment, because all it does is let you capture video of what's happening on your screen. That's it. There is absolutely no way of editing the video you shoot, short of springing for the full version of Camtasia. You can't cut things out. You can't add an arrow or a callout. I realize that they sell Camtasia to do extensive video editing, but sometimes I want to do a short, simple tutorial, and don't need all the power of Camtasia. I thought this would be ideal. However, not being able to do anything with the video leaves me feeling ripped off by this upgrade.
Scottnyc113
Scottnyc113
Feb 29 2012
2.0.0
0.0
Feb 29 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.0
Im glad to see this company developing for the mac now, first with Camtasia and then with this. There going to do well with snagit in my opinion since theres no competition in this space. Skitch is the only real competitor and its good for a free app but anyone who's serious or using it for professional purposes is going to purchase this. Maybe with sketch being acquired by Evernote something will happen, but it looks pretty standstill to me, and theres already version 2 here
Myka
Myka
Feb 28 2012
1.0.4
5.0
Feb 28 2012
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
I just discovered a "v2.0.0" in the Mac App Store (looking very sleek, btw!). I own version 1.0.4. Just browsed TechSmith's Web site, and couldn't find an upgrade option. Hopefully, TechSmith will consider adding an upgrade option for veteran users...?
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Feb 21 2012
1.0.4
5.0
Feb 21 2012
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Always the best! Besides its excellent screen capture and processing capabilities, I really like the unobtrusive, ever ready little window.
Banndunn
Banndunn
Dec 30 2011
1.0.3
5.0
Dec 30 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
I am not sure if you can make screen captures using Mac OSX these days but I am a holdover of Snagit from the days I used it on my old PC and it was much better than the default Print Screen. Or is that PRT SCN or whatever. Anyway, I still like it and I still bought it. And it works and there's quite a lot of polish now because I guess Snagit has to compete with things built in to the Max. And, installed, it has a little tab popping out on the right of my screen when it is running so it is visually easy for me to remember.
EndoLab
EndoLab
Nov 1 2011
1.0.3
0.0
Nov 1 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
Good software, but while the price here display $49.95 on their website it rises $65.60 incl. VAT (ironic isn't it?) for the EU. I've asked them why but didn’t get answer.
Ables
Ables
Aug 1 2011
1.0.3
5.0
Aug 1 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Works well, i have already got used to using it while I need capture screen.
Dualie
Dualie
Jul 7 2011
1.0.3
0.0
Jul 7 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
This has nothing whatsoever to do with my old donation-ware app SnagWindow.
trungpt
trungpt
Jan 14 2011
1.0.0
5.0
Jan 14 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.0
The best screen capture tool in Windows is now coming to MAC. Try and you will see why this software is the best on this area.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Nov 14 2010
1.0.0
5.0
Nov 14 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.0
I just upgraded to version 1.0.0 and I confirm what already written: great application not a simple screen capture, it adds practical editing. Price not so cheap, but educational prices are available.
Passanstoi
Passanstoi
Jun 29 2010
0.7.1
0.0
Jun 29 2010
0.0
Version: 0.7.1
Scrolling capture doesn't work with Chrome
Flavum
Flavum
Jun 29 2010
0.7.1
0.0
Jun 29 2010
0.0
Version: 0.7.1
Working well for me under 10.6.4. It has ability to save whole Finder windows that must be scrolled to view the entire contents (regardless of icon, list or column view). Nice! Another feature I'd like to see would be an option to set the saved file type (.jpg, .tiff, .png, etc.) in the prefs. Also, adding a "Save" icon to the tool palette would be handy instead of having to go to the File menu (unless I missed it). Export as PDF results in a very low quality image - room for improvement or options there. Definitely has potential though.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jun 29 2010
0.7.1
0.0
Jun 29 2010
0.0
Version: 0.7.1
Works just fine for me on 10.6.4... it's a pretty nice app I must say, organizes all your captures and lets you work with them if you want. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to take screenshots w/o having to open another app to edit them and can find all their old screenshots in a second. Definitely has a lot of potential if it stays free... if it is not, then I would have to say if it's not less than $5 I would not pay. It does load and work for me so I don't know what others are having problems with... looks like you just have to try it, although I think everyone with 10.5+ won't have problems running the app like the review below this. Give it a go, nothing to lose. Convenient, hotkey, and still .7 beta with lots of room to grow. Dev also seems eager for feedback, you have to love that.
Ep1curus
Ep1curus
Feb 19 2010
0.6.0
0.0
Feb 19 2010
0.0
Version: 0.6.0
I like SnagIt. Pretty powerful. A lot more versatile than Skitch. I do like it where Skitch provides a place to automatically upload your image. Quick and Dirty. I'll be disappointed if the price is 50.00 like it is on the PC side. Steep for a screen capture program. There are cheaper alternatives like LittleSnapper and Voila which I both own through bundles, maybe not as feature rich but are those little extras worth the heavier price. To be fair LittleSnapper and Voila are steep as well at 40.00 and inclusion of these little gems in bundles makes them just that much better. Throw SnagIt into a MacUpdate Promo and you would have something.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Feb 18 2010
0.6.0
5.0
Feb 18 2010
5.0
Version: 0.6.0
I like the application, what I don't like is its price and the impossibility to contact the support to refer an error message!
Teslanaut
Teslanaut
Dec 16 2009
0.6.0
0.0
Dec 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.6.0
This thing has a far, far, far, far, far way to go. It still looks like the Windows app. Just use Skitch.
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