Snagit
Snagit
2021.0.2

3.9

Snagit free download for Mac
13 November 2020

Screen capture utility.

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 Snagit

Version 2021.0.2:
  • MacOS 11 Big Sur Support
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements
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38 Reviews of Snagit

gdfujin-1
01 May 2020
Version: 2020.1.2

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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.
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gdfujin-1
01 May 2020
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.
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Aeschylus
26 September 2018
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.
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Tommy-Gun
07 August 2018
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.
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1.5
dzmacupdate
09 November 2017
Version: 4.1.7
Great feature set but super slow - significant delays when performing simple actions resulting in a search for alternatives.
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JBX
13 December 2016
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
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Doug-Engelbart
21 November 2016
Version: 4.0.6
Can it pan (follow the mouse area)?
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5
crisderaud
29 August 2016
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.
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Big Johnson
21 July 2016
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.
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Rochade
07 June 2016
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.
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5
Cortig
07 June 2016
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.
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2.5
Marcossi
12 January 2016
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.
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OneAfter909
30 September 2015
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.
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0.5
Aw21
30 June 2015
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...
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Raro
02 January 2015
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
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5
applehelpwriter
13 May 2014
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.
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5
Cortig
13 May 2014
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!
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5
anonymous-bandicoot-3081
13 February 2014
Version: 2.3.0
Fast, easy, many features (screenshots and screen recording).
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5
JML54
12 February 2014
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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Archiethearchiver
20 November 2013
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.
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Chachafance
14 June 2013
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.
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5
cukboss
20 December 2012
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.
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Adewo
19 July 2012
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...
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Frankeed
15 March 2012
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.
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Scottnyc113
29 February 2012
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
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Myka
28 February 2012
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...?
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Magosilvan
21 February 2012
Version: 1.0.4
Always the best! Besides its excellent screen capture and processing capabilities, I really like the unobtrusive, ever ready little window.
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5
Banndunn
30 December 2011
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.
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EndoLab
01 November 2011
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.
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Ables
01 August 2011
Version: 1.0.3
Works well, i have already got used to using it while I need capture screen.
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Dualie
07 July 2011
Version: 1.0.3
This has nothing whatsoever to do with my old donation-ware app SnagWindow.
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5
trungpt
14 January 2011
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.
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5
Magosilvan
14 November 2010
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.
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Passanstoi
29 June 2010
Version: 0.7.1
Scrolling capture doesn't work with Chrome
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Flavum
29 June 2010
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.
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Fishscale
29 June 2010
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.
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Ep1curus
19 February 2010
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.
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Magosilvan
18 February 2010
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!
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Teslanaut
16 December 2009
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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3.9

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