Clarify
Clarify
2.0.11

4.8

Clarify free download for Mac

Clarify

2.0.11
05 February 2018

Capture multiple screenshots into a single document.

Overview

Clarify streamlines the workflow of capturing multiple screenshots, organizing them into a document, marking up the images, adding text, and sharing your document as a PDF, Word file, or on the Web. View it in action!

The folks who love Clarify are using it when they need two or more images to:

  • Explain a process
  • Communicate changes they'd like designers/developers to make
  • Submit bug reports
  • Provide answers that consist of several steps

Clarify lets you:

  • Capture one or more screenshots and/or import one or more images (e.g. pictures and screenshots)
  • Mark the images with annotations such as arrows, circles, blur, sequence, highlight, and text
  • Add titles and paragraph text for each image
  • Share your document via email, PDF, Word, Dropbox, Evernote, WordPress, or Clarify-it.com
Features:
  • Capture windows or regions
  • Import photos or other image files
  • Organize multiple images or screen captures into a document
  • Add multiple images to a step (new feature)
  • Reorder screen captures/images via drag and drop
  • Replace images without messing up your formatting
  • Crop and resize images
  • Mark up images with arrows, boxes, circles, text annotations, and sequence
  • Blur out sensitive information or highlight important areas
  • Export to PDF, Word, WordPress, Evernote, HTML, Markdown, or Dropbox
  • Copy and paste content as rich text to any word processor that accepts rich text
  • Add borders of picture frames
  • Export individual images or all images in a document
  • Include embed for videos hosted on YouTube, Wistia, etc.

What's new in Clarify

Version 2.0.11:
Bug Fixes:
  • Importing high-resolution images would scale the image incorrectly.
  • Fix bug that prevented one from updating the WordPress id and url that a document is associated with.

25 Clarify Reviews

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JADNC
27 April 2012

Most helpful

Purchased this application via MacUpdate, and obtained a cross platform license so I could run the app on Windows. Before discussing the actual software - the developer is very responsive to questions. And, most importantly the licensing model is perfect and very fair from a cost perspective. The application itself is a little different from a traditional screenshot program - e.g. SnagIt, which I have the most experience with. While I have not use the program extensively, it is an excellent program. Clarify is more focused on creating a "document" of screenshots. Versus grabbing a screenshot, then annotating, then copying into a destination document. Instead of the "normal" 3 shot process - Clarify will grab the screen, and place you into its editor to allow you to: annotate the shot (i.e. add text, arrows, shapes), then add text (i.e. instructions) as if it were a word document. You keep adding shots to the document - and text / information - until you are done. The finished product is a PDF with text, pictures, and instructions. Coming from a SnagIt 3 step process, there is some re-learning to do. So, minus one star since habits are hard to break. But, this is an excellent program and highly recommended. This is a slightly different - but extremely valuable - tool than a traditional screenshot/annotation program. When you add in the developer's responsiveness and the excellent licensing model - its a no brainer. If you need to use screenshots to communicate information to clients, users, or to remember stuff for later this program is well worth a buy.
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Version 1.1.1
Funjoy
13 September 2017
"Clarify desktop software is going to move into maintenance mode." The files site associated with it is being shut down. They've decided to focus on business-oriented ScreenSteps, which now starts at a subscription price of $99/month. See the website for specifics.
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Version 2.0.8
1 answer(s)
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
15 September 2017
Thank you for the heads-up. Sad they're discontinuing a unique app.

Fancy meeting you here, btw:)
(in reference to our Byword conversation)
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Maclover1-1
16 September 2016
Hello, is this "dying-ware" ? No update for over a year here or on Twitter and Facebook :/
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Version 2.0.4
1 answer(s)
Raro
Raro
25 September 2016
Current version is 2.0.5
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marcosmoreno
11 February 2015
Just gave it a shot, very very nice!
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Version 2.0.3
Damian Weiss
06 August 2014
Warning for all previous users of ScreenSteps 2.9: I just got a mail from the developers of ScreenSteps and Clarify. They say, Clarify 2 was the upgrade path for both Clarify 1 customers as well as ScreenSteps 2 users. As good Clarify 2 may be, its features are far behind from the features offered by ScreenSteps 2.9. So actually, Clarify 2 is a downgrade path for all loyal users of ScreenSteps 2.9. Furthermore, I found no possibility to import lessions of ScreenSteps 2 – so all lessions I made before are lost. Unfortunately, ScreenSteps 3 is a cloud based service with monthly costs of at least 29 $. If I had known that I would never have bought ScreenSteps 2! Now I'm stuck with ScreenSteps 2. As neither Clarify 2 nor ScreenSteps 3 are acceptable upgrade paths for me, I will have to look for a replacement of ScreenSteps 2. Perhaps anybody has any suggestions?
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Version 2.0.1
2 answer(s)
Trevor-Devore
Trevor-Devore
07 August 2014
Thanks for your feedback. It is true that Clarify 2 will not meet the needs of every ScreenSteps 2 customer. Here is some additional information to clear up a few things.

If you need to import ScreenSteps 2 content into Clarify take a look at this article from the manual:

http://help.clarify-it.com/m/clarify/l/239312-importing-screensteps-2-content

Clarify 2 doesn't have a concept of manuals like ScreenSteps does, but it will allow you to import all of your ScreenSteps 2 lessons. You'll find a lot of improvements to authoring documents but there are not as many 3rd party exporters (e.g. Confluence and Mindtouch). The WordPress exporter has been improved as it allows you to select any custom post types you have defined on your account. You could use Clarify to generate content and WordPress to organize the posts into a manual.

The PDF generator and the HTML exporter are significantly better. PDF templates are built on HTML and CSS so you have lots of customization options. The HTML exporter uses PHP so you can customize templates to feed Clarify content into any number of systems.

While ScreenSteps has evolved into a collaboration platform for documentation, ScreenSteps 3 does offer a solo plan for $120/yr. The solo plan is still a cloud solution so it won't be the right fit for everyone, but it does make it more affordable for individuals who want to use ScreenSteps.
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Damian Weiss
Damian Weiss
07 August 2014
Thank you for your reply and for the link concerning the import of ScreenStep lessons. As Clarify cannot handle manuals and chapters, Clarify is useless for me. It's a pity: ScreenSteps was my favorite software to make manuals - I will use it as long as possible, i. e. as long as Apples OS will support it.
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bumper314
31 July 2014
I'm thrilled with Clarify 2.0. I've been a long time user of Clarify 1, but all the additions to 2.0 were sorely needed. Clarify is a great tool for providing support to customers, providing information when contacting support, documenting processes/procedures, or even just annotating images for social media.
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Version 2.0.1
Widber
01 April 2014
Still no Retina support?
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Version 1.2.6
2 answer(s)
bumper314
bumper314
22 April 2014
I just tried the 2.0 beta and it too does not support Retina yet. Be sure to let them know via email that it's important to you.
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bumper314
bumper314
20 June 2014
The latest 2.0 beta just added Retina support. http://www.clarify-it.com/download/beta
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Schwity
16 September 2013
I use Clarify on Mac and on Windows and it works seamlessly for me. It is perfect for the daily documentation and communication. And with in a short time it is not really complicated to build your own PDF templates for the export. Perfect for corporate design rules in documentations.
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Version 1.2.4
Buggles
24 May 2013
I recently purchased this as part of a bundle, and have been meaning to get around to write a review. It's a decent app, but it could be so much better. There are some clear features that just feel strange that they are not included. For example you can't export as HTML. The UI is nice, but not great. This could be a very good tool, but they are let down by curious gaps (a desire to drive you to their hosting?) and an "almost but not quite" clever UI. Use it for sending a quick help file, but you can't actually develop help with it. It's pricey considering.
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Version 1.2.1
Digitalretouch
05 May 2013
Would be a 4-star app if it took full page screen captures. If I've got to keep track of full-page screenshots on my desktop and insert them into the document, it makes more work for me, especially since Voila and some others already do it. The Evernote function is amazing, but I'm still having a bit of buyers remorse.
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Version 1.2.1
dokliv
20 April 2013
totally useless for people who use fullscreen apps - it's not working and support said will not work in near future (is it really so difficult?!? look at competitors software - they can do it flawlessly, little snapper for example and so on) crashed few times didn't start from shortcut few times conclusion: - featureless - impossible to use in ordinary use cases (like fullscreen) - not stable my advice - buy something else
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
bumper314
bumper314
21 June 2013
I'm a bit confused. Do you want to use Clarify in Fullscreen mode, or are you trying to take screenshots of other apps in Fullscreen mode using Clarify? Clarify might seem limiting (you say featureless), but it's built around a simple methodology: if you're document becomes complex, you probably haven't clarified or broken the topic down enough. Clarify is perfect for answering customer questions like "how do I enable universal access," it's not meant for building whole help manuals or overly complex procedures. You need to understand what/how/and why Clarify is designed for. It's a tool and it has a specific use model. You wouldn't pickup a hoe and try to dig a foundation to your house, you need the right tool for the job.
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$29.99

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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