iShowU Instant
iShowU Instant


iShowU Instant free download for Mac

iShowU Instant

21 October 2019

Full-featured screen recording and audio sweetening.


iShowU Instant gives you real-time screen recording like you've never seen before! It is the fastest, most feature-filled real-time screen capture tool from shinywhitebox yet. All of the features you would expect are here, and probably some you don't!

  • Record from any screen
  • Enhance your microphone audio through the use of a dynamics processor, compressor and/or equaliser*
  • Record from iOS devices
  • Add text and/or an overlay
  • Enhance your recording with mouse and click visualization
  • Trim front/back after recording
  • Create time-lapse recordings
  • Share to a wide range of online services
  • And more!

* requires Advanced Features.

What's new in iShowU Instant

Version 1.3.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.14 or later

  • Ready for Catalina
  • App is now notarized
  • Prompt for screen access if not enabled in System Preferences
  • Beautiful "dark mode" theme comes to Instant
  • Use iShowU Instant in dark/light/auto mode as you'd like. New UI and coloring, tuned to both light/dark modes
  • Lots of re-work on the codebase. More fixed bugs. Faster operation
  • Redone menu bar, now flat/modern, with a more pleasing feel
  • Changed default shortcut for retake-recording, so it's less likely to conflict with existing/other apps
  • Far more subtle UI colouring. Emphasis colors follow the System Preferences 'accent color'
  • Reworked icons and UI, easier to look at all round
  • Improved User Interface speed
  • Various (many!) bugs fixed & internal improvements
  • Greatly increased logging output when recording fails, to aid in debugging

3 iShowU Instant Reviews

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21 February 2018

Most helpful

Great little program. For the base price, it does exactly what I need it to do (replacing Snapz Pro, which is dead).
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Version 1.2.5
21 February 2018
Great little program. For the base price, it does exactly what I need it to do (replacing Snapz Pro, which is dead).
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Version 1.2.5
18 August 2016
iShowU Instant at first appears like a very nice piece of software, with a lot of capabilities and a slick user interface. But then you discover that ALL the interesting features require you to pay extra money to gain access to. And then you discover a really annoying bug, causing you to constantly loose audio on your computer (because the iShowU Audio Capture plugin is taking over your audio output). So between making my computer's audio practically unusable for a long time--until I figured out the cause, at which point I just had to constantly waste time going into my system preferences to correct it--and not really offering me any remarkable features, I'm going to stick with my old video capture system. It was good enough, and it's not crippled. If you don't mind paying for the software twice, and you don't mind it royally messing up your system, then you should take a look at it. Apart from those problems it appears to be magnificent, but those problems are deal-killers for me. I'm uninstalling it.
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Version 1.0.8
1 answer(s)
shinywhitebox ltd
shinywhitebox ltd
28 December 2016
Bit of a delayed response here, but I found and fixed the microphone "lack of audio" bug as of 1.1.2. The split between simple/advanced app (the double purchase you refer to) was to try to make it available to everyone, both as an inexpensive solution, then with full-on-options for those that need it. Happy new year :)
Like (2)
06 April 2016
iShowU Instant is a remarkably capable application that gets you from on-screen action on your Mac or iOS device to full-fledged screen recording production in just a few quick steps. With a handful of unexpectedly useful features, iShowU Instant delivers an experience that far surpasses what you might expect from an app in its price range. Particularly useful is iShowU Instant's audio processing capabilities, which allow you to boost or fill out recorded audio whether it's coming from your Mac or from your microphone. You wouldn't think to focus on audio when producing a screen recording, but you end up with a strikingly professional polished product. Area selection is deceptively feature-packed as well, letting you select entire application windows and accommodating pixel perfect nudges when hand selecting a portion of your screen. And once the recording is complete, iShowU Instant's built-in editing features are as intuitive as iMovie with simple, straightforward options to round out your project with precision. Basic and Advanced recording modes give you varying degrees of control over your final product, including how your screen is captured and how the recording is shared. The app's trial mode leaves nothing to the imagination, so go ahead and give it a shot!
Like (1)
Version 1.0.4


App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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