Shottr – Screenshot Annotation App For Mac

2021/10/14 08:27
Shottr is a free macOS screenshot app with scrolling screenshots, OCR, annotation and measurement instruments.
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Shottr is a small, fast, human-sized screenshot app built for those who care about pixels. New version (v1.5) has scrolling capture, area screenshot, object removal, customizable hotkeys and other imporvements.

Scrolling Screenshots on Mac

Take a screenshot of a long web page or capture conversation in a chat. Shottr is probably the only free Scrolling Screenshot app for Mac.
Hide parts of your screen behind pixelated curtain, or remove sensitive information as if it was never there.
Add text annotations to your screenshots, draw lines, arrows, and simple shapes.

Use it as a Screen Ruler

Press or key and move your mouse to measure vertical size, or for horizontal size. Click to imprint the measurement on the screenshot.
Select a dedicated folder to save screenshots on s. Great for purchase receipts, reminders, archive, etc.
Think of Shottr as your digital magnifying glass. If you need to have a closer look at something, take a screenshot and zoom in.

Text recognition (OCR)

Came by a text that won’t select? Make a screenshot, select an area, and hit an OCR button – Shottr will parse the text and copy it to the clipboard.
Shottr was rebuilt from the ground up with speed in mind. Now it’s a fully native app written in Swift, it’s tiny (1.2mb) and super fast (we measured!).
Take a screenshot, zoom in, move your mouse over the pixel and press the TAB key to copy color under the cursor.

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Quick zoom on the selection

Press cmd + 2 to quickly zoom on the selected region.
Other helpful shortcuts:Q – Zoom on the top left corner of the selection.W – Zoom on the bottom right corner of the selection.cmd + 1 – Zoom to fit.cmd + 0 – Zoom to 100%.cmd + + / – Zoom in / out.
Just select the area you would like to crop and hit Enter. It's that simple!
If you want to select a monotone object, to check its size or to crop it, hold and click on it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does it take a screenshot of an empty desktop?

Shottr will ask you to grant permission for screen recording when you take the first screenshot. If it didn't, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Screen Recording, and check the checkbox next to the Shottr app (you may have to unlock a little lock icon at the bottom left first).

I granted permissions, my screenshots are still empty

MacOS grants permission to a single copy of the app, and if you happen to have multiple copies of the app on the disk, or ran it from different places, permission may be granted to a wrong copy. Try to remove the permission, restart the app, and grant the permission again.

Is there a version for Windows?

At this moment Shottr is available for Mac only.

Which macOS versions are supported?

Shottr runs on macOS Catalina (10.15) and up. If you need to run it on macOS Mojave (10.14), download this version.

How to submit a feature request?

Release Notes

Added an ability to Drag'n'Drop screenshot file to the other applications and a setting to downscale retina screenshots.
Shottr was rebuilt from scratch, it's a much smaller and faster app now. Added annotation capabilities.
Improved performance of the fullscreen screenshot. Added Cmd+Shift+2 shortcut to grab a part of the screen. Added New Version notification. Improved Ruler — press Shift to get an outer size of the element, click while measuring to imprint the measurement onto the screenshot.