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  • Flameshot – Powerful, yet simple to use open-source screenshot software
    On Mac I swear by CleanShot X [1] which has more than justified its price many times over for me. [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Two Days Indie Dev Life: Mailchimp, Webflow & Zapier - A Love Story
    Above you see the final result of the download page on web. While working on this page I was going back and forth finetuning the design and I remembered there was this tool that could show you dimensions on the screen with the click of a button. I’m a pixel perfect guy by nature and I do a lot of measuring when I develop my apps, but I’m a bit more loose when I do something like this. However, some things were... - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Tools that keep me productive
    I take screenshots or short video recordings almost daily, and Cleanshot X is so great for this. - Source: / 2 months ago
  • Show HN: I built a free in-browser Llama 3 chatbot powered by WebGPU
    I’m just using CleanShotX [0] which is an awesome image annotation tool for macOS. It’s way better than the built-in tool that macOS comes with. You can also record as a gif for video which is nice, I use it often to make guides for my day job and my business. [0] - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • How do people create those sleek looking demos for startups?
    I built the demo video for myself using CleanShot X (, Adobe Premiere Pro, an effect I bought in Adobe's marketplace, some AppleScript automation, and music from SoundStripe ( It was my first time using all these tools. It took me a couple days to make the video. Premier is a bit of a beast, but by just asking ChatGPT how to do everything, I was... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: What software sparks joy when using?
    In no particular order: Prologue [0] - iOS Audiobook player, used Plex as a media source Overcast [1] - iOS Podcast player CleanShotX [2] - macOS screenshot/video/gif capture with annotation Drafts [3] - iOS/macOS note taking tool Paprika [4] - Cross platform recipe app YNAB [5] - "You Need A Budget" - web/mobile budgeting app 1Password [6] - Cross platform password manager Carrot Weather [7] - iOS weather app... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Show HN: Simple tool built for my manager is now becoming its own startup
    Not the person you’re replying to but CleanShotX [0] is my favorite tool for this. Yes macOS has improved their screenshot annotation tools but they suck compared to CleanShotX. I take way more screenshots now to covey information and it’s invaluable to quickly explain a UI. I make guides for work or my clients with it all the time. I use it to highlight the button they need to click, label “1”, “2”, “3”, for the... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: Has anyone else found themselves using more screenshots?
    Absolutely - Especially because Screenshot software has come a _long_ way CleanShotX[1] is one of - if not _the_ best - piece of software I've ever payed for. It does one thing, and does it extremely well. 1. - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Tell HN: My Favorite Tools
    A few apps that are a joy to use: for writing. for checking contrast. for picking colors. for editing code. for screenshots. for measuring elements on screen. for reading things via RSS. for file transfers. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • "Your work is art. 🖼️ Frame it 🖼️ Portrait Mode for developers, now in Arc!" – The Browser Company (@browsercompany) via X
    No, it's taking a screenshot of the browser's content, then adding padding to the surrounding image, and letting you pick a colour for it. Screenshot Software like Cleanshot X and Xnapper have this feature built in, either as a default or as a customisable setting.They're basically making it unnecessary to use a third-party screenshot tool to achieve the same effect. Why would you want it? I have no clue.... Source: 7 months ago
  • Seeking the most user-friendly tool for creating short explainer videos to highlight my SaaS features?
    I'm in search of a straightforward tool that allows me to create aesthetically pleasing short explainer videos to showcase various features of my SaaS product. For context, the kind of quality I am aiming for can be seen at Figma's What's New or CleanShot's homepage. Source: 9 months ago
  • A collection of useful Mac Apps
    CleanShot X - Price: $29.99 (one-time purchase) Screenshot and screen recording tool for Mac that offers advanced editing features, screen recording, text OCR and more. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How do you save previous conversations?
    The web-version is easy for copy and pasting. In apps, I always use the auto-scroll capture, from Cleanshot X (Mac). Source: about 1 year ago
  • What are your favorite apps that has active development? (frequent new features, bug fixes, etc)
    I'm using self-developed app MindMac daily to talk with ChatGPT, Proxyman to capture network, TablePlus to access databases and CleanshotX to take screenshots. All of them are currently in an active status. Source: about 1 year ago
  • An Open Source Mouse and Trackpad Utility for Mac
    Cleanshot X and Swish [2] I really like the gestures that Swish adds. [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Recommended Alternatives To This Apps?
    Cleanshot X - I don't know if I need it but I don't remember myself before this app or what are the alternatives. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Some notes on Reminders (2023) vs Things 3
    Hey, it's not a wallpaper but one of the backgrounds you can select with CleanShot after you grab a screenshot. Source: about 1 year ago
  • The RIAA vs. Steve Jobs
    If you're talking about Cleanshot X (, I'm using that multiple times a day for providing support on Lunar ( and my other apps through:
        - annotated screenshots* of the app UI (e.g. On
    - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Which video conferencing service has the best picture quality? For example, Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, etc? I want good image quality so remote team members can go over image edits in real-time with each other.
    I like Cleanshot for Mac, or Droplr for Windows. I use Cleanshot to walk my clients through the CRM and photo gallery. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: Open-Source Alternative to Loom
    I churned with Loom too because I don't need the storage part and was looking for an alternative. I like the idea of an open-source Loom alternative. However, if anyone is looking, I found out that an old software I was using, Cleanshot[1], added the feature to record your webcam and screen with their recent update. I have started using it again. For the upload part (I don't use their cloud), either using Dropbox... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Take More Screenshots
    Shout out to CleanShotX[1], which is quickly becoming one my favourite and most-used macOS tools. [1] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of CleanShot X

5 Best Screenshot Tools for Mac in 2024 (Free & Paid)
In conclusion, these five screenshot apps for Mac offer a range of features to cater to different user needs. Xnapper stands out as the best all-in-one screenshot tool with its automatic beautification and screen recording capabilities. CleanShot X and Snagit are feature-rich and ideal for professionals, while Lightshot is perfect for users who prefer a simple free screenshot app.
The best screenshot tools for Mac
You could purchase a basic version of CleanShot for a one-time payment of $29, and it will bring with it a year of software updates and 1GB of cloud storage. But CleanShot X has the added advantage of being part of the Setapp subscription plan, which gives you access to more than 230 Mac and iOS apps for $9.99/month.

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    Tommy Lee
    · about 1 month ago
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    An absolutely fantastic screenshot tool. Started using it recently with my first MacBook, and it has been a pleasant experience. Using the text extractor & gradient layer feature the post for my work, and it has been a great experience. Can recommend.

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