ScreenFloat - More Useful Screenshots

Developer: Matthias Gansrigler

Current Version: 1.5.13

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 4.2 MB - Download


Use ScreenFloat to create floating screenshots that are always visible, no matter which application you're in.
This way, you don't have to move or resize windows around to keep information visible on your screen.

• Floating Screenshots
Screenshots you create with ScreenFloat
(by default with the keyboard hotkey cmd-shift-2)
immediately open up and are always displayed
in front of other windows, following you around,
no matter which application, space or fullscreen app you are in.
Shots can be changed in size, or in opacity by scrolling up or down within them.

• Shots Browser
ScreenFloat keeps your shots around
for later reference when you close them.
Shots are collected in the Shots Browser
where you can name, tag, organize and categorize them.

• Quick and easy export of shots
You can send shots created with ScreenFloat
to any application that handles image files.
A double click onto a floating shot will open it in
a default application you can specify for even quicker export.

Here's what customers say about ScreenFloat:
"Totally indispensable tool for OS X." - manuelalonso54, US App Store
"Completely replaces OS X's screenshot tool." - wok4, German App Store
"I love this app. Use it every day." - Mitch20123, Australian App Store

Here's what the press says about ScreenFloat:
"A brilliant tool. It transformed my workflow overnight." - Richard Moss,
"Since I started using ScreenFloat, my workflow greatly improved." - Federico Viticci,
"It's an essential tool for anyone doing real work on a Mac." - Brett Terpstra,

For a video and further information, please visit ScreenFloat's website.

If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to write me by mail at [email protected], or on twitter at @ScreenFloatApp or @eternalstorms.
Thank you.


Release Notes:

Thank you for using ScreenFloat and the great feedback you've been giving me.
Please consider leaving a review - it would mean a lot to me.
You're cordially invited to visit my blog ( or to follow me on twitter (@ScreenFloatApp & @eternalstorms) if you'd like to follow the development process of my apps or get tips and tricks on how to get the most out of them.
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Thank you kindly,
- Matt

Improvements in ScreenFloat v1.5.13:
- Improved compatibility with an upcoming OS

Bugfixes in ScreenFloat v1.5.13:
- Fixes a bug where double-click to copy didn't work properly
- Fixes a potential crash when creating a new shot
- Fixes a bug on OS X Lion 10.7, where preferences would not open correctly


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by manuelalonso54

Totally Indispensable tool for OS X - I have been using this for a couple of years now and is one of these apps that I install first when I have to use a Mac (with other such as Alfred, 1Password, etc.). I use this everyday, all the has become such an indispensable tool for my workflow. You capture without effort snapshots, put them aside, use them for comparisons, to remember a part of another window without having to switch. I probably take 20-30 shots every day. I have used other similar apps, but this is the best, hands down!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5.13
Review by MatthewLive

Incredibly helpful for everyone - My previous review still stands, and thanks to the developer for updating it to work with the upcoming Sierra operating system: You may think to yourself, “I don’t see why I’d need this, I can already use the Mac’s built-in screen capture functionality, it’s fine.” I get that, but here’s what you’re missing. In just one day of using your computer try to pay attention to how often you need some information from another window, another space, or another app. You switch from window to window and back again, making sure you got it right. Or maybe you spend time resizing a bunch of things so you can see all of them at the sizes you need to. You might be a designer who needs to temporarily recall some RGB values in a Photoshop palette or dialog box. Or maybe you’re a developer who needs to recall the sizes of a couple of views but can’t have them on the screen at the same time. Boom, ScreenFloat is the answer. Just type your hotkey, drag around the thing you need to recall, then put it out of your mind and switch back to your other task. There’s the info, floating right where you need it, even though that other window/app/space is no longer visible. This app saves me hours of stupid switching back-and-forth or copying-temporarily-to-notepad or resizing windows or dealing with giant full-screen screenshots or writing on paper (heaven forbid!). So, so useful.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.5.13
Review by Thisgamesucksreviews715

Awesome App! - This is perhaps the single most useful app I have ever purchased. I recommend it to everyone regardless of how productive you think you are this app will improve your life significantly. The maker of this app deserves a nobel peace prize or something. You can literally take a screen shot of the next best thing(sliced bread) and create a whole loaf.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.13
Review by chazview

Who Knew…? - I do a fair amount of screen shots, previously with the native macOS function. Works well, but I had screen shots all over the place. ScreenFloat is a perfect way to create and manage them, always in one place now, readily accessed and managed.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.5.13
Review by luckman212

Unique and very useful app - I used to have an app like this when I was a Windows user (Sticky Previews) and it was one of those things that I really missed after switching to Mac. I have been looking for something that could float a window to use as a reference when doing research, etc. I am glad I found this, and I am glad to see that is is still being developed and improved (compatibility with 10.12 has just arrived) Two very useful features that I didn't even know existed until I had already bought the app: 1) it supports "share sheet" extensions so you can click a button to share a screenshot to other apps that support share sheets (e.g. Evernote, iMessage etc) and 2) You can set an action to be launched when double-clicking on a floating shot, e.g. double click to send to Photoshop which is also a time saver. I've been using this for a few days now and it's been working well. I found a small bug and wrote to the developer about it and he has already written me back and promised a fix. Very happy user!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.5.13
Review by Chuck's Review

Outstanding App - I purchased this app because I use Apples screen capture a lot but find it restrictive and cumbersome to use. This app floats the shot around, has a shot browser and can move between applications. These functions have made my workflow 100% more efficient. The app sits in the menu bar and is really easy to use. When I first used it I did have a problem which I reported to Matthias at Eternal Strorms Software. He did recreate what I did and it worked on his system which lend me to the real problem which was Apples (They have a workaround available). But this shows that the product is exceptional and the support is equal to the product. Eternal Storms cares about their app and customers. If you use screen capture buy this product. You will not be disappointed. Chuck

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people