ScreenFloat - More Useful Screenshots

Developer: Matthias Gansrigler

Current Version: 1.5.13

Last Updated: 1 year 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 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 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

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 Babylon78

Became one of the first tools I install - There are literally a ton of apps that do screenshots, but ScreenFloat is unique, even in comparison to the mother of them all, SnagIt… which I also use. Once you use ScreenFloat for 5 minutes, you will immediately recognize its value. When you have a ton of windows, and multiple monitors, having a snippet of some information readily available within view without having to move all sorts of window around, is indeed a HUGE time saver. I use ScreenFloat not only to take and save screen shots, but to retain a certain piece of information momentarily while I move to another application, and then I delete this info. On an average day, I would say I take about 20 to 30 snippets, and I may save 2 or 3 of them. So if you’re looking for a tool that seriously makes your life efficient, do yourself a favor, and take a look at ScreenFloat, it will change the way you do things. p.s: Developer is also super responsive to feature requests. It’s a big plus.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 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 Lew Harriman

This is an elegant, and for me, essential app. A real delight. - This is a very elegant little program. I’ve been using it now for more than a year. So often, I need to refer to a list of numbers or column headings when I’m entering data into a spreadsheet, or into a database. And that list of stuff is in another program. And I need all the screenspace I have for the program into which I’m entering data. Screenfloat lets me simply copy that list, and have it float, on top of the program I’m using. Amazingly useful.. especially if, as in my case, one tends to transpose numbers when dealing with numbers above 100 (more than three significant figures). This is a program I needed to have, but didn’t know existed. And this little guy is so very easy to use. That’s important, since I have more than 45 apps that I use, most of them infrequently. It’s no trouble to recall how to use Screenfloat even if I haven’t used it for a couple of weeks. Stable, elegant and amazingly useful. Get it. You’ll like it.

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