Greenshot App Reviews

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Pretty limited

I love the PC version, and this is not even close to that. It’s stable, but feature-wise, there’s no comparison to the PC version.

Love this app

Love this app!! Use it for documentation at work. Wish I could customize the toolbar and remove the imgur button.

Best capture tool for the Mac

It’s not as good as the PC version and there are definitely features and refinements that would be beneficial, but this is the best screenshot tool for Mac that I’ve been able to find. For basic screenshotting needs it’s awesome.

Awesome on the PC, awful on the mac.

Please fix this. How can you charge for something so lacking, when the awesome version is free?

Doesn’t Launch

The app doesn’t launch for me. Please refund my credit card.

Happy, but sad after using

I use reduction of text quite often. There is no fill on rectangle box, nor can you change the shape of the rectangle to 90-degree angle like the Windows version which I use daily with 100% satisfaction!

Where are the prefix wildcards!!

Great program but it is missing the auto complete wildcards

Got to love it

very quick and clean app. I use it on my PC and my Mac.

More Mac friendly than portrayed!

I have been a Greenshot user on PC’s since day one and have been a huge advocate to others about it! It is used daily in my work. The Mac version which I just started using does everything I do in the PC version and while there may be a couple of features missing or different compared to Windows, it will make most Mac owners mucho happy! The $1.99 is more than a bargain and mos def happy to contribute to these guys to help keep it alive!!! Great job! (and I don’t review software hardly ever!)

Will no Open on Mac

I have used this on Windows for years and love it. Recently moved to a MAC and was excited to see an App. After purchase, it will not open on my MAC. Definately a waste of $1.99 and there is not even a “contact the developer” section to ask for support. Would really like a refund.

A great port of a Windows essential

The Mac version doesn’t have feature parity with the WIndows version, but I’m confident the developer will continue to close the feature gap where it makes sense. A fantastic product on both platforms - thank you for a great utility!

Almost as good as the PC version

Good application, very handy. It would be nice if you could remove the white outline and shadow on the text. Hopefully updates will continue to come.

Help us out!

As so many others have already said, its severely lacking the functionality found on PCs. After some confusion, I finally found an obscure mention of going up to the clock in the top right corner, clicking on the G, and finding a few options for grabbing screenshots (manually setting area, or a whole window, or entire screen). Nothing like how we do it on the PC! Anyway, I selected “Capture Area”, the mouse pointer changed to the area selector, I selected “copy to clipboard”…. but now it won’t paste. Nothing. Tried again using the ctrl-1 hotkey, same steps, and again nothing to paste. So you’re giving full functionality on PC for free, vs no functionality on Mac for $2. Kind of like being given a Lexus for free, vs paying big bucks with no refund for a Ford Pinto lemon. I either need an app that works, or I need my $2 back. And no way to contact you guys for tech support… DON’T BUY IT PEOPLE!

Doesn’t work for Mac

Can pay for it (obviously) but nothing happens.


Until the issue is fixed, this app will not open. It downloads, but it can’t be opened from the launchpad, the application folder, or from this page. It seems like it’s opening, but nothing happens. I mean nothing. I searched Greenshot support and found that other users are reporting the same thing for months now, but none of the support tickets have been answered. If I could give zero stars I would - as it is, this is a COMPLETE RIPOFF. Took my $1.99 and gave me absolutely nothing. I love Greenshot for the PC. But this app for the Mac is completely useless.

Yes it is Not PC, but a great effort...

Once you get past the notion that it should have the same features as the Windows version, you will still like the tool. PLEASE PLEASE add the TORN EDGES function to the next version… Bitte die TORN EDGES funktion hinzufuegen...

Weak compared to PC version

It does offer some of the same conveniences, but not nearly as useful as the PC version. Missing features and some work differently. - The highlighting tool is poorly done. In addition to a too-pale transparent color overlay of the selection, it also adds a 2 or 3 point thick solid outline - non-adjustable width or opacity - and adds a (non-removable) drop-shadow - AND the "rectangle" is a rounded rectangle (making rectangular highlights impossible). Distracting and almost useless for highlighting small areas of text. - Image zoom in and out in editor requires clicking on a toolbar buttons instead of keyboard shortcuts or trackpad gestures,


Considering all other alternatives to Greenshot, this app is absolutely amazing on the Mac. I’ve used it for years on PC, but since switching to Mac as my primary machine, my documentation/screenshots have been suffering… I love how lightweight and full of features this software is. Well Done!!!!

Finally Here, Love it on PC, know it will be Great

I immediately wanted to support this effort. Getting the app on PC as free opensource has been great over the years. It has had the features there that filled the need very well. I have only used the MAC app for a few minutes but I see it works as expected. You should expect this product to get better and better based on the integrity of the PC app. If only the PC app was available as a purchase our corporate mindset could better embrace this product.

Why so different?

I was SUPER EXCITED when I saw this was available for Mac, because most of the Mac screenshot tools I’ve used are seriously lacking and Greenshot for Windows is AMAZING. But this Mac version is just not nearly as good. The arrows look weird, although I do appreciate being able to add text along the arrow itself. The inability to change the font size and remove the font shadowing is just baffling. Still, it’s an okay tool. What I really want is the editing features I’m used to on Greenshot for Windows. That’s the whole reason I bought Greenshot. :-/

Lacks Customizability

There is no way to change the formatting on text or shapes. The font type and size is fixed. No way to change the rectangle formatting. The corners are always rounded and include the internal shadow. It is missing so many features from the PC version. Also, no way to paste into the app.

Won’t Launch

The app is downlaoded and on my Mac but will not launch. No way to call the developer for a refund. $1.99 wasted. Don’t buy this as it is not functioning.

Missing Important Features that the Windows Version Has

Thank you for porting this over to the Mac however not all the features that I use with the Windows version I cannot find with the Mac version. For example, when I have image data in my clipboard I want to be able to open it in the Greenshot Image Editor but on the Mac I cannot.

The best

The ability to customize what window opens after taking a screenshot, where the screenshot is automatically saved or exported to, this is brilliant. So glad it’s available for Mac now. Would definitely pay a few bucks more if I knew that it would eventually become as capable as the Windows side. Awesome app. I’m an instructional designer and this is the only one I want to use...


Just downloaded MAC version. No instructions, links to instructions or anything of the sort that I can find. I can’t even launch the product.


Just paid the $1.99 downloaded and even rebooted on my MAC and it is literally doing NOTHING!! Not launching, not doing anything. I was really looking forward to using this program as it was much needed and I have used this program at work on my regular computer. This was a huge disappointment and a waste of my money. Please figure out how to get this working.

If your app doesn’t open as expected

For those who aren’t experiencing the app opening, look at the top right corner. There is a G icon in the apps next to the time/battery/search features.

Not opening

I have used this on a PC and love it but I downloaded it on my iMac and it will not open.

Not Launching

Did everything by the book. Paid $1.99, DL’d the program and installed the latest version per App Store (at this time it’s 1.2.6). Trying to open it does nothing, will not launch, cannot snap screenshots. Rebooted PC, opened Finder and can see the program but still will not launch. Very frustrated beause I loved this program on my PC and never had any issues. I’m not here to complain or bash anything, just want someone to give me pointers ^_^ so I can get it working. The bug trackers and FAQ seem like a wild goose chase because noone really mentions the same issue I’m experiencing. FWIW, I can install and launch other programs without issue and if this is not possible I’d like my credit card to be refunded. Thanks

Nailed it

I REALLY missed having Greenshot when I switched from PC to Mac, so I was so happy to see it in the app store when I checked after needing copy directly to clipboard. Its missing some of the features that were in PC, but it does everything that I ever really used. Thanks for getting this to market!

Nothing like the PC version.

If you’re looking for an experience of Greenshot like you get on your PC, look for something else. This is nothing like the PC version. It’s very very limited. You may as well just use Shift+Command+4 and save your money. It’s really misleading to even call this Greenshot. The PC version of Greenshot is AMAZING. This barely can be considered an app.

Great for PC, doesn't capture anything on MAC

Wow, I've now got to see if App store gives refunds. I've had it installed for 10 minutes now and haven't been able to make any screenshots. I've tried using the hot-keys, and I've tried using the icon to capture area, program, or full screen. NOTHING!

Please keep working!

I *love* the PC version of this software, and having switched to the Mac platform, I can safely say that the PC version of Greenshot is what I miss the most. I’m happy that it’s now, at least, an option for Mac; taking screen shots on a Mac is kind of a pain otherwise, but the thing I miss the most is the ability to set an area to capture, and then reuse that same frame again and again and again. That feature alone would make this a 5-star application for me. I’m hoping it will make its way into future releases!

Definitely not at all like the PC version

Love the PC version very disappointed with the MAC version. NONE of the features that make Greenshot great in the PC version are in the MAC version.

I get to choose where to save a screenshot!

I get to choose where to save a screenshot! Or, I can choose to copy to a clipboard and paste into an email. Those two features make file managemnt much easier. The photo editing features work quite well.

Good start, but looking forward to more features

Like others, I love this program on Windows and hope it continues to be supported and gain options on OSX. I'd love for auto-borders to be an option or at least an easy way to add a border as you take screenshots. Thanks for bringing this over.

Great, streamlined, intuitive

Finally for the mac. All the really nice and easy to use features I want for quickly and intuitively taking and editing screenshots. I’ve been using the Win version for years. Glad to pay money to support this software.

App Doesn’t Open

Loved the Windows version, can’t wait for this one to actually work. Downloaded the app, even restarted my computer and I can’t get greenshot to open on my macbook. In fact, there’s been an open Jira ticket since May [Support-168] where multiple users complain of the same issue. The only solution (given by a user!) involves modifying the libraries from the command line. Still unresolved and unassigned to a Greenshot developer. — Update, It’s working! I would like some more features like we see in Windows (and a help document?), but for now it’s working quite well.

Does the needful!

I only use Greenshot on Windows for 2 functions… saving directly to a folder, with no prompts… and copying to clipboard. The Mac version does both those features, so this app is great for me!

Greenshot forever!

I’ve loved the Windows version for years. Super excited to see a Mac version out there! I’ve recently gone Mac for some projects and was missing you all! As a developer, I’d be interested in helping to contribute code to the Mac port. I know you aren’t open source at this time, but if you do decide to go that route you’ll have a community of developers ready and eager to help!

It’s a good start

I love this application on Windows. As the author of the app has stated, the OS X version is missing many features of the Windows version. I truly hope that the app gets better and better. Please, please, please add "Preferred Output File Setting” on the next version, especially the Filename pattern option.

Great work but please make it like the Windows version

I use the Windows version all the time at work and its fantastic. I use a Mac at home and 1.2.5 still needs more work but its getting there, thankyou to the people creating it. I would however like to see it have the same interface and tools that are already on the Windows platform as these are perfect, for example the Windows arrow tool is much more use than the expanding Mac arrow tool.

I’m So Happy

I’ve been waiting and waiting for a Mac version of my beloved Greenshot and I love it! I use Greenshot on my work PC all the time and now I can use it at home too. I love the simplicity and ease of what I’ve seen so far in the Mac version - sure there will be a few things missing from the PC version but I’m o.k. with that for now. I’m also ok with paying 1.99 for the app.Thanks Greenshot folks!

No linking(cloud storage) ability.

This is a decent capture utility but without the ability to save something and paste a link it is useless for me. I don’t want to attach a bunch of files when I could just paste a link. Tools like Lightshot have link creation features and it is free. I was a big fan of greenshot on PC but on Mac it is a bare bones tool that doesn’t have modern features. Add linking please!!!

At last!

Wherever I worked, I used Greenshot on a PC. I’m glad it’is finally on the Mac! Although they’re not as important for me, keep working on getting it up to the PC functionality. Apple should buy Greenshot and make it a standard.

Glad to see on Mac, but still missing critical features

I use greenshot extensively on my windows machines, and would highly recommend it there for anyone. The current mac version is still missing some features that I rely on in my workflow. Once they are added, I will give it 5 stars. The features I'm hoping for: - I mostly use greenshot to quickly upload images to share with people via imgur, so imgur integration is an absolute must. - 'Always save to ...' option should be a customizable path, not locked to `~/Pictures/Greenshot`.

It’s Ok for now for the Mac version, but PC version is rock solid

This is the best screen capturing tool on the PC side. This Mac port is definitely work in progress. I like the basic feature where you can edit the image. But something small like after you put a rectangle around a section, you can’t control the fill color of the rectangle at this point. In the PC version, you can control the fill color or set it to transparent. The Mac version simply derfault one for you or at least I didn’t figure out how to change it if the feature exists in the Mac version. But on the other hand, you have your basic editing tool like blurring the screen, cropping the image, circle outline to circle screen spots, rectangle outline to highlight an area, etc. But it is still quite a bit way to match up with the PC version. But I am glad that a Mac version is available and hopefully the features will catch up. Good work overall, but I can’t rate the current Mac version more than 3 stars for now. In due time, when the features have caught up, this can easily be a 5-star app if the Mac version is as good as the PC version.

Best Screenshot Tool I’ve Ever Used...

…at least on Windows so far. I have used plenty of screenshot tools over the years between personal and business tasks and Greenshot beats them all for the price, which is FREE. I have always wanted this available for Mac and finally has come! At $1.99, it’s still totally worth it. Even though there are some features missing and small bugs in its release, I have no doubt this team will not only fix it, but enhance it even further. 5 stars from thet get-go.

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