"An ultra-simple screenshot app that beats Skitch at it’s own game" — Cult of Mac

Annotate (formerly know as Glui) is the simplest way to capture, annotate and share screenshots.


Capture images or video!
* Record a screencast (up to 10 seconds) and share it anywhere as a GIF
* Capture a screenshot or open any existing image

Mark it up!
* Annotate with arrow, line, text, overlay, rectangle, oval, pen, pixelate tool and emojis
* Quickly and easily redact parts of an image
* Shortcut keys for all your tools supercharge your workflow

Share it!
* If you work in Zendesk, you can share annotated images and video directly into a ticket
* Streamline your workflow and instantly share the image or a link to the image with Dropbox, CloudApp, Apple Messages, Mail, Twitter and Facebook Apps
* You can also copy or drag anywhere on your Mac to share your ideas

Have fun with the 100's of emoticons built-in and ready for you to add to your photos and screenshots.


"The app is incredibly simple, no bells or whistles to be found, and it excels as a result." — Macworld (4.5/5)

"Screenshotting for OS X made a delight, not a chore" — 9to5Mac

"The best screen capture app for the Mac, and I've tried quite a few.” - nlenkowski

“I have been searching half the day for a simple screen capture app. Everything I tried was too clunky or too complicated. This was just what I was looking for.” - ddlogan

“This is truly an indispensible app in my daily workflow. The thoughful simplicity and flexible but easy sharing options make it far and above the best app of its type that I've ever used, and I've used many.” - seastarsys


If you have any questions or feedback we’d love to hear from you! Driftt offers free support, you can reach us by email at or on Twitter @DrifttHQ.

Thank you!

What’s New

Version 2.1.4

Excited about the release of macOS Sierra? We are too! We’re pleased to say that Annotate 2.1.4 is fully compatible with Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Occasional Insomniac ,

No Brainer: Pay the $4 And Take Back Those Daily Wasted Minutes Fighting With Screenshot Edits

I’ve been looking for something simple like ANNOTATE for a long, long time. It does everything I want. You can save or share your annotated pic or screenshot. You can also simply copy it to the clipboard and paste it right into your email or MS Word / Pages app, etc. The only complaint I have had was simply due to my not understanding a super clever method of handling text size. At first, when I created a text box, I was annoyed that the text was so HUGE in comparison to the pic I was typing on. I still put up with that because every single other aspect was terrific. Then, just the other day, I realized you can get total control over the text size by grabbing the text box resize handles and reducing the area the text box occupies. Super simple, super easy, I just didn’t realize you could do that.

Five BIG stars for this app. It really works. It saves me several minutes every day. Easiest $4 decision I’ve made in long time.

erikahlehmann ,

Used to be amazing. Now I don’t use it at all

This app used to be my go-to for screenshots and notes. And I use those A LOT, because I work with designers and developers, and it is a great way to give feedback. However, since around a month ago, the Dropbox integration stopped working. I don’t want to download every single screenshot I take and have to go hunt for it in my folders. I want to use my dropbox links, as they are a faster and cleaner way to deal with leaving feedback for others.

This needs to be fixed asap, or the developers will lose a ton of their fan base, including me. I hope they are reading all of the other similar reviews left here by others and do something about it. If not, I’ll be moving to monosnap.

rap2000us ,

Used to Be Great but Terrible Now

Built by Drift and sold to Linebreak who owns CloudApp. I used to use it almost daily, even in my sleep somtimes and it worked great and I could capture a screenshot and it would upload it to Dropbox and share a shortlink and it worked perfectly. Today I found that when I tried to upload to Dropbox or CloudApp it tells me that there is a problem at the other end CloudApp owns the other end!
This is abandoned software and Apple shouid withdraw it from the store. If all you want to do is capture and save a screen portion it will do that but if you want to be able to share via a shortlink on a chat it no longer works.
Do not waste your time.


Linebreak SL
3.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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