Carbonize converts your source code into beautiful sharable images through

Easily access the excellent utility you know from the web right from your desktop.

Carbonize features:
- Easily drag source code onto the Dock icon.
- Send code to Carbonize through the Services menu.
- Drag generated images into Finder, apps or social media.
- Instant, offline image creation. features:
- Syntax highlighting.
- Multiple themes.
- Multiple fonts.
- Customizable background colors.

Note that generating images from text is detrimental for people with visual impairment. It also prevents your readers from copy-pasting your snippet into their work. Consider alternatives in the form of regular code blocks with syntax highlighting for websites, adding an image description, or linking to the code in plain text.

Built on top of Carbonize is not affiliated with or Dawn Labs.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

If you enjoy using Carbonize, consider leaving a tip in the Tip Jar. Find it in the Preferences screen. Thanks!

### Changed

* I've introduced a more personal take on the Tip Jar. The 'jars of love' have been replaced by edibles and I've included a picture of myself. :)

### Fixed

* The tip buttons can now be reached by using the keyboard only, using Tab.
* Fixed a retain cycle that could lead to extra memory usage.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Magicflyer97 ,

Love it

Looks very clean, great app - Awesome for building tutorials or creating blog posts. Syntax highlighting supports a lot of languages.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review!

Do keep in mind that images aren't easily accessible to people with visual impairment. They won't be able to fully read your tutorials or blog posts if you don't offer an alternative (like a link to the code in a Gist). There are even ways to get Carbon-like syntax highlighting to your sites without generating an image. Might be worth a look!

Psc1453 ,

Can't support long code

Beautiful app but when export long code it will fail.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and review.

I’ve just released version 1.1 which introduces a new way to render the images. Let me know if it exports your longer snippets properly now. :)


Boy van Amstel
4.4 MB
Developer Tools

macOS 10.14 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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