Gifox is a beautifully designed and masterfully crafted app that records your screen into animated GIFs – the great alternative between static images and full-size videos. It's your best companion for:

- Micro-screencasts and product demos
- Animated instructions and bug reporting
- Selective on-screen video capturing


Gifox introduces a completely new way of continuous screen capturing with window selection mode – you select a window and Gifox precisely records it even when it's moved or covered up by other windows. Free selection mode is also there for you – fast-select any area on the screen and hit record, like you used with the standard grab app / Cmd+Shift+4 command.

- Pixel-sharp selection with accurate margins
- Only selected window without any overlaps
- With or without window shadow
- With or without desktop background


A set of capturing options accessible via preferences window let you explicitly control your recording and output.

- Record fps
- Playback fps
- Window shadow
- Desktop background


Advanced compression options provide complete control over output quality and file size.

- Colour
- Palette generation
- Dithering


Open up Gifox in any selection mode using preconfigured global shortcuts, which can be customised in preferences.

- Cmd+Shift+5 initiates/stops free selection mode recording
- Cmd+Shift+6 initiates/stops window mode recording


Easily share your recordings with Dropbox, Google Drive and Imgur, copy or drag-and-drop them to other apps! Support for more great services underway, but we want to know what integrations would be most useful for you – let us know using the in-app feedback form or contacts on our website.

What's New

Version 1.5.1

Important update focused on stability and several troublesome multi-screen bug fixes with numerous improvements behind the scenes. As always, you can stay up-to-date with the latest development progress at @gifoxapp on Twitter.

- Gifox watermark is no longer enabled by default after licence activation.
- Status bar icon now reacts better to interactions and shows separate menu with Option + left mouse click.
- Recording list changes are now animated for better visibility.
- Many dialogues recognise additional keyboard navigation shortcuts and can be closed with Esc key.
- Area selection and selection restoration works MUCH better across multiple screens.
- Improved main assistant view appearance and scrolling.
- Interactive welcome guide for new users!

- Toolset and selection frame would get recorded when attaching/detaching screens or changing screen configuration.
- Occasional problems with main assistant popover when automatic menu bar hide and show enabled in system preferences.
- Main assistant popover now appears correctly under status bar icon when opened on inactive space or secondary screen.
- Dialogue windows wouldn't move around with mouse pressed down over an image.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

I love Gifox


I use this app daily in my job as a customer support rep. It’s life saving in that I don’t have to do anything difficult to create gifs for customers. I also use the app to create gifs for documentation and helping team members. People ask all the time including our customers “how did you make that gif” and I always refer them here.

There are some other ones I’ve tried including the products that are geared towards saving and storing the file. I don’t like them, they’re slow and the storage aspect is not important to me. This app is constantly updated by the developers which I appreciate, but didn’t expect so I really like the ongoing support. It’s a great product, highly recommend it as a professional even though it appears almost “too simple” you’d be surprised what you can do with it. The interface is a no-brainer and you’ll love how quickly you can generate these gifs.

Thanks Gifox!

Developer Response

This is sugar to our ears! 😍 Let us know if we can do better!

Works flawlessly and does a great job at compression

Michael Schultz

So pumped to have found Gifox. Great for clipping quick interaction examples and sending them off to my team. Always better to show what you’ve built in a gif. Screenshots tell a thousand words but gifs tell a million.

Easy to learn and works as advertised


I’m not sure what issue the previous reviewers had, but I was able to download the app and figure out how to make a GIF screen recording within a couple of minutes. It looks great and was easy to export to my website. Thanks!


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