Tapes is a screencast app living in your menu bar. Select part of the screen, record up to 3 minutes of video and instantaneously get a share link.

Don’t type a long email to your team with static screenshots, use Tapes to show them what you accomplished. Don’t describe over the phone how to add a printer to your parents’ Mac, send them a tape so they can see for themselves.

Tapes is simple to use and super fast. There is no waiting for the upload, the link is added to your clipboard immediately so you can share it over instant message, email or via Twitter.

Because Tapes is designed for communication through short screencasts, there is a limit of 60 minutes to record in last 30 days. Our global statistics say that 98% users never reach 30 minutes recorded per month. The limit exists to make Tapes economically feasible and prevent abuse. You can also increase your limit by sharing a referral URL, it will give you 15 more minutes.

What’s New

Version 1.6.0

This update brings full support for macOS Mojave and Dark Mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings
Aftershok ,

I use Tapes ALL the time.

I adobre this app and use it constantly. I use it to record quick videos for friends and family, demonstrating how to use a particular app or website. I also use it when sending bug reports to app developers, or when seeking tech support from developers. It’s one of my most valued tools.

Eric Kami ,

Great tool minus the monthly usage limits

It’s awesome, but the 60 minute per month limit is difficult to work with. I imagine many others, including myself, would be happy to pay for more storage per month.

one1step1 ,

Easy Screencasting - but limited to 60min a month.

A friend sent me a screencast made with Tapes and I was impressed by how nice it looked. I quickly purchased it. It wasn’t until I was looking into the preferences and saw that you are only permitted 60 minutes per month, and each screencast is limited to 3 minutes. While this will suffice for most folks, I was hoping to use it to support users, and find this to be a bit limiting for a $10 product. There is a way to ‘earn’ more credit per month by referring folks, but that’s a bit of a hassle, and I’d rather have the opportunity to 1) Delete a screenscast to recover the minutes. 2) Option to purchase more. 3) Have them make the threshold higher than 60 minutes.

Other than the time limitations - it’s a very nice little app.


Pilot Creative Limited
1.4 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.