Use ScreenFloat to create floating screenshots that are always visible, no matter which application you're in.
This way, you don't have to move or resize windows around to keep information visible on your screen.

• Floating Screenshots
Screenshots you create with ScreenFloat
(by default with the keyboard hotkey cmd-shift-2)
immediately open up and are always displayed
in front of other windows, following you around,
no matter which application, space or fullscreen app you are in.
Shots can be changed in size, or in opacity by scrolling up or down within them.

• Shots Browser
ScreenFloat keeps your shots around
for later reference when you close them.
Shots are collected in the Shots Browser
where you can name, tag, organize and categorize them.

• Quick and easy export of shots
You can send shots created with ScreenFloat
to any application that handles image files.
A double click onto a floating shot will open it in
a default application you can specify for even quicker export.

Here's what customers say about ScreenFloat:
"Totally indispensable tool for OS X." - manuelalonso54, US App Store
"Completely replaces OS X's screenshot tool." - wok4, German App Store
"I love this app. Use it every day." - Mitch20123, Australian App Store

Here's what the press says about ScreenFloat:
"A brilliant tool. It transformed my workflow overnight." - Richard Moss,
"Since I started using ScreenFloat, my workflow greatly improved." - Federico Viticci,
"It's an essential tool for anyone doing real work on a Mac." - Brett Terpstra,

For a video and further information, please visit ScreenFloat's website.

If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to write me by mail at, or on twitter at @ScreenFloatApp or @eternalstorms.
Thank you.

What's New

Version 1.5.14

Thank you for using ScreenFloat and the great feedback you've been giving me.
Please consider leaving a review - it would mean a lot to me.
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Thank you kindly,
- Matt

Bugfixes in ScreenFloat v1.5.14:
- Fixed a semi-rare crash when dragging the image-icon of a floating shot
- Cancelling a drag (by pressing ESC) now actually works
- Fixed a bug where removing a keyboard shortcut would be reset to the default one after a restart
- Fixed a bug where, after sharing a shot, the shot would show the standard window buttons
- Fixed a bug where, when saving a shot and in the dialog selecting "New Folder", the app would seemingly freeze

Ratings and Reviews

Totally Underrated - Essential App


I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I do a lot of comparison, and this app makes it easy. Rather than having to swap between apps, I can simply take a quick snap of the info I need and it floats magically onscreen, with the ability to dim when required. Makes my workflow much quicker. Thanks to the dev for continued support over the years!

Fantastic Little App


I can echo the previous reviews on the wonder of this little app. I’m frequently needing to replicate configuration settings between applications, and it is a snap when you can have the reference details floating on the screen.

Really useful utility


This is a really useful little app. I use it mostly to take screenshots of emails with instructions for design work, specs, dimensions etc and keep them floating on top while I set up my documents. I always immediately forget numbers when I switch windows (“Wait, was it 654px or 645px?!”), so this helps a lot. The app also has some great options to customise the behaviour - for example, you can save screenshots to the ScreenFloat library or not, select the file format, or make the floating shot fade out if you’re hovering over it (very useful if it’s covering up a menu).

The option to lower the opacity of the floating screenshot is also great to compare say a website mockup to the actual site and make sure everything is positioned correctly. Another use I’ve found is to take a screenshot of my colour palette and use ScreenFloat in conjuction with a colour picker app.

The developer is really responsive too and replied to emails quickly, which is great.


Matthias Gansrigler
4.2 MB
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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