DreamShot - The Screenshot Shortcut
By Silver Beech Studios
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⌘ Stop cluttering your desktop with screenshots — DreamShot lets you send them directly where you want, with one single keyboard shortcut.
⌘ Each screenshot taken on your mac has a unique purpose. A specific reason for the capture. You need a method of taking screenshots that accommodates for all use cases, not just one or two.
⌘ DreamShot becomes the brains of your screenshot workflow, presenting the most relevant options for dealing with your image. You select a destination, DreamShot sends it, then gets out of the way, with nothing left on your desktop. Try it once, and you’ll never go back.
⌘ "DreamShot fixes all of the madness" - David Sparks of Mac Power Users
HOW IT WORKS
⌘ When you capture an image with DreamShot, you are instantly presented with a large preview of the shot, and a list of options that is generated from the apps and services you use on your Mac. Send the capture anywhere with only one click. You can even print, copy to clipboard, send to Dropbox, custom folders, social networks, or any place that supports image import on your Mac.
YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT
⌘ DreamShot frees your mind from the dozens of shortcuts required to work with screenshots on a Mac. Apps like Evernote, Skitch, Droplr, Cloud, and Voilà all have their own associated shortcuts to remember if you want to send a shot to them. Now you will be able to go to one place, with one shortcut, and have it adapt to why you are taking a particular screenshot, each and every time.
⌘ Capture with Shift+CMD+D or any custom shortcut you choose.
⌘ The menubar panel holds your previous screenshots for easy reuse.
⌘√⌘⌘ Drag a screenshot from the preview window to anywhere on your Mac.
⌘ Hide unwanted destinations from view.
⌘ Set a 'Favorites' destination to any place on your Mac.
⌘ Instantly see a large preview of your screen capture and retake if needed.
⌘ Instantly print, save, copy to clipboard, or open and edit preview.
⌘ Responsive developers that love to hear from you!
SUPPORTED APPS AND SERVICES:
⌘ Sketchbook Pro
⌘ Sketchbook Express
⌘IMGUR SUPPORT IS ON THE WAY !!! We know of one particular place on the interwebs that will be very happy about this.
⌘ Our goal is for DreamShot to become the default screenshot application on your Mac. We love hearing all the stories of how you are using DreamShot. Please let us know your story, and anything you would like to see in future versions.
If you love DreamShot as much as we do, please help out development by leaving a review. Each time we update, your reviews, as well as our stars, get reset. Please help out by updating your review each time you see us update DreamShot. Your reviews are what keep us moving forward to make DreamShot better.
Thanks so much,
The SBS Team
⌘ “The perfect replacement for Grab”
⌘ “I have to say that this application is amazing!”
⌘ "This App is a dream for my software testing. Not only does it give you quick access to multiple save/share/export options, but the simplicity is just a breath of fresh air. I use iMessage 24/7 and this app is a huge help when I need to take and post photos quickly of what I'm working on."
⌘ 5 stars!!! AWESOME APP!! Thanks again!
What's New in Version 2.0
⌘ 2.0 is here! It’s here!
⌘ Overhauled the interface. Not perfect, but much better.
⌘ A shiny new icon! Matches DreamShot for iOS.
⌘ Float screenshot. Now you can keep a reference image on top of all other windows by selecting the Float destination from the preview view.
⌘ DreamShot now shows the dock icon by default, and opens when you click the dock icon.
⌘ Destination selection menu is now alphabetized.
⌘ Added a Tips & Tricks helper view.
⌘ Added Unibox as a new destination. One guy is going to be very happy.
⌘ Multi-monitor support. DreamShot now detects if you are running more than one screen and lets you choose which one you want - You nerds!
⌘ Initial support for Applescript will arrive with the next update. At first, this will be limited to controlling the DreamShot application window, and taking various types of shots. Soon after, we will be adding custom destinations that allow you to use Applescript to define any action you can dream up for your screenshots. Also, Imgur support is on the way, with URL to clipboard capabilities!
⌘ Short-cut creation field is now viewable. Oops.
⌘ Review prompt added. You guys were using & loving DreamShot, but not sharing the love to help us make it better. The shame! (Don't worry, you can tell it to go away and not come back)
THE PREVIOUS UPDATE:
⌘ We've made this thing fully functional on Yosemite. You speedy OS X adopters can keep snapping uninterruptedly.
⌘ Fixed image loading problems in in the status dock. Your shots were not being saved for a minute there.
⌘ Greatly improved memory management. Those of you with a snapping addiction will now not experience a slowdown whilst amassing tons of screenshots.
⌘ Greatly improved snapshot speed. You should notice a marked improvement in the speed of your snapping abilities. You're welcome!
⌘ Added Application menu options. You can now actually experience somewhat of a native OS X behavior with DreamShots menu options. More improvements on the way.
⌘ Add support for Voila. Yes, DreamShot sends to many other screenshot apps. That's why it's the 'Main Screenshot Brain' of your Mac. Only remember one shortcut from now on.
⌘ Revised support for MS Outlook to display image instead of image URL. Oops, sorry about that...
⌘ Added support for taking screenshots that can include application controls such as menus. You crazy kids can now open a menu or dialogue in any app or menu, and DreamShot won't hide it before capturing your shot.
⌘ Other bug fixes. We don't even understand what happened.
⌘ Please take a moment support development by creating a review or updating your previous one. Every time we submit a new update, all of your reviews for the previous version get hidden, and our 5 star rating on the Mac App Store gets hidden. So then when someone searches for 'Screenshot', it looks like we've got no stars, and that no one cares about DreamShot. If you do care. Please take a moment to create, or update your review.
Thanks so much for your time.
The SBS Team
The dev team seems to really care about this app. Although, their twitter feed has been dead for the past year and their blog hasn’t been updated since 2014. It would be nice to see this app continue to grow because it is a welcomed improvement over the built-in screenshot tool on the Mac. It has a lot of potential. One thing that can make it MUCH better is if it could repeat the last capture by using a custom modifier key. For example, if I press Cmd+Shift+D to capture a region of my screen on my second monitor (say a web browser) and choose Favorite 1 (which saves the screenshot to a folder in my Pictures folder). Then I make some changes in the web browser and I press Cmd+Option+Shift+D to quickly repeat that exact same capture - WITHOUT having to select the same region or destination.
Nice interaction but capture is lossy
I really like the basic interaction and I mostly use it to send captures directly to photoshop in fewer steps than with apple capture. My issue is that the captures arrive in photoshop with compression artifacts that make it difficult to use them in comps. Apple’s capture utility gives me a much cleaner result.
I would love to see the ability to capture the contents of a scrolling browser window - snagit will do this but the interaction is clunky and unreliable.
I also like the promise of this being extensible and scriptable. Perhaps the previous point could be addressed through a script? If so, I hope someone will share one :-)
On the whole, its a nice app but unfortunately the compression artifacting makes it unusable for my most common tasks. Hopefully an option will be created to allow for a lossless capture and then I can up my rating.
My usage may not be typical - if you are mostly using screenshots for documentation, Dreamshot will likely meet your needs very gracefully.
Love it for my Fantasy Football Captures
I take a lot of screenshots of fantasy football stuff, mostly to send via apple messages or just for my own future use in deciding who to play. Two problems that this app fixes. First, desktop gets clogged up. Second, it eliminates the steps of having to open desktop folder, find file, and then draft to messages. You can drag immediately after capture with this app. Also love the floating feature. Great job devs