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

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!

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!

A lot of potential


I really like the ease and simplicity of this app, but it crashes frequently and it also produces gigantic file sizes.

Two things I would really like to see:

- Allow recording at 50% resolution for HiDPI (Retina) displays. I don't need the extra sharp resolution and would be happy with a version that is 50% width and 50% height resulting in 1/4th the file size.
- More intelligent compression. If two frames of a gif are identical and span 0.02s each, then delete one and make the remaining one 0.04s. I use this app often to capture footage for bug reports in QA for a software company and much of the video ends up being a loading screen where several frames in a row are identical and wasting space.


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16.3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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