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DreamShot: The Screenshot Shortcut

By Silver Beech Studios

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DreamShot saves you time by using one shortcut to take screenshots for all of your apps, services, and destinations. It uses all of the specialized tools on your mac that deal with images. So keep your current system in place, but tie it all together into one seamless experience with DreamShot.

When you capture an image with DreamShot, you are instantly presented with a large preview, 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.


* 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!

(Some unavailable on pre-Mountain Lion systems)

* Evernote
* Outlook
* Facebook
* Mail
* Droplr
* Twitter
* Flickr
* Cloud
* Pixelmator
* Photoshop
* Illustrator
* DayOne
* Print
* Save
* Preview
* Sketchbook Pro
* Sketchbook Express
* Sparrow
* Postbox
* Airdrop
* Airmail
* iPhoto
* Aperture
* Clarify
* Clipboard
* Desktop
* Mailplane
* iMessage
* Skitch

Our goal is for DreamShot to become even more useful and powerful to your screenshot workflow. We've got dozens of feature ideas that we are carefully looking at implementing. We can't wait to hear about how you use DreamShot. Please let us know anything you would like to see in future versions!

Googs185 *****
“I have to say that this application is amazing!”

Mawniegirl *****
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.

Shootzkden *****
5 stars!!! AWESOME APP!! Thanks again!

What's New in Version 1.5

Refined Interface

Squashed bugs

Working on some great new features for you!

The SBS Team


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Customer Reviews

Good but can be a lot better

I just recently got this app so I haven’t had much of a chance to possibly explore all of its features or uses but it definitely has a lot of potential. It makes taking and using screenshots, something I do pretty often, a relatively easy task. However, where it seems to fall short is with its design. As of now, it sits in your menu bar as a rectangular icon. However, clicking the icon seemingly does nothing, it doesn’t open a menu, and right clicking doesn’t help either. The only way to enable the app is to use its shortcut which is Shift+Command+D, something I’d like to change but apparently am unable to. I also think the icons are really big and clunky as of now. I feel like some slimming down could them a lot of justice.

It’s a great app and very useful. I think it can be even more useful and a little prettier.

Such a wonderful alternative to Grab!

I already believed Mac’s Grab application was a much better alternative to snipping tool on Windows, but this app is perfect! I wish the design for the scroll list was a little smaller (my 13 in. screen doesn’t have the space for such big font), but the design is wonderfully elegant and I appreciate having the app running in my taskbar up top rather than in my dock. This developer is wonderful and friendly! 10/10 recommend this app!

Some interesting design decisions.

The app works as advertised, but it doesn’t look like it belongs on a Mac. Everything from font choices (IMO, the most egregious) to the UI's windows themselves are non-standard and break from countless design guidelines (see Apple’s “OS X Human Interface Guidelines”). The app is a replacement/enhancement for built-in core functionality in OS X, yet it looks like it’s at odds with the rest of the operating system.

DreamShot has some potential and I’m excited to see how it evolves.

DreamShot: The Screenshot Shortcut
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2013
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 2.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Silver Beech Studios LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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