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Capture is a native macOS application to record your screen. What makes this application special is, that you can choose from a list of currently open windows and Capture will automatically set the recorded frame to the window frame. The application also works for multiple displays and gives you a handful of useful features concerning the export, quality of the recorded video and more. By default Capture will export to GIF.

I wrote this application because at my workplace we often attach a GIF to a Pull Request in order to present a completed feature to the reviewers.

See it in action

Capture Screen Video


  • Currently only GIF export is allowed
  • There is no way to specify audio sources


| Dependency | Are | | ------------- |:-------------:| | Clipy/KeyHolder, Clipy/Magnet | Used to record shortcuts. | | matthewpalmer/Regift | Used to export a video as GIF. | | mxcl/PromiseKit, PromiseKit/Foundation | Dependencies of AppUpdater which is currently not Carthage compatible. AppUpdater is used to provide automatic app updates. | | dehlen/AboutWindowController | Not really a dependency since I own this one. AboutWindowController is used to show a nice Xcode-like About window. |


  1. Update version in Xcode project
  2. Tag new version in git repository
  3. Create new GitHub release
  4. Append signed .app to created release


If you find a bug or have an idea for an enhancement don't hesitate to file an issue. I am very grateful for every contribution you can make to improve Capture. You can help the most by providing a reproducible bug report or even better by filing a pull request to make sure Capture gets even better. I will do my best to help you with that if you need support. Please note that this application is at the moment free to use and fully open-source.

I also created an idea backlog to not pollute the issues section. All possible enhancements for Capture can be collected there. Feel free to add your own ideas to the backlog. Once an idea is moved to "In Progress", I'll create an appropriate issue so you can better track the current state of the feature request.


Please go to https://captureapp.dev and download the latest version or simply go to the releases tab and download the version you want. If you have a macOS Developer account you can also build the application from source of course.


To setup the project just run rake setup. This will install all the needed dependencies. After that you can open the Xcode project. There is also rake setup_with_unit_test which executes the unit tests after installing the needed tools.

Furthermore the project will run SwiftLint as a Custom Build Phase. We also make use of fastlane to run the unit test target.


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2.0.1 - Apr 5, 2019

Fixed a bug where the app would crash when exporting a trimmed video.

2.0.0 - Apr 3, 2019

  • Added option to select a custom recording frame or to record full screen
  • Added option to open a video (Cmd + O or via menu item) in order to export this as a GIF
  • New design for multiple GIF related options
  • Better design for cell selection
  • Fixed dark mode support
  • Sandbox Support
  • Capture is now showing a progress dialog during the export
  • Added a status bar item to quickly stop a recording

1.0.0 - Mar 11, 2019

First public release of Capture!

0.9.3 - Mar 7, 2019

0.9.2 - Mar 7, 2019