Skip to content

How to Paste a Screenshot on a Mac

Looking for a mac screenshot tool equivalent which copy and pastes screenshots plus a whole lot more? Put the power in your hands with CloudApp’s desktop screenshot tool.

Available on:

The CloudApp Screenshot Tool is available for Mac, iOS and Chrome. Downloading is quick and easy. Access the app from GetCloudApp above, from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, or from the Chrome Webstore to add the extension to Chrome.

The Essential Screenshot Tool for Mac

CloudApp makes the process of copying, pasting and sharing a screenshot on mac simple. Once a screenshot has been captured, anyone can share screenshots, GIFs, and images with the drag and drop feature.

So before you reach for Command + Shift + 4, consider a mac screenshot tool equivalent that not only streamlines screenshot pasting by shaving minutes off of the process, but also stores your screenshots for easy sharing in the cloud.

Copy and Paste Screenshots on a Apple Mac Desktop

Capturing screenshots on your desktop is a faster and more efficient form of communication than typing out lengthy emails to get your point across. Complex details can also be made simple by sharing visuals to showcase key points and get feedback from others. You just need the best snipping tool for mac.

CloudApp allows Mac users to capture, copy and paste anything on their screen in high quality formats, including annotated screenshots, GIFs, and even HD video, producing content which lives on a secure URL link, is infinitely shareable, and collaborative.

Pasting Screenshots in an Email Simplified

With the Mac operating system, anyone with an Apple laptop or desktop can hit command + shift + 4 and capture a screenshot to their desktop. While this feature has always been native to macOS, it is a bit antiquated. Once a user creates a capture, the content is stored to their desktop. In order to do something with it, such as share it via email, several extra steps are required to get the job done. The same process is even required with Snagit for Mac.

With CloudApp’s screenshot app, this whole process is simplified and everything lives in the Mac Menu Bar, making accessing the files and sharing them more efficient. 

To paste screenshots into an email, you simply click on the CloudApp icon in the top right status bar, click on the file, and drag it in your email client. Check out how easy this is in the GIF to your left.

How to Capture and Paste Screenshots on a Mac with CloudApp

To capture and paste screenshots using our Mac App, follow these steps:

  • Download and install CloudApp
  • Navigate to your download folder and select and click on the CloudApp.zip file
  • Create a free account when prompted and enjoy a 14-day trial
  • Once your account is ready, the CloudApp icon will appear on your Mac Menu Bar
  • Choose from “HD video”, “GIF”, and “camera” icons to capture video, GIFs or screenshots
  • Using your mouse, click and drag to select the area you want to capture
  • For screenshots, simply release your mouse and the file is automatically uploaded to the cloud
  • For video capture, choose between HD or GIF, click the Green Start button
  • Once your screen is captured, choose the file you want to paste and drag it to the desired application, whether it is email, GoogleDocs, Slack, Asana and more

CloudApp ShortCuts for Screenshot Capture

CloudApp users also have full capability to use and customize keyboard shortcuts, further enhancing efficiency and speed. Here’s how to access and customize the keyboard shortcuts:

  • Use the preference menu by right-clicking on the CloudApp icon to set the keyboard shortcut that lets you start video recording
  • Choose keyboard shortcuts similar to Apple’s Cmd + Shift + 4m but replace with:
  • Cmd + Shift + 5 for screenshots
  • Cmd + Shift + 6 for video and GIFs
  • Use the same steps as above, or go into the preferences to set new shortcuts

Integrated with the World’s Best Collaboration Tools

When it comes to screen capture for Mac’s, not all tools have as much capability as CloudApp. We worked hard to produce and support an easy-to-use application which is extremely collaborative and integrates with with the world’s best productivity apps and web-based software such as Google Docs, Slack, Trello, Atlassian’s JIRA, Drift, Intercom, and AdobeXD.

Additionally, some of the world’s best companies which use CloudApp include Buffer, Gainsight, Uber and Quora. But don’t want to take their word for it. For the 3rd consecutive time, G2 Crowd has named CloudApp a top customer experience platform in the Summer 2019 leadership grid. Check out the over 630 user reviews of CloudApp on G2 Crowd where users have described the app as “…couldn’t make collaboration easier”.

Top ranked and loved by customers

4.7 out of 5 

4.7 out of 5 

9.4 out of 10

Test Drive CloudApp’s Unlimited Screen Capture with a 14 day Free Trial

One of the best ways to see if a tool is right is to give it a test drive. This is why we offer a 100% risk-free trial which allows designers, developers, marketing, product, sales and support professionals to explore all of the features of CloudApp at home or in the office. Create a free CloudApp account and receive a 14-day trial and start sharing your Mac screenshots more efficiently.

Other Screen Capture Tools Don’t Stand A Chance

As you learned above, the right screen recorder software can do so much more for you and your business than simply save a screenshot to your computer. That’s the way of the past, yet companies such as Techsmith, claiming to be top-of-class screen capture software, require downloading and installing 3 of their tools (Snagit, Jing, Screencast) to have all the features that CloudApp comes with in the all-in-one native app. Other tools including Vidyard or Wistia, simply miss out on valuable workflow collaboration tools, analytics to help you grow your business and customization capabilities. Others such as Loom, Soapbox or GoVideo, are limited to Chrome Extensions and serve no further business function or value beyond of a quick video or a screenshot.‍

CloudApp also serves as more than just a DropBox type file storage center. It also won’t cost your five times the amount of money for half the features like a Vidyard or a Droplr that provides little to no creative functions. With CloudApp you can let your creativity flow with video annotation or dual screen and webcam recording.

Still Don’t Believe Us? See For Yourself

Don’t restrict your creativity or slow down your workflow even more with antiquated screen recording software. It’s time to step into the 21st century and catch up with this on-demand world. Sign up for a free CloudApp account and try it for yourself to see just how fruitful screen recording can be for your teams and your bottom line. CloudApp is the future of visual communication — an essential screen recording tool for every industry where speed and clarity are essential.

How to Record Your Screen?

  • Step 1: Download CloudApp for Windows or Mac
  • Step 2: Click on the CloudApp.msi file in the downloads folder
  • Step 3: CloudApp should immediately open
  • Step 4: Register for a free CloudApp screen recording account when prompted
  • Step 5:  To record your screen, click on your CloudApp icon. Select the TV recording image. Prefer hotkeys? Use this combination for Mac :Cmd+Shift+6, Windows: Alt+Shift+6
  • Step 6: Use your mouse to select the area on your screen you wish to record and click the green “Start” button to begin recording. 
  • Step 7: Click the red “Finish” button when you are done your video
Have more questions? Get in touch or head over to our FAQ.
To record your screen select ‘Record Your Screen’ on CloudApp’s drop down menu. You can access this through hotkeys on Mac with cmd + shift + 6. The Windows hotkeys alt + shift + 6. You will then click and drag what part of your screen you want to record then release your finger from the mouse and press ‘Start’.
CloudApp is a great free screen recorder option. CloudApp is a screen recorder compatible with multiple operating systems and offers customer support. This free screen recorder offers premium features like partial screen recording, team sharing, annotations, and in-viewer editing.
CloudApp is a screen recorder that is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. CloudApp also supports screen recording in the Chrome browser and on the iPhone.
To record your screen press Windows + Alt + R. These hotkeys should cause a recording icon to pop up in the top right of your screen. Press this button when ready to record.
50% Off New Pro Accounts

Valid For Annual Plan | Offer Ends Dec 3rd