How to Paste a Screenshot on a Mac

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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.
Downloading the CloudApp snipping tool is quick and easy. Simply download the app from GetCloudApp, access it from the Mac Store or if you have a PC, from the Microsoft Windows Store. To get started, you should first register for an account, download the app, then install it on your machine and start snipping.
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The Essential Screenshot Tool for Mac

CloudApp’s screenshot tool makes the process of copying, pasting and sharing screenshots 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.

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.

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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. 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

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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”.

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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.

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