Snipping Tool

With the CloudApp snipping tool, quickly and easily capture and take screenshots, annotate images, record HD videos, create GIFs, securely store and share them to the cloud.
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The CloudApp Snipping Tool is available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome. Downloading is quick and easy. Access the app from GetCloudApp above, from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, from the Microsoft Windows Store for PC, 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.
How to Download the Snipping Tool

How to Download the Snipping Tool

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 would first register for an account, download the app, then install it on your machine and start snipping.

How to use The Snipping Tool To Capture Your Screen

Using the snipping tool is a breeze. Go to your Mac's top toolbar or your PC's Windows console at the bottom, click on the CloudApp Icon, then choose to either record your screen HD video format, choose to create a GIF, take a screenshot, or annotate your snip. Once you have chosen your content option, simply place mouse on what you want to capture, and click, drag, and snip!

How to use The CloudApp Snipping Tool
annotate images with cloudapp's snipping tool feature

Annotate Images

Annotating images with the snipping tool allows anyone to easily edit images and GIFs with lines, shapes, arrows, blur, emoji and more. There are several ways to do this:

For Mac:

  1. ‍Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + A' to capture a screenshot and instantly open an annotate window (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. ‍Hover over a captured photo, image, or screenshot from the CloudApp menu and select the 'Annotate'

For Windows PC:

  1. ‍Use shortcut 'Alt + Shift + 0' to capture a screenshot and instantly open an annotate window (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. ‍Hover over a photo, image, or screenshot and select the 'Annotate' option

In a Browser:

  1. If you have already created and uploaded content (what we call a drop) and are viewing it on Cl.ly, or your team or customers view any of your shared CloudApp links (drops) as images or screenshots, click on the 'Annotate' icon

Record HD & Webcam Videos

CloudApp also makes it super simple to record HD videos, in full or select parts of your screen with audio as well as with a webcam feature. As with annotations, there are several ways to do this on both a Mac or a PC:

For Mac:

  1. Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + 6' to capture a section of your screen, choose the HD video option, and click the Start button to record. You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. Click the CloudApp icon installed in your menu bar (top of your screen) or Applications Folder, then select the TV "Record Your Screen" icon and select a part of your screen to capture and record

For Windows PC:

  1. Use shortcut 'Alt + Shift + 6' to capture a section of your screen, choose the HD video option, and click the Start button to record. You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. Click the CloudApp icon installed in system tray (bottom right of your screen) or Programs Menu, then select the TV "Record Your Screen" icon to select part of your screen to capture and record

record hd video with the snipping tool
create a gif with the snipping tool

Create GIFs

Creating GIFs with the snipping tool feature uses exactly the same prompts as for HD video, but you would choose between the GIF button option. To get started, follow these instructions:

For Mac:

  1. Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + 6' to capture a section of your screen to start recording. You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. Click the CloudApp icon installed in your menu bar (top of your screen) or Applications Folder, then select the TV or GIF icon to select part of your screen to capture and record

For Windows PC:

  1. Use shortcut 'Alt + Shift + 6' to capture a section of your screen to start recording. You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. Click the CloudApp icon installed in system tray (bottom right of your screen) or Programs Menu, then select the TV or GIF icon to select part of your screen to capture and record

How to Get CloudApp

CloudApp is very simple, yet powerful tool and provides you with all the features you need to visually communicate ideas, share feedback, and collaborate with friends and co-workers using video and GIFs. Haven’t already started using the snipping tool yet? You can register for your free CloudApp account here.

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