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Initial release11 July 2012; 11 years ago (2012-07-11)
Stable release
2.0.9 (2.3.20 for Windows) / 22 January 2014; 10 years ago (2014-01-22)
Written inObjective-C
Operating systemWindows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
PlatformIntel x86 – 32-bit; .NET Framework 3.0 with Service Pack 1 (Windows version); x64 (Mac OS X version)
Size5 MB (Mac OS X Version)
7.5 MB (Windows version)
Available inFully translated: English, Russian
TypeUtility software
Requires registration

Monosnap is a screenshot program for Mac OS X and Windows. The program allows users to create screenshots, annotate them and upload them to the cloud. It was released for Mac OS X on 11 July 2012.[1] Several days after it was positively reviewed by sites like Addictive Tips,[2] freetech4teachers,[3] OneDayOneApp[4] and MakeUseOf,[5] an update was released on 5 August 2012, providing authorization with email.[6] On 10 August there was a release for Windows, providing similar functionality.[7]

Since 9 October 2012 (version 1.4.0) app allows to upload images to FTP, SFTP or WebDAV servers. Right now it also has in-app turning on external services support (Dropbox, Evernote,, CloudApp).



Monosnap has two modes of screenshot: the first one grabs the whole screen (or screens). The second mode grabs an area or window of the screen. In the latter mode a magnifier is presented, showing size of the selected rectangle and color of pixel below cursor.

Image editor[edit]

After taking a screenshot, Monosnap opens its Editor with tools such as a pen, line, rectangle, oval, arrow, text and blur. Also it has a crop tool to remove unnecessary details if that has not been done while capturing a screen.

After screenshot[edit]

There are several options to proceed with screenshot, available from settings:

  • Open Monosnap Editor – selected by default
  • Save screenshot – saves the image to default folder or opens a dialogue
  • Upload – instantly uploads to the cloud or to FTP/SFTP/WebDAV server.
  • Open external Editor – opens the image in any installed program capable to work with png format. This option is available only on Mac.
  • "Drag me" feature: from Monosnap Editor images can be dragged into other programs.

Cloud storage[edit]

Using cloud storage requires login with Facebook or email. All uploads can be accessed through website, images can be sorted into folders. There is no limit of cloud space now.

However, there seems to be a limit on the traffic generated by accessing your uploads, and subsequently the user may be banned.


  1. ^ "Wall Photos". Retrieved 23 August 2012 – via Facebook.
  2. ^ Mac OS X. "Blog ArchiveCapture Screenshots on Mac, Edit Them & Upload To Cloud". AddictiveTips. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Free Technology for Teachers: Monosnap Is a Promising New Screen Capture Tool". freetech4teachers. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Monosnap ONE DAY ONE APP". ONE DAY ONE APP. Archived from the original on 13 January 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. ^ Chavanu, Bakari (23 July 2012). "Monosnap: A Fast, Free, Cloud-based, Cross-Platform Screen Capture Application". Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Mac App Store – Monosnap". Apple. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Wall Photos". Retrieved 23 August 2012 – via Facebook.

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