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Shottr – macOS Screenshot Utility

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Shottr – macOS Screenshot Utility

Shottr is a small, fast, human-sized screenshot app built for those who care about pixels. It was crafted with Swift, optimized for M1, and is completely free at the moment.

Scrolling screenshots

Scrolling Screenshots on Mac

Take a screenshot of a long web page or capture conversation in a chat. Shottr is probably the only free Scrolling Screenshot app for Mac.

Pixelate or remove objects

Pixelate or remove objects

Hide parts of your screen behind pixelated curtain, or remove sensitive information as if it was never there.

Screenshot Annotation

Markup screenshots

Add text annotations to your screenshots, draw lines, arrows, and simple shapes.

Screen Ruler

Use it as a Screen Ruler

Press or key and move your mouse to measure vertical size, or for horizontal size. Click to imprint the measurement on the screenshot.

Unclutter your desktop

Unclutter your desktop

Select a dedicated folder to save screenshots on s. Great for purchase receipts, reminders, archive items, random images, etc.

Screen Magnifier

Zoom in on your pixels

Think of Shottr as your digital magnifying glass. If you need to have a closer look at something, take a screenshot and zoom in.

Screenshot Text Recognition (OCR)

Text recognition (OCR)

Came by a text that won’t select? Press a hotkey and select an area — Shottr will parse the text and copy it to the clipboard.

Lightweight and Fast

Proven performance

Shottr is a tiny (1.2mb) native app optimized for M1. It takes only 17ms to grab a screenshot, and ~165ms to show it to you. You can take a screenshot, press Cmd+S and save it before the default macOS preview box would even show up.

Screen color picker

Color picker

Take a screenshot, zoom in, move your mouse over the pixel and press the TAB key to copy color under the cursor.

Get Shottr Updates

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Don’t worry, we’re too lazy for spam

Tips and Tricks

Quick zoom on the selection

Press cmd + 2 to quickly zoom on the selected region.

Other helpful shortcuts:


Q – Zoom on the top left corner of the selection.


W – Zoom on the bottom right corner of the selection.


cmd + 1 – Zoom to fit.


cmd + 0 – Zoom to 100%.


cmd + + / – Zoom in / out.

Crop the image

Just select the area you would like to crop and hit Enter. It’s that simple!

Quickly select monotone objects

If you want to select a monotone object, to check its size or to crop it, hold and click on it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does it take a screenshot of an empty desktop?

Shottr will ask you to grant permission for screen recording when you take the first screenshot. If it didn’t, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Screen Recording, and check the checkbox next to the Shottr app (you may have to unlock a little lock icon at the bottom left first).

I granted permissions, my screenshots are still empty

MacOS grants permission to a single copy of the app, and if you happen to have multiple copies of the app on the disk, or ran it from different places, permission may be granted to a wrong copy. Try to remove the permission, restart the app, and grant the permission again.

Is there a version for Windows?

At this moment Shottr is available for Mac only.

Which macOS versions are supported?

Shottr runs on macOS Catalina (10.15) and up. If you need to run it on macOS Mojave (10.14), download this version (an older build with limited capabilities.)

How to submit a feature request?

Use this quick form. Contact information is optional.

When and why does Shottr contact Shottr.cc?

After launch Shottr contacts https://shottr.cc/api/version.json to check for an update. It won’t download a new version, but will notify you with a red icon in the toolbar. It also sends home telemetry to help us find bugs, measure performance and gauge popularity of certain features. Telemetry does not contain any personal or identifiable information. It’s not used for advertising or retargeting purposes, and is never sold to the third parties. There’s an option to turn off telemetry collection in the app Preferences. Earlier versions of Shottr included Google Analytics code, but it was removed in v1.5.1.

Release Notes

February 10, 2022

v1.5.3

Preview thumbnail for Area Capture, a setting to auto-save or auto-copy the screenshot.


See full changelog

January 9, 2022

v1.5.2

Colors and styles for drawings, narrow and curved arrows, guides, convenience settings, QR reader, open PNG and Jpeg, Repeat Area screenshot, Delayed screenshot.


See full changelog

October 6, 2021

v1.5.1

Added an ability to Drag’n’Drop screenshot file to the other applications and a setting to downscale retina screenshots.

September 21, 2021

v1.5.0

Scrolling screenshots, objects removal, preferences, and more.


See full changelog

July 24, 2021

v1.4.8

Shottr was rebuilt from scratch, it’s a much smaller and faster app now. Added annotation capabilities.

December 19, 2020

v1.3

Improved performance of the fullscreen screenshot. Added Cmd+Shift+2 shortcut to grab a part of the screen. Added New Version notification. Improved Ruler — press Shift to get an outer size of the element, click while measuring to imprint the measurement onto the screenshot.

December 6, 2020

v1.2

Shottr is now signed and notarized by Apple. Added quick measure tool (arrow keys).

November 28, 2020

v1.0

Bug fixes (autosave crop issue, toolbar visual glitch); Show icon in the dock when shottr is active.

September 5, 2020

v0.1

The private beta release

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FIFA 23 lets you turn off commentary pointing out how bad you are

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FIFA 23 might be the best game soccer game yet for terrible sports fans, as it lets you turn off commentary that criticizes your bad playing.

Now that the early access FIFA 23 release time has passed, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can hop into the game ahead of its full release. But as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, they’ll find a peculiar option waiting for them.

FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected. 

Spare your feelings

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The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.

It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?

Polite commentary isn’t the only new addition in FIFA 23. It’s the first game in the series to include women’s club football teams, and fancy overhauled animations that take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S’s new-gen hardware. EA will be hoping to end on a high, as FIFA 23 will be the last of its soccer games to release with the official FIFA licence.

If disabling critical commentary doesn’t improve your soccer skills, maybe building a squad of Marvel superheroes will. Although you might not do much better with Ted Lasso wandering the pitch.

FIFA 23 is set to fully release this Friday, September 30.

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games. 

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Google Pixel 7 price leak suggests Google is totally out of touch

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We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.

It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).

Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022

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According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.

So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.


Analysis: same price, new world

Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.

Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.

But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.

Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.

Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions. 

Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.

These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.

We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.

Tom’s role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.

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