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Annotate Alternatives

Annotate is described as '(formerly know as Glui) is the simplest way to capture, annotate and share screenshots' and is a screenshot capture tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Annotate for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is Greenshot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Annotate are LightShot, FastStone Capture, Spectacle and Skitch.

Annotate alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Recorders or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Annotate.
This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021
  • Mac

Annotate (formerly know as Glui) is the simplest way to capture, annotate and share screenshots.

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  1. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.

    image editor (no stamp with greenshot)
  2. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.


    The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.


    Offers to install Russian software Yandex.Alisa, Yandex.Browser and other products from Yandex company.

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  3. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

  4. Spectacle icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Spectacle is a simple application for capturing desktop screenshots. It can capture images of the entire desktop, a single monitor, the currently active window, the window currently under the mouse, or a rectangular region of the screen.

  5. Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. Images can also be exported to various image formats.


  6. CleanShot X icon

    CleanShot X

    • Mac

    CleanShot X is a lightweight and fast screen capturing and recording tool for your Mac.

    The image-editor which appears to make annotations on screen-captures.
  7. Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share.

  8. Handy Screenshot icon

    Handy Screenshot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Capture the web page, either part of it or full page. Edit your screenshots in a very user-friendly interface.

  9. Add captions and markups to photos and screenshots.

  10. Capto icon


    • Mac

    Capto is an easy-to-use app that takes capturing, recording, video and image editing to the next level.

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