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CleanShot X gains new keyboard shortcuts for Quick Access Overlay, more

Screenshot X Overlay
Screenshot X Overlay (Image credit: CleanShot)

What you need to know

  • CleanShot X version 4.1 can now be downloaded.
  • The new update includes keyboard shortcuts for common actions for the Quick Access Overlay.
  • Improvements include the usual array of bug fixes and UI improvements.

Popular screenshotting app CleanShot X has a new update out that adds some keyboard shortcuts to the Quick Access Overlay and more.

Among a longer list of improvements to one of the best Mac apps screenshot-takers can buy, ScreenShot X 4.1 now includes a number of new keyboard shortcuts that can be used to interact with the Quick Access Overlay. Now you can use the common Mac keyboard shortcuts to do things that you're probably already doing but with your mouse.

Added keyboard shortcuts to Quick Access Overlay

  • ⌘C – Copy to clipboard
  • ⌘S – Save
  • ⌘W – Close
  • ⌘U – Upload to Cloud
  • ⌘E – Open annotation tool

There are more Quick Access Overlay improvements as well as bug fixes to note, too.

  • Added "Move to trash" to Quick Access Overlay context menu (right click)
  • Added option to disable screen dimming while recording
  • Added option to bypass "Save as" dialog when holding ⌥ (Alt/Option) in Annotate window
  • Added "Save" and "OCR" options to Pinned screenshot context menu (right click)
  • Improved compatibility with Desktop stacks and displaying file extension
  • Changed close button location on Quick Access Overlay
  • Bug fixes and UI improvements

All of this is available in the latest version of CleanShot X that can be downloaded directly for $29 today. Setapp subscribers can already download the app for free as part of their subscription, too.

If you're someone who takes and edits a lot of screenshots ScreenShot X really is one app you need to check out. There is also a cloud component available as part of a subscription if that's something you need, too.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • The OCR feature is great! Highlight text... in the blink of an eye, the accurately OCR'd text is in your clipboard for further use.