SnapNDrag User's Guide


To take a screenshot, click on one of the four buttons arranged in a row near the top of the window. These four buttons correspond to the following four modes of capture:

Click on the More button to get to two more options: Last Selection and Last Window. These let you quickly take a screenshot of the previous selection and window respectively.

Hint: assign hot keys (in SnapNDrag's Preferences) to these two capture modes and you have a way to easily capture a sequence of screenshots of a particular window or an area of the screen.


When you take a screenshot, it is added to the current folder. Screenshots are presented in either the Icon View or the List View.

To share a screenshot using Twitter, Facebook, AirDrop, Messages etc, simply select it then click on the Share button in the toolbar.

To send a screenshot to an app that isn't in the Share menu, simply drag the screenshot from SnapNDrag and drop it in the target app. In this respect, SnapNDrag's main view behaves very much like Finder.

Annotating Screenshots

SnapNDrag works seamlessly with Preview as an editor for editing and annotating screenshots. Simply double-click on a screenshot to open it in Preview. In Preview, use the tools in the Tools->Annotate menu to circle things, add speech bubble and so on.

When you are done editing, save the modified image using Preview's File->Save menu item. SnapNDrag automatically picks up the changes and updates the browser view to show the modified screenshot.

SnapNDrag maintains a copy of the original unmodified screenshot. To discard changes for the selected screenshots, choose Edit->Revert to Original from the menu. You can also ctrl-click in the browser area and select Revert to Original from the contextual menu.

Managing Screenshots


Select the screenshots you wish to remove and then select File->Delete from the menu (or use the ⌘-delete keyboard shortcut).


To rename a single screenshot, select it then hit Enter to start renaming. Alternatively, move the cursor into the name field (near lower-left corner) and click in it.

You can also batch rename multiple items. To do so, select the items you wish to rename and select File->Batch Rename from the menu (or use the ⌘-enter shortcut). In the drop-down sheet, enter the new name and other options.


Choose Edit->Find … from the menu (or use the ⌘-F shortcut). Start typing into the search field. The browser will be instantly updated to display only items with names matching the search string.

Other Tips

Quick Look

You can take a closer look at one or more screenshots by selecting them and activating Quick Look (File->Quick Look or ⌘-Y).

Contextual Menu

Many of the functions mentioned above can also be accessed using the contextual menu. Ctrl-click (or right-click) in the browser view to bring up the contextual menu.