I’ve used various screen markup tools for macOS over the years. Skitch was a staple of mine for years, but it felt bloated and slow. I had been using Droplr, and while it’s fantastic for markup, I don’t like how you have to upload the image. After trying a few options, I came across Annotate. It’s only $3.99, and it really works well.

Here are some of the features:

  • Record a short screencast and share it anywhere as a GIF
  • Capture a screenshot or open any existing image
  • Annotate with arrow, line, text, overlay, rectangle, oval, pen, pixelate tool and emojis
  • Easily redact parts of an image
  • Share the image or a link to the image with Dropbox, CloudApp, Messages, or Mail,
  • You can also copy or drag anywhere on your Mac

You can buy Annotate on the Mac App Store for $3.99.