Markup Hero is a powerful tool for taking screenshots, adding annotations, collaborating and easily sharing with others. In this video, we’re going to take a screenshot with the Markup Hero desktop app for MAC.

PRO TIP: You'll want our free Chrome Extension and Desktop App to get the most out of Markup Hero. View this helpful video to learn more about our Chrome extension.

  1. First go to and click on Download
  2. We have a desktop client both the older Intel chips and the newer M1 and M2 chips. Choose the one that matches your Mac processor.
  3. After downloading the installer file, locate it on your computer (usually in the downloads folder), and click to install
  4. After installation is complete, run markup here from your applications folder or by pressing CMD + Spacebar
  5. Confirm by clicking open
  6. Depending on your OS, you will be prompted with a help screen showing you how to set permissions.
  7. Once installed, you’ll notice the Markup Hero icon in your task bar
  8. When you click it, you will see 3 options:
  9. Screenshot and Markup - This is the one you’ll use every day, all day. Click it to take a screenshot of a specific area of your computer screen. Upon clicking, you’ll see a crosshair show up. Drag your mouse to select the area you want, then left click to snap it. You can also choose to take screenshot of a specific window by pressing the spacebar.
  10. Clipboard Screenshot - This is a really handy way to snap a screenshot and copy it to your clipboard instead of opening it in Markup Hero for annotations. This is most useful when you simply want to copy and paste something into a document, email, or messaging app, but don’t need to add annotations. It’s also very useful for creating multiple pages in an existing markup, like this.
  11. New Markup & History - This is a quick way to open your browser to the Markup Hero new and history page. From here you can see all of your past markups, edit them, and upload images or PDF’s to start new markups that way.
  12. Don’t forget, there are hotkeys for each of these options. You can change them, but by default it’s
    1. CMD + SHIFT + 1 for Screenshot and Markup
    2. CMD + SHIFT + 2 for Clipboard Screenshot
    3. CMD + SHIFT + M for New Markup & History
  13. You can start using the Desktop App immediately, with no account or payment. But you’ll want to at least create a free account so you’re markups are saved for future editing and sharing.
  14. Once you’ve created a new markup with any of these options, you’re ready to start annotating, sharing and collaborating.