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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

CleanShot X is on a Roll

I've been a big fan of CleanShot X for a few years now, and it's genuinely become one of the most essential tools on my Mac. That's why I was so happy when the team who makes CleanShot asked if I would work with them on creating their new feature videos to include in their release notes for each notable release. I've embedded the videos below, and I really think the work they've done so far in 2022 have made the app better in meaningful ways.

I haven't talked about these changes really since these are paid videos, and I don't want to imply a conflict of interest, but as I've said before, you can't buy sponsored posts on this blog, so I hope you believe me when I say these are good updates. Here's what they've added in 2022 that's proven useful for me:

  1. Locking video aspect ratios for recording (16x9 on part of the screen is so useful!)
  2. Keyboard shortcuts for the Quick Access Overlay actions like save, copy, close, and edit.
  3. All-in-one mode is a single shortcut to get to all CleanShot's actions. It also remembers your last screenshot/video area, and lets you take it again with a click.
  4. Curved arrows are minor but useful more often than I expected.
  5. Zoom in and out in the editor 🙌
  6. Video can go full screen with just a click, which is great for presentations.

Again, this is not a sponsored post, but I wanted to call out a few things that have made CleanShot an even better tool for me this year.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.