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What's the best gif screen grab app for MacOS?

I'm looking for the best app to create high quality gif screen grabs on MacOS. RecordIt works fine but has low frame rate.
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  1. 33

    Capture your screen

    Paul | Icy Pixels
    Paul | Icy PixelsOwner, · Written
    +1 for Kap. Easy to use, hassle free screen captures.
    Matthieu H.
    Matthieu H.JS products coder · Written
    Really easy to use
    Extremely easy to use and configurable
  2. 10
    CloudApp 4.0

    Lightning fast media sharing and screengrabs

    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    Annotate, store all your screengrabs in the cloud, instant URLs to your clipboard, easy downloads, I mean, it's the perfect solution. Also, epic recording features for GIFs and videos.
    Kevin Lou
    Kevin Lou6Experience @ Italic · Written
    It's fast, and it just works! 👏
  3. 6
    GIPHY Capture 3.0

    The best way to make GIFs just got better

    Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
    Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)7Head Of Operations @ Product Hunt · Written
    Giphy capture is a super easy and fun way to create gifs from screen recordings on Mac. You can change the quality and size and now you can also annotate with text.
    Jaya Shankari
    Jaya ShankariProduct Marketer, Zoho Corporation · Written
    Made it a lot easier to capture screens and create gifs. The quality is also plausible.
  4. 4
    GIF Brewery 3.0

    Video to GIF creator

    Tarun Gangwani
    Tarun GangwaniProduct, · Written
    The newest version of Brewery includes native Mac capturing but also converts video files. Many great options/features to create that cool demo gif.
    Wade Garrett
    Wade GarrettFront-End Web Developer · Written
    The newest version makes creating GIF's, in various different ways, extremely easy and fast. You can easily create a GIF from an an existing video, importing from URL, and recording your screen. You can even open an existing GIF to further optimize or edit things.
  5. 3

    Record animated GIF screencasts

    Simon Bennett
    Simon BennettCreator of, · Written
    Just simple application that works, I must use it 2-3 times a day to show people programming tricks in slack
    Sean PJPGR Doran
    Sean PJPGR DoranDirector of Design, Wiretap · Written
    The main website looks sketchy. The app icon looks sketchy. Even the app itself looks sketchy. But I use it all the time to get quick and dirty GIFs where the content matters more than the quality. Great for recording bugs and adding the GIF to the bug card. 👍 Plus — it's cross platform. Edit: Now looking at your ask for a high-quality screen recorder to GIF app, this is exactly not what you're looking for (but it could be up other people's alley!)
  6. 3

    Delightful GIF Recording App for Mac

    Andrey Vasyukov made this product
    Simple. Beautiful. Powerful. Advanced recording and compression options. Integrating sharing, drag and drop, copy and paste. Customisable shortcuts. One of a few fully native apps built specifically for macOS for extra shine and performance.
  7. 2

    A faster way to take screencasts Free + GIF Support

    Just sits there in your menu bar, records video and GIF and puts the share URL to your clipboard when you’re done recording.
  8. 2

    Super-simple screen recording tool that makes GIFs

    Jonathan Wilson
    Jonathan WilsoniOS Software developer · Written
    Jonathan Wilson made this product
    Records at 12fps and is designed for power users like developers or designers.
    • Always love a good gif recorder!! Once you have one you find more and more practical uses for it.

      For those of you on PC, is really great. It's portable and lets you annotate as well.

  9. Will Roberts
    Will RobertsFounder Loyalty Bay · Written
    easy to use and install as a chrome extension. Captures full page unlike many out there
  10. 1

    Seamlessly record your Mac's screen, microphone and camera

    Harald Eckmüller
    Harald EckmüllerUX Lead, IdeasOnCanvas · Written
    Simple to use and amazing compression rates. Beats all the rest when it comes to focused use without any unnecessary frill.
  11. Aron Gosselin
    Aron GosselinPieSync⎢ · Written
    If you're looking for something quick, simple and easy to share. Gyazo is something you need to take a look at.