CloudApp is a cross-platform screen capture and screen recording desktop client that supports online storage and sharing.[4]

CloudApp Screen Recorder
Original author(s)Max Schoening
Initial release2010; 12 years ago (2010)
Stable release
Windows6.3 / March 11, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-03-11)[1]
macOS6.5.0 / February 26, 2021; 16 months ago (2021-02-26)[1]
iOS1.4.0 / December 10, 2020; 18 months ago (2020-12-10)[2]
Chrome Web Store5.7.17 / February 16, 2021; 16 months ago (2021-02-16)[3]
PlatformMicrosoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Chrome Web Store
Available inEnglish
TypeScreenshot software, screencast software

CloudApp full and partial screen recordings export to .mp4 format. Full or partial screen image captures export to either JPG or PNG format. Additionally, CloudApp can create GIFs, annotate images and videos, and upload and store files.[citation needed]


CloudApp was initially launched in 2010 as a project by Max Schoening (former lead designer at Heroku). Originally, it enabled knowledge workers to instantly share screenshots and file assets as short links that didn't require a download to view.[5] The project then moved towards visual collaboration to allow sharing screenshots, gifs, annotations, and screen recordings. The first iteration included a downloadable Mac application and accompanying free service.[6][7]

CloudApp was later acquired by and Xenon Ventures in January 2014, where Tyler Koblasa became General Manager and CEO.[8] In June 2016, Koblasa secured US$2 million in a funding round led by Tikhon Bernstam, founder of Scribd and Parse, and Kyle York (CSO Dyn), which enabled him to acquire the intellectual property from, invest in the platform and add founding team member Scott Smith to help scale the business.[9]

In July 2016, CloudApp acquired the intellectual property for app Annotate, a popular Mac and iOS annotation app, from David Cancel and Elias Torres, of Boston-based Drift.[10] In October 2019 it added collections and favorites to its platforms to allow teams and enterprises to share collections of videos, screenshots, and GIFs created with CloudApp.[11]

In January 2020 it launched a new app to cover iPhones and iPads.[12] In March 2020, it launched ‘Instant Video’, a new video streaming service, that uploads videos while the user captures them to make sharing instantaneous. CloudApp has been listed five quarters in a row on G2's top consumer reviewed products lists.[13]



  • Full screen, screen only, optional audio[14]
  • Full screen, window-in-window webcam, optional audio
  • Full screen, webcam only, optional audio
  • Selected region, screen only, optional audio
  • Selected region, window-in-window webcam, optional audio
  • Supports real-time video annotation
  • Start/pause/resume controls
  • End of life*


  • GIF creation
  • Full screen capture
  • Partial screen capture
  • Delayed screenshot
  • Supports image annotation

Browser viewEdit

  • Share via link, email, social
  • Support embedded media
  • Permissions management
  • Organize in collections
  • Comments


CloudApp integrates with Zendesk, Jira, Trello, Zapier, the Google Workspace, GitHub, Asana, Slack, several Freshworks products, and the Zoho Office Suite.[15]

Platform supportEdit

CloudApp supports Linux, macOS, and Windows with a downloaded client. It also enables mobile screen recording with a native iPhone app.[16] CloudApp has a Chrome browser extension listed in the Chrome Webstore.[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "CloudApp Product Ideas & Releases - Trello". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  2. ^ "CloudApp - Screen Capture on the App Store". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  3. ^ "CloudApp Screen Recorder, Screenshots - Chrome Web Store". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  4. ^ "Simple File-Sharing Tool CloudApp Rolls Out Version 3.0, Adds Team Collaboration". Bandera County Courier.
  5. ^ "6 Great Apps to Help You Manage Your Household". PCWorld. 2 November 2011.
  6. ^ Kerpen, Dave (1 July 2019). "25 Productivity Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Time". Inc.
  7. ^ "Interview with Tyler Koblasa, CEO at CloudApp". AiThority. 14 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Simple File-Sharing Tool CloudApp Rolls Out Version 3.0, Adds Team Collaboration". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ "Ten Mac freeware apps for your new Apple baby". The Register.
  10. ^ "Building channel sales from the ground up at CloudApp, a small startup". Cloud Software Association. 16 December 2018.
  11. ^ Martin, Joe. "Tips for Using Video along Each Stage of the Funnel". BBN Times.
  12. ^ "CloudApp for Mac Expands to iPhone With New App". MacRumors.
  13. ^ "CloudApp Overview". G2 Crowd.
  14. ^ "CloudApp Screen Recorder Review". appolicious. 9 October 2020.
  15. ^ = Integrate with Your Favorite Apps, accessed 2021-08-03
  16. ^ "CloudApp - Screen Capture". Apple Store.
  17. ^ "CloudApp Screen Recorder, Screenshots". chrome web store.

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