The Best Screenshot Apps for iPhone for Professional-Looking Images


The iPhone is incredibly popular. It singlehandedly launched the app ecosystem and turned cell phones into smartphones. And while Android devices might offer new features sooner today, Apple takes the time to get them right. Witness the beautiful resolution of the device’s screen, for instance.

However, sometimes you need to do more than just look at the images on your screen. Screenshots give you the chance to capture images on your device’s screen and share them with others, but wouldn’t it be nice if you had access to additional editing tools beyond the handful that Apple makes available in the native app?

That’s where third-party screenshot apps enter the picture. The right app can offer a lot – the ability to add text, clip art, images, and more, and then share it with anyone you like, through social media, as an email attachment, and in many other ways.

Of course, there are a ton of different screenshot apps out there. Some are great. Others, not so much. How do you tell the difference between them? It all starts with understanding what to look for in a screenshot app.

What makes a good screenshot tool?

Quite a few factors play into your decision. Here are a few of the things you’ll want to consider.

  • Your purpose – Why do you need to capture screenshots? This will make the biggest difference in your decision. Someone creating memes to market their business on Facebook will want very different features than someone who needs to troubleshoot apps regularly.
  • Integration – Will the app integrate with the other technology you use? Depending on who you are, that might mean websites you frequent, or it could mean other parts of your technology stack, like Slackor Zapier.
  • Capture method – How do you want to capture the image? Some apps use a floating button, while others allow you to shake your phone. Yet others use a combination of physical buttons, similar to the native iPhone screen capture capability.
  • Ease of sharing – In most cases, the point of capturing and editing screenshots is to share the images with others. How easy does the app make that process?
  • Editing options – Speaking of editing, what sort of editing tools do you need? Do you need to manipulate the image itself or just the ability to add text and other embellishments?

These are the most important considerations you’ll need to make, but there are others, such as cost. Not sure how to tell the best options from those you’re better off avoiding? Let’s discuss the best screenshot apps for iPhone.

The best screenshot tools for iPhone users

There are tons of screenshot and photo editing apps out there, but many aren’t designed for iOS. We’ve selected the best options on the market for any confirmed iPhone user.


Let’s kick off the discussion with something pretty basic. If you’re fine using the iPhone’s native screenshot capture tool, then Pinpoint is the editing tool you’ll want, at least for basic stuff. You can easily markup, add text, and more with it. It’s pretty barebones, but if you’re not looking for many bells and whistles and value functionality, look no further.

This is a free app, but you’ll find that some features are only available as in-app purchases. While that can be annoying, it does spare you from having to pay for capabilities that you might not need or want. Note that this app is not available in the Apple Store and must be downloaded from the developer’s site.

  • Free option? Yes
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
  • Add text to screenshots
  • Customize text color
  • Add arrows, boxes, and more
  • Easily communicate instructions and more


Brosix is a multi-device platform that offers all-in-one messaging and collaboration for businesses, including a screenshot tool with plenty of features that you aresure to love. Collaboration has never been easier. You can take screenshots from chat rooms, instant message feeds, the contact list, and other parts of the screen with ease. You can easily send them to other users on the app by clicking the “screenshot” icon.

Brosix makes it easy to share and export screenshots in the app and externally, including offline sharing options. Administrators can disable certain features for users or disallow screenshots entirely if they choose. Unlimited file sharing is included, and the management features make it an ideal choice for leaders who need a tool they can keep tabs on.

  • Free option? Free for one Team Network of up to 3 users
  • Price: $4 per user, per month to start after
  • Unlimited collaboration and file sharing
  • Capture scrolling screens
  • User activity management
  • Online and offline sharing and exporting
  • High-quality editing and configuration tools
  • Remote desktop feature
  • Instant whiteboard presentation launch

Screenshot PRO Screenshot Manager

Another basic app that nevertheless has significant implications for your use is Screenshot PRO. Despite its name, this app does not take screenshots. It also does not allow you to edit them. What it does is help you manage and organize the screenshots (and other images) stored on your camera roll. It’s an important addition for any professional who has to deal with dozens and dozens of screenshots in their camera roll.

Screenshot PRO lets you search for text in your screenshots and organize them by tags so you can find them easily. You can also collate screenshots from multiple devices, add notes and titles, and add links to screenshots. It’s also a simple matter to capture all the text in an image and then export it to other formats instantly. Plus, it’s a free app.

  • Free option? Yes
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
  • Apple App of the Day
  • Organize screenshots across devices
  • Add notes, titles, and links to screenshots
  • Capture and export text from screenshots


Skitch offers a unique platform for screenshots and is made by the people responsible for Evernote, one of the most popular task/note apps available today. This robust app makes it easy to take screenshots and then edit, annotate, and add fun effects for those who want to change things up and keep it fun. Plus, the tool syncs with Evernote and it is free to use for basic access.

Skitch can be used on iOS, macOS, Android, and others. It also offers a premium membership that includes additional features and screenshot tools, and those who upgrade won’t have to spend a fortune to do so. You can share on social media, scan documents, and create and share all kinds of screen captures and recordings with ease.

  • Free option? Yes, the basic plan is free
  • Price: Premium membership starts at $8 per month
  • Handwriting search feature
  • Robust editing and manipulation tools
  • Dedicated button for saving to the web
  • Social media share
  • Document scanning tools
  • Integrates with other tools and software

Zappy by Zapier

Zappy is Zapier’s solution to screenshot needs at the business level. This company-designed program is one that the team of more than 300 remote employees uses every single day, and it’s now available as a trial for existing Zapier paid members and anyone on MacOS. If you’ve got iOS and already use Zapier, you should give Zappy a try. It integrates seamlessly and allows you to take all kinds of captures and recordings.

Zappy installs in minutes. It’s easy to take video captures and you can even create your own GIFs with this platform in addition to the rest of the editing tools available. It installs in just minutes, and you’ll be on your way to creating professional-looking images in no time. Plus, the tool is currently free since it’s being market-tested and is still in development.

  • Free option? Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Screen recording
  • Detailed editing tools
  • Annotate, capture, and record screenshots with ease
  • Impressive suite of configuration and editing tools


Camtasia is a screen recording app that allows you to create professional-quality screencasts and screen captures for video lessons, YouTube videos, and more. It also comes with templates for lectures and marketing, and more tools to help you make the most of your screen recording needs. The cost is what keeps most people on the fence, and it’s why this product is at the bottom of our list. We love what it offers, but some small businesses might not be ready to commit to spending a lot for the lifetime use of a screenshot and screen recording tool.

It’s a big commitment, but it’s a one-time fee. The cost is the same for individuals and businesses, with discounts available for education, nonprofits, and government use. It also includes royalty-free music you can add to videos, allows you to create quizzes and animations, and even has advanced audio, video, and image editing and configuration tools for high-quality productions and images every single time.

  • Free option? No, but there’s a free trial
  • Price: $179.88 for an individual subscription
  • Advanced editing tools
  • Royalty-free music included
  • Video templates
  • Quizzes, captions, animations, and more
  • Tutorials to help learn the program
  • Easy file importing

AZ Screen Recorder

AZ Screen Recorder is probably one of the most familiar names in the world of screen capture tools. This app has been around for a while, and it continues to be one of the best choices both for features and affordability. There is a built-in video editing tool that makes it easy to edit screen recordings, and the image editing tools are fairly robust, as well. You can create GIFs, share to social media, and even integrate front cameras for game streaming and commentary.

AZ Screen Recorder lets you add background music and subtitles, export Full HD videos, and record as much as you want with no time limits. There are also no ads or watermarks, and the app can work with your internal sound and Facetime. It also doesn’t require root access, which is ideal for users who want something simpler that still delivers all of the things that they need.

  • Free option? Yes
  • Price: $2.99 for pro version
  • Countdown timer
  • Picture in picture
  • Video configuration tools
  • Front camera integration
  • Available for iOS and Android
  • GIF creator
  • Multiple sharing options
  • Social media streaming

Improve that professional image for your brand with the assistance of the team at

Screenshot tools let you easily capture, markup, and transform images. They’re vital additions to your toolbox, whether you’re a social media marketer, an app developer, or just need to train your new team members.

At, we understand the importance of developing a professional image. That extends beyond your screenshot capabilities, too. We help you build a professional brand image through services offered by our team of experienced virtual receptionists. Whether you need us to act as your 24/7 virtual answering service or just handle overflow calls, we can customize our services to your needs. We can also improve your speed-to-lead with instant outbound calls, provide warm phone transfers, assist with lead screening and intake, and even block spam and sales calls so your team can focus on doing what they do best.

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Written by Sean Lund-Brown

Sean Lund-Brown is a current Marketing Assistant for A graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Sean graduated with a BA in Music and an individualized degree in Teaching Vocal Pedagogy.

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