Alternative to Mac Preview

Last updated on December 21, 2017 by Roland Zonai

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Alternative to Mac Preview

Mac Preview is a program that is the part of the basic package on every Mac OS and is responsible for screen capturing. However,  this program has several issues when it comes to its  functionality, that is quite limited because in the past for its first creation it was designed to be a search program and a viewer for images as well as PDF files in order to have a simplified way to access these documents. Due to these drawbacks, various alternatives have been created and are currently available on the market to compensate for the negativity, and they have usually more advanced and more suitable features, and higher level of personalization option in their settings. However, due to their diverse offerings, you should be aware of the options on the market to find the most suitable alternative for yourself. Therefore in this article we are going to show you the 3 best alternatives to Mac Preview and how you can use them for your own benefit.

AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro for Mac

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When it comes to taking screenshots as well as producing screencast recordings, the best option you can choose is AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro which houses all sort of important features such as creating screencast videos, as well as webcam videos or even the opportunity to capturing still screenshots, all readily available from this one software. Screen Grabber Pro is one of the finest tools for creating such screencast videos, since this software has both webcam and screen recording feature, therefore creating such videos using this tool is a simple and a great experience. This is especially true in that you can completely customize which part of the screen you would like to capture, and have the flexibility and be free to customize your recording. Furthermore, another advantage is that this tool operates offline and due to this it is available to you on your computer even in case of no internet access. Finally, it comes with a special Task Scheduler function where you can highlight the area of your Mac screen which you wish to record, and you can set the start and end time when you would like that the program captures the screen in the future.

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  • Comprehensive solution with ability to record any activity on a computer screen with audio simultaneously
  • Real-time editing of the screencast in with the built-in editor during the capturing
  • Automatically record the screen according to your schedule


  • You might need to purchase the Pro version in order to have the most comprehensive functions in your hand

AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online

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In case you are looking for a more flexible, free alternative screen capture solution, AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online is the best tool which you can find when you consider online alternatives. A benefit of this program is that even though it is free, you still have access to most of the functions that are  available in the more comprehensive, offline versoin of this solution, that is the AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro, while it is accessible for free on the official AceThinker website, therefore you are always offered a stable, cloud-based access regardless of what device you are using to run it on. This tool also comes with an emerging toolbar where you can comfortable set up your screen capturing to be tailored to your needs within a few simple clicks.


  • Capture a specific screen area or the entire screen with audio from your system and mic simultaneously
  • Create real time edits for a perfect screen recording
  • Retrieve the results in a number of different formats to suit you
  • Free-to-use


  • You need to have internet access to visit the AceThinker website for the tool



Last but not least, another alternative designed to make up for the limited functions of the Mac Preview tool is Quickcast, aa very popular app that is widely used by the users to capture the Mac display of their device. As the name implies, this is a free app that doesn’t cost anything to be downloaded and in addition it is very fast as the developers put special focus on speed, which can be seen in that you are able to showcase your screencast created in this tool via a specially designed QuickCast portal, while you can also embed your newly created recordings to other  channels such as blogposts.


  • Very fast solution
  • Makes it possible to share your recordings in an easy way.


  • The time of the recording is limited to only 3 minutes

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