What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Grabbo for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Grabbo

TOKYO (MacHouse) – I’ve been mostly upgrading old software titles this month. Now, I’ve run out of applications to upgrade. Ouch… Well… Actually, I’ve submitted a totally brand-new application to Mac App Store about an hour ago. This new software submission is called Grabbo.

Mac software Grabbo   Mac software Grabbo

What does Grabbo do? Before I answer that question, let me ask you this question, first. Do you ever wish that you could restore the position and the size of an application window? That’d be quite difficult to achieve if the application is sandboxed. And that’s Grabbo’s main feature. Grabbo lets you save the properties of a window you select. And you can apply saved properties to the topmost window owned by the same application. Additionally, you can save a screenshot of the window you select to your disk with or without a shadow around it.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Save window properties. Apply saved window properties to the topmost window owned by the same application.
  2. Highlight the position and the size of a window you select with a color frame.
  3. Save a screenshot of a window you select to your disk with or without a shadow around it. Delay the export execution by 5 or 10 seconds.
  4. Edit saved window attributes.
  5. Duplicate saved window attributes.
  6. The application support the fullScreen mode.
  7. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  8. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  9. Application file size: 24.8 MB.
  10. The application comes with a built-in 15-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Grabbo whenever you need to see it.

System requirements

  1. 10.8 (tested with 10.8.5), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.2)
  2. 64-bit system


  1. In order to apply saved window properties to the topmost window owned by the same application, the application requires that the user download a file from software developer’s web site. This file must be manually installed in the Application Scripts folder that the application can access. See Pages 5 & 6 of Quick Tour for more information.
  2. A window screenshot will be saved to the disk with resolutions of 72 dpi x 72 dpi for non-retina screen models (144 dpi x 144 dpi for retina screen models with JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
  3. The application does not keep track of windowless applications, windows that are minimized.
  4. Not all applications allow this application to set the bounds of the topmost window. It’s not Grabbo that makes the decision as to whether or not an application is scriptable. In order to see if an application is ready to receive a command from this application, open AppleScript Editor and choose Open Dictionary under File to see if that application is selectable. If not, that application is not scriptable.

Version history

1.0.2 (Released on May 13, 2015)

  1. The application saved a window image to user’s disk twice smaller than it’s supposed to for the Retina display.
  2. Change: The compression rate slider is removed from the save-file dialog box. Instead, it appears when the user selects an export format.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it. Note that this version does not support the fullScreen mode.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

Grabbo is a product of MacHouse.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *