What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Deskcap 2 for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Deskcap 2

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It was deskShots 2 a week ago. There was justIcons 2 two weeks ago. Yeah, right… I’ve been upgrading existing software titles for the past three weeks or so. Here comes another one. I submitted a new software release to Mac App Store some 12 hours ago. This new release is called Deskcap 2.

The two-year-old Deskcap was indispensable for me because it let me create a visual work area smaller than the entire desktop area of 2,560 px X 1,440 px. It’s old and now dead.  

What’s new?

  1. Set up a work area with an actual window.
  2. Select one of the two frame types: sold frame or border frame.
  3. Consecutively select another work area from the status menu without closing the current one.
  4. The application comes with a build-in user’s guide called Quick Tour.

Mac software Deskcap 2   Mac software Deskcap 2

What is Deskcap 2?

If you use a 27-inch iMac to write application’s user’s guide, you don’t really need the entire desktop area. So you might confine your mouse movements within the boundaries of 1,440 px X 900 px at the top-left corner including the menu bar. Yet, you might find it difficult to work without visual boundaries. A window could go out of bounds, and you might find that out after going over a desktop movie that you have recorded. Using Deskcap 2, what you can do is to create visual boundaries over your desktop. Create a virtual work area that a color frame separates from the rest of the desktop area. Save one as a preset. You can then select one from application’s status menu to set a visual work area.

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Create a virtual work area. Save one as a preset.
  2. Select one of the two frame types (solid frame or border frame) from application’s status menu. Choose a frame from application’s status menu to set a virtual work area over the desktop area.
  3. Set the border width of border frames.
  4. The application does NOT support the fullScreen mode. The main application window is not resizable.
  5. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  6. Languages: English only.
  7. Application file size: 27.7 MB.
  8. The application comes with a built-in 16-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Deskcap 2 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 10.10.3)
  2. 64-bit system

Version history

Version 2.0.2 (Released on January 8, 2016)

  1. Under Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, the user was not able to move the new frame window right below the menu bar, causing the y position to be arbitrarily set at 23 points.

Version 2.0.1 (Released on August 8, 2015)

  1. The user was not able to extend the height of the work area window up to the maximum suggested by the largest virtual frame size statement.

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.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

Deskcap 2 is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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