macOS Monterey introduced the Shortcuts app to macOS. If you're using macOS Monterey or above, we recommend using the new shortcut. It allows for both existing files, or a live screenshot to be uploaded.
The uploader we recommend for older versions of macOS is MagicCap. It supports ShareX's .sxcu file format, so the process of getting setup should be relatively simple. You can download MagicCap here.
First, download the "macOS Shortcut" from your upload preferences page. Once it's downloaded, open the file, and you'll be prompted to enter your upload key. You'll then be able to use the shortcut from the services menu, by running it from inside the Shortcuts app, or you can set a keyboard shortcut to activate it.
To add a keyboard shortcut, open the shortcut in the Shortcuts app, then press the settings button in the top-right of the window. From here you can press "Add Keyboard Shortcut", and select a key combination to trigger the shortcut.
First, download the "Image Config" from your upload preferences page. Choose the "ShareX" option in the dropdown. Keep note of where the file was downloaded to - you need the absolute file path to import the config into MagicCap. For this guide, we will assume that the file is in the
Downloads folder, and your user account is called
The steps below will show you how to correctly set up MagicCap so you can use it with upload.systems.
Downloadsfolder, and your user account is called
exampleyou would need to specify
MagicCap should now be setup correctly to use upload.systems. You can now either head to the 'Hotkey Settings' tab and set up a key combination to easily take screenshots, or press the MagicCap logo in the top status bar and click 'Screen Capture'. You will receive a notification telling you whether the screenshot uploaded successfully or not.
If you experience issues setting MagicCap up correctly, feel free to open a ticket in our Discord Server.
MagicCap uses a specific syntax for creating hotkeys. You can view the syntax and examples here.
Make sure that MagicCap has the correct permissions to capture your screen. You can do so by heading to System Preferences > Security And Privacy > Screen Recording. From here you can add MagicCap to the whitelist. You can find more info about this process here.
Please check the path you entered. This has to be the absolute path to the file. The easiest way to obtain this is by locating the config file within Finder, selecting it, then pressing
Option + Command + C. This will copy the file path to your clipboard.