Enterprise Install Guidelines for Snagit on MacOS

  1. Download Snagit Mac DMG from here
  2. Go to this location: /Users/Shared/TechSmith/Snagit/
  3. Inside of the Snagit folder, create a text file named: LicenseKey We recommend using TextEdit and making sure these settings are checked in TextEdit before creating the text file. Once those settings are changed in TextEdit, close TextEdit completely and re-open it to create the text file. Do NOT put the .txt extension in the filename or allow a .txt extension to automatically be added to the file name. Make sure it is saved with UTF-8 Plain Text Encoding. See examples below:mceclip0.png
  4. Deploy that file to all your users. *Make sure the users have read and write access to the entire Users folder structure. You can try it without write access if your environment is setup that way.
  5. Once they load Snagit for the first time, it will read the license key and unlock Snagit 2021.

    This will only work for versions that have not already been unlocked. This will not overwrite a key that was previously entered.

  6. Install the System Audio Component for End Users who may not have permission to do so:
    1. The binary is located at Snagit 2022.app/Contents/Resources/aceinstaller
    2. Run the following command: sudo ./aceinstaller install


Snagit (Mac) can be installed by automated tools including Apple Remote Desktop. This deployment method will only work for Snagit 2020 and earlier. The following files must be copied to client machines for a serialized installation to work:

  • Snagit.app to /Applications
  • SnagitRegistrationKey to /Users/Shared/TechSmith/Snagit/

Install the System Audio Component for End Users who may not have permission to do so:

  1. The binary is located at Snagit 2020.app/Contents/Resources/aceinstaller or Snagit 2021.app/Contents/Resources/aceinstaller depending on the version you are using.
  2. Run the following command: sudo ./aceinstaller install

More Information

The Snagit Registration Key file is generated on Snagit (Mac) first run and is unique for any specific software key. Run Snagit (Mac) on one computer, enter the software key, and copy the machine's SnagitRegistrationKey.

We recommend downloading the latest Snagit (Mac) disk image version and copying Snagit.app for install.

If you would like to hide the registration key from the About Snagit Menu, this can be done in versions 2019.1.6 and newer by following these steps:

  1. After installing Snagit, open a Terminal Window.
  2. In the window that opens type the following, only changing the version number if needed:
    defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2021.plist HideRegistrationKey -bool true
  3. There will be no feedback in the Terminal window after pressing return, however the next time you launch Snagit the software key will no longer display.

Please note:

The deployment method above is only valid with a single multi-user key and not individual software keys. Also the installation method does not apply for copies of Snagit (Mac) purchased through the App Store on Mac.

Note: These settings work on the latest version of Snagit Mac
  • Hide Certain Sharing Plugins
    • This lets you completely hide specific plugins from being available.
    • Example: defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2021.plist RestrictedOutputs -array com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSWord com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSPowerPoint <more space-separated outputs can go here>

  • Full Plugin List:
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSTeams (Available 2024 or later)
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.QuickShare (Available in 2023 and later)
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Screencast2022 (Available in 2023 and later)
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Screencast (Available in 2022 and earlier)
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Camtasia
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Knowmia
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.PanoptoPlugin
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.GoogleDrive
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Slack
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.YouTube
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Dropbox
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.FTP
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.FileSystem
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSWord
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSPowerPoint
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Email
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.iWorkPages
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.iWorkKeynote
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Program
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.iWorkNumbers
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.MSExcel
    • com.techsmith.shareplugin.Box

  • Disable Sign In
    • This lets you turn off the TechSmith account and sign-in options.
    • Example: defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2023.plist DisableProductLogin -bool YES

  • Hide License Info
    • Hides references to the license key, registration info, and deactivation options.
    • Example: defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2023.plist HideRegistrationKey -bool YES

  • Hide Check for Updates
    • Hides the check for updates menu items, prefs, and ability to update.
    • Example: defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2023.plist DisableCheckForUpdates -bool YES

  • Turn Off Analytics Tracking
    • This lets you turn off the analytics tracking
    • Example: defaults write com.TechSmith.Snagit2023.plist DisableTracking -bool YES