Snapper display and edit audio file right in the Mac Finder

What's Snapper ?

When you select an audio file in the Mac Finder, Snapper immediately appears right beneath the current window, showing you the wave form.


Hit the space bar or double-click in the wave form to play. Or use auto-play to start playing the moment you select the file. Vari-speed is available too.

Drag, Drop and Convert

In the Snapper wave form you can select a part of the sound file and:

  • drag it out, to create a new file.
  • drag it to any sequencer or audio editor (new in version 2...)
  • turn the selection into an mp3 file. (or ogg, mp4 flac)
  • split stereo files into separate .L and .R files or vise versa
  • convert to mp4 and attach it to an email in one go.
  • export to AIFF, WAV, BWF, mp3, or m4a.

Which formats can it handle?

All of them.
Snapper opens over 50 sound file formats. That includes compressed files, split stereo, 192 kHz, 5.1 surround files, red book audio, DDP, cds and videos containing audio. Snapper shows loops, markers, timestamps, regions, BWF annotations, even album covers. You name it, Snapper can handle it. For some formats you need to install external components, here's more on that.


Snapper follows your file selection in the Finder. It shows a wave form as soon as you select an audio file.

Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Cubase, Live

You can drag (selections from) files directly to the cursor of your sequencer or audio editor.

Copy Protection

After purchase you receive a personal activation code to unlock the Snapper demo.

What does the demo do ?

Everything, for one hundred (100!) days. After that it simply stops working. You can download the demo here.

Video tutorials

Check out these three videos to get more in depth information on Snapper. Learn more about play functions, freeze mode, short keys. Find out about various display options, zooming, converting to different formats, drag export, and more...

Snapper plays

Snapper displays

Snapper converts

The Snapper demo works 100 days without any limitation. You can testdrive Snapper properly this way. Prepare to get hooked.

If you like the demo you can purchase an activation key code to unlock the demo to the full version.

Download the Snapper demo

Installing the latest Snapper demo will update any installed Snapper (full or demo) to the latest version.

Mac OS X
The latest Snapper 2 requires:
- Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) or higher
- optionally some third party codecs

To read or export some audio file formats third party software is required. Here's a list of optional packages you can install to get all out of Snapper.

Export to MP3 files
Lame mp3 encoder (download from CNET)
Export to FLAC files
FLAC DARWIN ENCODER for FLAC lossless audio output (convert to .flac files with Snapper)
Reading FLAC files
FLAC IMPORT DECODER for lossless audio input (display .flac files with Snapper)
Reading WMA files
FLIP 4 MAC WMV DECODER Windows Media audio file input (display .wma files with Snapper)
Reading or converting OGG files
XIPH QT COMPONENT to display or convert to the OGG Vorbis audio file format

  • Much improved integration with Snow Leopard.
  • Spot-to-cursor of Nuendo, Cubase, Logic and ProTools
  • Drag selections anywhere, into tracks or even iChat.
  • Even smaller cpu footprin
  • Waveforms that look better and appear and scroll quicker
  • Looped playback
  • 64 bit file support
  • Trim tool, fades and normalizing
  • Varispeed playback without pitch shift
  • Recent files tab
  • Level meters
  • and dozens of other features you have asked for

September 15, 2017
The latest Snapper 2.1.10 update mainly fixes a couple of persistent instabilities related to resizing, magnetic mode and working with caf files.

A commonly heard complaint about Snapper not following file selections or remaining unresponsive has been addressed by updating the ‘trusting’ procedure that allows the MacOS to deliver information about the current file selection in the Mac Finder to Snapper.

Installing the latest Snapper demo will update any installed Snapper (full or demo) to the latest version.

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Download demo

Download the Snapper demo. It works without any limitation the first 100 days ! After this you can unlock the app by purchasing a key code.

Unlock demo

You can unlock the Snapper demo (on all your computers) using the key code you receive when you purchase Snapper.

Lost / forgot key code ?

If you lost your key code to unlock the Snapper demo, you can have it resend to you here.


To enable mp3, FLAC and OGG output or WMA input some optional codecs need to be downloaded and installed.

100 second tour

Become a Snapper ninja in less then 100 seconds by checking this video.

More videos

Master your Snapper skills by watching more tutorial/manual videos.

F A Q !

Answers to your questions, background information, see the faq below.

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