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Layers App Giveaways

Dec 22, 2009 112 Comments


Layers is a Mac software that allows you to capture everything on your screen (such as cursor, application windows, palettes, menus, dock, desktop icons, etc.) as a layered Photoshop file. This tool is extemely useful for creating tutorial screen captures. I have 5 licenses to giveaway. Enter a comment in this post before Jan 3rd, 2010 for your chance to win one free license. For more details about the app, visit LayersApp.com. Follow @layersapp on Twitter for updates.

Update: The winner are: 22, 51, and 86.

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Everything (menus, windows, icons, etc.) is organized in layers & groups.

About Layers App

The app is very easy to use. Just press the shortcut key Control + Shift + S (default shortcut) and a PSD file will generate in the Desktop > Layers folder (default location). Of course you can change the shortcuts and capture folder in the application’s Preferences. In the PSD file, everything is organized nicely in separate layers and groups: menus, windows, palettes, dock, desktop, and file icons.

License Giveaways (5 copies)

  • Write a comment related to the Layers in this post.
  • One entry per person. Duplicate comments will be voided.
  • Winners will be contacted by email.

Comment entries will be accepted until Jan 3, 2010. Then five winning number will be generated randomly from the comment list. Each winner will get one license of Layers app.

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112 Comments… +add yours?

  1. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:00:30


    Nice idea. Super app. Thank you for this info.

    • Jan 01, 2010 @ 05:16:17


      would love this app!!
      please let me win! with a cherry on top! :D

  2. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:00:59

    Blaine K

    OK, this app looks ridiculously useful.

  3. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:01:17

    Patrick Hazard

    Sounds like a good app, could surely be used to write over website designs with comments if unfortunately you have to work with really bad web developers!

  4. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:01:28


    This could be very helpfull! For sure I need one!

  5. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:04:31


    I’d never heard of the Layers app, but after seeing some of the information regarding the software, I’m really impressed. That takes screen shots to a whole new and functional level. Good luck and congrats to the winners!

  6. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:06:27


    Wow, this would be really useful at my work. When designing and animating banners, most of the websites requires backup-gifs additional to a .swf file.

    With this piece of software it would take a lot less time to capture all the gifs for all the different formats!

  7. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:08:13

    Joseph Silva

    Looks like a great app! Supernatural! Thanks!

  8. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:08:14

    Hidayat Sagita

    I’ve try Layers demo version, brilliant idea to make such apps! Definitely worth to purchased. :)

  9. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:18:12


    won’t you comment on the web page capture? how it compares with paparazzi or litlesnapper?

  10. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:19:19


    What an awesome app, this is truely a must-have app!

  11. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:19:27

    Joao Joaquim

    I didn’t know that such app existed. It sure comes in handy. Normally I take a screen capture and cut it out in Photoshop, but this would definitely be an astonishing app to have on my OS X dock!

  12. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:22:56

    Miss in Media

    amazing! this saves you a lot of time designing stuff & gives us designers more time for developing new creative ideas! I always make tons of screenshots, this is the ultimate tool for me.

  13. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:31:34


    Me wants for wireframing applications…

  14. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:37:55


    Sounds awesome, Would love to try it out!

  15. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:39:48


    This app would come in very handy!

  16. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:47:37


    nice idea. cool app. must have. :D

  17. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:54:16


    Looks sweet. Is there a Windows version as well? While I only use Photoshop on the mac, every so often I need to do multiple screenshots for Windows layouts.

  18. Dec 22, 2009 @ 16:55:48


    Admired that for a while, though have been waiting for it to appear in a bundle… Free would be even better!

  19. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:09:23


    Awesome! i’m with adam, they need a windows version too!

  20. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:22:59


    Hope I’m gonna win! It could be very useful

  21. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:23:27


    nice idea. cool app. must have. :D

  22. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:23:58


    What an awesome app, this is truely a must-have app!

  23. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:27:23


    I would LOVE to win Layers. I make support files for the WordPress themes I make and this would definitely help me with documentation!

  24. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:39:30

    Gregg Coppen

    Looks great…. would love to win a license.

  25. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:49:34


    Laird Hamilton Rules!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:53:18

    Frédéric Soler

    I didn’t know this app. But it seems to be very cool.

  27. Dec 22, 2009 @ 17:59:51


    Layers App could be the tool I ever wanted … hope to get one of the 5 free licenses; if not, well, dust isn’t an option. Then I have to shell out the money, right?

  28. Dec 22, 2009 @ 18:03:53


    Coolest screenshot tool!

    Nice to finally see an innovative screenshot tool, as opposed to the 1001 other ones that just give the same variations (capture to clipboard, capture to file, keyboard shortcuts, etc…).

  29. Dec 22, 2009 @ 18:35:58

    Jack McDade

    Right on! Looks like a tight app.

  30. Dec 22, 2009 @ 18:50:43

    Daniel Belchí

    I just want one! :)

    Nice and instructive work, Nick!

  31. Dec 22, 2009 @ 18:51:23


    I would love to win a copy. I would use it all the time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Dec 22, 2009 @ 20:52:12


    Seems like a nice app, count me in…

  33. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:00:43

    Joshua Wood

    Awesome looking application. Count me in!

  34. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:21:49


    very cool, haven’t heard of the app!

  35. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:30:07

    Janice Campbell from NAIWE

    Layers looks like a terrific teaching tool. I can imagine a lot of uses for it! I have, use, and love Adobe Creative Suite, so this would be a terrific addition.

    Now all I need is a theme as gorgeous as yours for the new blog I’m starting in the new year! Thanks for the opportunity to request Layers– I’d love to have it.

  36. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:32:34

    James W

    Looks like like a really handy app, especially with the new WebShot feature advertised on the product page.

  37. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:34:49


    This would be so useful since you would be able to choose what you want and eliminate everything such as the background of your desktop to get the true image you want.

  38. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:37:21

    Chris O'Donnell

    Great functionality, polished interface. Do want.

  39. Dec 22, 2009 @ 21:40:22


    That sounds very useful, I would like to win!

  40. Dec 22, 2009 @ 22:07:24


    Such a simple idea, with so much utility. This would be a handy item to have around

  41. Dec 22, 2009 @ 22:33:36

    Piotr Lewandowski

    I’ve tried demo version and I must say I REALLY LOVE Layers app!

  42. Dec 22, 2009 @ 23:22:34


    Maybe this great tool will be mine in 2010

  43. Dec 23, 2009 @ 00:48:42

    Tony Stephens

    This app looks like it’d be a lifesaver. I could use it starting tomorrow. I actually will start using the demo tomorrow :)

  44. Dec 23, 2009 @ 02:01:21

    Calvin Tennant

    This would help a lot. I’d appreciate it.

  45. Dec 23, 2009 @ 03:54:53

    J. Jerrald Hayes

    A very kool tool. If I don’t win a license (hey the odds are slim) I’ll be buying one that’s for sure. I could have really used this the other week.

  46. Dec 23, 2009 @ 04:43:46

    Jason V

    I already love this app and I don’t even have it yet!

  47. Dec 23, 2009 @ 04:47:10

    Austin Schneider

    Not sure when I’d use this, but it looks really cool :)

  48. Dec 23, 2009 @ 05:04:47


    Great for building portfolios.

  49. Dec 23, 2009 @ 05:09:00

    Manik Rathee

    That is completely incredible. I have been meaning to start writing tutorials – this could really kick start that business!

  50. Dec 23, 2009 @ 09:33:54

    Robert Young

    Great looking App and I’m sure it would come in handy for using for grabbing site layouts, assets and other stuff that could be used in designs :)

  51. Dec 23, 2009 @ 10:42:09

    Italo Rodrigo Silva

    Great app, I would like to win!

  52. Dec 23, 2009 @ 12:53:55

    Robert Souza

    WOW! What a great app giveaway. Would love the chance to win. Thanks

  53. Dec 23, 2009 @ 14:34:23

    Bruno Moniz

    Nice one! A must have… and i want it :)

  54. Dec 23, 2009 @ 16:23:57


    I work for a school and this would definitely come in handy for giving tutorials. I would love a free license but worth it either way. Thanks for the post

  55. Dec 23, 2009 @ 18:04:21

    Terrence Ross

    Layers are the artistic paradigm of our era.

  56. Dec 23, 2009 @ 18:25:45

    Jaco Scholtz

    This is such an awesome app..! Definitely useful..!

  57. Dec 23, 2009 @ 19:09:53


    Great app! Nicely designed. Would love to win.

  58. Dec 23, 2009 @ 22:36:55


    Cool App. man. Would love to use it to learn how beautiful pictures are made.

  59. Dec 23, 2009 @ 22:37:46


    Had a look at the demo version and looks like something that will become an essential app for any Mac user!

  60. Dec 23, 2009 @ 23:57:20

    Shannon F.

    Beautiful work! Love your aesthetic!

  61. Dec 24, 2009 @ 00:09:55


    Great app and an innovative idea, should be in every designer’s toolbox.

  62. Dec 24, 2009 @ 01:26:18

    bill ehm

    I’m new to the Mac (iMac owner) and this app is something that I will find very useful for design work. Please include me in your draw.

  63. Dec 24, 2009 @ 04:40:53


    One more very useful app for my Mac. I’ll try to win and good luck everybody.

  64. Dec 24, 2009 @ 06:35:58

    Rahul Joshi

    Hey! Never knew about this gr8 app. Organizing screen shots in layered PSD format is just cool. Want to try this thing..

  65. Dec 24, 2009 @ 09:08:21


    coooooolllllllll ;-) (your blog too, gonna rss you :-D)

  66. Dec 24, 2009 @ 22:48:02


    I would love to win a copy. I would use it all the time! Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. Dec 25, 2009 @ 03:13:14


    Layers is very useful indeed. We use this app at school, saves lots of time.

  68. Dec 25, 2009 @ 05:37:42


    Layers app belongs on every designer’s Swiss Army knife.

  69. Dec 25, 2009 @ 20:04:24


    Seems like an awesome app. Congrats to the winners! Eric

  70. Dec 25, 2009 @ 22:47:31

    Carlton Cold

    Wonderful giveaway. Now I can be create nice montages.

  71. Dec 26, 2009 @ 04:05:04

    Suzie Button

    Thanks for a chance to win! Suzie

  72. Dec 26, 2009 @ 09:32:00


    Nice tool. Hope to win one licence! Have a nice holiday and a happy new year!

  73. Dec 26, 2009 @ 20:17:50

    Lindsey S

    sounds like a great app, thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Dec 26, 2009 @ 23:05:15

    Salmen | Moukadesign

    nice idea…Wonderful giveaway

  75. Dec 27, 2009 @ 07:27:04

    David Winsauer

    Would love to win a copy! This looks like some awesome software!

  76. Dec 27, 2009 @ 09:12:51

    Ruben Wiersma

    Looks like a super app, now I won’t have to command + shift + 4 then space every window anymore ;)

  77. Dec 27, 2009 @ 11:52:23

    Kya Czyk

    What a great app! It makes everything visual free of copyright and open source, the way it should be. Artists inspiring artists in open communication. I am new to digital design but have always enjoyed art and design. Now I’m making my first website ~ mediaforpeacebuilding.com. I hope that it will be a source for people to learn about different types of media (web, music, art, writing, graphic design, and so on) that contributes to peacebuilding. I want to create a website that will network peacebuilders everywhere who use media in a responsible, creative, and positive way to contribute to a more hopeful future. I would love this app to help me manifest this dream. Thank you!

  78. Dec 27, 2009 @ 12:58:39


    Sounds like a cool app.

  79. Dec 27, 2009 @ 14:52:35


    this would make documentation for project easy as pie!

  80. Dec 27, 2009 @ 16:04:38


    What a great application! Hope to win.

  81. Dec 27, 2009 @ 20:36:56

    Joel Laumans

    Wow! Looks like a fabulous app!

    And I love how you gave us a small peak of what your desktop looks like =)

    regards from Holland,


  82. Dec 28, 2009 @ 01:49:44


    It’s impossible to win…but thanks for the promo Ad…

    • Dec 29, 2009 @ 06:41:44

      Howard Sander

      Perfect app for helping in website design.

  83. Dec 28, 2009 @ 15:18:07

    Gavin Barrett

    Wow. Would love to have a licence!

  84. Dec 28, 2009 @ 16:23:44

    Jacob Lett

    Man. This would save so much time taking screenshots and then having to layer them inside photoshop. Would love to get me hands on this.

  85. Dec 28, 2009 @ 19:04:00


    whoah that is sick. that would be so amazingly helpful.

  86. Dec 28, 2009 @ 20:25:57


    Looks like a nice app, would be a nice addition to our toolset! Thanks

  87. Dec 28, 2009 @ 21:17:34


    Layers would be a truly awesome addition for the Mac. Winning would be like and early 2010 well known December day.

  88. Dec 29, 2009 @ 01:49:20


    Seems like a useful app. Winning this would be awesome. :D

  89. Dec 29, 2009 @ 02:56:38

    k hill

    wow, so neat.. fingers crossed *

  90. Dec 29, 2009 @ 09:50:57


    What a sweet idea for an app! :-D

  91. Dec 29, 2009 @ 16:05:13


    I had an idea like this a few weeks back but as usual someone is always a few years ahead of me. One day…

    Do you have any time to post a quick screen cast demo of Layers?


  92. Dec 29, 2009 @ 21:26:38

    winand singh

    Apps looks really good! need one :-)

  93. Dec 29, 2009 @ 23:45:34


    a comment

    OK Just a joke! What a great app! I would like to use it to update my site.

  94. Dec 30, 2009 @ 04:50:01

    Tyler Henson

    Looks like such an awesome app! Would love it! :)

  95. Dec 30, 2009 @ 16:08:23


    Great looking app, can’t wait to try out the demo!

  96. Dec 30, 2009 @ 21:13:05


    BRILLIANT! I have been looking for a screen capture utility and have not been happy with any of them. This gives me all the capture I want plus the power of photoshop! BRILLIANT! I’m definitely getting this either way, but now I suppose I’ll have to wait till January 3, to find out if I won’t a copy.

    My sincerest thanks, and my complete admiration of your work. If I could be only 1/4 as talented!

    Again my thanks, and best wishes for the New Year to come. May it be your best year ever, but not half as great as the next!


  97. Dec 30, 2009 @ 23:45:40


    I think I’ll get this app whether I win, or lose!

  98. Dec 31, 2009 @ 14:49:19


    Great, functional app. This needed as app like this sooo many times.

  99. Dec 31, 2009 @ 15:18:30


    great idea. I recently got a mac so this would be awesome if I get a license.

  100. Dec 31, 2009 @ 17:12:18


    Oh I have been dreaming up doing some tutorials, and this would greatly facilitate that.

  101. Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:15:32


    Cool. I’m curious to see how it works exactly.

  102. Jan 01, 2010 @ 04:09:46

    Joanna C

    wow, that’s a pretty sweet app and a nice giveaway you are throwing out there. good luck to everyone!

  103. Jan 01, 2010 @ 14:36:47

    Abe Jellinek

    This is an awesome app. I would love it.

  104. Jan 01, 2010 @ 20:02:55

    Arlen Nielsen

    Holy! I’ve been waiting for something like this to come along. Never heard about it until today. So cool. I could have used it a couple of times this last year. Nice.

    IF I don’t win, I’ll have to save my pennies and buy it. Damn feast or famine.

  105. Jan 01, 2010 @ 22:32:22

    Matt. S.

    I would love this! It seems like a great app

  106. Jan 02, 2010 @ 20:32:12


    I think Layers App is an extremely powerful app
    The WebShot feature i one of my favorite

    I want it! :-)

  107. Jan 02, 2010 @ 21:18:32

    Michael Tuminello

    beautiful site. Sounds like a very useful app. I’d take it for free. :-)

  108. Jan 03, 2010 @ 01:33:44

    Solomon Freilich

    Cool! I tried this app out when it was in development. I had forgotten about it!

  109. Jan 03, 2010 @ 03:20:32

    Edmund Heaphy

    This app is a fantastic idea! Thanks for running such great competitions Nick!


  110. Jan 04, 2010 @ 03:06:33

    Nicolás Gomollón

    I ♥LOVED♥ this app since I first laid my eyes on it. I was astonished at how amazing this app is and the power this app has. This app is a must-have and I sure need it. This would help out with the work I do, and even everyday life. I hope I get chosen, and good luck to everyone!

    –Nico (: