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

If you want to play the audio file, all you have to do is hit the space bar or doubleclick in the waveform. Or use autoplay to start playing the moment you select the file. Vari*speed is available too.

Drag, Drop and Convert In the Snapper waveform you can select a part of the sound file and:

  • drag it out, to create a new file,
  • upload it to your Pro Tools cursor,
  • turn the selection into an mp3 file,
  • 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.


  • Snapper opens over 50 sound file formats. That includes compressed files, split stereo, 192 kHz, 5.1 surround files, red book audio, cds and movies containing audio. It shows loops, markers, timestamps, regions, BWF annotations, even album covers. You name it, Snapper can handle it.
  • Finder & iTunes Snapper follows your Finder selection, snapping to the bottom of your Finder window, and it also shows up when you select a song in your iTunes library.
  • Pro Tools You can spot (selections from) files directly to your Pro Tools cursor, or into the Pro Tools region bin.


  • For mp3 export the (free) LAME codec.
  • Snapper can upload to Pro Tools 6 or higher.

What's New:

  • 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 footprint
  • waveforms that look better and appear and scroll quicker
  • loop playback
  • 64 bit file support
  • trim tool, fades and normalizing
  • varispeed playback without pitch shift
  • recent files tab
  • meters
  • and dozens of other features you have asked for