File sharing software CloudApp has gotten a significant update with today’s launch of version 3.0 of its Mac client. The software already supported features like private and public sharing links, live view counters, and automatic screenshot uploads, but today it adds even more tricks to its bag.

The biggest addition to the application is support for something called CloudApp Motion. This handy feature will allow you to quickly capture all or part of your screen, then automatically upload the captured footage to the web as a sharable animated GIF. At the moment the GIF output is a bit choppy, so don’t expect buttery smooth playback, though the company has promised that high-fidelity GIFs are coming soon.

Pro accounts get a few new features in the update, including an increased limit on file upload size, more bandwidth for uploading files, and the ability to put their own branding on the web viewer for any uploaded files.

The app also has support for a new feature called CloudApp Team, which allows multiple users with their own accounts to upload files to a shared custom domain. It also allows team administrators to add and remove members from the group. Team billing is consolidated so each member doesn’t have to buy their own personal subscription. Like Pro accounts, Teams can also enable their own branded web viewers.

CloudApp 3.0 also adds the option to login using a Google Apps account (with two-factor authentication support), a listing on the list of web apps supported by Google Apps (enabling administrators to enable or disable it for their team), and support for provisioning (and de-provisioning) new CloudApp accounts through the Google Apps backend.

Miscellaneous improvements in this update include enhanced security by enabling SSL on all connections, and debuts new versions of the web-based audio and video player for all users.

You can grab the CloudApp client for free from the Mac App Store. More screenshots of 3.0 in action are below:

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