Free App Screenshot Template for AppStore

There is a saying that says “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” but that problem is, that most prospective customers will judge your app, by its first impression of the App Icon and Screenshots. This article will introduce you to a simple Photoshop template, that will let you create beautiful, simple and quick screenshots for your apps.

AppScreenshotTemplate

As App Developer I love to spend all my time writing code and trying to make my apps run smooth and fast on users devices. And sometimes we just can’t wait to ship our app and get it out to the AppStore or Google Play, that we forget one of the most important things about app marketing which is: “We all want to sell our apps or want as many user as possible to download it”.

The most common mistake we often make, is to not think about the first impression of our app. What we often do is just take 5 in-app screenshots of our main functions and upload them to the AppStore or Google Play, hoping that our users will find them interesting enough. But looking at one Screenshot that show our settings view isn’t that sexy as we think .

To find a simple solution to this issue I asked myself what the main issue is here. And ofc. I’m an App Developer and not an App Designer, and therefor don’t think about how my screenshots look. And if we find the time to do something about it, we often spend hours of trying to create new screenshots from the bottom, each and every time. So what we App Developers need is a simple template that will stop us from uploading boring in-app screenshots and actually create screenshots that will help us to sell more apps.

I got inspired by danish designer Michael Flarup who created App Icon Template, to create a App Screenshot Template with a basic and simple design, that will make your app look more professional.

The idea is to take 5 in-app screenshot, write 2 lines about each screenshot and to present them on a more simple, beautiful and professional way. I got a nice iPhone 5 psd with Flat Design Mockup created by Pixeden. The App Screenshot Template will automatically generate screenshots for the 3.5 and 4 inch retina screens and export your final screenshots into a folder, ready to be uploaded to AppStore or Google Play.

Download App Screenshot Template

Click here to download the App Screenshot Template ( PSD + Actions )

License: The purpose of this template is to help you create beautiful screenshots, so everything you create with the templates is completely royalty free.

 Some examples

Below you can see some examples of App Screenshots that I’ve created for 3 of my apps:

ScreenExamples

Conclusion

Creating Screenshots for your upcoming best selling app, doesn’t have to be a pain anymore, when you don’t have a designer on your project. If you find this App Screenshot Template helpful, then please do share this article with your friends, or follow me on Twitter: @Saucerdk . You can also leave a comment below with your thoughts.


  • http://ZhenyaVlasov.com/ Zhenya

    Thank you Srdjan for sharing this.
    Such things affect app presentation a lot.
    I wonder how many apps have used this template.
    Search “Marriage Green Card Questions” on AppStore to see the end result with this template.

    • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

      You are welcome. Can you provide a link to the app store? I can’t find anything in AppStore when searching for “Marriage Green Card Questions”. Thanks!

      • http://ZhenyaVlasov.com/ Zhenya

        Once Apple will approve it in the App Store, I will definitely submit the link.
        I wonder how many times this file was downloaded?
        I would assume there is a certain demand for such templates.
        With new AppStore update – app’s video preview, many tools will show up allowing creating a quick video preview for an app.
        P.S. just finished putting video together.

        • Guest

          I don’t have any idea on how many are actually using this template. Current download stat is 3000 downloads, so that is all i know. :)

          • http://ZhenyaVlasov.com/ Zhenya

            Can you believe that there are 3000 apps out there with your template? That’s pretty exciting. You probably feel as a sperm donor would.

          • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

            haha sperm donor is one way of describing it heheh

      • http://ZhenyaVlasov.com/ Zhenya

        Just got a call from San Jose, a female voice greeted me “we are calling from Apple”, So they didn’t approve my app. Explained that it is too simple. So will be trying to make it more complicated ;)

        • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

          Really ? wow, First time I hear that.

    • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

      Hi, The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus , template is ready. If you have a moment, please try it out and let me know, if everything is okay :) http://bit.ly/screentemplate2

    • Mayank Sanganeria

      These templates are great! Hey Zhenya, try this free app as well! https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/id907369748?mt=8 for creating App screenshots directly on the device.

      • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

        Making 1 shout about your app that is related to this post is okay. But “spamming” multi comments is out of question. Please think about it next time ;)

        • Mayank Sanganeria

          Whoops sorry! Wasn’t my intention to spam – was just trying to reach the interested parties. Have you deleted the other one already? Just came on here to do so myself.

  • Yaniv

    Looks great! Thank you for sharing!
    Is there anything similar for iPhone 6/6+ and iPad?

    • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

      I’m almost done with the update for iPhone 6 and 6 +. I’ll make a seperate iPad template since iPad UI on apps is often different from iPhone.

      • Mike

        Hey Srdjan, Thanks for the awesome template. I’m using it now. Do you have the iPad template done? When submitting we have to provide both and the is a great tool to have. THANKS!

      • jaredbrown

        Is the iPad template done? Would be great to have. Thanks

      • Von

        Hey Srdjan, thank you helping us devs. :) Have you uploaded the iPad template? Thanks!
        Glenn

    • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

      Hi, The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus , template is ready. you can help me test it if you like : http://bit.ly/screentemplate2

  • Mo

    Hi, Could you please offer instructions on how to use it. Thanks in advance

    • Mayank Sanganeria

      Hey, try this free app as well! https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/id907369748?mt=8

    • Srdjan Lukic-Bardak

      Hi!
      I’m currently working on that update. Follow me on twitter, and you’ll know when I post it :)
      Thanks for you feedback! Wish you a great weekend

      • http://pvutrix.com Pavel Shershnev

        was there an update?

  • http://stylebyalina.com/ Style by Alina

    Thank you so much! I just downloaded it now and I can’t wait to use it.

  • Roozbeh

    Thank you so much. I know very little about Photoshop, but I was able to use your great work.

    Is it possible to convert it to iPhone7+ resolutions? Apple requires 1242 x 2208 resolution