Take Screenshots Of Just A Portion Of Your iPhone/iPad Display [Jailbreak]

In the world of iPhone jailbreak, it seems that its raining a particular nature of tweaks these days, namely those that enhance your iOS screenshot experience. Taking screenshots isn’t an activity that’s restricted to a particular niche anyway; almost everyone has done it at some point or the other. Be it to help someone out by explaining something visually or bragging your internet speed/gaming achievements, chances are likely that at some point, you’d have used the easy screen capturing mechanism of the iPhone to your advantage. Tweaks that continue to surface from time to time either attempt to improve the overall experience, or just add new functionality. The one that we’re looking at today is pretty much similar – it allows you to capture just a portion of your screen (as opposed to the entire display) and share it easily via multiple channels. This tweak has been christened Screenshot Clip, and you can find out all about it just past the jump. Read More

LayerShots Takes Layered PSD Screenshots On iOS & Saves To Dropbox [Jailbreak]

LayerShots is a new and absolutely amazing tweak for taking layered screenshots on iOS. It's available in the rpetrich repo for free. The tweak does what it says but the question you might be wondering is how are layers created in the first place? The tweak captures each element of the screen separately. What an ordinary user sees on their device as a single screen comprises of several elements and LayerShots will capture each one as a separate layer. The output is in PSD format and since that format is not supported by the Photos app, you need to save it to a different app like Dropbox. The tweak will probably support saving to other cloud drives but we didn't test it with anything other than iFile and Mail. Demo video past the break. Read More

This Tweak Lets You Draw Over iOS Screenshots Before Saving Them [Cydia]

We’ve talked about the importance of screenshots time and again, and not just because a picture is worth a thousand words. Screenshots are a great way of getting your point across, especially if you’re creating software tutorials or how-to guides for something, where they help you articulate the required steps in a highly effective fashion. We also talked about how bloggers find them of utmost importance. However, there can be times when you just need screenshots for taking note of something that you want to recall later, or for helping out a friend or family member in need of assistance. During such times, being able to write over the screenshot is a big help, but unfortunately, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. On an iPhone, for instance, you can take a screenshot easily but not really edit it in real time. This is where the Cydia tweak, ScreenPainter, comes in. It’s a small free tweak that allows you to draw and write over screenshots before they are saved to Camera Roll. Read More

TinyTake: Capture Screenshots And Record Screencasts, Share Them Online

For many Windows users, taking screenshots is an activity that’s performed several times a day. If your work involves visual representation of ideas to your clients, or you constantly need to give visual assistance to customers over the internet, then a screenshot tool provides a definitive solution to accomplish this task. Fortunately, there are a ton of Windows applications that let you capture and save on screen activity any time but if you need a tool that lets you capture screenshots and record screencasts, annotate them on the fly and share them online in the simplest way, then TinyTake might be what you’re looking for. The application has been developed by MangoApps, and boasts many great features that streamline your screenshot sharing experience. Read More

Jumpshare Comes To Windows; Lets You Upload & Share Files, Folders & Screenshots In One Click

File-sharing! There are literally dozens of start-ups and big technology companies working on making the ultimate file-sharing solution. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, Box, Amazon Drive - just to name a few of the popular ones. What makes Jumpshare any different? Previously, we discussed their web-based solution for uploading, sharing, and viewing files. Uploading and quick sharing isn't quite a shocker, but it's their online viewing component where things get really different - Jumpshare allows you to view well over 200 file formats right in your browser! Now, they have launched a Windows app, with the intent of improving uploading and sharing workflows. Does it work well? Find out after the jump. Read More

Capture, Edit & Annotate Screenshots On Android With Ashampoo Snap

People loves taking screenshots on their Android devices, be it to show off their home screen setup on DeviantART and MyColorScreen, seek tech support over at communities like XDA-Developers, or write app reviews like us. But there are times when you need to make a few modifications to the original image before sharing it online. If you don’t want to use any complex editing tools for the purpose, then Ashampoo has the right tool for you in their new Ashampoo Snap app for Android. Using this decently designed app, you can easily take screenshots and annotate them right away in the simplest fashion. The powerful built-in image editor lets you add shapes, emoticons, cliparts, texts, arrows etc. to the image, and share it via Android’s native sharing option. Read More

Hide NavBar & Replace Status Bar Icons In Android Screenshots With ScreenshotCleaner

The ability to capture screenshots of any on-screen activity is one of the most handy features of any operating system including Android. I still remember the days when you had to use a third-party app to capture and save screenshots on Android, but since the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google incorporated the feature natively into its open-source mobile OS. Screenshots can prove to be extremely useful in many situations. For instance, showing off a homescreen that you've industriously put together, helping out your friend with an app, or from a developer’s perspective, publishing an app’s images to Google Play Store. At times, we need to edit screenshots before using them and many of us use a third-party photo editor for the purpose but if you just want to clean up some basic things from an Android screenshot, ScreenshotCleaner can help. It is a new Android app that allows you to hide unwanted status bar icons or the navbar from a stock Android screenshot. Read More

ASC Is A Better Alternative To Using Android SDK’s DDMS For Screenshots

Long gone are the days when taking screenshots on Android required you to use a root-only app on your device, or DDMS on your computer, as the OS started shipping with a built-in screenshot feature since ICS. However, there are still situations where it’s more convenient to just take screenshots of your device directly on your computer, for instance when you are writing a blog post on an app involving many screenshots, or snapping shots of an app that you’re developing. Many of us still use DDMS or Android Device Monitor for the purpose, both of which come as a part of the Android SDK. While they work fine, there is still room for improvement. To care to that, XDA Recognized Developer Diamondback has come up with Advanced Screenshot Creator – a portable tool that makes the process of taking screenshots of your Android phone or tablet from your computer a breeze. Let’s see it in action after the jump. Read More

Evernote Web Clipper For Chrome Gets Revamped UI, New Clipping Options & Sharing

If you’re an avid user of Evernote’s Web Clipper app, today brings some exciting news for you, as the company has unveiled a bunch of handy new features for its Chrome extension. Besides two brand new clipping options called Simplified Article and Bookmark, there’s now a freshly designed UI that feels more intuitive than ever before, and instantly pops up on the right side when you click the extension's button. Appearance aside, Evernote has also now implemented an integrated share function for easily sharing your clips over social media, as well as ability to take screenshots and annotate them right away. Read on for our in-depth review. Read More

Share Bucket For Mac Offers Quick Screenshot & File Sharing Via Dropbox, Google Drive & SkyDrive

With the default screenshot tool that OS X ships with, along with so many other third-party options that are available for the platform, a new tool in this genre really has to offer something above the rest in order to make any significant impact. Share Bucket is a free screenshot tool available in the Mac App store that boasts an exceptionally good built-in image editor, along with support for uploading screenshots to several cloud service and getting a small URL for them. Once a screenshot has been ‘shared’, the link to it is copied to your clipboard. The app only allows you to capture a select area of your screen but if you want to capture the entire screen or a particular window, you can simply use the default screenshot tool and drag & drop the file on to Share Bucket’s Menu Bar icon to upload it. Read More

Instantly Share Files & Screenshots From Mac Menu Bar With Thunder

You have your file sharing and cloud storage apps, and you have your screenshot tools. If you cross the two, you get something like Thunder - a free app available in the Mac App Store that not only lets you take screenshots and automatically uploads them to the cloud, but also allows you to upload any file to the cloud by dragging & dropping it on its menu bar icon. Whenever a file - whether one you added manually or a screenshot you took with Thunder - is uploaded, a link to it is automatically copied to your clipboard. You can upload one or several files at once; in case of more than one file, all files are added to a zipped archive before being uploaded. Read More

Skitch For Mac Updated With A Format That Keeps Annotations Editable

Possibly the most popular screenshot app for the OS X platform, Evernote's Skitch, has just been updated, getting a few great new features. A new format for saving images annotated and captured by Skitch has been introduced, which is basically a modified type of PNG that lets you edit the annotations made in Skitch after you've saved the final image. The image canvas can now be expanded to give you more drawing space, and shapes can be drawn more precisely by holding down the ‘Shift’ key. Finally, a new option has been added to the app’s preferences that allows you to hide  the advanced options window that appears after you've taken a screenshot, facilitating you to take further screenshots faster. Read More

SnipSnip Is A Powerful Screenshot Tool That Can Capture Individual UI Objects

There are a lot of applications for taking screenshots and we've covered quite a variety here at AddictiveTips. To separate itself a tad from the lot, SnipSnip offers a feature that captures individual UI elements anywhere in the OS, in addition to the basic photo editing functions like cropping, resizing and annotating with shapes and customized text that you would expect from any decent screenshot tool these days. SnipSnip doesn’t run in the background like Greenshot or Shotty, so you need to launch the program every time you want to take a screenshot. This makes it great for those who don't take screenshots very frequently, yet want to have a capable enough tool at their disposal whenever the need arises. Read More

Nimbus Offers A Powerful Screenshot Tool For Chrome With Hotkeys Support & An Image Editor

A good in-browser screenshot tool is rarely accompanied by an editor and when it is, the screenshot feature is usually not all that great. Nimbus Screen Capture is a screenshot extension for Chrome that, besides having an excellent interface, is fast and feature rich. It can take screenshots of an entire web page, a selected area, only the visible part of the web page, and lets the user edit screenshots. The extension's excellent editor lets you crop, draw, write, and blur the image before saving. It also supports keyboard shortcuts and let you take a screenshot from the extension’s button that’s added next to the URL bar or from its options in the right-click context menu. Nimbus Screen Capture can save the screenshots in JPG, PNG and BMP formats to your local drive as well as Google Drive, and even send it directly to your printer. Read More

HotShots Is A Windows Screenshot Utility With Rich Annotation Options

We've covered a large variety of screenshot tools in the past, including the likes of some really great ones such as Greenshot and Shotty. Though if you're looking for a screenshot app for Windows that can let you annotate the captured images as well as upload them to a host of image sharing sites, try taking HotShots for a spin. This open-source application is designed with many features in mind and sports a decent UI along with an intuitive, tried and tested design. HotShots doesn't bring any new idea to the table, but takes the best ones out of existing screenshot tools and combine them to create a nifty application that can come in handy in a number of situations that need you to take and post screenshots to explain various complex tasks. Read More

Shape Magic Adds Search, Screenshot & Hide-Windows Items To Menu Bar

We review screenshot apps very often; just yesterday we reviewed PopShot that allows you to take screenshots and export them to any app, upload them online, or just save them to a location of your choice. With the growing number of screenshot apps, developers need to find ways to differentiate their own app from the rest, and that’s why you will find evolved screenshot tools that combine two or more other features as well. Shape Magic is an app available in the Mac App Store for $2.99 that adds bundles a screenshot tool with a search bar and a 'hide all apps' button. These features are added as buttons in geometric shapes on the Menu Bar - a square for hiding apps, a diamond or rhombus for accessing the search bar that supports several search engines, and a circle for screenshots. For each feature, there are customization options available too; you can choose to exclude certain apps when the rest are hidden, select which search engines are supported and what order they appear in, and include or exclude the cursor and window shadow in the screenshot. Read More

PopShot Is A Mac Menu Bar Screenshot Tool With Direct Exporting To Any App

PopShot is a Mac app that lets you set up conditions for a screenshot before you take it. The app lets you choose the file format, select whether the whole screen, a particular area, or a window is to be captured, and choose what the output will be i.e. a file saved to a pre-selected location, the URL of the file uploaded to PopShot, or the image opened in your app of choice. You can also set it to apply a label to the file. PopShot will remember the settings for the previous screenshot that you took, and let you quickly take another one with those same settings using a keyboard shortcut. Read More

Batch-Capture Screenshots Of Entire Webpages, Select Regions Or HTML Tags

While browsing the internet, we often come across information that we want to save or share. If it's just text or individual images, one can simply copy them directly. Though if you want to save whole web pages as images, URL2JPEG saves you the hassle of using your screenshot tool for the purpose, meaning you don't have to edit the image to remove parts of the browser itself from it. The tool can save a whole webpage, an HTML block or a manually-selected portion within it to a file or your clipboard. It works in three simple steps: enter the URL of your desired page, select what part of it you want, and save it to your PC. You can also capture multiple webpages simultaneously in a batch with URL2JPEG’s helpful Scripting option. To top it off, there's also the option to capture screenshots of multiple sites by specifying a whole IP range. More details after the jump. Read More

Save Screenshots To The Cloud & Access Them From Anywhere With Screen-shot.me

Although we mostly use Greenshot and Shotty here at the AddictiveTips for our nearly all our screenshots on Windows, there are countless other screenshot apps out there too, coming in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Today, we have an interesting app at your disposal that will not only let you take screenshots, but also sync them directly to the cloud. Screen-shot.me is a Windows app supporting a minimal design and a few handy features. It can take screenshots, presents them to you in its basic editor, and let you upload them to the cloud. This can help you take screenshots on one PC and grab them on another without having to use flash drives for the purpose, in case you are working with multiple computers. Read More

Postimage Offers Screen Capture With Quick Sharing & Annotation Tools

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 ship with a Snipping Tool out of the box to facilitate users in taking screenshots of any on-screen activity. This tool allows you to capture and store images in full screen, windowed, rectangular and free-form modes. Although the native solution suffices for the job, if you’re looking for an alternative tool with more flexibility and options like screenshot annotation, and social media integration, try Postimage. This lightweight tool quietly sits in the system tray and can be brought into action using its context menu or predefined hotkeys. Read More