DesktopTweet – Quickly Snap Screenshot And Upload It To Twitter


DesktopTweet is a nifty little desktop tool which allow users to quickly take a screenshot and tweet it. There are many similar apps in this category but DesktopTweet stands out from the crowd and is the best so far due to it’s simplicity and low resource consumption.

When you run the app for the first time, it will ask for Twitter login credentials. Enter the username & password and hit Continue.


You can begin taking a screenshot by right-clicking the system tray icon and clicking Tweet Snapshot or you can hit the hotkey(defined by user). Go to Settings and choose the hotkey for taking snapshot, there are some extra settings which you can tweak before clicking Save.

DesktopTweet settings

Once you take a screenshot a small region will be highlighted. You can move it around and drag it to make it larger or smaller, double-click it to take the screenshot.

DesktopTweet take screenshot

Next, you will be shown a dialog box where you can enter the tweet that will accompany the screenshot. There are a total of 5 services listed, TwitPic, yfrog, Twitgoo, Pitchur, and Posterous. The developer plans to add additional services, such as Flickr, in version 1.0.

DesktopTweet twitter

When you are done, hit the Submit button and the app will silently upload the screenshot from the system tray and tweet it to your twitter account. When done, you will be notified immediately(notification can be disabled from settings).

Picture Upload Successful

It is small yet powerful app which is low on system resources and works seamlessly with every image service.

Download DesktopTweet

It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

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  • aditya menon

    I got the idea to do the same thing (but on a website), looked on the internet and found nothing, and celebrated for a few minutes thinking I hit upon the next million dollar internet idea.

    Meh. This ALSO has been done before.