Screenshot It – The Best Screenshot Application for the Motorola Xoom & Rooted Android Devices!
Jun 14, 2011 10:29 AM –
Screenshot It. Take a screenshot of your phone’s screen may require a rooted phone (depends on phone). Take a screenshot of your phone’s screen, save as a jpg or png file, and share anywhere! Features: Crop screenshots, Screenshot status bar button, Shake to screenshot, Delayed screenshot timer, “Share” menu integration, Custom save directory, Works on ALL rooted devices, including Honeycomb! To remove superuser permission toast message from your screenshots, go to your “superuser permissions” app and disable toast messages.
Price: Free Demo, $3.99 Full Version
Tested on: Motorola Xoom
Pros & Cons:
- Best screenshot application I have used for the Motorola Xoom!
- Allows you to pin the application to the status bar for easy screenshot taking with no shaking or shouting!
- Preview of each screenshot after taken!
- Option for shake to screenshot for phones and older tablet devices!
- Compensate for device screenshot quirks with automatic rotation and flipping of screenshots!
- Takes screenshots on some non-rooted devices!
- Option to save as .JPEG or .PNG!
- Save screenshots to a folder of your choice!
- Requires root access on most devices.
- Costs money.
- No option to save or rename each screenshot individually.
Screenshot It is my personal favorite application for taking screenshots on my rooted Motorola Xoom. Screenshot It includes the option to pin the application to your status bar, an adjustable delay before a screenshot is taken, shake to screenshot, selectable image format, flip & rotate image, a preview of the screenshot after it is taken, and the option to change the folder that all of the screenshots are saved to. Screenshot It will also take screenshots on some devices without having to have root access, but you should expect to need root in order to use this application with most devices.
I have tried various other screenshot applications like ShootMe, Drocap2, & Screen Capture on my devices, but I have not liked any of them as much as Screenshot It. One of my favorite features of Screenshot It on my rooted Motorola Xoom is the “pin to status bar” feature. This feature places a tiny camera icon in my ever present notification panel on my Xoom. Whenever I am using any application and wish to take a screenshot, all I need to do is click on the camera icon in my notification panel and Screenshot It will take a screenshot for me on whatever delay I have pre-programmed. This means that while I am writing reviews on my tablet I no longer need to shake my device, yell at it, or attempt to find a light sensor in order for a screenshot to be taken. Trying to do these ridiculous gestures in public makes me look like a fool, and having an application which is easier and gives me more control of the screenshots being taken on my device is a welcomed change.
Now admittedly on most phones and tablets running Android OS on a version lower than 3.0 the camera in the notification panel will not work. Most games especially take up the entire screen while being played and hide the notification panel making that icon impossible to hit. In this instance Screenshot It does provide your standard shake to screenshot solution. This option allows you to shake your device in order to take a screenshot on these less advanced versions of the Android OS. Screenshot It also allows you to customize the shake sensitivity to make it easier to take a screenshot or harder to take one while the device is in your pocket.
Another great feature is its screenshot preview. After every screenshot you take the application shows you a preview of it and allows you to decide whether to save or discard the screenshot taken. This allows you to make sure that all of your screenshots came out at a high enough quality to be of use and gives you a brief break before bringing back up the application. I know that in the past this has been an issue for me when taking screenshots of games that play at a high frame rate and with this screen preview feature Screenshot It has completely solved this problem for me.
Screenshot It also allows you to have the application automatically rotate or flip screenshots to match the way your device takes the picture. If your screenshots are coming out upside down while using this application you can select the flip screenshot option to compensate. Likewise if they are coming out sideways you can select the rotate option. Under this same setting you can also choose whether you want the screenshot to be saved in .png or .jpeg format.
Finally, Screenshot It allows you to select the folder that all of your screenshots are saved to. This allows you to use your existing folder system without having to change your set up to compensate for the applications limitation for save options. Instead I have all the screenshots I take from my various screenshot applications saved to one folder on my device.
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Screenshot It Screenshot Preview Screen
Screenshot It Settings
Screenshot It Screenshot of Quake 3 Arena 1
Screenshot It Screenshot of Quake 3 Arena 2
Screenshot It is extremely useful to taking screenshots on any rooted device, but is by far the best screenshot app I have ever used on the Motorola Xoom. The option to pin this application to my notification panel makes taking screenshots a breeze no matter what application I am trying to take a screenshot of. The preview feature of this application prevents me from saving faulty screenshots and cluttering up my screenshots folder with images I would never use. I am also extremely pleased with the quality of the screenshots this application produces. I don’t know whether it is the Screenshot It application or the Motorola Xoom, but of the 50 or so screenshots I have taken with it in the past month on my Xoom only 3 or 4 of them have come out looking faulty.
Screenshot It will also allow you to take screenshots on some devices without being rooted. The only other application I know of that supports this feature is called “Screen Capture” and “Screen Capture” only works on Galaxy S devices. It is my understanding that Screenshot It works on the Galaxy S series as well as on many HTC Devices that have not yet received the Gingerbread update. I would recommend trying the demo version out on your device before purchasing however if you wish to use it to take screenshots without root.
Ease of Use:
Screenshot It is extremely easy to set up and use. Compared to other applications like Shootme this application is a breeze. There is only one menu with which to configure the application and with the pin to status bar button you no longer need to shake your device or shout at it to take a picture. The option to choose the folder where your screenshots are saved also prevents you from having to move each screenshot to a different folder after they are done being taken.
Screenshot It is the only application I use to take screenshots on the Motorola Xoom. It is extremely easy to use and seems to take higher quality screenshots then any of the other applications I have used. I have not used it as much on my other devices, because I already had a screenshot taking system in place for them. However, over the next month I will most likely be transitioning all of my other devices to use this application as well due to the excellent performance it has given me on my Motorola Xoom.
The interface for Screenshot It is extremely simple and easy to use. The application took seconds to set up and does most of the work for you. I love the portion of the interface dedicated to giving a screenshot preview, it makes taking quality screenshots much easier than with other applications. The only suggestion I could make to the developer would be to add a save as option as the preview screen. So that each individual screenshot could easily be saved to a different folder and with a user defined name.