Somewhat controversial because of claims about how well it works, ShootMe is a free screen-capture app for rooted Android devices. For whatever reason, Google has yet to build a basic screenshot feature into Android, and has blocked the ability to take screenshots on unrooted phones.
ShootMe has a smart set of mobile-based features. Unlike iPhones, which have a built-in dual-button press option for screenshots, ShootMe lets you take screenshots by shaking the phone, blocking the light meter if your phone has one, or--hilariously--via a voice-activated "shout" option. You can also shoot a screencast, if you've got a higher-end piece of hardware. You can set image type and quality, change the codec and framerate for screencasting, and set the app to autohide so it stays out of your way when running.
It doesn't always function well, and the developer has noted that getting it to work on the myriad Android devices has been tricky. Still, it beats having to install the Android SDK on your computer and connecting the phone via USB every time you want to take a simple screenshot.
July 14, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
Photo by: ShootMe
| Caption by: Seth Rosenblatt
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