We have mentioned SnapScreen in a couple of press releases and felt it was time for a full review. SnapScreen is very simple software that allows you to take a screenshot of your device and save the picture to your SD card or internal memory. However, I would definitely recommend using an SD card if you like to keep your device memory for applications and messages.
There are a couple of different ways to take a new screenshot. If you are willing to give away your precious convenience key, you can assign SnapScreen to it. The developers have made SnapScreen available from almost every menu option system wide, the way I prefer to use it. Or you can use the application switcher (Alt-Esc) and switch to SnapScreen.
With the latest release you can choose whether you want your pictures saved as PNG, JPG or BMP file format, so long as you are running at least 4.3 (4.2 you are stuck with BMP sorry!) making it even more convenient. Upon installation of the program, a SnapScreen folder is created on your card or internal memory for all your screenshots, eliminating a painful search if you have a card cluttered with unorganized pictures.
When you want to take a screenshot, open the application via the method of your choice, and a fine red line will appear around the entire screen, letting you know what will be captured. Click your ball or wheel and the application saves the picture to your card. You even get a little notification telling you that it has indeed been saved. The pictures saves as an incredibly long string of numbers; ie 1216138577157.jpg. Hopefully this will be changed to something a little less cryptic on the next build, date format (MMDDYYHHMMSS) perhaps? But it’s easy enough to go in and rename them yourself.
Overview: For someone who needs to be able to take a quick screenshot on the fly, this application is great. Easily send screenshots right from your device via email or mms without ever plugging into your computer. Best of all there is a free trial of this application, 3 days or 30 screenshots. So there is no need to commit without first trying it out.
- BlackBerry OS 4.2.2+
- A Micro SD card is recommended
- You may need to edit Application Permissions to allow screen capturing
- This is located under Options > Security Options > Application Permissions
- Great for taking quick screenshots on the go.
- Small application takes up very little device memory
- Simple and easy to use
- Choose your desired file format JPG, PNG or BMP
- Does not give you the option of creating custom names for screenshots.