TinyGrab Makes Screenshot Sharing Social

In a nutshell, TinyGrab allows users to take screenshots and share them with friends or clients through social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr. The selling point is that it's fast and reliable.

The original version of TinyGrab was launched in 2009, but due to a rather malicious attack on one of their servers, the company was forced to launch TinyGrab 2.0 prematurely. Most of the issues caused by this have been ironed out. TinyGrab 2.0 has been tweaked, polished and now offers several new features and a general improvement on the service.

Some of the new features you can expect to see include:

  • Automatic image uploading - images are automatically uploaded to the TinyGrab server and returned to the user's clipboard as a URL.
  • Quick image sharing - users simply drag the image to the TinyGrab icon in the menubar.
  • Custom server uploading - users have the option to upload their "grabs", along with any file type, to their own custom servers.
  • Amazon S3, MobileMe and Cloud files - TinyGrab 2.0 now supports Amazon S3, MobileMe and Rackspace Cloud Files upload options.
  • Online Management - TinyGrab 2.0 comes with an online control panel.
  • Social Sharing - the TinyGrab 2.0 Pro account allows users to connect to social media accounts for easy sharing.
  • Web Gallery - this will allow users to display their "grabs" in a public collection.
  • Custom Domains/URLs - users can get really short URLs with their own domains, or even use TinyGrab as a link shortener through the Online Control Panel.

In addition, a new developer API has been launched, allowing third party developers to integrate their applications and plugins with TinyGrab.

"It will be interesting to see what the TinyGrab development community will be able to make with the tools that we’re going to release. We’re certainly excited by the prospect," says TinyGrab founder, Chris Leydon.

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