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TinyGrab is a simple, lightweight app that makes sharing screenshots online both easy and fast. I tried the Mac version, but it’s also available for Windows and works in a similar fashion. To get started with TinyGrab, simply register on the site (by entering your name […]

Picture 2TinyGrab is a simple, lightweight app that makes sharing screenshots online both easy and fast. I tried the Mac version, but it’s also available for Windows and works in a similar fashion.

To get started with TinyGrab, simply register on the site (by entering your name and email address), then download the app and install it. Fire it up by logging in with the password that TinyGrab emails you.

The procedure for taking a screenshot is the same as it always is with OS X (you can define your own hotkeys in the Windows version): Hit Cmd+Shift+4 to take a partial screenshot, or Cmd+Shift+4 then the spacebar to take a shot of a whole window. The difference with TinyGrab is that after you’ve taken a screenshot, you’ll hear a confirmation bleep, indicating your screenshot has been uploaded to the TinyGrab web site and the image’s URL has been placed into your clipboard. You can then just hit Cmd+V to paste the URL wherever you want to share the image. The URL is in a handy, ready-shortened form for use on Twitter — here’s an example I made earlier: http://grab.by/cM1.

TinyGrab is available in both free and premium flavors. Premium accounts cost £10 ($16), while free accounts are limited to 10 uploads per day, and can’t search through grabs or organize them online.

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  1. Good tool, but there is one thing missing option for me. I would like to have an option “generate secure/long links” in settings. The current 3 chars keys in links are good for twitter, but are rather easier to guess and see other’s people screenshots (yes, with passwords, skype-talks, etc). I found some sensitive info on screenshots by changing urls during just 5 mins. For example grabup makes longer md5-like links which are harder to guess.

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    1. You can have long URLs if you pay the one-off fee for the premium service

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  2. I like using TinyGrab it is easier for me to select the part of the screen that I want to capture. Before I was using PrtScn and trimming away what I didn’t need in Photoshop. Now I don’t need to do the extra step. Thanks for the post.

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  4. Nice, but doesn’t replace Skitch for me.

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