Freeware of the Moment- ShootMe for Android

The Freeware of the Moment today is a simple utility for Android that fills a very specific need. Not everyone may have this need, but those who do will find this app to be very useful. ShootMe is a screen capture tool for Android that is simple to use. When the screen is displayed that you want to capture, you simply shake the phone. You hear a shutter sound and the image is captured to a ShootMe photo album on the phone.

The image quality of the screen captures is very nice, as witnessed in the snaps below of my seven home screens on the HTC EVO 4G. I simply popped up the desired screen, shook the phone and the image was stored. ShootMe is free in the Android Market and once installed it sits in the background waiting for a shake. It takes little resources on the phone and is always at your beck and call, err… shake.

I’ve seen reports that ShootMe also takes an image when you shout at your phone. It supposedly listens for a sudden loud noise and snaps the screen when it hears it. I haven’t tested this, the shake is good enough for me.

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