DropBox aside from being one of the most popular cloud storage services; is also a productivity tool. Many people use DropBox as a temporary storage drive for file transfer purpose, while most other actually uses this cloud storage service to store data. Taking screenshots on your computer is often necessary, and storing them is another task to complete for better organization. If one chooses DropBox to be the storage location then they should be using some faster dedicated tools for saving the screenshots, as well. If you use the snipping tool or print screen button to manually take screenshot and then save the file into DropBox, then good news. There’s a software named CloudShot that directly stores screen captures to a DropBox folder.
CloudShot for Quickly Uploading Screenshots to Dropbox
The software is a freeware and it’s easy to use. The files would be stored in DropBox automatically; all you need to do is define a folder initially and every further time the files will save on their own. Don’t worry about the software’s file size because it’s only 180 Kb, you won’t even feel that you have this software installed on your computer. This software is developed for the Windows platform and like you have already guessed, you need DropBox installed on your computer for this one to operate.
The software CloudShot is very much user friendly. Once installed, it will run in the background and could be found in the system tray.
On the default settings page, the hotkey has been set to Print Screen button. Pressing the button will trigger the software to take a screenshot and save it to DropBox so you no longer have to manually paste the photo in a photo editor, save it as an image file and then manually copy it to DropBox folder. On the settings page, you can define which format you want your screenshots to be.
However, you can modify these settings. For instance, the hot keys could be changed into other keys or combination of keys. The format is set to png by default but jpg is allowed as well. Do whatever you think would be better for you – this freeware doesn’t bound their users to any forced settings.
If you want, CloudShot could do few other tasks as well. Like copying the image to clipboard, just in case you want to put it in somewhere – like a Word document or Power Point Presentation. For further references, you could choose to save the image paths as well. And to view the screen shot immediately after capturing it, there’s an option that opens the image after shot.
If you are into taking screenshots, you know you can screen shot the whole display using the print screen display or just use a tool like Snipping Tool to capture a specific area. Both these options are available in CloudShot for most convenient way of taking screenshots.
The ‘Recent Shots’ in this software option keeps the last 10 captures you took; which are viewable using the image viewers on your computer. However, we would have loved having a rename option before the files get synced to DropBox.
Overall, the CloudShot software seemed pretty useful to us. It worked perfectly every single time, there had been no glitch during our testing period. For the job there are plenty more software available, but this tiny freeware just gets our job done the way we want.