Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new cloud sharing jailbreak tweak on the block, and the good news is that it’s free. That’s right; CloudyShots is a new tweak that will automatically upload your iPhone screenshots to the web.
Utilizing API’s from Cloud App — the popular cloud storage solution that allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files — CloudyShots takes the headache out of getting your screenshots from your iPhone to share online with your friends.
If you can remember ‘SB 2 Cloud‘ came out last year with pretty much this exact same functionality. Is CloudyShots nothing more than a blatant, albeit free, rip-off?
When I reviewed SB 2 Cloud last month, I was ecstatic at the promise it offered. This was something I had been looking for for ages, and it was finally here. CloudyShots works pretty much the same way as that tweak, except it has a few more options at the moment, and it’s free.
Once your install CloudyShots, you’ll notice a settings section in your Settings.app. From there you can enter your Cloud App’s login credentials. If you don’t already have an account with Cloud App, you can score a free one here.
From there it’s easy – just take a screenshot with your iPhone using the home + sleep buttons, and the screenshot will be uploaded to your cloud storage space automatically.
A few moments after your screenshot is taken, you’ll notice a cute little cloud icon in your status bar signifying that the upload has began. Again, exactly how SB 2 Cloud works.
There’s also a handy option that allows you to use bit.ly Pro if you prefer to use that over Cloud App. this can be nice, especially in light of the storage limitations brought on by Cloud App’s free offering.
There aren’t many differences between SB 2 Cloud and CloudyShots, in fact it is without a doubt a rip-off of SB 2 Cloud.
Nonetheless, it is a good rip-off, and it’s also free for jailbroken iPhones. In light of that, it’s difficult to be too hard on CloudyShots for emulating SB 2 Cloud so closely. After all, they say emulation is the finest form of flattery.
Hopefully this will inspire the developer of SB 2 Cloud, which currently costs $1.49, to up the ante and add some more options… *cough* Droplr and Dropbox support and auto resizing *cough*