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Cydia Tweak: Add 'Open In' Support To Screenshots Using ScreenshotShareSheet

Cydia Tweak: Add 'Open In' Support To Screenshots Using ScreenshotShareSheet

January 27, 2014

There are a couple of jailbreak tweaks which allow users to more efficiently manage iOS screenshots, and a brand new package - ScreenshotShareSheet - has joined this growing number. The jailbreak tweak adds support for Apple’s “Open In” sharing sheet to captured screenshots, and it’s available to download now in the Cydia Store for $0.99.

Once you’ve got ScreenshotShareSheet installed, you can enable three different options on your jailbroken iDevice. First, the jailbreak tweak will auto-launch the iOS sharing sheet for screenshots after they’ve been captured. You can configure a delay for this auto-launch using a slider toggle, too, but this isn’t so effective. From here, users can then share the screenshot using the Messages app, the Mail app, AirDrop, and more.

Second, ScreenshotShareSheet also adds “Open In” support to iOS screenshots. This feature can be enabled from within the jailbreak tweak’s preferences pane (which is added to the Settings app), and the options displayed will depend on the selection of iOS applications you have installed on your jailbroken iDevice. Particularly useful is Dropbox support, which allows users of ScreenshotShareSheet to easily share their iOS screenshots using the cloud-based storage service.

Last, the jailbreak tweak offers iDevice users the option of disabling Photo Stream for iOS screenshots. Once activated, this simple toggle will prevent your screenshots from being uploaded and shared using Apple’s iCloud-powered Photo Stream service, and in this respect, ScreenshotShareSheet mirrors the functionality of ClipShot and Screenshot Dam.

Personally, I’m not sure ScreenshotShareSheet is the right jailbreak tweak for me. Though I deal with screenshots on a regular basis, if I was looking to alter how my iDevice handled screenshots I’d rather install the free ClipShot, which adds a number of useful features to the iOS Settings app. There’s the option to switch off Photo Stream upload for screenshots, and iOS screenshots can also be auto-copied to one’s clipboard, auto-saved to the Photos app, or both of these may be disabled, too.

For me, however, a combination of Dropbox and Hazel, which runs on my Mac, offers a more elegant means of handling, filing, and resizing iOS screenshots.

If you’re interested in taking ScreenshotShareSheet for a spin, you can download the jailbreak tweak for $0.99 in the Cydia Store.

See also: Cydia Tweak: How To Stream Your Tweetbot Twitter Timeline Over Cellular, Virgin Mobile Takes Another 10 Percent Off Apple’s iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and Pushpin For Pinboard Updated To Version 3.0 With New iOS 7 Design And More Features.

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