Websnap: Capturing screenshots of full or partial webpages

August 10, 2012
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    Taking snapshots on your phone has never been easier, thanks to the Ice Cream Sandwich update. While others still choose to use the traditional ICS-native method of capturing screenshots, others have resorted to using apps. One such application dedicated only to capturing screenshots is Websnap, developed by Web2mine. Basically, the app makes capturing selected parts of a web page easy..

    Websnap comes with a built-in browser that will let you explore and capture any part of a webpage instantly. The app also supports User Agent (UA) String selection, to help you quickly switch between mobile and desktop layouts of the current website. The UI is pretty slick and navigation is a breeze, thanks to its easy-to-use controls and pinch-to-zoom gestures which let you manage all of your snapshots with ease.

    All of these mentioned features can be accessed from Websnap’s dynamic homescreen widget that not only sports the captured view of your website but also configures the app to automatically capture and update shots at pre-defined user intervals.

    On the app’s main screen, you can find all of your captured items in a list view. Tapping on an image thumbnail will let you preview the shots you have taken, while long-pressing on an item triggers batch selection mode so that you can easily manage and remove unwanted items from your list.

    Capturing a screenshot can be done using the camera icon found in the top-right corner and feeding it a webpage’s address. Once the webpage loads completely, you can hit the camera icon found at the bottom to save that image.

    On the other hand, if you want to capture only a specific part of a page, you can hit the Inc. Zoom button, zoom in to the portion of the web page, and capture it using the camera icon.

    The app’s live widget is definitely going to please anyone who is into the latest news and updates from their subscribed websites without having to mash the refresh button. The widget is fully configurable to perform various tasks such as refreshing the widget content, loading the URL using the app, or sharing the link using a compatible application.

    When it comes to customization, you can choose to toggle JavaScript loading, auto-update intervals, and update through WiFi only. Aside from that, you can also set the preferred screen alignment, and scale type of your captured screenshot.

    In a nutshell, WebSnap is a great alternative when it comes to taking snapshots of important webpages that you want to share in an instant. What’s even better is that the app can take specific portions of the webpages.

    WebSnap is available for free in the Google Play Store and requires Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread or higher to run.

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