Being an iPhone blogger means having to take tons of screenshots of the iPhone’s screen, and meticulously emailing them to myself so that I can use them in my articles. It’s a drawn out process that I’ve been looking to streamline for quite some time.

Droplr was a great start, but it still required me to manually select the files I wanted to upload to the cloud, similar to email. Wouldn’t it be great if every screenshot you took was automatically uploaded to the cloud with no human intervention?

Apparently the developers of SB 2 Cloud think so, because this jailbreak tweak accomplishes just that…

SB 2 Cloud utilizes CloudApp — a popular cloud storage solution that uses Amazon S3 technology. In other words, it’s in the same vein as DropBox, Droplr, and all of the other cloud storage solutions. You will need a CloudApp account in order to use SB 2 Cloud, but basic accounts are free.

Once you sign up for a CloudApp account, you can access your files via the CloudApp website, or via a small desktop application. Unfortunately for Windows users, the application is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or above.

After your account details are taken care of, and the tweak has been installed, SB 2 Cloud appears in your settings app. There, you will be prompted for you login credentials

All that’s required now is for you to take a screenshot; yep, that’s it! After taking a screenshot, you’ll notice a small cloud icon appear in your iPhone’s status bar. This is indicative that the screenshot is being uploaded to your CloudApp storage.

SB 2 Cloud is a lovely tweak because it works exactly as advertised. Uploads are quick, reliable, and absolutely brainless. In other words, it’s a wonderful tool for frequent screenshot takers.

It would be cool if there were a few more options for the tweak in the settings app, especially an option to automatically resize your images, but perhaps that will appear in a future update. Besides that small wish, SB 2 Cloud is $1.49 well spent for those of you with jailbroken iPhones.

Is SB 2 Cloud something that you would find useful?

  • AppleBits

    Nice. I think I’ll give it a try.
    Is there, by chance, an app that does the same for those of us with the MobileMe cloud thru Apple?
    That would be great, too.

    • Nope…You won’t find any official app that works this way. This detects any time you snap a screenshot, no matter what you’re doing because it’s running as a service. It’s a very handy tweak to have. I just wish that CloudApp was more liberal with their free service. It would be better if the app worked with Droplr or DropBox.

  • Ricardodelsidney

    Jeff, You seem to know quite a bit about everything. Do you work in the cell phone industry? I am not being nosy, just making an observation.

    • Jeff

      Hi! Why thank you, but no, I’m just your average guy who follows technology, and enjoys blabbering about it. 😉

  • Juan

    Mover+ is an excellent option too.

  • While I do love this tweak (nice post Jeff), and I’m an avid CloudApp proponent, there is a hurdle to this for me.

    Being an iPhone blogger as well, there are days were I take 10 or more screenshots of my iPhone. Since the basic CloudApp account (which I have) only supports 10 uploads a day, I’m afraid to use this tweak and fill up my upload count.

    When this tweak has the ability to do selective uploads of screen-grabs, then I’m all over it.

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