While mobile Safari is more than adequate for casual web surfing, it’s also very limited when it comes to performing more advanced functions.

For instance, if you were interested in viewing the source code behind one of your favorite websites, it’s impossible to do out of the box.

Even something as simple as viewing all of the images contained on a given page is out of reach. This is a function that’s easily accomplished with stock versions of desktop browsers.

Thankfully we have jailbreaking, and with it the tools to accomplish such simple, yet otherwise impossible tasks. Take Image Grabber for example — a jailbreak tweak that allows you to view all of the images on a given web site or PDF, and save, copy, or share them…

When you’re viewing a web page or PDF, Image Grabber overlays a small button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen that will allow you to grab all of the images on said page.

Since this is a mobile device, and many images will be tiny, you can set a pixel size threshold in the Settings App.

Image Grabber can also grab images from certain apps that implement a web view. That makes it totally possible to head to the App Store, or iTunes, and grab all of the images on those pages as well.

I’m fairly impressed with Image Grabber, and I think that anyone who’s looking to save multiple images from various web sites, PDFs, or apps, will be too.

If interested, head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where Image Grabber can be purchased for $1.99.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • Does this mean you can bypass saving to photostream? And also save and via in ifile?

    • There’s no iFile support that I can see thus far. It still saves to your stock Camera roll.

  • I don’t really see anything special with this. I rarely save images from a webpage.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, but not for me.

  • Anonymous

    This is brilliant and unobtrusive. Many apps prevent image saving and this deal with that problem. Also, it unmasks which apps have been a bit lazy in the UI department.

  • I like this tweak, but I actually find the grabber option a tad annoying and obtrusive, even with 0.1 delay. If it didn’t automatically pop up whenever scrolling, I’d find it perfect.

  • Anonymous

    As a graphic designer, hell yeah it’s useful!!!