Awesome Screenshot for Safari 1.0 (iPhone screenshot 001)

As our own Jeff told you back in November 2013, Awesome Screenshot, a desktop web app for Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari, is arguably the best way to capture an entire web page as an image on OS X.

Thanks to the various extensibility features introduced in iOS 8, this nifty little utility is now available as a screenshot extension for Safari on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 8.

Upon downloading the free app from the App Store, Awesome Screenshot will allow you to capture a screenshot of any webpage simply by choosing it in Safari’s Share menu.

Not only can you capture images of web pages on mobile devices with ease, but also annotate and share them with others using Apple’s stock sharing choices or a number of third-party Share extensions available in the App Store.

Before you can start using Awesome Screenshot, you must first activate its Safari extension (this has to be done only once).

Step 1: Open Safari.

Step 2: Tap the Share icon at the bottom.

Step 3: Swipe to the right on the actions row at the bottom (right below Facebook and Twitter sharing options) and tap “More”.

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Step 4: Enable the “Screenshot” extension.

Now when you want to capture a screenshot of a webpage, simply load up the website in Safari and choose the newly-added “Screenshot” extension in the Share menu, as depicted below.

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Awesome Screenshot for Safari lets you capture the whole webpage, or any portion, and even take full page screenshot that can span multiple pages vertically. You can then easily annotate screenshots with the line, circle, arrow and other annotation tools, blur sensitive information, add text, crop the image and more.

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When done, just save the screenshot to your photo library or use Safari’s Share menu to save the captured image anywhere you want and share it using non-standard services such as Pinterest which have the iOS 8 Share extension available.

And here’s Jeff’s overview of Awesome Screenshot for desktop.

If you want to explore the Mac’s built-in screenshot-taking features and learn a few new tricks in the process, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out our extensive tutorial.

Awesome Screenshot requires iOS 8 and is available free of charge.

Isn’t this one of the greatest examples you’ve seen to date of iOS 8 extending its core functionality by way of extensions? I was immediately hooked up to App Extensions in iOS 8: the way they enhance the interoperability of iOS apps is definitely one of the killer features of iOS 8, at least for me.

[App Store via AppAdvice]

  • Shawn

    With Extensions they add a whole new level of abilities to iOS. I can’t wait to see more.

    • Jason Baroni

      Can’t agree more.

    • hkgsulphate

      you guys think SJ would have allowed this?

      • Shawn

        Does it matter? Apple isn’t limited to Steve Jobs vision.

      • Exactly. What we’re seeing right now is Tim Cooks Apple not Steve Jobs Apple. He does things very differently to Steve and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

      • Acting as if Apple wouldn’t of progressed forward if Steve would’ve still been alive.

      • Shawn

        More slowly in my opinion. Cook has the numbers to back what customers want. Jobs held onto his values more. I don’t think we would have had keyboards or extensibility added.

      • You really think Steve was in control of 100% of Apple? That’s very simple-minded of someone to think…

      • Shawn

        I don’t think so no. But he was very powerful and everything usually went his way. I think Cook had more of a push to what we see now.

      • Apple had to move forward and he left it in Tim’s hands. He trusted Tim so much to give him his position in the end. If you believe Tim isn’t doing it right, then you’re thinking Steve didn’t do it right as well. Both Tim and Steve has/had enough power; in fact, Tim probably has more now. Steve was the face of Apple, yet Apple is the face of every single employee who put the time it took to make it better; including Steve Jobs.

      • Shawn

        I never said Tim isn’t doing a good job. I think he is doing amazing work.

      • Oh wow, I apologize for that accusation. I saw your comment and it seemed as if you were bashing Tim because he’s not like Steve. Seems as if almost everyone does that so I half-heartedly read your comment and thought the same.

      • Shawn

        It’s fine. I see people bashing Apple now because it isn’t what Steve would have imagined. I am trying to tell people what Apple is and was has never been limited to what Steve wanted. Cook is doing amazing work with Apple and I am excited for the future.

      • hkgsulphate

        no just wondering
        Tim already did many things SJ didn’t

      • Zzyzxd

        He didn’t even allow AppStore in the first place. Do you like it or not?

    • Fanboy 

      Am I the only one experiencing Extensions bugs? When I reorder the extensions (such as putting Awesome Screenshot first in Safari), when I kill the app all extensions (and the default extensions as well) get reset to their original order! Ugh.

      • xdumaine

        This happens to me too. Super frustrating. Can’t find any other threads about it.

      • Niclas

        It is a known problem in IOS 8.0-8.1. 8.1.1 fixes it.

    • Too bad they can’t take a picture of the the actual page itself. They did a hack by loading the HTML inline and grabbed the picture that way.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    When will we be able to upload photos to dropbox and similar apps directly from the photos app? Sigh.

    • Talk to Dropbox

      • Mohammed Sahib

        I did.

      • Niclas

        It’s their (dropbox) decision.

    • They’re currently allowing users to save all photos taken by Camera to Dropbox, but yes I’d love to see this option.

  • Looks great! They should invert their icon to match stock white boarders though.

  • rain111

    Crashing Safari, anyone else having the same issue?

    • QP


  • Fanboy 

    Awesome Screenshot IS awesome! 😀

  • Dontwannaknow

    can’t save full page screen shot on iPad at all. Is it a bug or what?

  • DOOManiac

    Works great for me. Good app!

  • G-HaB

    It’s not workin for safari on iPad Air

  • amin tajrishi

    anyone know why i cant sort my extension!?
    every time i sort my extension after a while it goes back to deafult sort!

    • Jamie McAdams

      It’s a known bug. Should be fixed soon. Annoying, though.

      • amin tajrishi

        Thanks for info 😉

      • AminTj

        any report, when they fix that bug?!

      • Jamie McAdams

        I’ve no idea, I’m afraid. I was regurgitating a comment is read elsewhere, but I’m on the second beta of 8.1 and its still not fixed. Harrumph.

  • QP

    On iPad Air it keeps crashing. Pity cose it was awesome, I just hope in a new release.

  • Or you could just take a screenshot…

    • Dri

      There are more options in this app

    • DOOManiac

      This app does a couple of extra things, such as automatically removing the UI (browser chrome), and making tall images for pages that scroll. Sure you can do all of that manually, but if that’s what you need this free app can save you 10 minutes in Photoshop.

  • Guest

    There are more options to configuration in this app

  • Fevostone

    Anyone having problems with wifi on iOS 8..?? Drops and doesn’t find wifi.

  • al7oot

    I wish to see extensions for Mail app.

  • Amazing! Now Safari can begin competing head-to-head with Mobile Firefox on Android, perhaps Firefox might even make it’s way to iOS with this new extensibility feature

    • Yet the 1GB ram still beats phones with 2 and 3 GB’s in many comparisons. I don’t think adding more is all that necessary but I do think two should be the minimum to keep people like you from crying about it.

      • Duh, the RAM isn’t the one making the calculations…it’s storing resultant bits. With so limited RAM, the iPhone multitasking and/or multi-tab browsing experience is garbage compared to the competition. But people like you would always be fine with whatever Apple makes…

      • Because it is fine dude chillax…

      • Thanks for confirming my point…I’m well relaxed, I just don’t judge products by their logo.

      • your point isn’t confirmed the phones are just fine with 1GB. If not it would have been upped. Just because you don’t think its enough doesn’t make it true.

      • K, k, Apple is perfect for you, I get it.

      • Nothing is perfect grow up.

      • Simon H.

        I don’t understand why this is even an argument, ALL phones suck.

      • Year old convo but agreed…

    • iNeedANameHere

      The camera is still 8 MP but the hardware and software have resulted in noticeable improvements with photo quality. The RAM is in the same situation. While it may still be 1 GB the hardware and software both have been updated even more to use this efficiently

      • Yeah, as efficient as it was on the 5 to 5s to the iPad Air…efficient enough to have just 2/3 tabs open…good for you.

      • Kamran Mackey

        That’s where you are wrong. You can have more than 3 tabs open. You don’t know how iOS works do you?

      • Do you even know what the point of the conversation is? Here’s some newbie insight; have multiple tabs open, switch to another one of them and notice it refreshes due to lack of RAM. That’s poor multi-tab browsing. Imagine typing some stuff in 1 tab, then you go and grab details in another tab and loose all the stuff you typed in the previous tab…that’s due to lack ram.

  • Grande PHD

    it crashes when i need it to capture a big big page… i hope they fix it

  • With Home button and Power button, pressed simultaneously, all screenshots