Screeny

If you find yourself filling up your iPhone with screenshots and wasting storage space, then you might be interested in this new app called Screeny. Screeny does one thing, and it does it well: it scans your Camera Roll for screenshots and lets you delete them in one fell swoop, saving you the time to manually browse through your entire library, and most importantly, helping you save precious storage space on your device.

After granting permission to the app to access your photo library, Screeny will scan it and indicate how much storage you could save if you deleted all screenshots found. From there, you have the option to manually select those screenshots you want to delete, or you can automatically select all screenshots except those from the last 15 or 30 days, and of course you can select all screenshots at once.

Once you’ve selected the screenshots you want to get rid of, tap the trash icon, confirm you indeed want to delete them and they’ll be deleted from your Camera Roll. That doesn’t mean you’ve saved storage space quite yet, because the deleted screenshots have been moved to the Recently Deleted album of the Photos app. To regain storage space, you’ll have to go the Recently Deleted album and delete them from there, or you could just wait 30 days for iOS 8 to automatically delete them from the album.

Screeny is a great utility for users that frequently take screenshots and might forget about them. If you have a large library of photos, going through it all could be a tedious task. That’s where Screeny comes in handy.

Screeny is $0.99 in the App Store. It will not appeal to everyone, but it will certainly save plenty of time to frequent screenshot takers.

Download Screeny in the App Store.

  • diggitydang

    Surprised that Apple allows an app to alter it’s stock program’s data… but seems like a neat little app… not sure I’d pay for it though…

    • Niclas

      Stock program’s data? This just filter out the screen’s resolution of images in camera roll and displays them, nothing more, nothing less. And it definitely does not alter any stock app/program’s data.

      • diggitydang

        If you delete in the app, it deletes in Photos too. Apparently they opened up access to developers for the Photos app.

      • Niclas

        Ios 8 feature.

    • James G

      In iOS 8 Apple enabled developers to have read/write access to the Photo library.

      • diggitydang

        Cool. It would be nice in other apps too but I guess that opens things up to bugs and viruses, a la Android.

      • Niclas

        That’s why they added the recently deleted folder.

  • nyangejr

    I liked it after just reading the first paragraph, cool app

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Does it work n the background or do you have to open the app every time you want it to scan your photos?

  • slow_moon

    I was about to comment that screen shots are quite small compared to regular photos but I took one of my 5s home screen and it’s 1MB (photos are around 2-3MB) so they could definitely add up.

    Someone should make an app that scans for photos of your ex, etc, and deletes those 🙂

  • mav3rick

    The Verge