I have long wanted a screen capture application in Android that works on its own. One of earliest methods of taking screen shots using DDMS is such a pain in the **s. Its lack of simplicity and mobility that you expect from ‘smart’ phone.
So when I found Drocap2 after doing little homework and reading some reviews on the net, I think this is the best (or one of the best) screen capture app for Android phones. But not every phone will be able to use this app because it only works on rooted phones as this app need root access to work.
I said best as other apps that I’ve tried are simply not working or crash. Dropcap2 works as expected without unexpectedly closed (crashed) so far. For the record, I use HTC Magic with Cyanogen rom (Eclair). However, Dropcap2 is not really as simple as taking screen capture from iPhone or Blackberry (use CaptureIt) which has pre-defined hot keys.
1. First, you need to open the Dropcap2 and click the ‘start’ button
2. The timer starts to capture screen image. But if you wait here, it will capture the app screen!! You need to capture other screen image, correct? So press your phone’s ‘back‘ button.
3. You should see Dropcap2 icon (camera icon) in the notification bar. Now you’re ready to capture screen image from any program. Shake your phone to capture the screen image. The Dropcap2 icon will disappear and replaced by 1 message notifying that new image was captured successfully. To capture another screen capture image, repeat steps 1 to 3, it’s annoying right?