I like words, but I prefer to communicate visually. One of the more frequent modes of my visual communication is the shared screenshot. I snap and share screenshots dozens of times per day. ⌘-⇧-4 and I are close friends.
Finding the Perfect Tool
Given the frequency with which I share screenshots, I needed a tool to make the process easier. My requirements were simple:
Must be drop dead simple to use. I press a keyboard shortcut, drag my screenshot area, and the screenshot is uploaded, and its URL is copied to my clipboard. No unnecessary steps.
Bring Your Own Storage
I've been burned in the past by having a large number of files trapped on an overpriced service. I won't make that mistake again. From now on, it's my personal S3 bucket, or bust.
Link Directly to the File
I regularly post screenshots into Campfire. URLs to HTML wrapper pages that contain a download link do me no good. I need the actual file's URL copied to my clipboard.
The best price. Bonus points for open source.