I’ve been a huge fan of ZonaSnap v1.1.08, the free version which is also an app available in both English or Spanish. I love how it lets me email from it and is always reliable. I’ve used it since it first came out. ZonaBlackBerry has released a newer version, ZonaSnap v2.0.6 which is available in the BlackBerry Sync Store for $1.99. Let’s check out the latest version…
The original ZonaSnap features are as listed and are compatible with OS 4.3 and higher:
ZonaSnap is a new free application developed by Javiergv (Staff of ZonaBlackBerry) which allows you to capture the screen of your BlackBerry and then gives you a range of options such as save, send as email and send to Photobucket. It’s the union of these features what makes ZonaSnap unique . Is very easy to use and also highly practical. The application is available in two languages English and Spanish.
The description of the ZonaSnap v2.0.6 is as follows:
ZonaSnap is an application developed by Javiergv (Staff of ZonaBlackBerry) which allows you to capture the screen of your BlackBerry and then gives you a range of options such as send to Twitter, send to BlackBerry Messenger (Not supported for OS 6) , save, send as Email and send to Photobucket. It’s the union of these features what makes ZonaSnap unique . Is very easy to use and also highly practical. The application is available in two languages English and Spanish.
The features of the newest version are:
- Zonasnap added as an menu item with options to remove.
- Send snap of your screen without saving straight from the screen as email, to Photobucket, Twitter, BlackBerry Messenger Contact or simply save to SD card under your pictures folder.
- Can be added as a convenience key.
- Really small in file size.
- When used from the menu it gives you a preview of your screen shot.
- Files can be saved as jpg or png format.
- After the capture is sent to Photobucket, you will receive a notification in a window reporting that the image code has been received and it has been inserted into Memopad.
- Short vibration to let you know the snap has been taken with option to remove this alert.
- Very easy to use.
- Options for add a Water Mark and rotate it, add Opacity, Scale and Align into the Capture, this Water Mark can be selected from the SD Card pictures.
- Full 7 days Trial. After the expired will be available all the main options except the selection of the watermark, will be set a default water mark in the capture.
- Options to change the quality of the capture in the format jpg.
One thing to note is that you should enable all permissions requested by the application, Storm users should disable the compatibility mode, and there are known issues with the watermark when it comes to unofficial OS.
With that being said, here we go. ZonaSnap is available in both English and Spanish. ZonaSnap installed quickly on my BlackBerry Bold 9650 OS 6. I had uninstalled the previous version and when I installed the newer version, my settings stayed the same for using it. I keep one of the shortcut keys enabled with ZonaSnap and never had to reset it. The icon is changed. It’s an icon of three pictures thrown on top of each other. For a personal note, I use a screenshot application and rely on it for posts, showing friends and family, helping out others, it’s important to me to be able to these things. A screenshot app is a necessity for me if I want to be able to share these things.
Now to use it. When you take a screenshot, ZonaSnap now comes up with a blue outline. The picture Icon and the top left is ZonaSnap home, the messenger icon at the top next going right is “Send to BBM, the T says Upload to Twitter, the Envelope says Send as Email, the camera icon says Send to Photobucket, the paper with a symbol says Save, and the wrench says Options and Settings.
For Send to BBM, you are given the choice of sending it to a bbm contact or group. This option does not work for OS 6.
Upload to Twitter allows you to send the pic directly to Twitter, signing in. This is nice if you want to show a screenshot of weather, or something else you might to share.
Send as Email allows you to send the pic in an email like the previous version.
Send to Photobucket allows you to sign in to your Photobucket account and send.
Save, that saves it in pictures in a ZonaSnap folder.
Options and Settings allows you to change the options and settings of ZonaSnap. First are your Capture Options which allows you to change the Capture format to jpg or png, Capture Quality ranging from 30 to 100 and it’s preset at 70, set the Timer to 0 to 11 seconds (by default it’s 0). Water Mark Options are nice, and by default it’s checked to be added. You can uncheck it if you like. You pick the position of the water mark. By default it’s the Bottom-Right, but you can change it to the following: Top-Left; Center-Left; Bottom-Left; Top-Center; Centered; Bottom-Center; Top-Right; Center-Right; and of course the Bottom-Right. You have the option of changing the Opacity of 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, and 100%. By default it’s set at 40%. You can scale your Screen Shot by 20%, 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%. By default it’s at 100%. Rotate allows you to rotate the pic to the following degrees: 0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, and 315. By default it’s at 0.
I tested out the Screen Capture which works great. I sent a screenshot to Twitter which worked great. I signed in, it verified the credentials and then I have the option to Logout or Upload and upload only took a few seconds.
Send as email works great. I don’t have a Photobucket account to test that. But if it works like the Twitter upload, there’s no worries.
All in all, the app is great. Many more features in this version than were in the previous version which is very nice. I like that it gives you the extra options as well. It’s easy, and if you use screenshots, this is definitely the application you need. It is more valuable than the price of the app itself.
Cons: It didn’t have Flickr or Facebook included, but these aren’t really cons. BBM doesn’t work on OS 6, but it states that to begin with.
PROS: It has email, Twitter, BBM for the other OS, allows you to change settings and options, allows a watermark, sends to Photobucket, and is so easy to use. You can change settings you hadn’t been able to do before. It also comes in two flavors: English and Spanish.
Compatible with OS: 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 Non-Touch, 4.7 Touch Screen, 5.0 Non-Touch, 5.0 Touch Screen, 6.0 Non-Touch, 6.0 Touch Screen
Compatible with BlackBerry Devices: 81xx (Pearl), 82xx (Pearl Flip), 83xx (Curve), 85xx (Curve), 87xx, 88xx (World), 89xx (Curve), 9000 (Bold), 91xx 3G (Pearl), 93xx 3G (Curve), 9500 (Storm), 9530/9530T (Storm), 9550/9520 (Storm2), 9570, 9630 (Tour), 9650 (Bold), 9670 (Style), 9700 (Bold), 9780 (Bold), 9800 (Torch)