We’re Not Quite Dead
July 7th, 2010
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The last time you heard from anyone at TinyGrab HQ was when we were appealing for money and support, or rather thanking you for all of your support. In the short month that’s passed we really have accomplished a lot. With the support gained from you, MacHeist and the Rackspace Cloud, TinyGrab has been saved and we’ve been working away extremely hard over the past few weeks.

TinyGrab for iPhone successfully launched at the end of May, way ahead of schedule and I would personally like to thank everyone involved in the development and testing of the app, as well as those who have purchased it. TinyGrab for iPhone allows you to quickly share photos and screenshots taken with your iPhone, in a very similar vein to TinyGrab for desktop. We’re working hard on a few updates which will include FTP support, multiple file sizes and a social aspect; as well as iOS 4.0 support. You can purchase TinyGrab for iPhone from the iTunes App Store.

It’s been a while since we talked about TinyGrab 2.0, so let me fill in the gaps for you. We were hoping for an alpha / beta phase at the end of June / start of July. However we’ve had a little setback by about a month or so. Nevertheless you can see the clear progress that we’ve been making. We’ve introduced a new grab page, with our new ad partners Yoggrt, as well as launched our freshly redesigned site. The new TinyGrab Control Panel looks good to ship by the end of the month along with the new and updated apps. This is the TinyGrab 2.0 that we keep alluding to, social screenshot sharing.

Please keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter account, as well as this blog for any important service announcements and updates. We thank you for your patience and continued loyalty.

Chris Leydon
TinyGrab Project Manager.

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5 Responses to “We’re Not Quite Dead”

  1. Maxwell Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Hey guys, I think TinyGrab is a great service, but I actually stopped using it because everytime I opened it the default option was FTP and it really pissed me off over time. That’s not a huge issue, but it bugged me.

    But, I will get it again in the future — no doubt. The most important thing for you should be retaining a consistent income. Why not charge people £1 – £2 a month via paypal to use the service? Kill the ads and it would just be much better all round.

    I would happily pay that if the service was better, ad free and it didn’t default to FTP everytime I opened the app.

    Cheers for the time and effort you put into your software.

  2. Chris Leydon Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    @Maxwell If you delete all of the FTP settings within TinyGrab, leave them blank, it won’t default to FTP upload on boot anymore. – You may need to use AppZapper to delete TinyGrab and it’s preferences and then reinstall.

    If you’re a Premium member you can disable the ads by visiting http://tinygrab.com/go/panel

  3. 6xr Says:
    July 8th, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I’ll only pay if you start doing some development on the Linux version.

  4. Ben Phelps Says:
    July 8th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    In my honest opinion, TinyGrab team needs to work on keeping all your screen grabs secure. Drop the short URL service, you at-least make it very very noticeable in the settings page that if using the short URL feature that your grabs can be viewed by anyone, even if you don’t send them a link.

    I can’t publish this, but with some very very basic OCR, a small PHP script to fetch images, one could browse all TinyGrab images, searching for the word “password”, and essentially use it as a phishing platform. Sure, other image hosting services use the same URL scheme, but the other hosting services are not built to just host images of your computer screen.

    People should know the security risks when uploading there images with the short URL service.

  5. RickyM Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    It’s great that TinyGrab is still going. I just feel that the £10 for life pro version is too cheap, I would say you could easily charge £10 a year rather than £10 for life. Would that not help TinyGrab survive – i.e. better cash flow from customers who resubscribe? I don’t mean take away the lifetime subscription from current users though as that would not do the service good.