Bringing Back Old TinyGrab
June 6th, 2011
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TinyGrab 2.0: Simple Screenshot Sharing

TinyGrab 2.0 was launched in its premature state after a malicious attack at the start of April. Since then we’ve been working around the clock restoring service, getting clients out and answering your support questions. Sifting through your responses to our new and unfinished TinyGrab 2.0 client for Mac, it’s clear that many people have been having issues with it and there have even been those begging us to restore functionality to the old app; we’ve done just that. Through a lot of hard work, poking around and making squares fit into circle shaped holes we’ve managed to ‘trick’ our old Mac app into using the new TinyGrab API.

From today if you’re a TinyGrab for Mac user and you’d prefer to use our old Mac app (1.04) you can do just that. Fire up the app, log in as normal and everything should now be functioning correctly. We haven’t changed anything in the app and we’ll make it publicly available again on our downloads page. To make this happen we’ve used some Nginx magic to allow the old app to talk to the new API; something we didn’t think was possible.

We’re going to be making some drastic changes to TinyGrab over the next few weeks. Our server architecture clearly needs to be rewritten to better handle the amount of traffic that we’re experiencing. Please expect a little downtime during this period, but not much. We’re going to set up a new TinyGrab status portal, hosted externally, which will allow you to track our maintenance issues. There’s also Twitter, where we shall continually post updates about expected downtime and changes.

The reaction to the new style grab page has been largely negative. Many people dislike the sidebar, deeming it too wide. We agree. We’ve decided that we’re going to roll out a similar grab page design to a previous one, with a few minor aesthetic changes and a few more options / features.

Soon we’ll be launching our new developer API, which we aim to open up to the public. It will be interesting to see what the TinyGrab development community will be able to make with the tools that we’re going to release. We’re certainly excited by the prospect.

Things with TinyGrab have been tough recently. We’re still young, we’re still learning – but most importantly, we’re still grabbing.

Chris Leydon
TinyGrab Founder

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6 Responses to “Bringing Back Old TinyGrab”

  1. Meerrettich Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Guys, I love the fact that you listen to people, but v.1 still takes 60-80% of CPU on c2d Macbook Pro. If you fix it and bring back full urls I will live happily. Every time I have to launch tinygrab, make a screenshot, paste short url to the browser, find a spot where I can copy full url (bottom border), paste it to a friend and close tinygrab (because it takes all the power).

  2. Eden T. Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks, i really prefer the old app. plus, the new web, sorry, is horrible. i liked the simplicity that u can right click to save and just have direct link. the 2 reasons made me use Tinygrab were auto uploading + direct links.

    Anyway, good luck! I’ll try to be more patient 😀

  3. Erik Hansen Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    @Chris – Thanks so much for spending your time to make great software. I really appreciate it.

  4. Chad Gombosi Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hm…is it just me or have everyone’s imaged been broken for the last 24+ hours?

    Seriously, I LOVE Tinygrab and use it every day…but what’s going on?

  5. Samuel Martin Says:
    July 1st, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have no idea if you read your blog comments, but I thought I’d try posting here since I’ve gotten no reply from your tech support or Twitter:
    I’ve stopped using TinyGrab because of said lack of reply. Not even a “We’re working on it.”

  6. Alex Says:
    July 7th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    wow the new update ruined tinygrab i deleted it off my mac