OneShot — Share Screenshots with Highlighted Text

OneShot — Share Screenshots with Highlighted Text

Have you ever wanted to highlight and share only a few bits of text from a long article or maybe point someone to a typo in something they have published? May be you have wanted to tweet out an interesting quote from an article you have just read about your favorite topic. Normally, you would take a screenshot of the said text content and then highlight the relevant bits either using Preview or third-party apps like Skitch or Droplr, then share this file on Twitter. OneShot is a beautifully simple iOS app that lets you do this in a much more elegant way and through a much easier workflow.

Using the app is easy — just take a screenshot of the text that you would like to share, then launch the app. The app displays all the screenshots that you have in Camera Roll, with the one that you just took ready to be worked on. Simply crop the view of the image, drag your finger across the text that you want to highlight, choose a background color and you’re done. OneShot generates an image that looks like this.

I love how to change the background color, you just have to move your finger on a rectangle and the color changed randomly. Once you are ready with your highlighted text, OneShot automatically looks up the source URL by searching the text and you can choose to append this URL to your tweet. Unfortunately, there is no way to view or edit this URL, the app only displays the primary domain of the URL.
When sharing to Twitter, it uses the native Twitter accounts configured in iOS, so you don’t have to log in again. Your previous OneShots are also available for view in the app.

OneShot is a brilliantly executed idea and the app works remarkably well. If you share often, you’re gonna love it. OneShot is available for Free on the App Store.

[Thanks, Khamosh]

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit