A new screenshotting tool has been added to the Ubuntu Software Center.

Screencloud sits the menu area, allowing for quick snapping of windows, specific areas or application windows, then directly uploads them to either FTP or the ScreenCloud website for easy sharing.


The charm of ScreenCloud is undoubtedly in its simplicity. It takes and uploads screenshots, nothing more.

But for advanced options you’ll want to head on into the preferences. Options there include: –

  • Set timer delay
  • Enable ‘Capture window borders’
  • Enable/Disable Notifications
  • Set app to run on start up
  • Adjust account/upload/filename/shortcut settings


One drawback is that to share photos on the ScreenCloud service you need to sign up for an account. If you don’t want to do so then your “uploading” choices are limited to FTP or local storage.

With FTP or ScreenCloud account set up, screenshots are automatically uploaded seconds after being taken. Image URLs are instantly copied to the system clipboard for sharing.

Screencloud is a free download, available from the Ubuntu Software Center.

[download4ubuntu url=”https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/screencloud/”]

screencloud screenshot