Android’s experience of sharing a snippet of your screen has never been very sophisticated. It requires taking a screenshot, cropping it using the likes of Google Photos, Markup (Android 9.0 and above) or another photo editor, and then sharing it using the gallery or the target application such as a messaging app.
However, there is a better way! Screen Crop transforms the task of taking a screenshot, cropping it and sharing it separately, into one smooth process.
After placing the quick settings tile in the tray and tapping it, swipe across the screen to select an area to be captured. If necessary, you can fine tune the selection using the four handles. You can then share it or save it using the buttons at the bottom. You can also cancel using the close button in the corner.
This app works through its quick settings tile, which needs to be added manually. After installing, a Screen Crop icon will show up in your app drawer to guide through adding a settings tile. After it is set up the app drawer icon disappears automatically.
It is possible that on Xiaomi devices a full size screenshot will be taken after tapping the quick setting. It is a known issue which is currently being investigated.
Screen Crop has no ADs or in-app purchases.
Screen Recording - required in order to capture screenshots, indicated by the temporary ‘Cast’ icon in the status bar.
Storage - required to save screenshots to device memory.
App developed by Florian Möhle.
Idea and visuals by Adam Lapinski.