Quick Review: ZonaSnap for BlackBerry smartphones

By Ryan Blundell on 21 Jan 2012 01:52 pm EST

Hi, I’m a chronic screen capturing fiend. It’s true! If there’s an application review to do, I snap a pic. If I happen to stumble upon a funny image, I snap a pic. If I find a glitch or error, I snap a pic. If I see someone saying something not so nice on some social network, perhaps about our beloved smartphones, you bet your sweet bippy I snap a pic. There’s no question that you’ll always have a need for a screen capture. The question is which screen capture application should you go with?

When I switched over to a BlackBerry 7 smartphone, my long time capturing app was unable to make the journey with me; it wasn’t supported. I was then on a quest for something new. I remember looking at ZonaSnap a few months ago and decided to give it a shot. Though I had it for less than a year, it quickly became one of my most-used apps of 2011. Read on to see why.

About ZonaSnap

Developer: ZonaBerry

Compatibility: Smartphones running 4.3 or higher

Current Version: 2.1.2

Price: $1.99 (free trial available)

Rating in App World: 4/5

What I like about ZonaSnap, is that I can use it to capture a screen in virtually any application. If I can’t see it in the menu, I can always assign it to my convenience key. Not all screen capturing apps can say that. Now what made me choose it over other apps is the selection of settings it comes with. After snapping a screenshot, ZonaSnap immediately gives me some very useful options. Above the image sample I can choose to send to a BBM contact/group, upload to Twitter, send in an email, send to Photobucket, save the image or access your options/settings. You make be thinking what should have been added to this list is the Editing option. It can be found in the menu or by highlighting, and clicking on, the actual image.

ZonaSnap options

If you want to edit, you can use functions such as cut/crop, draw lines/rectangles, blur or highlight. Now if you go into the settings menu, you can try additional tweaks like choosing a file type (jpg or png), deciding on the image quality or adding the watermark. Speaking of the watermark, Zonasnap can let you set its positioning, opacity, scale and rotation. The cool thing is that you either use the default ZonaSnap watermark or choose to use any image of your own! I choose not to use the watermark and you can to, if you register the application that is.

ZonaSnap edit

ZonaSnap settings


ZonaSnap is a solid screen capturing application, with a decent set of options to make use of. The quick links to share or post make it so easy to share, whatever you happen to capture, quickly and efficiently. As I said before, it quickly became one of my most used apps, and it might be yours as well. The only criticism I can think of is that I could see some more image editing options that could be added, such as the ability to add text. You can grab ZonaSnap for $1.99 form BlackBerry App World-remember that you do have a 7 day free trial period to use, as well.

More information/download ZonaSnap for BlackBerry smartphones

Reader comments

Quick Review: ZonaSnap for BlackBerry smartphones


"Capture It" is still reining supremem in my world! Hasn't let up on me yet and quite possibly most simple screen capturing app out there still.

I love this app too but is it "BBM Connected"? it once was but now it seems you gotta hit a letter 3 times to send it to BBM or 4 times to a BBM Group? like wtf? Seems convoluted.

there's no way to remove it with the free version. if you upgrade to the paid version,just uncheck the box and you're go to go!

This won't install on my BB6 and BB7 device. I keep getting a error but it worked before on my BB6 device.

Had some trouble with this the first time I tried to do a screen capture. Looked for support and only found a spanish site out of blackberry app world. Went back to my phone and it seems to be working fine. Anyone know where i can get a faq or quick run down on how to use some of the features?

I can't get this app to work right It keeps saying "Uncaught exception: java.lang.NullPointer Exception" I did a battery pull and I have OS 6....Any suggestions or quick fixes?

i have tried some screen capture apps before but not yet this one. does anyone know if it works within Whatsapp?

Still rollin Capture it here myself. I don't think i'll ever quit haha. It's so simple. Hasn't been updated in a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time... yet it still works on any device. Fancy that.

Check out FileScout, too, in any comparison of screen capture apps -- ScreenScout (Capture with FileScout) is bundled with it.