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I am looking for a gratis Android app.

Minimal functionality:

  • must be able to delay the screen shot (still image) by X seconds where X is preferably user-defined
  • initiated by an icon, NOT by a combination of physical keys, such as volume down + power.

That's it, all else, such as captioning, video capture, etc, is a bonus.

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    You should urgently work on your finger coordination (or at least proof-read your text before posting it ;) Solutions requiring root acceptable? And triggering via notification area, instead of an icon on your home screen? Not that I have a solution in mind, but those details help focus :) – Izzy Sep 1 '16 at 16:03
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There are several candidates meeting your requirements:

Screenshot

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Screenshot (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants)

This seems to be a very suitable candidate. Not only matches your described requirements, but allows for multiple additional ways to be triggered: hotkeys and notification area included. Also included is a nice gallery of the screenshots you've already done (see above), plus the capability of editing/cropping screenshots and uploading them to different sites.

  • Delay: Yes (see first screenshot; of course neither countdown nor the floating icon are captured)
  • initiated by an icon: Yes, but also several different options
  • Gratis: Yes.
  • root required: No, but might be needed for some functions (not sure which).
  • Up-to-dateness: Last release 2 month ago.

screenshot

Same name, but note the "lowercase s".

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screenshot (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants)

  • Delay: Yes (see last screenshot)
  • initiated by an icon: Yes, but also several different options (e.g. "shake")
  • Gratis: Yes.
  • root required: No, but might be needed for some functions (not sure which).
  • Up-to-dateness: Last release a year ago.

Touchshot

As pointed out by the OP, there's also Touchshot with which Mawg finally ended up:

Touchshot Touchshot Touchshot
Touchshot (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants)

Though missing from the app's description, OP confirms it meets all the requirements – so I omit those details here. It's well rated (more than 4 stars at 300+ votes) and (at the point of this writing) very much up-to-date.


There are several other candidates out there. But those I know of are either completely outdated (not updated for much more than one year – so it's not clear if they'd still work on recent Android versions), or not available for free. Hope one of these two comes up to your expectations :)

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    Both of these work well, thanks. In the end, though, I prefer play.google.com/store/apps/… which plaecs a samll, floating toolbar on the screen, and hands both stills and movies. – Mawg Sep 2 '16 at 6:38
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    @Mawg does it fit all requirements, including the dealy? If so, shall I integrate it with my answer (to make it easier to spot for other readers) – or do you prefer writing you own answer? – Izzy Sep 5 '16 at 5:41
  • Yes, it has a timer. Feel free to integrate it woth your answer (thanks for doing the work ;-) – Mawg Sep 5 '16 at 7:45

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