I like the ability to quickly generate a link for sharing as soon as I take a screen shot. It also uploads the screen shots I take via the native Mac screen capture, which is a very nice touch. It gives all my screen shots one place to reside.
I also enjoy using the file sharing features.
I love the ability to create short links quickly (Although some of the benefits are negated by the lack of ACCURATE analytics, I can see myself using that more once those issues are resolved)
I really like CloudApp and have already recommended to several people. However, there are a few things that keep me looking at other programs/services like this.
#1. CloudApp MUST have an OFFICIAL Mobile App for iOS and Android. I'm on the iOS and have noticed several unofficial apps from shady looking Chinese developers (who may steal my info). If they can build an app why can't CloudApp come out with an OFFICIAL Version? This is very confusing!
#2. CloudApp needs the ability to screen grab full-screen web pages (where the page auto scrolls down). It would be great if it did this as a picture (jpg/png) and as PDF where the text is accessible for copy/paste/search (search CAPTO for good example of this. Although their PDF keeps webshot as pic, it would be MUCH better as text).
#3. CloudApp needs picture in picture video recording where our photo from the webcam can be recorded simultaneous to screen record. It would be great if we could switch between the two in post or live as to which image is larger/dominant.
#4. CloudApp needs basic video editing and annotation. Things like trim the beginning and end of a clip and the ability to cut chunks out of the middle and automatically sew the rest together are very basic features that most editors allow (even the iPhone). Its also necessary to have the ability to add blur/pixelation to sensitive areas along with text and basic drawing tools (arrows/lines/boxes/circles) to bring attention to or hide key areas of the video. This needs to be built into CloudApp without the need to use external programs to further promote the emphasis on speed sharing that CloudApp provides.
#5. I'd like the ability to rename the back-end of short code links to make them more recognizable/memorable like bit.ly allows.
#6. Analytics are in Beta and do NOT seem to reflect accurate totals. My thumbnails show multiple views but when I punch into the Analytics detail pages it usually only shows 1 or 2 views with no country location data. Also, I'd like it to NOT show or count MY Views, which seem to be the ONLY views counted in the detail analytics page.
#7. I hate that I can NOT duplicate the original screen shot before starting annotations, revert back to earlier versions of the original version of a screenshot, undo annotations AFTER I have saved annotations. This really slows things down if you make a mistake because you have start everything all over again including taking the original screenshot again.
#8 Features are a little inconsistent and confusing based on where you are in the program... (i.e.. web annotation does not support emojis but mac toolbar app does support them.)
CloudApp looks like many screen sharing apps like Loom but it goes much further by adding Bit.ly and Dropbox features to its arsenal. It's really nice to have all those features in ONE place. I use it sho share links to verify they have been seen (although analytics is not fully up to par yet), to share large files quickly, and primarily for static screen shots with potential customers. I just started using CloudApp recently and plan on using the animated GIFs to provide quick instructions for existing customers.