I made this little AppleScript today which I’ve personally found to be very useful. On my Mac I have it so the script is activated by BetterTouchTool when I do a 5 finger tap. It will take a screenshot of a specific area, upload it to Dropbox, and copy a convenient bit.ly link to your clipboard. So here it is for your enjoyment:
set filename to do shell script "date '+date-%Y-%m-%d-time-%H-%M-%S'" do shell script "screencapture -i ~/Dropbox/Public/Screenshots/" & filename & ".png" set dropboxurl to "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/[dropbox id]/Screenshots/" & filename & ".png" set tinyURL to (do shell script "curl --stderr /dev/null "http://bit.ly/api?url=" & dropboxurl & """) tell application "Finder" to set the clipboard to tinyURL
If you want to use this you have to replace
[dropbox id] with your Dropbox ID number. You can usually get this from any link to a shared file, for example my ID of
3759922 can be found in the url
EDIT: @joshbetz came up with a better solution for this tutorial. Go check it out!