Bugshot updated with blur tool to hide all your privates

Bugshot, the fast, simple screenshot annotation and bug reporting tool by Marco Arment has been updated to version 1.1 and, in addition to fixes, now sports both a handy "Open in..." feature, as well as a blur tool for covering sensitive information. Or body parts. We don't judge. In regards to how the blur tool works, Arment had this to say on Twitter:

So it’s not just a straight pixelate — it’s multiple lossy operations, with random parameter adjustments (with numbers from the secure RNG).

That was to try and make the tool more secure. It also means, according to Arment, that the tool will generate different blur patterns all the time, so if you don't like one, just nudge the area and it'll generate a new one, hopefully more in keeping with your pixel-prefs. Either way, if you want to report a bug but don't want your email address, phone number, image, or other personal information included, blur now has you covered.

Scrolling is also improved on iOS 6, and the gallery now contains larger thumbnails so you can more easily pick just exactly the screenshot you want to work on. Arment has also made Bugshot even more iOS 7-like, with nicely rendered, symmetrical zoom animations to both open in, and cancel back out, screenshots.

If you've already bought Bugshot, the update is ready and waiting for you. If you haven't tried it yet, you can grab it right now from the App Store. When you try out the blur tool, let me know what you think.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.