GloudApp - CloudApp (tm) applet for Gnome/GTK2
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GloudApp is a CloudApp client for Linux and GNOME2 based on GTK using the Ruby-GNOME2 bindings.

It is the equivalent to the official OSX client allowing you to take and upload screenshots with only a single click and other files through a file chooser dialog.


Header files needed to build native gem extensions for gtk2 gem and dependencies (distribution specific package names; here: Ubuntu 11.04):

libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev libatk1.0-dev libgtk2.0-dev libpango1.0-dev

Then install the gloudapp gem:

gem install gloudapp

If you do not use rvm you should add an 'sudo' but rvm ist strongly recommended because some linux distributions do not add rubygem binaries to PATH)

Ubuntu and AppIndicator (experimental)

People using newer versions of Ubuntu don't see the StatusIcon of GloudApp anymore. To solve this you should install the libappindicator header files:

sudo apt-get install libappindicator-dev

And then the ruby-libappindicator bindings as a gem:

gem install ruby-libappindicator

Note: be beware that this is an experimental feature and that the bindings are stated as 'beta' by their author.


You could launch gloudapp (or place it in auto-start) via:


If this does not work and you are not using rvm think about using it. If you really do not want to use rvm you may have to add rubygem binaries to your PATH by adding /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin (depending on your system) to your PATH, e.g. for Ubuntu 11.04 (into ~/.profile):


You will be prompted to enter your credentials (or not if you're already using cloudapp-cli on the same machine). A successful login gives you a new small but fine icon right in your notification bar which is sensitive for left clicking (take screenshot and upload) and right clicking (offering a popup menu with all other commands). After an upload the new URL gets copied to the clipboard automatically for easily pasting it somewhere. Have fun!


To Jan Graichen for all kinds of help especially his nice art work!


GloudApp is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for more information.