Enpose

The simple screenshot bot

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#2 Product of the DaySeptember 07, 2017

Enpose is a super simple screenshot API for the web. In fact, 'API' is probably not the right term. All you do is drop a link onto a page and a screenshot will appear!

<img src="https://e.enpose.co/?key={YOURKEY}&url=http://yoursite.com">

It's as simple as that 👆

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Reviews

  • Cris Firmoa curious and info addict guy :)
    Pros: 

    The service seems fine and it has a clean layout comparing to others

    Cons: 

    Pricey for the features

    The service looks cool and has more features than free ones, but Its really overpriced for a service that only serves to take screenshots, even with some extra functions, its functions are pricey for the price asked (8 to 12 a month in a annual plan...)

    If it had anything to compare parts and even take screencasts (gifs or movies), it wold be better than the current feature set for the price or even better, to be able to convert images to text, grids and etc to compare layouts....

    Only for static images, its really expensive

  • Toni CodinaDesigner & co-owner of Noon Studios
    Pros: 

    Simple to use, intuitive interface, well documented.

    Cons: 

    Seems to be missing a support form, and the price, while not necessarily high, might be a hassle for some.

    I'd suggest having some sort of discount to certain users (I believe while it mostly will be useful for businesses, some people might want to use it for their own things), or a special package somewhere. For a startup / organization though it really is a useful tool.

Discussion

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Robert Melkonyan@melkonyanrob · Co Founder - Profunders Club
I love the idea, but I think many people won't pay for this, because if you are in IT field worker, you know how to do a screenshot, a FREE screenshot. Better make it free, drive a traffic and make money on advertising (personal opinion).
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
@robert_melkonyan Thanks for the feedback Robert! Sounds interesting. The main audience here isn't really full-on developers. They'd be far more likely to go for something like URL2PNG anyway which seems to be the industry standard. The original use case was for social media promotion. I've written a little about that on the website.
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
Enpose is a super simple website screenshot API. I originally made this for my own use but I quickly started to use it on heaps of my own sites and found it to be so useful I thought it should be made public! It works entirely through a link. All you do to get a screenshot is call one... like this: (that's an actual Enpose-generated screenshot right there 👆) Enpose will then handle all the other stuff like caching and of course taking the actual screenshot. There are heaps options that can be set too. See exactly how it all works here. Hopefully some people find Enpose useful. It's still sort of in beta... I'm still working out some kinks, but for all intents and purposes it's ready to use! It's FREE for 14 days, so go give it a try and I'd ❤️ to hear any feedback. Sign up now!
Philip Manavopoulos@manavo · Founder, Doorbell.io
@mrjeremyblaze what is used for rendering the screenshots? Also, looking at the embedded screenshot above, it doesn't look like it has rendered your own homepage all that well? Or is that just my impression? Enpose screenshot: https://cl.ly/360O0X0U1Z0a Manual screenshot: https://cl.ly/3w0I1V1W422q
nusu@nusususuzu · full-stack web developer
So how do you prevent someone else using my key on another site?
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
@nusususuzu There’s nothing stopping them really, however you have to add in any domains you wish to screenshot prior to using it, so they’d only be able to screenshot your websites. For example if you took my key and tried to screenshot a page on jeremyblaze.com you’d have no problem, but if you tried to screenshot producthunt.com you wouldn’t be able to because I haven’t added it to my account. It’s not a perfect solution but the benefits of being able to use an API like this on static sites with no API calls I think outweigh the possibility of somebody borrowing your key.
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
@rviolleau In response to your review of Enpose... The price is definitely a work in progress. What do you think would be a fair price? Or what would you like to see in the product to better justify the price-point I've gone for? Unfortunately, I don't have the resources to run a system like this completely free so that's really not a viable option. That being said, I'm planning to launch a kind-of free tier in the next few weeks based on an invite system. For example, if you were to invite one friend, each of you will get an extra 20 screenshots per day. That'd then allow you to capture 20 screenshots per day for absolutely nothing, or 220 on the basic plan and 1020 on the premium plan.
Andreas Pizsa@andreaspizsa
@mrjeremyblaze I find your pricing very fair given what others charge (starting at 5x your basic plan). I paid 6 months worth of your service + my own time to come up with my own solution based on headless chrome; add monthly heroku service charges + maintenance and I can see how it’s totally worth switching over to enpose. Just yesterday I came across this interesting read, which I recommend: "Monetize Backwards" to Build a SaaS Business That Lasts https://wistia.com/blog/monetizi... All the best!
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
@andreaspizsa Hey Andreas, thanks heaps for the support! Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see in Enpose... new features, better documentation – anything! I'm always keen to hear feedback. Thanks for the article link. Reading now! 🙌
Romain Violleau@rviolleau · Co-Founder @ On Rewind | UX specialist
@mrjeremyblaze Your free plan based on an invite system is a good idea
Jeremy BlazéMaker@mrjeremyblaze · Australian Product Designer & Maker
@rviolleau Thanks! Glad you like it. I'm hoping to launch it ASAP – working on it LITERALLY right now 😂
Romain Violleau@rviolleau · Co-Founder @ On Rewind | UX specialist
@mrjeremyblaze Haha so have a good workday ;)
Hrant@hr_ant99 · Designer, ANT Corps.
I like the idea very much. The best thing is availability of storage!