A quick guide to getting started with the Shooglebox mobile app
Because you often stumble across interesting things as you're scrolling through your phone, the Shooglebox app makes it easy to share web links, photos, videos, notes and audio files from your Apple or Android device.
It's a great way to quickly save things you don't have time to read or watch when you first spot them in your social newsfeeds or Google search results – then come back to them later on your desktop or laptop to review and explore everything you've added.
How to turn on Sharing and start adding cards
If you’re using an Android device Shooglebox will automatically appear as a Share destination, but if you're using an iPhone you’ll need to add Shooglebox to the list of favourite destinations you can share content to.
It's easy and doesn't take long to do....
In an app like Photos or Safari, tap the share button – usually a box with an upward arrow – and scroll along the list of options until you see the More option.
Tap More and then click Edit on the top menu bar.
Scroll down the list of apps and press the green + button next to Shooglebox. You can also drag Shooglebox further up the list of favourites so it appears sooner in the list when sharing.
Click Done. The next time you share an item from another app, Shooglebox will now appear in the list of options.
In most apps – such as Facebook and Twitter – you'll see the Share icon next to the item you want to save. Tap on it and select Shooglebox from the list of options. In some – like Instagram – you tap a three-dot menu button to access the Share feature.
Apps that work well with Shooglebox
Shooglebox works well with most apps. So if you have a photo or video on your phone, or spot a useful news story on your tablet, you can save them to Shooglebox by tapping the share button on the app you're using, or your mobile browser.
Here's a list of some of the most popular apps you can share from:
Please note: This list does not imply any endorsement by the apps listed above. If you find an app you can’t share to Shooglebox from, let us know here and we’ll look into it.
Where your cards appear and how to move them
Everything you share to the Shooglebox app will be saved to your Inbox. Each item creates a card – with a live embed and link back to the original source on the back of the card.
You can edit the front and back of the cards in your Inbox or move them to one of your other boxes. We recommend using Shooglebox on a large-screen device such as a laptop to move, edit and explore your cards.
Find out how to move and edit your cards, as well as some tips for getting started on Shooglebox with a large-screen device, here.