By Jim Karpen on Tue, 07/12/2011
Snipper (free) isn't simply yet another web-based video sharing service. Rather, it's phone to phone. You use Snipper to shoot videos with your iPhone (limited to 60 seconds or less), and Snipper pushes those videos to the phones of other Snipper users that are subscribed to your channel/s. From your phone to theirs — no need for a link to a website and then streaming of the video off that site. The film is downloaded, in the background, to their devices so that once they receive notification the film is already on their device. They can then view that film, even without a connection. The videos are also hosted on the company's servers so that you also have the option of sharing a link to that video to those who don't have Snipper installed. Imagine traveling, for example, and sending short video postcards directly to your family as go. When you share a video, you can specify who it will go to, or you can make it public.