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shozu-logo With the advancement in mobile technology, it is very easy for anyone to take nice quality photos and videos on their mobile phone. The problem is: how can I upload and share my well-taken photos with all my friends on the various social networks at the same time without much hassle? Shozu seems to be the answer to this.

Shozu is a software for mobile devices that serves as a hub for you to connect to a long list of social networks. With Shozu, it is not about how fast you can upload your photos, it is about how many social platforms you can connect to at the same time and how effortless you can get everything done.

When I first tried out Shozu on my iPod Touch, I was overwhelmed to see the huge number of social platforms that it supports. Other than the popular Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, it also supports some of the smaller networks such as HotSMS, Hyves, Ipernity, ITV Uploaded, moblog:UK, Netlog and many many more.


While Shozu is mainly an application for you to upload and share your photos on the various social networks, there are some additional features that makes it stand out from the rest.

Blog from Shozu

If you are using Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Typepad, or the less familiar Vox, you can now post text/photos to your blog right within Shozu.



Become an online journalist

If you have always dreamt of becoming a journalist, Shozu has just make it slightly easier for you. You can now submit your photos to the various news networks such as CNN Express, BBC News and Reuters. You can even leave your name and telephone in the signature so that the news network can contact you in the event that your materials are picked up by them.


Receive updates from friends

What use does it have if it can’t connect to the popular Facebook and Twitter and receive friends’ updates? Luckily, it can. Shozu has a rather good Twitter and Facebook support. For Facebook, you can receive friends feeds, download their photos to your mobile devices, update your status and get notifications on events.

Listen to podcasts

The podcast features in Shozu comes with a great list of podcast channels that you can subscribe, download and listen to while on the move. While there are plenty of choices to choose from, one thing that I don’t like here is that I cannot add my custom podcast or RSS feeds.



If you need a no-brainer tool to upload and share your photos to various social networks quickly and easily, then Shozu is definitely the application to go for. It is free and works on a large variety of handsets, so you shouldn’t have any problem getting it to run on yours.

iPhone and iPod Touch users can get Shozu at this link.

  1. Ellen
    March 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Shozu came installed on my Samsung Omnia and once I got the gist of it I love it. I have set up email accounts to send photos and videos to directly and I keep them at original size. That way my brother who is a photoshop expert manipulates my photos and sends them back to me. It's fun.

    • Damien Oh
      March 4, 2009 at 12:38 am

      That's a good way of using Shozu. Personally I used it in my iPhone to backup my photos and upload to my Facebook. Even though I used only 10% of the social networks that it supports, I am more than satisfied.

  2. RSS Rant
    March 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    This is off topic. I am commenting because I could not see any feedback link anywhere here.

    I like MakeUseOf. But I think it is a poor practice o push your entire article via RSS. Usually your articles are way too long and if we are not interested, it makes us for useless scrolling our part. Why don't you post just summary through RSS like everyone else does? It is been bugging me for a while. It has reached such a level of frustration that, if it stays like this, I will have unsubscribe myself.

    • Aibek
      March 3, 2009 at 5:12 am

      Thanks for forwarding it to us, but there is nothing we can do apart from recommening him to use Google Reader. If you're using Google Reader you can expand (and roll back) the post by clicking on the title.

      • RSS Rant
        March 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm

        I do use Google Reader. What you are suggesting applies only in List interface and not Expanded interface. Every other feed I have (and I have close to 50) push just summary even in Expanded interface and you get full article only after clicking. It is more advantageous for you as then you get a page view as click leads to the website where the article is hosted. Just something you should consider.

  3. squeeze
    March 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I love Shozu, even if I only use some of the applications :)

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