SwitchBuddy is an app that makes it much easier to transfer screenshots and videos from your Nintendo Switch to mobile devices.
Created by Czech developer Filip Němeček and available for both Apple and Android devices, the mobile app helps to speed up the way that Switch players can export images from the console. According to a press release, Němeček says that he decided to create the app after becoming “frustrated by the clumsy process” involved in transferring images from Switch to phone.
The Nintendo handheld does have its own process for saving your latest screengrabs to other devices. Your options either involve transferring your console’s micro SD card to your PC and selecting images from there, or scanning a QR code on your Switch before saving the images that you require individually. It’s safe to say that these could be streamlined.
Although SwitchBuddy isn’t an all-out gamechanger, it does help to make the whole process less of a headache. After downloading the app, players will still need to scan a QR code in order to access their screenshots, but you’re then shown every screenshot and video on your Switch, with users prompted to select everything they then want to transfer.
In addition to allowing users to save images directly to their devices, the iOS version comes with added functionality that lets you transfer screenshots straight to an iCloud account instead.
In other recent Nintendo Switch news, the company recently revealed the handheld’s best-selling indie games across 2021. While not ranked, the list covers a wide range of must-play indie titles including the likes of Spelunky 2, Axiom Verge 2, and Unpacking.
For more from Nintendo make sure to check out this piece detailing what fans can expect from the company throughout 2022.
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Source: IGN Video Games All