iOS 5 includes enhancements to the Camera application as well, and one of the most exciting enhancements include the ability to use the physical volume buttons to take the snapshots – finally! However, most of us are of course not on the iOS 5 beta, and still using the iOS 4.x. For those people there is a very nice jailbreak tweak available in Cydia that provides this functionality.
Tweak I am referring to is called SnapTap that allows to use the physical volume buttons to snap the pictures rather than the usual touch on the screen button. SnapTap works with the built-in Camera application as well as many 3rd party camera applications. Another, nice feature included in SnapTap is the ability to mute the camera shutter sound, in case it annoys you. You can also use your headphones (wired headset) for taking pictures and videos as well! Note that this application only comes in to action when you are in to the Camera application, otherwise the volume buttons behave normally as intended.
SnapTap is available from modmyi repo for $0.99. Of course, it requires that you have already jailbroken your iPhone to install this tweak.
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