A good screen capture tool is essential for Android developers. It is invaluable while making presentations as I recently discovered during my talk about Firefox Mobile Testing.
Thanks to flyingclimber for introducing me to Droid@Screen. This tool enables you to display your android screen on your desktop in portrait/landscape mode and does image scaling too. Making screen shots and videos of your android device is also supported. If the video performance is not so good, try changing the frame-rate settings.
To use Droid@Screen, you need Java and Android SDK installed on your computer. Download this droidAtScreen-0.5.1.jar file from here or from this mirror and run it by typing this command in your terminal. Make sure you have enabled 'USB Debugging' on your Android device.
# Download the program $ wget http://blog.ribomation.com/download/http://blog.ribomation.com/wp-content/files/droidAtScreen-1.0.1.jar # Launch Droid@Screen from command-line $ java -jar droidAtScreen-0.5.1.jar
The software prompts you for the location of your Android SDK adb.
Connect your phone and select the device name from the Droid@Screen menu. And you are done.