Once you master its use completely, iCloud is an amazingly useful feature for iOS devices. Of all the areas handled by iPhone’s cloud service, Photo Stream is the most popular. If you own more than one Apple device, it really is convenient to have every picture you take with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch available across all your iDevices immediately. There is a slight catch though; Photo Stream only syncs photos from the Camera Roll of an iDevice. If you are used to having photos in albums other than the native Camera Roll, those pictures will just be ignored by Photo Stream. That’s where the free app, Cloudy Exporter, can come in handy, as using it, you can sync photos to iCloud from any album.
The best thing about the app is its simplicity. You do not have to go through a lot of unnecessary steps before you can actually get some work done. Cloudy Exporter does not even require its users to create an account. There is just one button in the app, labeled Export Images. If you have iCloud already set up, then you are good to go. Just tap the button, and you will be taken directly to the Photos app. Here, you can choose one or more photos by just tapping them. Once you are finished marking photos, hit Done, and wait for Cloudy Exporter to weave its magic. All your photos will be uploaded to Photo Stream in a short while, and a notification for successful upload will show up as well. One of the best things about the app is the fact that you don’t need to have a continuous internet connection in order to upload photos, Cloudy Exporter is intelligent enough to wait for a Wi-Fi connection before trying to upload photos.
After the successful addition of photos to iCloud, a Twitter window will open up, which has a template message meant to act as an ad for the app. However, you can choose to not send the tweet if you don’t want it. Cloudy Exporter provides a pretty useful functionality, and is definitely a really good app for users of Photo Stream.
Update: The latest version of the Cloudy Exporter app allows its users to share multiple photos at a time. Thanks to the new update of the app, you can select up to 20 photos at a time and then upload them to iCloud all at once.