If you are an iPhone user running iOS 5, then you must be aware of the iCloud integration offered by this latest iOS version. One of the most used feature of iCloud is Photo Stream, which automatically uploads all your Camera Roll photos to the cloud. No one can doubt the usefulness of this capability, but if you are already using some other cloud storage service, like SkyDrive or Dropbox, then it poses a bit of a problem, as your photos are divided across different services, and it becomes relatively hard to manage them. Fortunately, for Dropbox users, now it is possible to easily share your photos and videos over the cloud storage service with the amazingly useful app QuickShot. The app will automatically upload all the photos and videos shot with its camera to Dropbox, and you can even sync older media with ease, too.
QuickShot has a really neat interface, and you can use it as a camera replacement app, because when you launch it, the app will be on its camera screen, ready to start shooting photos. However, before you start snapping pictures, link your Dropbox account with QuickShot, as that is the whole purpose of the app. This can be done by going to the Settings menu from the icon to the left of the screen. The app will ask for permission to link the account, and once you have done that, you are good to go. You can choose the folder to which the photos will be synced, and if you don’t, the pics will go to the stock Photos folder in Dropbox by default. QuickShot will also display the remaining storage space left in your Dropbox. From the same Settings menu, you can choose to toggle on or off Geotagging in the uploaded photos.
If you are thinking that QuickShot has a somewhat limited functionality, as it only syncs the photos taken from its own camera, think again. You can upload any photo or video to your Dropbox account by hitting the button to the right of the camera button. This button not only has the option to take you to your Photos library, but you can also switch between photos and video from here.
If you are a Dropbox user, QuickShot is a must-have app, owing to the easy and efficient way it employs to upload your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s media to the cloud storage service. The app costs $1.99 at the iTunes App Store, but for 5 lucky readers, we’re giving away promo codes, details for which can be found below.
We are giving away 5 promo codes to our readers. The giveaway will only last for 24 hours. Participation in the giveaway is simple. You need to either follow us at @addtips and tweet the giveaway (leave the link of the tweet in comments below), or leave a comment on our Facebook page. We will pick out 5 winners randomly!
Update: The giveaway is closed. Winners will be contacted soon.
Update 2: Promo codes have been sent to the winners