A few months back, we covered a web service
, which promised to be the Instagram for web. Now, however, the service is no longer web-only and has gone a step further. The developers have launched an iOS app for it as well. Not only does the app come with a respectable quantity and quality of filters, linking up with your friends on Facebook and Twitter is also very fast and convenient. PicYou for iOS offers photo effects, some basic editing options and decent integration with social networks. It has the edge over Instagram because of its web client that is sure to attract a lot of users.
is a free web service using which you can share geotagged photos of memorable travels with the world. To entertain the needs of Android and iOS users who love capturing, sharing and exploring photos of scenic locations on the go, the service has a mobile client available on the app stores of both platforms. More than anything else, the app is meant to provide you with a chance to share your travel experiences with other users. You can instantly grab a fresh snap, or import one from your device’s gallery and share it via the app in just a few taps. That’s not all; the app features a Challenges
section that lets you earn badges by traveling to nearby locations.
is a new, free and innovative Android app that lets you explore, create and share travel guides on the go. Although there are numerous photo-taking apps out there which let you easily capture all the picturesque sights that you come across while on tour, few are as helpful and easy to use as Pictour. The app keeps all photos captured during a tour organized and displays precise locations on a map for where each picture was taken. Apart from exploring some of the app’s featured tours/travel guides, you can create your own with just a few taps. Each tour is stored on the Pictour server and can be shared with your friends as a PDF document. That’s not all. If you stumble upon a particular image from within a tour that catches your eye, you can share it on Facebook/Twitter.
There are about 7 billion people all over the world, and the tech world is littered with thousands of social networks (led by Facebook), so chances are that at any given instant, something is going on in the world that’s worth showing to people and someone is busy sharing it over social media. There are protest rallies, sports events, concerts, parties, meetings; the list is endless. But to share all such events on the go, even if you have an iPhone or iPad, is a real headache. Ironically, this is because of social networks which are made to connect people are unable to let users share something with anyone and everyone who might be interested due to the growing emphasis on privacy. That’s where GO HD
comes in. This iOS app lets you share content publicly without the need to reveal your identity or even creating an account.
iPhone’s camera is used for a variety of purposes, and not-the-least-popular of those is self-portraits. Ever so often, you see your friends’ Facebook display pictures to be ones snapped by themselves from their phone camera. IncrediBooth
is an iOS app that makes use of the front-facing camera in iPhone’s later models and iPad 2, allowing you to shoot photos of yourself and upload them to a number of destinations right from within the app. The really cool touch? The app also offers some photo effects that can be applied even before you start shooting. The biggest positive about the app is not its filters, but the way those filters are presented. Everything about the app is designed to make it usable at very short notice.
At the launch of iPhone 4S, Apple proudly highlighted the fact that iPhone’s camera is one of the most used cameras in the world and the origin of most photos on services like Flickr. If so many people are using their iPhone or iPad to share photos over the web, then iOS must focus specifically on photo sharing. Although there have been enhancements in this area with the release of iOS 5, there is still room for further improvement. And that’s where third-party photo-sharing apps like Batch
come in. Using this free
iPhone app, you can share photos in tandem over your social network or simply save them to the cloud to be accessed at a later time. Batch can be thought of as a service that you can use for backing up your photo library with complete ease.
is a popular photo-sharing and editing app for Android that, apart from letting users share their most memorable images on its own dedicated online service, extends the photo-sharing support across multiple social networks and photo-sharing services. To enhance its reputation as a truly photo-sharing marvel in the Android Market, the company has recently launched PicsIn Viewer
(in beta) – a free Android app that, apart from supporting the aforementioned photo-sharing features, lets you import and export all your various photos that are either stored on your SD card or on various online services that, as of now, include Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Google Images as well as Dropbox. You can also view all images that are being shared on these services publicly.
In recent years, social networking has been all about granting users control over the privacy of the content they share over their network. Facebook has groups and custom privacy settings now, while Google+ introduced the concept of Circles. Aroundly
, on the other hand, is a new photo sharing app for iPhone and iPad that is all about allowing users to publish each and every photo they take from their iDevice's camera to Aroundly.com and, if they choose to do so, on their Facebook wall. Photos are automatically uploaded as they are taken and can be viewed both on the website and from within the app.
Gone are the days when you had to share photos through email attachments or sending them via IM clients like Yahoo messenger or MSN messnger. Now we have plethora of photo sharing websites that makes it easy to share photos around the globe. There are various photo sharing services available such as Flickr, Picasa etc., each with their own features. The problem however arise should we need to move our pictures database from one photo sharing website to the other. Obviously, it would be a time-taking procedure to download each image one by one and then upload it to the other site. Even when you have to upload images from your computer can take great deal of time. To save you from all this, we have an application for you called Migratr
, which helps youMigratephotos from one photo service site to another, right from your desktop. It is a simple application that enables you to move pictures to popular photo sharing services including Flickr, Google Picasa, Phanfare, Photobucket, Gallery2, SmugMug, Zenfolio, 23HQ and Zooomr. While migrating all your photos, Migratr also transfers images' metadata (title, rating, author, camera maker and model, etc.). Additionally, the application supports downloading images from supported services to specified location.
Yahoo! released their official Flickr client for iOS a couple of years ago while the Android variant of said app probably wasn't even in the pipeline. Well, the official Flickr
mobile client has just arrived in the Android Market. Along with the ability to edit (apply filters to) and share photos over the network, Flickr for Android brings an unending stream of photos shared by more than 60 million Flickr users, a camera replacement, geo-tagging, privacy filters for sharing pictures online, slideshows and more.
There are a lot of Instagram look-alikes running around on the market these days. Though, not all of these apps have it in themselves to threaten the photo-sharing giant. Streamzoo
is an image and video sharing app for Android and iPhone that, along with a functionality similar to that of Instagram, brings a few noteworthy extra features. The app has been around on the iTunes App Store and on the Android Market for quite some time and is slowly but surely accumulating a strong fan-base with its rich set of photo editing and multimedia sharing features. Details, screenshots and download links after the break.
Say hello to Mobli
! A brand new way of socializing with friends and people by sharing channel-based multimedia from your smartphone. Apart from its rich graphical interface and the ability to bind the whole world together with shared photos and videos, the uniqueness of Mobli is its ability to display filtered location-based content according to specific event, date, or category. Until now, Mobli was available to just the iOS users but the wait seems to be over for Android and BlackBerry users. Mobli has finally arrived (in Beta for Android as of yet) with a couple of great new features and seems prepped to give competitors on all three platforms a run for their money.
When Google Plus came out many developers began creating extensions and services that would facilitate importing pictures from Facebook, Flikr etc., to Picasa. Whether there was any point to it all or not is another story but it makes you realize that not all your photos are on Facebook. Some are on other services like Imgur, Flickr, Photobucket and of course, in your computer. If you think about it, some of those precious photos might be in your friends’ accounts and not even in yours. ZangZing is a a web service that lets you pull photos from multiple image sharing services and add them to an album to share on either Facebook or Twitter, or via email. The service is meant to make photo sharing easy by allowing you to import images from all the different accounts you may have uploaded them to, from a single platform. Read More
A few days back, we covered Gifinator for Android, which allowed users to create their own personalized GIF images
right from their Android phone. A similar app is now available for iOS, and creating animations is just a part of it! GifBoom
boasts itself to be a photo sharing service which focuses solely on GIF animations. There are not effects and filters offered by the app, but the sharing network is still pretty similar to Instagram. There is even a Featured section of the app, where you can just watch all the popular animations shared across GifBoom recently. The app's biggest positive is its sharing, with integration for a lot of social networks (including Facebook and Twitter) available in the app. So if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad, get animated (literally) and read on to find more about this free
Google is coming pretty hot in pursuit of social networking giants. First Google+ to counter Facebook and now PhotoVine
has been launched to entice an entirely different range of social media users. Photo sharing is the target this time around. With the likes of Instagram going pretty strong, this service will aim to be the new photo king with a glossy new interface and cool “vine” concept. As is usual, the first testing ground is iOS.
We reviewed 360
for Android a while ago when the 3D panoramic photo capturing and sharing freeware was new to the Android Market. We believed the app was a welcome addition to the Market, seeing as there aren’t a lot of good apps of the genre available for the platform. And now we hear that the developers (TeleportMe) may have been approached by Google to build the app for their OEMs (Samsung and HTC).
The initial release of the app was a tad rough around the edges as far as the process of capturing and stitching panoramas is concerned. Freshly released to the Market, version 2.0 of 360 not only improves upon said process, it adds easier sharing on Facebook and Twitter, providing greater efficiency and ease of use that is sure to earn the app an increase in its user ratings. And with support for over 200 Android devices and the added option to browse through a stream of panoramic / regular photos uploaded by 45000+ users from all around the world, the app may soon step in with the best of its kind out there.
In the past few weeks, there has definitely been a frenzy of importing and exporting your images from one service to another and it’s inspired quiet a few services in itself but Pictarine is the one stop solution to them all because it doesn’t take sides or discriminate. The web service lets you create a hub for images from your Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Instagram, Gmail and Twitter account and also to upload photos from your system and share them easily with your contacts. It also lets you create albums on Facebook, Picasa and Flickr by uploading images from your system or importing them from anyone of your connected accounts. Read More
is now Minus; the file sharing web service that gained popularity for making photo sharing easy now has a new domain and it celebrated by revamping both its Android and desktop application and tweaking the web interface a bit. The service though always referred to as Minus now has a domain name to match, the Android app which was somewhat lackluster is now new and shiny with Aviary editing features integrated to add effects to photos (Instagram still has more though) and the desktop application presents a better view of your timeline compared to the old one.
The team (TeamWin, actually) behind HDMwIn
and Kernel Manager
has just released a public beta of their newest app – Twin Pic
, an image sharing freeware for Android that packs support for 3D image sharing and push notifications. Twin Pic links itself with a registered Google account of your choice and allows you to share images with anyone in your contacts list, provided the selected contacts have the app installed on their devices and the email addresses attached to their profiles are the ones linked to Twin Pic. In beta as of now, the app seems to be just a tad rough around the edges. During our brief test-run, we found that the sharing History feature, when accessed, causes the app to force-close. Barring that little problem, the app works like a charm, providing you with an much faster alternative to sharing images via social media or even email.
A lot of Windows Phone 7 devices come with cameras that have the ability to give you high resolution and good quality pictures. But a good picture isn’t much use unless you can show it to your friends easily. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook let you do that, but using Pikchur
, you can share your mobile phone’s photos across multiple social networks simultaneously. And that's not all. This well-built app isn't just about sharing. There are some other really cool features too, like saving images to the cloud for safekeeping, and categorizing them into neat categories (a task that is next to impossible in the stock Pictures hub in Windows Phone 7).