PixUploader: iPhone Written App Review
If you’ve been on the prowl for a fast, efficient way to move your iPhone pics to Facebook, the latest app form Lab57 might be just up your alley. It’s called PixUploader, and it’s meant to shorten the time it takes to go from your camera to your Facebook albums. Always up for an app that saves you time, we thought it was high time PixUploader went head to head with our stringent test standards here at The iPhone App Review. Let’s see how it did.
PixUploader does one thing and one thing only: upload photos directly to a linked Facebook account. Before you poo-poo the simplicity, you have to admit that all too often, direct Facebook photo uploads can fail, error out or just take way too much time. PixUploader doesn’t have that problem.
It also makes ensuring the order of your photos a snap with a sleek user interface (more about that after the cut) and you can enable recent photo upload with a single touch. The PixUploader app can bet set up to automatically import your 8 most recent photos (or any number up to eight that you prefer). You can even tweak the settings so that a single touch of the upload button goes to a specific album. The app facilitates easy photo tagging, and allows you to reorder pics or remove photos from the upload line up with simple gestures.
So, yes, PixUploader is a simple app. I think it would benefit greatly from additional social networking tie ins, for those of us who are much more likely to Tweet a pic. But, it does complete it’s one single task very well. Frequent photo sharers are going to love this app.
Layout & Design:
The PixUploader app has two different themes: a simple blue and white one and a more ornate orange wood background style. Neither of them is particularly moving, but they do the trick. Using the PixUploader iPhone app is really very easy. Also, I really like the photos interface where simple gestures rule supreme. Flick a pic to remove it from the running. Tap and drag a photo to reorder your shots with ease. And a tap opens it up for tagging and caption adding. That’s why, despite being disappointed with the app design, I have to give Pix Uploader some props for ease and style.
The full version of PixUploader costs $.99. While that won’t break the bank, it does sound a little bit silly for the app to charge users for something they can do with another free app, namely the official Facebook app. There’s also a lite version of the app you can check out to see if PixUploader is for you, but it doesn’t have the really important features that the full version does. So I suggest sucking it up and ponying up a dollar if you think you want to use this app for photo sharing.
PixUploader iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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