Picti: iPhone App Written and Video Review
Do you use social media simply for the photos? Do you like to see quick snapshots of what others are doing, including where they’re doing it and what it looks like? Do you wish all that other rubbish simply weren’t there? If so, then you need Picti, by developer Dctology Company. The app makes it quick and simple to add a variety of social media options to your iPhone, and to then view the photos uploaded there via a gorgeous interface. If that sounds like a bargain, or just something you’re interested in, then head on down below the break to view our whole review!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Picti seeks to ultimately clean up your social media life. A lot of us just like looking at the photos our friends post, and with that in mind, the app seeks to remove a lot of the excess and get us straight to our artistic and creepy photo viewing needs. The app does this by allowing you to add accounts from a variety of sources: Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Picassa, even Vk. Once added, the app will draw media from these places automatically. It then takes the photos and displays them in a single news feed where you can view them all at once to your hearts content. The photo viewer is quite ergonomic, and if you’d like to comment or like a post directly in-app, you’re more than capable of doing so. This is perhaps one of the biggest boons for the app, as we don’t have to retreat back to Facebook to leave a message. The app will also show you a grand list of all your friends from each network, allowing you an unprecedented amount of access to all your data from one, central hub. It’s brilliant stuff, really.
Design and Layout
Best of all, the app doesn’t look half bad, to boot! The photo viewing slash news feed home page is gorgeous, as is the friends list. We also liked how simple and easy it was to both add new accounts and update our information once added. A simple pull down refreshes the menu, while adding new accounts can be done int he settings pane with little effort involved. There are also user filters you can create to screen out unwanted photos: Tired of looking at that individuals party photos from last week? Not a problem with Picti!
The app’s price is perhaps slightly too high (we would rather have paid $1.99 or even $0.99) but the app does have the potential to replace all your other social media apps. If you’re just in it for the photos, but still want to be able to leave comments and interact with friends, there’s really no better option than using Picti for the iPhone.
Picti requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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