It has been a while since I last featured an app here at Studio Notes. I know part of the reason is that I've developed a habit of doing round-up app recommendation/review posts rather than individual ones, so the task becomes too daunting.
That's why I decided that from now on, I will make my app recommendations more bite-sized and focused on one app per post at a time.
I think this "bulk habit" of mine tend to flow through in other ways --- waiting for the best time to upload and save photos, reserving a block of my day to write/blog, etc. That's why sometimes, things get a bit too overwhelming and I end up procrastinating instead.
That's why I have learned to love tools that help me to break down my tasks and allow me to do little things at any given time.
Like this Photo Transfer App.
What the Photo Transfer app does:
If you're like me and you've pretty much replaced your regular point-and-shoot camera with your smartphone, then most of your day-to-day pics are in your phone camera.
I very rarely sync my phone to my computer, so I don't have easy access to the photos when I want to use them for creating other images, printing, blogging, etc. when I'm on my laptop or desktop computer. And, unless I use the camera connector* with my tablet device (iPad, in this case), the step to get photos from my phone to the iPad becomes a tedious exercise.
Using the Photo Transfer App, which is a universal app that's cross-platform, I can easily transfer my photos and videos from iPhone/iPad to iPad/iPhone and/or to an Apple or Windows computer that are using the same WiFi network. Yes, in full resolution. Very, very quickly.
Transfer may be done one at a time or in bulk.
Some cool perks and features:
- No need to buy app more than once (unless you want to install on both iOS and Android devices)
- Available on iOS and Android, and can work on Windows and Mac
- Unbelievably good value at $2.99
- Easy to set up on all devices
- Fast transfers, even when transferring several files
- Can transfer RAW files
I've been using this app for about a month now and it has been working perfectly. I've transferred photos from different devices and various networks. All works well. No snags. No delays. The only bad thing that I can think of is that I wish this app has been around before I spent my money on buying a camera connector* over a year ago. This one is so much more useful and cost efficient. No need to worry about cables or additional software.
So yes, I love it and highly recommend it.
*Camera connector for iPhone/iPad cost nearly $50 when I bought it, and I didn't get much use out of it before it got lost in my travels.