Photo Transfer for iPad – App Review

If you’re an iPad newbie or new to iTunes, chances are that you are wondering how you’re going to get pictures from your computer into your new iPad. There are multiple ways you can do this.

To name a few – you can email the pictures to yourself, or configure iTunes to synchronize your computer picture folders with your iPad, or use GoodReader to import pictures, or simply use services like MobileMe and Dropbox.

But, just like everything surrounding the App Store, there is always an “App for that”. Photo Transfer is one of those apps that provide you a fast way to exchange photos from and to your iPad. You can transfer photos over WiFi, with no cables or extra software required.

The app’s design is simple, but yet very efficient. It’s very easy to understand, and you will have no trouble remembering how to transfer photos. The app comes with a built-in Help section, which provides step-by-step instructions for photo transfer. If you still need additional help, the developer has also prepared plenty of material on their website to help you transfer photos.

I must say the app transfer times are quite fast. I installed the app on my iPad and iPhone. I was able to transfer from both devices to my computer very quickly.

The app comes loaded with several features that are quite useful.

  • You can easily download multiple photos from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer.
  • You can upload photos from your computer to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
  • You have the ability to transfer up to 50 photos at one time from your computer to your iPad.
  • You can view a slideshow of your photos simply using your computer’s web browser.
  • The app works with computers running Windows, Mac and Linux.

The following video shows the app in action.

What we liked: Very easy to use. Simple design, but yet very effective. Fast download and transfer times.

What we didn’t like: The app works as advertised. But, we would like the developer to increase the 50 photo transfer limit. If you happen to collect lots of pictures, the 50 photo transfer limit may be a bit tedious for some.

To buy or not to buy: The app is a very good download for all kinds of buyers (experienced and novice). For the price of $2.99 the app provides good features and a very good online support. If you’re looking for an easy and fast way to transfer photos this is a very good download.

About Roberto: A blogger with a passion for applications, gadgets, new technologies, and everything new in this ever-changing technological world. Contact me via Twitter: @PG_Roberto

  • Driver49

    It’s a cool app, but what it really needs ability to xfr files from a DSLR with an “Eye-Fi” card.

  • Terry

    There is an app called Shutter Snitch that transfers photos from the Eye-Fi card to the iPad/iPhone… works great!

  • Roberto

    Hi Folks,

    Yes. Shutter Snitch works well. Read the article we wrote about “DSLR Tethered Photo Shooting On Your iPad”. This article covers how you can tether your iPad for photo shooting.


  • Dorrie

    Does the Photo Transfer App work with Vista?

  • Kman1051

    Can I transfer from my iPod to my iPad?

  • Konrad

    Can you transfer from and to a network drive e.g. WD Mybook live?