Part of PadGadget’s continuing series Become An Expert With PadGadget’s iPad Photography Series
When you’re editing and working with photos on your iPad, it’s very handy to have a way to easily import and export them between computers and electronic devices. Photosync is a universal iOS application that allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from iOS device to iOS device, or computer to iOS and vice versa using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Get rid of all those pesky cables and download this app to make photo transferring quick and simple. It’s even easier than Dropbox, which is what I used previously.
When you first open PhotoSync, it will import all of the photos in your native photo album, where you can view them or tap them to flag them for syncing with your computer, another iOS device, Dropbox, Flickr, or FTP. There is no limit on the number of photos you can upload or download in PhotoSync.
To quickly and easily sync with your computer, you can download the companion app, which is available for both Mac and Windows. However, you don’t need this software to sync, it just makes it easier. To sync without the software, you can enter a specified web address to download your pictures. This is very handy when you want to share your photos with other people – all it takes is a web address. From this web address, you can select the pictures you want to download, and they are added to a file which then downloads to your computer.
Uploading to my computer, my Dropbox and my Flickr account was simple. After entering my account information, PhotoSync required just a simple tap to send my photos wherever I wanted them to go. To sync from one iOS device to another, you need PhotoSync installed on both devices, and then you just run both apps at the same time to sync between them. I had no trouble syncing from my iPhone to my iPad using Bluetooth.
Photos can be imported as well as exported, from iOS device to iOS device or from your computer using the web address supplied in PhotoSync or the available software. PhotoSync keeps track of which photos have been sent and received between your devices, keeping everything neat and tidy. On a Mac, sending photos to your iPad is as simple as dragging the photo to the app icon on your desktop. Photos are sent instantly. Everything I synced transferred super fast and without any problems.
PhotoSync is the best photo transferring app I’ve found, and it truly makes moving photos from my iPad to my computer much easier. Editing photos right on my iPad is much less of a hassle with PhotoSync to keep everything organized and easily shareable.
What I liked: I use this app to send photos uploaded from my DSLR to my iPad for editing with some of my iPad apps, and I also use it to send iPhone photos to my computer. It makes both of these tasks much simpler, and file transfers happen a lot faster than they do with Dropbox, saving me a lot of time. It also had no problem with my RAW files.
What I didn’t like: I had no complaints or problems using PhotoSync, it worked flawlessly.
To buy or not to buy: If you’re regularly taking and editing photos on your iPad or iPhone and need to send them to your computer, or vice versa, this app is invaluable.
- App Name: PhotoSync
- Version Reviewed: 1.1
- Category: Photography
- Developer: touchbyte GmbH
- Price: $1.99