When it comes to photos on the iPhone, Apple likes to keep you locked inside its good-looking, but quite restricted gallery. Photopod is a great little app that makes managing, uploading, downloading, editing and sharing images easy, whether they’re stored on your iPhone or on a number of Web services.
The app, from Sweden’s Dear Future Astronaut, hooks into Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, TwitPic and Dropbox. Once you’ve added your accounts from any of these services, Photopod allows you to browse photos stored across them all. They can then be cropped, rotated and renamed if you choose, before being downloaded to your iPhone or transferred to one of the other services.
So, let’s say you have photos stored in your Dropbox account and you want to move them to Flickr. With Photopod you can get the job done quickly by copying them to your iPhone, editing and naming them before pushing them off to Flickr, all while you wait for the bus home.
As useful as it is, Photopod can only deal with one image at a time right now. Batch uploading, downloading and editing would be a welcome addition, as would support for Apple’s MobileMe. That said, it’s an easy-to-use app that gets the job done quickly. if you’re the kind of person who has photos scattered across the Web and wants to get them in order, Photopod is well worth investing £1.19 (or local equivalent) in. You can find it on the App Store here.