Picture this, an app for your iPad and iPhone that allows you to transfer your photos to and from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or your Windows, Mac or Linux-based computer. Sounds orbital does it not? Photo Transfer, a $2.99 app, does just that, allowing one to transfer photos from device to device through a WiFi connection without requiring any added cables or software.
To begin using Photo Transfer, download the app from the App Store (here), add the app to your iPad, iPhone and/or iPod touch by syncing your respective device(s) using iTunes, and once complete you are ready to start transferring your photographs to and from your devices.
Among some of the more grand features of this app are:
- The ability to exchange photos between multiple iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch devices.
- The ability to transfer up to 50 photographs at one time from your computer to iPad.
- The ability to view slideshows of your photographs using your computer’s web browser.
- Extremely fast photo transfer between devices.
After installing the app on my iPhone 3G and iPad, I tested the speed of Photo Transfer from both devices to my Mac, and from my Mac to both my iPhone and iPad. Transfer of photos was not only easier than expected, but also faster than I thought possible. Regardless of the device I transferred photos to and from and the number of photos transferred, the amount of time to complete transfer averaged less than 1.5 seconds per photo. Extremely fast indeed.
I found the app’s design simplistic in the very best sense of the word, the UI extremely easy to understand, and should one have any trouble with remembering exactly how to transfer photos, the app smartly features a built-in help section, ‘Select,’ to provide one with step-by-step instructions for photo transfer. For those that need more assistance when using Photo Transfer, the companion site for the app offers a tremendous amount of written, photographic and video resources (links to video demonstrations included below), making the $2.99 price tag seem even more like a bargain thanks to the online support available to users, ensuring that even the most novice electronic device user can comfortably use the app.
While I wait on (and now wonder if I need it thanks to Photo Transfer) the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit I ordered 3 weeks ago, at a price of $29.99, Photo Transfer will be the method I choose to transfer photos to and from my iPad along with all of my other Apple-branded devices, quickly and wirelessly.
Photo Transfer is a fantastic app, will be one I recommend to anyone I know, and one I am extremely proud to say I am not only the owner of, but will continue to use time and time again.
If you have used Photo Transfer, share your experiences with us and if you have yet to use the app, will you give it a spin?