I was browsing through the Mac App store the other day when I came across an interesting program in the section called Better Together. There in the Pairing section was an App called PhotoSync and it claimed to be a wireless image transfer solution between the Mac, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. This really peaked my interest because one of my few complaints about images on the iPad is the weakness in transferring them without having to sync.
I downloaded the free Mac app and then went to my iPad and found the corresponding app in the App store. It, unlike the Mac counterpart, was not free but the $2.99 pricetag was hardly enough to keep me from trying it, especially if it delivered results as it claimed.
I fired up the Mac app, which really doesn’t have much to it except a preference menu that let’s you select a download folder for your images. You can also select to have them go into iPhoto or Aperture if you so choose.
The iPad app was a different story in respect to options. The main reason I wanted to try the app was to wirelessly send images from my iPad to my computer but there are other options in the iPad app that include sending images to Dropbox, Flickr, and even an FTP server.
Once you have configured all of your options (Dropbox username and password and Flickr synching) it’s time to start marking images for transfer. All it takes is a tap of the inger to mark the images that you want to transfer. There is no limit to how many you can send. You can also sort your images by Library, Album, or Event to help you quickly find the images you want to transfer.
If you are moving files to your Mac and you have the app running on the computer, it will locate the system on your network and allow you to select it.
As soon as I selected my Mac the images started zipping across my network and into my computer. It was just that easy.
It’s also possible to upload from your computer to the device by entering the devices IP address into a web browser, which brings up a pretty slick user interface that let’s you select images from a folder window.
This is a fantastic little app that is well worth the $2.99 price tag (just $1.99 for the iPhone/iPod version). Moving files is effortless and the interface on the device is elegant and easy to use. If you have been looking for a new way to move your images between your i-device, computer, Flickr, or Dropbox, you can’t beat this nifty little app. You can find out more information and get all the download links (including one for your Windows machine) by heading on over to the official PhotoSync website.