Even with upcoming improvements to the native Photos app in iOS 7, simple tasks like sharing, organizing and deleting a couple of photos can take quite a few taps. If you’d like to share multiple photos, you need to tap on literally every single picture then press the share button. In comes the new, free Photoful app – and it blows the native app out of the water.
When you first open the app, Photoful will ask permission to access your device’s photos. For me, this was already a huge relief. Many photo organizing apps use their own albums and photo library (or give you the option to import photos one-by-one), which kills the entire use case. Instead, Photoful integrates right into your device’s library and any changes effect the main library.
Photoful separates out the photos by day, but you can also create albums right within the app.
To share a few photos, hold down your finger on one image then slide across all of the other images you’d like to include. Right away, you’re greeted with a “share” button, where you can send a gallery by way of email, SMS/iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram. See an example here.
If you single tap an image, you’re met in an Instagram-feed style view of your images. Deleting an image is as simple as swiping to the left. To share a photo, just swipe it to the right.
Photoful has already replaced the iOS 7 Photos app for me. Check it out in the App Store.