As a media management application for iPhone and iPod Touch, PhotoList's capability to store and sort images by the name and star rating you assign them is a convenient way to quickly find images in a large collection. As with any application that requires you to build a media library from scratch, set-up takes time, enough of it, in fact, that those with large collections in their iPhone camera roll to use PhotoList only for best-of collections. The sorting, rating, and adding photos is intuitive, but we experienced delays after saving a rated and labeled image.
For a $1.99 price tag we'd like to see a few more basic features--a search bar as another way to quickly find titled photos among a sea of pictures, a way to e-mail photos or albums to a friend, and a way to import multiple photos from the camera roll at once. We're told that the next update to PhotoList will download photos from Facebook and Flickr accounts, which would bring some value to the application as a repository for your favorite photos, by category. The e-mail function is expected after the iPhone 3.0 OS release. With all these changes coming, should you bother to buy the application now? If your camera roll is an important part of your iPhone life, the extra organization could be worthwhile, but if you're only attracted to the entire package, holding off may be a better bet.
Think you took the perfect picture? Rate your photos on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, and then sort by either rating or name when looking through photo folders. Want to remember exactly what that picture is of? PhotoList lets you name or label individual pictures for further detail.
Click on either the Rating or Name tab at the bottom of the screen to sort pictures accordingly, within folders.
Create as many different folders as you need, and group your photos by category, date, etc., the choice is up to you!
PhotoList makes it easier than ever to store multiple albums on your iPhone, without the hassle of uploading from your home computer.
What's new in this version:
1. Upload photos directly from your computer.
2. Select multiple photos from a folder to easily delete, move or email them.
3. Share and view your PhotoList photos on the web through any browser.
4. Screensaver rotates through your photo collection after 60 seconds of being idle in the open application. Who needs a digital photo frame when you have an iPhone?