TGWK’s Review – Twitpic v1.0 (iOS)

Twitpic, one of the first real photo sharing sites for the popular social network Twitter, has finally released their very own app for the iPhone. Sure there have been other apps out there that upload to Twitpic using their API but this is the first app that Twitpic themselves have made to upload to their network. Twitpic used to be really popular but new services like Instagram and even Twitter’s own photo uploading service have made Twitpic less relevant these days, though people do still use it. If you’re already uploading to Twitpic through your regular Twitter app, is it worth using a separate app to upload even though you could already do this with others?

If you are a heavy Twitpic uploader, I’d have to say yes as there are quite a few things you can do in this app that aren’t possible with  third party Twitpic compatible apps. For starters, the Twitpic app lets you edit your photos before uploading them. Like Instagram, you can apply quite a few filters to your photos which seems to be the norm now for photo sharing apps. You can also enhance your photo which is similar to the enhance button Instagram has, but the Twitpic app has a few extra presets you can use too. The Twitpic app also allows you to crop, change orientation, and adjust brightness, which are things the Instagram app does not allow you to do. That means the Twitpic app actually does a bit more than the Instagram app does.

The Twitpic app also allows you to view your own timeline as well as any comments people have made on your photos. This obviously wasn’t possible before with third party apps that only let you upload to Twitpic. Very neat feature, however it’s limited to the fact that you can only view your own photos on the timeline. You can’t add other people as friends like you can on Instagram, but you can view a timeline of popular photos from other users, just not people you know.

Overall though, the new Twitpic app does do a lot of things right and adding more editing features than what Instagram has is a big plus and should make users of Twitpic quite happy. I’d definitely like to see more from the app though, mainly in terms of adding friends to follow on the service, but then again, that’s not something you can normally do on the service anyways. If you are a regular user of Twitpic, I’d definitely recommend picking up this free app if anything, just to have more control over what your photos look like before uploading.

Twitpic is available now in the App Store for Free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Description

The first ever photo sharing site for Twitter comes to the iPhone! Twitpic is the easiest and best way to share your photos and videos with your Twitter followers.

★ Quickly and seamlessly share your photos and videos with all of your Twitter followers
★ Edit your photos with beautiful filters and easy to use enhancement tools
★ Browse your Twitter photo timeline with photos from people you follow in a beautiful interface
★ Browse photos from the most popular Twitpic users
★ Manage your Twitpic photos and videos in your own timeline

[via App Store]

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