Developer: OmegaMuse

Price: $1.99
Version: 1.0

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★☆☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Pixel life is a simple, easy to use app that lets you surf, share and comment on your own and your friends Facebook album photos. If you’re the sort of person that mainly uses Facebook to share, comment and view pics this is a great app to use. While not very feature rich, it’s well designed and easy to use. Great for those who would rather not use the Facebook mobile site or app.

There’s not much to cover in this simple little app, but what it does it does quite well. You log in to your account and the app simply uploads all of your friends albums for viewing in an easy to use user interface for scrolling through pics. It’s a lot snappier than the Facebook mobile site (which I personally find a chore to use), but it has some limitations too. I do enjoy that it lets you view and make comments a lot cleaner and easier, but you’ll not be able to tag or upload photos from within the app.

The features listed in the iTunes App Store seem to include the ability to view a slide show of your friends albums, but the same can not be said about the iPhone version. Additionally, the search feature built within the app only sifts through your friends names, not the albums so you cannot search for specific photos descriptions or tags either.

I will say that I enjoy the option to view recent uploads, as that’s pretty much the only page of this app I would probably regularly visit, however it would be greatly improved by adding the date – to clarify which albums were updated when.

Overall, I wish this app were priced at $0.99 so I could say that it’s a good value. Given the limitations that it has, and the fact that no matter what you’re going to need a data connection or internet to view the files anyways, you could save your money and get a free option. You’ll miss out on the well designed and easy to use UI though, so if that’s important to you, go ahead and give this one a whirl.

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