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TinType Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LIMITED PHOTO EDITING
TinType offers some very limited photo filtering effects that, while attractive, are all too restrictive.
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Pixelmator Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on October 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: POWERFUL IMAGE EDITING
Pixelmator is a great way to edit and repair photos on your iPad.
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Veditor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PIMP YOUR VIDEO
Want to add stickers and music to your videos? Veditor can do that easily.
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Hyperlapse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPEEDY VIDEO SNAPS
Want to make a great time-lapse video quickly? Hyperlapse is perfect for that.
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The Rise of PicsaStock and How You Can Make Money from Your iOS Photography

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 27th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

We all take plenty of photos, right? That’s the joy of having a reasonably powerful camera in your pocket, thanks to your trusty iPhone and a bevy of similarly useful apps. Wouldn’t it be great to make some money out of those snaps? While your selfies might not garner much attention, there’s sure to be some great shots that will appeal to someone keen to purchase the rights. That’s the thinking behind PicsaStock, an app that allows you to sell your photos to professional creatives around the world.

Proving to be remarkably simple to do, you can connect your account to the likes of Instagram, 500px, Flickr, and Dropbox, thereby sharing individual photos with the community in the hope of selling them elsewhere. We had a word with head of Mobile Marketing & Press, Lars Poeck, to learn more.


148Apps: Where did the inspiration for PicsaStock come from?
Lars Poeck (LP): Before PicsaStock.com we founded YourPainting.de. This is a global gift franchising for customized photo paintings. During this process, we realized the complicated licensing process for photography. We also learned about a huge demand for authentic pictures - by agencies, bloggers, websites and even big brands. But these photos are hard to get. This is a strange situation. We all “produce” pictures like this everyday - everywhere. Each smartphone comes a high-tech-camera – right in your pocket. You are able to do even night shots or long exposure pictures with some photo apps.

So we invented PicsaStock.com as a marketplace and community for authentic photography. Sure, we keep an eye on good quality content. But as you [can] see on platforms like VSCO Cam, 500px, Instagram, or Flickr: there are millions of brilliant photographers out there that do even more than selfies or cat pictures. Some don’t have the slightest idea that they can earn money with their photography. We give them 50% of the sale price. So we invite them all to sell their photography. Our app also comes with features like a nice gallery mode [and] a special color search technology, so you can skip through your own gallery and discover brilliant pictures by other photographers with the app.


148Apps: How many people are currently using the service?
LP: We are a very young company. [Note: The company was founded in February 2013, with the site launching in September 2013 and the iOS app following in February 2014] At the moment we have around 25,000 users and photographers on our platform. Some upload hundreds of pictures, some just want to give it a try and upload a few pictures. But it’s amazing to see this growing every day. In our company, we all have a passion for photography. So every morning when we arrive it’s amazing to skip through the new pictures that people from all over the world uploaded on our server.

148Apps: How many photos have been purchased since the site was launched?
LP: At the moment we don’t release these numbers. But before I started at PicsaStock, I tested the service by myself and sold 10 pictures with the app. At the moment, we have 1 million approved and curated pictures and photos. Every day we get thousands of new ones. Sure, we can’t accept all of the pictures in terms of keeping up the quality standard. But it’s amazing how many people out there really know how to take a good picture – not only with their smartphones. As a tip for new users: The better you tag and name your pictures, the easier it is for others to find them.


148Apps: How is the service currently funded?
LP: As we launched in September 2013, we were supported by an investment from Slamdunk Capital and other early stage angel investors. Now we [have] some more business angels on board.

148apps: Are there any plans for an iPad app for the service?
LP: I love the iPad and the tablet size for displaying photography. You can use our app on iPad but it’s not optimized yet for the tablet. We’ve just launched our Android app and plan some feature updates for the current iPhone app. But sure, tablet apps are something we are discussing more and more often.



Thanks to Lars for taking the time to answer our questions. The PicsaStock app is available now from the App Store.

Camu Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SELFIE APPROVED
With a focus on taking a good selfie, Camu is a well-rounded if simple photography package.
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Tabbed Navigation and More Come to Video Texting App, Glide

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new and hefty update has just been released for video texting app, Glide.

The app now offers tabbed navigation, making it easy to switch between friends, chats, and more. You can view when your friends were last active, as well as add distinctive names to personalize and better identify your group chats.

Alongside that, users can now create personal profile pages for themselves, as well as easily forward messages to other chats or share via email/SMS and various social networks.

The update is available now from the App Store and Glide is a free download.

Yarnee Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STYLISH STORYTELLING
Convenient and quick to use, Yarnee enables you to create stories from your social networking entries.
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ComicBook! 2: Creative Superpowers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER IMAGES
Want to create comic book strips out of your photos? ComicBook! 2: Creative Superpowers offers so many ways of doing just that.
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Matter Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ORIGINAL PHOTO MANIPULATION
Matter lets you add geometric 3d shapes to your images and manipulate things so each image looks quite impressive.
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Kinomatic Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONVENIENT VIDEO EDITING
Easy video recording and editing is possible, thanks to Kinomatic.
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Fly Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPEEDY VIDEO EDITING
Editing videos is a dream with this fast and convenient video editing app.
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Polymo Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPEEDY PHOTO ORGANIZING
Organize your photos with easy tagging and more with this convenient to use photography app.
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Shutter Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INFINITE CLOUD STORAGE
Store your images and videos on a private Cloud in this handy camera/storage app.
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FastFeed for 500px Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPEEDY PHOTO SEARCHING
Fast in more than just name, FastFeed for 500px is a great way to browse the 500px community.
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