Version Reviewed: 2.0.7
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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I’ve had an iPhone for 7 yearsnow, which makes my camera roll an intimidatingly large one. I have thousands of photos on there even before I take into account stuff on Facebook and other social networks. PhotoTime aims to help simplify organizing and searching them all through a smart tagging system that does actually work quite well.
The thinking behind it is that you allow the app to analyze everything of yours and it starts figuring things out for itself. It takes time to do this so expect plenty of progress bars early on, but it’s worth it. In the case of Facebook photos that have been tagged, PhotoTime recognises this then starts to use such things to figure out other photos that should be similarly tagged.
It’s also smart enough to generate keyword tags all of its own, saving you some much needed time while dividing stuff up. Events and locations can all be connected to this, meaning regardless of what service your photo is stored within, you can search for it via PhotoTime. It works well too, saving you plenty of time and simplifying the process.
You can bookmark groups of photos too with the app organizing these around common keywords or combinations. New photos can then be automatically added with appropriate tags generated.
Besides offering up an easy to glance at list of faces used in your images, PhotoTime provides statistics based around the countries and cities the images are taken, as well as the days and even what images there are of food. It’s certainly interesting.
Of course, you have to trust PhotoTime to deal with all your photos but it promises that nothing is stored remotely - and really, you’re already trusting various Cloud services with more than that anyhow. As a convenient and relatively quick way to search through your photos, PhotoTime is a pretty good option to take.