BestPhotos on ScreenCastsOnline
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This week, it’s an honor to have BestPhotos featured in a ScreenCastsOnline tutorial by Mike Schmitz on cleaning up your Photos library. ScreenCastsOnline is a membership site with polished tutorials on the latest apps for iOS, macOS, and more.

You can see a preview of the video here, with the option to sign up for a membership to see the whole video and more tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline.

https://screencastsonline.com/tutorials/photos/tip-manage-photos-with-bestphotos 

Looking to clean up your photo library? Download BestPhotos today and get started. 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bestphotos/id1168605247?mt=8 

Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.1
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This update is all about albums and folders! You can now:

  • Add albums or folders
  • Rename albums or folders
  • Move albums or folders between folders
  • New smart search for finding photos or videos that aren’t in albums
  • Drag and drop albums into folders for easy arrangement on iPad
  • Drag and drop photos and videos into albums on iPad

Along with Albums and Folders, this update also adds:

  • Support for new iPads, not only in screen sizes, but also for their screen recordings in the iOS Screen Recordings smart search
  • Smart search sections are now collapsible
  • Better metadata icons, including identification of bursts, RAW, and RAW+JPEG photos
  • A setting for HDR and Portrait Mode smart searches to optionally require the presence of a “normal” copy photo to show up in the search
  • Bug fixes for loading videos in certain situations
  • Updated option to share new analytics, diagnostics, and crash reporting
  • Some other, smaller bug fixes
Eric Welander
BestPhotos The Best Features Black Friday Sale

Today only (Friday 11/23), upgrading to The Best Features in BestPhotos is discounted from $2.99 to $1.99 and equivalent prices around the world.

Highlights of The Best Features include:

  • Compare mode to see two photos or videos side by side
  • Smart searches to highlight all kinds of potential problem areas in cleaning up your library, like duplicate or similar photos
  • Inspect photo EXIF and other metadata
  • Change photo location
  • And more! 

This is the first time BestPhotos has ever had anything discounted in over a year and a half on the App Store. With apps like Luma Fushion and Affinity Photo taking the iPad by storm, organizing and managing your iOS photo library is more important than ever before.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bestphotos/id1168605247?mt=8

Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.0.4

This is a quick and small update that includes a variety of bug fixes related to:

  • Rotating photos
  • Changing photo location
  • Searching for iOS screen recordings

If you're enjoying BestPhotos, please don't forget to leave a review on the App Store

Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.0.3

This update changes HDR and Portrait smart searches to also show individual photos that are HDR or Portrait Mode but don’t have a “normal” companion copy.

This update fixes a variety of bugs, including:

  • Compare mode would not synchronize scrolling and zooming across photos
  • Location editing was disabled from the photo metadata view
  • Tapping was disabled on certain rows in the app settings screen where it is required
  • Issues comparing videos

Comparing videos is actually a pretty fun feature. You can play both videos side by side and see which makes the most sense to share.

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Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.0.2
  • Fixes a bug where certain sharing and download actions could unintentionally use cellular data.
  • Gives you a toggle for using cellular data for in-app media downloads like full resolution photos to share.
 
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Personally, I would recommend that most users keep this new switch in Settings turned off. - Eric

Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.0
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For over a year, BestPhotos has given thousands of users the power to search and organize their photo library in totally new ways. With 2.0, BestPhotos takes this even further. The update is completely free for existing users, including new smart searches for users who already purchased “The Best Features” upgrade.

What’s new?

  • Improved interface design using a dual column layout
  • Improved video management…focus on your Vertical Video or go through your iOS Screen Recordings
  • Siri Shortcuts to jump back to today, this week or this month in BestPhotos, along with smart searches
  • New library stats view telling you more about your past 12 months in photos and videos
  • Swipe to delete or favorite photos on iPhone and iPad (previously iPhone only)
  • Touch, hold, and then drag to select multiple photos
  • Tweaked algorithm for finding duplicate photos
  • New app icon


Great with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Everyone is talking about the new HDR and portrait mode features on the latest iPhones. One of the little-known features in the iOS Settings is being able to save a normal copy of the same photo for both portrait mode and HDR. As part of “The Best Features” upgrade, BestPhotos can search your library for HDR or portrait mode photos, along with their “normal” copy siblings. This way you can jump to either mode in the moment of a shot and select which type of photo looked best for that circumstance later.

BestPhotos is available on the App Store as a free download.

“The Best Features” in-app purchase costs $2.99 USD.

Eric Welander
Announcing the Windy Tech YouTube Channel

Today I’m pleased to announce the rebranding of my personal YouTube channel to Windy Tech. This name is easier to remember, and spell, and fits right along side my app development at Windy Software. Since everything I do revolves around Chicago, it also seems natural to have a shared name for both places that reflects the “Windy City”.

While I might occasionally make videos about Windy Software apps on my Windy Tech channel, the idea is to keep them very separate, and cover other apps, gear, and automation in the Apple ecosystem.

Lot’s of exciting things in store. Subscribe at youtube.com/windytech.

 
 
Eric Welander
BestPhotos 1.5

New Feature:

Are videos or screenshots slowing you down from going through your photos? Now you can easily ignore them. Simply flip a switch in settings, and you won’t see videos, and or screenshots in BestPhotos.



The Privacy Update:

I am deleting my app email newsletter list, and removing all third party analytics, crash reporting, and ads from BestPhotos. This way I can respect your privacy even more, and simplify my development at the same time.



Bug Fixes:

I’m always trying to make this app better. As cheesy as that sounds, it’s good for you!



Best,

Eric

Eric Welander