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.

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.

Personally, I would recommend that most users keep this new switch in Settings turned off. - Eric

Eric Welander
BestPhotos 2.0

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

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!



Eric Welander
BestPhotos 1.4
  • Now you can easily swipe images to mark them to delete or favorite.
  • If you purchase "The Best Features", you can also use a dark mode theme, and select an alternate icon.
Eric Welander
The Best Photo App 1.3
  • New customizable controls make it even easier to quickly delete or favorite a photo
  • Make a decision on a photo, and get auto advanced to the next one
  • Improved UI for finding duplicate photos
  • Improved quality of shared photos
  • A variety of smaller bug fixes
Eric Welander