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FlickStackr iOS App Review

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FlickStackr for iPhone or iPad brings photo sharing to your mobile device. It offers the facility to browse photos from Flickr, upload your own photos, view EXIF data and more.

We wanted to put this app through its paces to see if it really worked as well as we have been led to believe, don’t miss our review below.

If you would like to download it, it’s a good time as the developers are currently offering it with 50% off, click here to download.

Version

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Category: Photography
Updated: September 7, 2011
Version: 1.9.1
Developer: iPont Software
Rated: 4+
Price: Currently on sale at $0.99/£0.69 – 50% off

Our Rating: Highly Recommended – ****

Getting Started

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FlickStackr is simple to get started with, as soon as you open the app you will be shown thumbnail images of recently uploaded images to Flickr. From this point you can view images from Everyone, Explore, view Stacks or Search for specfic images, people, groups, recent or even from a specific location in the world.

Selection

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You can find out more about an image by clicking on its thumbnail, you will then see a larger image of the photograph. Once you are at this stage, you then have additional options, such as adding the image to your Stack – this means you can easily retrieve the image when you need it. You can also add it to your favorites, share or even view the photographer’s other images.

Location, location, location

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By clicking on the menu bar at the bottom of the image there are a whole host of other great options to choose from. In the above example we have selected Location, you can see this image was shot in London from the map. You can also read a description of the app and see how popular it is.

EXIF Data

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It is also possible to view the EXIF data of the image, as shown above.

Sets

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We really like the Sets option, it allows you to view other images from the same photographer in the same style of category. In the above screen grab we can view three categories from this photographer. In the screen grab below we have selected the first category as it from the original image that we viewed.

Image Categories

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This screen grab show all the images within the specific category that we have selected from the Sets menu.

Selection

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By selecting any one image it is possible to find out more information about it, as we did above.

Sharing

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As you might expect FlickStackr allows you to share any photos you want to to Facebook, Twitter and email.

Your Flickr

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If you’re logged into Flickr and you can do so within this app, then you can also upload your own images, view your Photostream, share, add to favorites, stack, view your EXIF data, basically all the same options as above.

Conclusion

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FlickStackr is an excellent app, one that we can very easily recommend. It is very professionally put together, works incredibly well and allows you to map the minefield of Flickr is a very organized way. In many ways we have only scratched the surface of the options within FlickStackr, as it is such an accomplished app, you will be able to personalize it and ensure you get the most from it.

If you haven’t already downloaded this app and you are a regular Flickr viewer/user then we strongly recommend you do. Seriously, it will make your life a whole lot easier to manage and save you a great deal of time.

 

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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