iPad App of the Week: Flickr

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Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Flickr.  A classic iPad app that recently went through a major update.  With Flickr you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.  Flickr has always had a special place in my heart as I initially used it to share all of our baby photos with family members when our first son was born over 12 years ago.  Since then, there have been so many other resources available to store your photos, especially in the cloud, that I haven’t used it in years–that was until the recent version 4.0 update caught my eye.   The newest update brings with it a welcomed addition of features to an already powerful app.


• Put your free 1000GB to work like never before – auto-uploadr now grabs all photos and videos on your device, privately storing them in your Flickr camera roll.

• A timeline view with improved browsing, organization and sharing.
• Flickr got a facelift with an all new elegant, approachable look and feel to match your spiffy new camera roll.
• Unleash your creativity with photo edits straight from your Flickr photos.
• New and enhanced photo filters to help get your snaps share-ready.
• Share to Instagram.

Flickr is most likely one of those apps that you’ve used one time or another and either forgot about it, or allowed it to gather dust in a Photos folder buried amongst the other apps on your iPad.  If Flickr is not currently  installed on your iPad, chances are, when you attempt to download it, you’ll see that you have already purchased it once upon a time and will just need to download it from the cloud again.


1000 GB of free storage is insane!  Regardless of what additional cloud storage services you have available to you, having your pictures auto-update to the cloud, where the are available to download from anywhere is a great insurance policy.  The app is a pleasure to navigate with its clean, simple user interface.  I’m really happy I re-discovered Flickr for the iPad.


To get started–download the app, and sign-up, or sign-in with your Yahoo username and password.  You are prompted to turn the auto-uploader on at the time of your sign-in.  However, you can always initial say no, and then turn on the feature at a later date.  Your uploaded pictures are divided into (5) categories–Camera Roll, Public, Albums, Faves, Groups.


In addition, you can also search your photo stream, Flickr photos, people and groups.  Lastly, there is a basic photo editing tool that is included in the app.  Here you have some of the more common edits available to you.  They include a magic enhance, crop, a set of filters, a straightening tool, and familiar enhancements like brightness, saturation, exposure, etc.  Overall, it’s a good set of standard, pre-loaded tools.

Here’s an App Store link for Flickr; it’s free–so you really have no reason not to check it out.

If you’re interested in more great iPad apps, check out our Best iPad Apps section!

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