iPhone X There has to be a better photo album app out there...

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  1. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    so like many of us, I enjoyed jailbroken iPhones for many years. I had a 7+ that was JB and foolishly jumped to an X (got that “gotta have the new toy itch”) before realizing I’d lose my JB.


    One of the biggest reasons I loved my jail break was photoalbums+ That actually moved photos into photoalbums not duplicated them there. Between my snakes, birds, dogs, street racing, projects, work etc pictures in my phone I can never find **** and it’s killing me.


    Having a stock X is seriously
    Pushing me back to the android world.... is there any hope for me?
     
  2. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    Google Photos works wonders on an iPhone
     
  3. forestinjersey macrumors member

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    Google Photos is excellent, you could also try the Workflow app and see if you can automate any photo actions.
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I mean, I still don’t get the point. The default photos app doesn’t duplicate photos and if someone arranges photos within albums then it should be fine.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    The point is that albums are simply pointers to the pictures in the camera roll.

    So, if you spend a lot of time in your camera roll you find the pictures that are in your album. If there are a lot of pictures in the album then you have to scroll past all those pics in the camera roll to get to other pictures.

    Think of it like making folders in your Pictures folder on your computer and then just copying pics into those folders instead of moving them from the Pictures folder into those folders.

    Or worse yet, what it actually is, just making shortcuts or aliases to the pics in the Pictures folder inside the folders you make in there.
     
  6. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    As far as dealing with photos on your iPhone, you'll forever be tortured by the horrible photos app. Since its deeply integrated into the OS, there's no getting around having to use it. Is it horrible? Yeah pretty much. My advice is just deal with it because there's no other option available--- unless you want to forever be copying stuff out of photos into another app like File Browser. That gets old quick.
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    How is googles App better than Apple’s based on the criticism the OP has for Apple’s Photos app?
     
  8. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Well, if that’s the issue then even google photos won’t help the OP as suggested by some.

    EXACTLY!
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Yeah, I don't really see how it would. It cannot replace the photos app and so it becomes an additional headache.

    Unfortunately, this falls under yet another one of those categories where Apple COULD make it the way OP (and me) wants it to work, but won't.

    The fact that Photoalbums+ (which I use) can do this is proof that Apple simply chooses not to.
     
  10. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    How does Google Photos not replace the Photos app? If you mean that pics still go to the camera roll, well, there's not much that you can do about that, but you can pretty much ignore the Photos app and just let Google Photos upload them.

    What I *do* wish you could defeat is the phone wasting cycles on things like face-matching, which I utterly could not care less about. Using Google Photos doesn't stop it from doing that.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    What if you want to send a photo via email or text message?

    It defaults to the camera roll right? Not Google Photos. So, you're still wading through the camera roll.

    Sure, you can open Google Photos and then send one of the pics in there to either the email or text app, but how many steps is that?

    And Google Photos is only duplicating inside the app what is in the photos app. Yes, you can organize it in Google Photos better than the stock photos app, but anytime you want to use the system to send a photo it's going to default to the photos app.

    And if you use different apps other than the stock aps for email or texting?
     
  12. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    What is this app you use called PhotoAlbums+?
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It's a jailbreak tweak that modifies the photos app.

    http://www.photoalbumsplus.net/
     

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