Friday, April 19, 2013

Undiscovered App #8: Photo Date

Photo DateIf you ever take pictures on your iPhone, you're going to appreciate today's Undiscovered App from independent developer Ben Philabaum, who created this app in three weeks for $250. It's called Photo Date, and it does one thing that I've always wished Apple would do with their pictures: show the time stamp.

I've got literally thousands of pictures in my camera roll, and sometimes when I'm scrolling through them, I want to know when I took a certain picture. With Photo Date, that question will forever and easily be answered. Just open the app, and it will access your camera roll and show you a little time stamp at the bottom, like in the screen shots below:

Screen shots of Photo Date

Photo Date is free to download and has an average of 5 stars from 44 ratings. Get this, and it will simplify your life.

By the way, I'm in a giving mood: every week, I'm going to select a lucky person to get any one MP3 song from the Amazon MP3 Store. Have a look at the Amazon MP3 Store for the song you'd like, and leave a comment with the name of the song.  We'll go through all our comments, from past and present posts, and if we select your song, we'll gift it to you. Just make sure to check back so you'll know if you won (we need an email to send it to, after all). This will be ongoing, so if you don't win this week, try again next week and drop another comment.

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  1. It's great as long as you don't need to send the photo w/the information. There is no email feature.

  2. I cannot get the app to work.. it shows a list of photo libraries and that is all.

  3. The app itself shows the date and time very clearly and its easy to use.
    But since the app only has a viewing option it makes it very limited. I require to make and email pictures for my work (insurance related issues) so this makes the app useless for me sadly.

  4. A work around to get both the photo and date to show is to take a picture of the screen (pressing center button and on/off button as same time) with the date/time showing. Drawback is that it includes the title bar as well.

  5. Thank you, I love it! It's straightforward and does just what I needed it to do - show the date and time each photo was taken. In thinking about it, it's rather remarkable that iPhone doesn't inherently do that on the phone itself. Meanwhile, yes, taking a screenshot would then add the dated photo back to your camera roll, where you could email it to your heart's content.

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