Pocketbooth for iPad review

Pocketbooth gives you a variety of options for shooting and sharing mugshot photos, and it does so in an elegantly simple package. Once you fire up the app, push the Start button, and Pocketbook immediately reels off a strip of four black-and-white shots, giving you two seconds between camera clicks to repose yourself or your friends.

When that’s done, you can save the photostrip to your phone, or share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook. There’s even an option to print directly from your phone, if you have a wireless printer nearby.

You’re not restricted to that set of four black-and-white shots, though. Pocketbooth lets you choose how many pictures you’ll sit for, what kind of effects filter to use – there are five, including 1975 and Antique – and even the colour of the border surrounding the photo. If this sounds complex, it’s not. This is an app that wants to get you to the business of making photo fun instead of bogging you down in details.

Pocketbooth HD for tablets is also oriented to the latest technology: the iPad 2 has a camera, but its predecessor does not, so you shouldn’t bother with this app if you’re still carrying the first-generation technology.

Share your fun photos instantly and save them to look back on in years to come

OUR VERDICT

The HD version of the app does everything the cheaper iPhone version does but, except for making use of the iPad’s larger screen space to move some menu items to the app’s home page, it doesn’t do enough to justify the extra money.

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