New Pictarine Android app unites all your photos from 11 different social networks

August 1, 2012
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    If the social networking bug got into you, chances are you might always be split up between different platforms and services. This is not only inconvenient, but it could also make you lose out on important events or miss your true friends’ online social involvement.

    Fortunately, there are many tools that can help you choose what’s really important from all those different social networking services, or simply access everything from one place.

    Such a tool is Pictarine, which aims to help you browse all your pictures and your friends’ online pictures in one place, now available for Android. Pictarine can connect to and pull photos from 11 major social networks, that you can then view, share, comment, and like.

    Pictarine is not exactly an entirely new thing and has been available as a web app for a while, but on mobile it has officially debuted yesterday. We also have to note that the app’s developers have chosen Android before hitting iOS, one thing that we can’t help but admire.

    Available over in Google Play for free, Pictarine for Android is not exactly the most complex and sophisticated organizing tool, but it’s straightforward, easy to use and master, and this is often more important than having a bunch of complicated features and functions at your disposal.

    Upon launching the app, you will be asked to log in to either your Facebook or Google account. Once you’ve done that, you can choose to follow photos of your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Google, Dropbox, Windows Live, 500px, Photobucket, and/or Shutterfly. You can, of course, pick any one of those social networks or all of them, and you can change your preferences at any time.

    Your “Photo Feed” will then display all pics shared by friends on your favorite networks in a user-friendly, elegant, yet simple interface. If you’d like to add your own pictures to the mix, you can do that with the “My photos” function.

    From that point on, the sky is the limit, as you can share, like, tweet, retweet photos and pretty much do everything you could do on any of your favorite networks, from just one place. The “Playlists” and “Surprise Me” functions will most likely be your best friends, allowing you to organize your favorite pics and only show top choices in your app’s home menu, or display random photos from everywhere.

    Has anyone tried Pictarine for Android? Are you happy with the app? Is there anything particular you’d like the developers to work on in future updates?

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