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Pics Assistant

By Phyar Studio

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Pics is a photo management App for iOS device, this is the assistant App running on Mac OS, providing convenient way to manage photos/videos/albums. It would search and connect to your iOS device automatically, then you can upload photos/videos by simple drag & drop.

Features of Pics for iOS:
-View your photos in full resolution, no compressing, no quality losing.
-Very fast import photos and videos from "Camera Roll" or "Photos Library", start organize your thousands of photos from now on!
-Import HD videos without any quality losing.
-View your photos in camera roll directly, it's also treat as an album in App.
-Sort photo within the album, sort multiple items by one touch.
-Add, delete, order albums, edit album name and properties. Move, delete photos and videos.
-4 Desktops. Organize your albums into different desktop, and you can lock the desktop instead of lock albums.
-WiFi downloading and uploading, access photos and videos in all albums including camera roll.
-Accept ZIP packet for uploading, you can upload hundreds of photos by one click! Progress indicator displayed on your device while uploading.
-Synchronously display in web browser, all your changes made on your device would update to web browser automatically.
-Photos and Videos filter inside the App and also provide for web browser, find videos much easier.
-Passcode protection for locked albums and admin operations.
-Native iPad support, Pics is a universal App. You only need to pay once for your iPhone and iPad.
-P2P Transfer. Transfer photos/videos to another iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
-AlbumSync with p2p transfer. Compare albums on two different devices and send photos not exist in remote album by one tap. if album not exist, Pics would create a new album on remote device to receive all photos.
-View all albums synced by iTunes.
-Complete retina display support.
-Amazing animated 3D user interface.

Features of Pics Assistant:
-Automatically connect to your iOS device, zero configuration.
-Drag photos/videos/folder from Finder and drop to the album to upload.
-Drag photos/album/event from iPhoto and drop to the album to upload.
-View/download all photos/videos in web browser.
-Upload to new albums, Rename, delete albums.
-Visual interface, display exactly the same as your iPhone screen.
-Manage multiple devices concurrently.

How to use:
-Make sure your computer and your iOS device were in the same WiFi network.
-Run Pics Assistant on your computer.
-Run Pics for iOS on your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
(If you had turned passcode on for Pics, you need to enter passcode on your iPhone/iPad).


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Customer Reviews

There's a Catch!

Okay, it's not inherently evil when free Mac desktop apps require a paid iOS app to function. But it IS inherently evil to NOT mention that fact. This app requires a companion iOS device application called Pics, which currently costs $1.99 in the iOS app store. So...caveat emptor.

Beyond that conveniently missing fact, this app is very 'clunky' and heavy. It's sort of thrown together and not very well thought-out. It's got no features that are not presently available for FREE from other iOS apps or combination desktop+device sharing/serving combination apps. For example, the "private" photo albums can be had for free on iOS, if you want to keep some photos private and on your device but not in the regular iOS camera roll. But for nearly all of the other features, for no cost, I am still using Cinq + Cinq server. It seems to be the best and easiest for photos, like the free AirVideo is for video sharing between desktop and iOS devices.

The point is this: This app is sort of useless for 2 downloads and a $1.99 when all of the features are free in other apps, which are easier, more elegant, and cost you nothing.


Pics has been my default photo app on my iPhone and iPad for a while now, and now Pics Assistant makes it dead simple to add and remove pictures to the albums I've made. Dragging from Aperture works seamlessly too, which is a nice bonus. This'll make it a lot easier to make more custom albums.

Not an app

I don't like being misled this is not an app it's an advertisement to buy an app for IOS devices, not cool, bait and switch.

Pics Assistant
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Photography
  • Released:
  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 12.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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