Taking photos is quite possibly the iPhone’s most popular feature and function other than talking and texting. If you are like us, your iPhone is loaded with thousands of photos on the Camera Roll. Sometimes, we want to share photos from a gathering or event with our loved ones, especially when they’re in the photos, but sending hundreds of photos at one time or to multiple people is just unreasonable. If you have experienced this problem before, or are going through it right now, don’t worry because we have you covered. Our list of the best iPhone apps for sharing photos will help you share those special photos with friends and family, password protect your photos, store them to the Cloud, communicate with others viewing the photos and more.
The best iPhone apps for sharing photos
30 Apr 2017, by Rick Rockwell
It’s nice to be able to share the best moments of our life with our closest family members and that’s the concept behind 23snaps – Family Album and Private Photo Sharing. This app is like your own personal social media app just for your family and inner circle. You don’t have to worry about someone prying into your private life as this is invite only. The best part is it includes all your favorite social media tools such as status updates, comments, and likes.
- Share your photo album with loved ones anywhere in the world
- Exclusive and private – not for social media
- Save your memories in one place
- Leave status updates and use other familiar social media tools
- Timeline, gallery, or calendar view
With Apple and Google being prime players in the photos sharing game it’s not surprising that another big player would want to get in on the action. Prime Photos from Amazon is Amazon’s offering and it’s a pretty good app for Amazon Prime Members. It offers free unlimited photo storage for members and you can even invite up to five family members or friends to share your photo vault with you. There’s an auto save feature so you don’t lose any photos by accident and you can also perform a keyword search to find the exact photo you’re looking for. It’s a comprehensive app with a lot of great features – as long as you’re a member!
- For Amazon Prime Members
- Free unlimited photo storage
- Invite up to five family members to share your vault
- Auto save feature
- Keyword search is available
If there’s one photo sharing app that has pretty much any feature you can think of it’s probably Google Photos. This is an amazing app that makes it easy to save all of your photos in one place privately and securely. There are no limits on storage and you can easily search through your photos based on people, places, and things visually – no tiresome search engine required. The app will even create movies, collages, and gifs for you. Best of all you can share your photos with anyone you like whenever you like.
- Private and secure
- Unlimited Storage
- Visual search
- Can create movies, collages, and gifs
- Share your photos with anyone you like
Instagram and Facebook may be a great way to share photos with family and friends, but there may also be a lot of unwanted eyes checking out your photo collection as well. Flashpod allows you to retain the social media feel with the comfort that only your inner circle has access to your private photos. You determine who you interact with and who can see your photos. You can create different pods and only the people invited to a pod will be able to see the shared pictures. Once a pod is created any member can upload pictures and invite new members. You can even leave comments and engage in group conversations – just like other social media apps. It’s fun and private.
- Private Sharing with family and friends
- Create different pods
- Everyone in a pod can add photos and invite members
- Leave comments and have group conversations
- Fun color coded user interface
Your wedding day is a very special occasion and while you may want to share your joy with the world over traditional social media you may also want to create an album with your intimate wedding guests and family members that couldn’t make it. WedPics allows you to share every single photo taken of your special day and family and friends that you’ve invited can do the same. No more wondering if someone got that great shot as everything will be shared in one place and you can add filters, stickers, and text as well. You can even order your favorite prints directly from the app.
- Private wedding album app
- Choose the family and friends you want to participate
- Any guest invited to the app can upload their photos
- Add filters, stickers, and text
- Order prints from within the app
Send Anywhere isn’t just your typical photo sharing app. This app allows you to share your favorite photos, mp3’s and other large files with your friends and family. Not only can you share your favorite photos with family, you can share your favorite songs as well. Instead requiring user names and passwords Send Anywhere simply creates a secure 6 digit key when you want to share something and as long as the person on the receiving end is given the cod they can access the files. It’s a simple and fast way to share information privately.
- Share photos, mp3’s, and large files
- No user names or passwords
- Unlock files by sharing automatically generated key
- Unlimited and free
- Instantaneous access
We all want to share our family’s big moments with our family and friends, but sometimes we find we’ve taken more photos than we can reasonably organize and our good intentions often get left on the back burner. Moments – Private Albums with Friends and Family keeps everything organized for you. It will automatically organize your photos by time, location, and people so that you can quickly find the photos you want using intuitive search features and share the ones you want with your closest family members. It’s private and secure and you can easily share some photos on Facebook if you choose.
- Automatically organize your photos
- Cool search functions
- Share photos with family and friends
- Keeps photos private and secure
- Easily share your photos via Social Media
Our kids grow up so quickly that it’s easy to lose track of all of the important milestones along the way. With Notabli you can create a sort of scrapbook of their lives with every little detail. This isn’t just for static photos – you can upload videos, quotes, audio snaps, and notes so that you have a complete picture of the individual memory. This app is invite only so you choose who has access, but once they have access they can interact with comments and hearts just like other social media tools. It’s a fun way to savor every moment.
- Create a scrapbook of your child’s life
- Upload videos, photos, quotes, audio snaps, and notes
- Invite only
- Free and unlimited
- Includes familiar social media tools
We don’t always want to share entire photo albums. Sometimes we just want to share a memorable snapshot instantly with friends that are close by. Sure you can use email or texting, but it’s a bit of a pain. With Slide Photo Sharing you simple slide the photo off the top of the screen to share it with another app user nearby. The app uses AirWave proximity technology to communicate with other users within 200 feet. You can even send a quick shout out to let them know it’s on the way. For friends that aren’t nearby you can use your address book to share with them as well. The app also allows you to save photos to your camera roll and share them on social media as well if you want.
- Instantly share photos with friends nearby using AirWave
- Send shout outs
- Address book integration
- Save photos to your camera roll
- Option to share on social media as well
1 Moment Sharing is a unique way to share the moments you want with friends and family. Typically we share a picture and it makes the rounds for a while, but it’s not really part of a bigger overall picture. This app allows you to stitch photos and videos together over several days creating a story timeline to share with friends and family. You can even create fun collages from dozens of different options. If you want you can follow other people’s feeds and timelines and you can decide on the Top Moment of the Day as well. It’s a fun and unique way to share photos and videos.
- Stitch together pictures to create your own timeline
- Include photos and videos
- Dozens of different collage styles to choose from
- Can follow other feeds
- Top Moment of the day