Ten friends gaze at the sunset. Ten friends take photos of that sunset. Ten friends switch places and scramble to take different angles of that sunset. This prehistoric behavior has now been thankfully addressed by Shoto, an app that allows photo sharing so that everyone in the group gets to see and copy everyone else’s photos.
Shoto comes with features unique in today’s euphoric sharing in social media networks. It guarantees privacy – only the people a user selects will get to see the photos. The user can also “unselect” any contact at anytime. Photos may as well be in a safety box until a user decides what to show and with whom. It is an intelligent app that puts details together to come up with a private photo album. It also has the amazing feature of seeing how many photos a friend may have taken that the user has not seen and allows that user to request for them with one click.
This sophisticated photo app also boasts of additional features that can act amazingly like your own personal assistant. It has an understanding of context and thus can place personal milestones such as birthdays, graduations, places or dates in an album and suggests friends who may be interested to view those photos. It can even tell you the location, time and friends you were with when you took those photos. It can request friends you were with to share their photos with you. It also transfers photos from your camera and organizes them. With an app like this, who needs a PA?
What is new with the latest iOS version? Taking advantage of the latest features offered on iOS9, Shoto allows a user to search for friends, places and events directly from iPhone Search and view your photo album from a trip on a map using iPhone Maps. With its slick interface, one click design and ease of use, Shoto became the app of choice of the organizers of the United Nations Foundation and use the app to document the momentous UN 70th birthday.
Shoto is free and can be downloaded through the App Store.