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| July 31, 2013
Tapsbook Makes Organizing And Sharing Photos Simple
While I enjoy taking photos of my children as they grow up, I never seem to have time to actually organize those memories. But a new iPad app, Tapsbook, is looking to help solve that problem. Think of Tapsbook as a place to organize all of your photos, no matter where they are stored. Currently, the service taps from the Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Facebook, Dropbox, and Picasa. All of the photos are automatically organized into digital photo books by date or by folder from the image's original location. Users can also create their own storybooks manually. From there, the customization options are nearly endless. In each book, users can select a page layout and background image. Directly on the page, photos can be edited or enhanced with a number of filters. Captions can even been added to help tell a story. Once a photo book is perfect, it can be shared publicly or privately. Other users don’t even need an iPad, just a Web browser to view the book. And if you decide to add more photos to a book, the changes will automatically appear in the shared version. Tapsbook is only for the iPad/iPad mini and can be downloaded now in the App Store for free, with a 500 shared photo limit. A paid subscription, which includes unlimited photo books and up to 4GB of cloud storage costs $2.99 per month or $24.99 per year. As a very nice touch, users can add photos from their own cloud storage account, like Dropbox or Picasa, starting at $1.99 for 1,000 photos. Here’s a quick promo video about the service. Click here if you can’t see it. I’ve been trying out the app for the past few weeks, and have really been pleased with the simplicity and ease of use of Tapsbook. While there are a few rough edges, I think the service is something even the most non-technical iPad user could easily learn and enjoy. Hopefully, Tapsbook will continue to evolve and grow with each new release. [gallery link="file"]