PhotoTrack Screensaver allows you to keep up with family and friends on Facebook with a slide show of shared pictures.

PhotoTrack3One of the main reasons I use Facebook is to keep up with my friends and family. I think a lot of people would say the same thing. One of the beauties of Facebook is being about to easily share photos and videos with loved ones. This allows families that are far apart or friends who rarely get to see each other and chance to watch children grow or relive exciting memories from childhood. Imagine if you could create a screensaver for your computer using those shared photos from Facebook. You can with PhotoTrack Screensaver.

PhotoTrack Screensaver allows Facebook users to run a slideshow for a screensaver based off of the shared photos from friends on Facebook. PhotoTrack Screensaver appears as a slide show, displaying photos one-by-one. PhotoTrack Screensaver begins with the latest photo added to Facebook and continues to automatically update as new ones are added. Users can choose whose updates to follow and has the option to even select all friends. PhotoTrack can even work without an internet connection. It will show the last cached photos from the last time it was connected to the internet.

PhotoTrack1I don’t regularly use a screensaver on my MacBook Pro, but love this concept. I regularly log into Facebook just to ‘catch-up’ with loved ones. This screensaver utility  makes it possible for me to continue watching memories glide across my screen while I work. Because it’s a brand new app, there is room for improvement. One thing I noticed was that even though it’s randomly selecting photos, PhotoTrack seemed to always start with the same photo. Another thing I’d love to see is an option to include a caption or at least the Facebook user’s name along with the photo. There are some photos that I don’t immediately recognize and I’d like to be able to know whose images I’m looking at.

Even though I have a couple of suggestions for future improvements, PhotoTrack Screensaver is a solid utility app. It is easy to get started with it and provides a menu icon for easy preference changes.

PhotoTrack Screensaver is currently on version 1.0.1 and was released on April 14, 2014. It retails for $2.99, but is currently being offered with a launch discount of $1.99. For more information, visit phototrackapp.com.

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