Pic Navi makes it possible to keep records with your photographs.
I don’t always have a camera with me, but I do always have my iPhone. There are plenty of times that I will see a product that I’m interested in or a potential gift for someone and I snap a quick picture as a reminder to myself. Unfortunately, I don’t always make notes about where those photos were taken. Luckily for me, the iPhone does record the location, time and date within the photos’ metadata. This information is available to users when they download their photos into iPhoto or other desktop photo management app. But, what if I wanted that information on the go? Pic Navi is the app to have for this sort of information.
Pic Navi is a full-sized photo viewer that includes a date/time stamp on the photograph along with an inline map that shows where the photograph was taken. It’s the perfect app for those who keep records by taking photos with their phone like I do. Some of the main features include:
- Map based on photo’s GPS data
- Direction from your current location back to the location of the photo (US domestic locations only)
- Date and time included on the bottom of your photos
- Search through albums, faces or events
Even though the main features will cover most needs of users, there are a few options that are missing from Pic Navi’s free download. Sharing options, external map direction, the ability to change date and time label and ad removal are all available, but only with the in-app purchase of $2.99. That purchase upgrades you to Pic Navi Pro. Personally, I would prefer to see at least the sharing options available with the free version as that is a feature that is standard with most apps – free or not. I was also disappointed to find that transportation directions for mass transit and bike riding is only available with the Google Maps app. But, the driving directions for car is available through the native Maps app on the iPhone. This seemed odd to me. Plus, for external transportation directions, you have to purchase the pro version of the app.
On the whole, Pic Navi does solve the meta data problem for iPhone users. It does do as advertised and inserts a date/time stamp on photos, but I did find it does not do that with screenshots taken on the phone. The date/time stamp is very visible and the app navigation is very easy to use. If you are looking for a simple photo viewer with some meta data availability, give Pic Navi a try. It’s free to download from the App Store, but has an in-app premium purchase of $2.99 to unlock all the features.
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