WiFiPhoto beams snapshots from iPhone to PC

This 99-cent app cuts the cord between your Camera Roll and your PC, wirelessly transferring photos from the iPhone to any system on the Wi-Fi network.

Hey, Apple: If a Zune can sync over Wi-Fi, why can't an iPhone? I mean, it's the 21st century. Why do I still have to fish out my sync cable every time I want to copy photos to my PC?

That's a question for another day. In the meantime, there's WiFiPhoto, which, true to its name, wirelessly transfers snapshots from your iPhone to your computer. Any computer: Windows, Mac, Linux, etc., so long as it's connected to a Wi-Fi network.

To my knowledge, the only other app that comes close is Eye-Fi --but that limits you to 25 uploads per month (unless you have an Eye-Fi card) and requires a (rather annoying) desktop utility.

With WiFiPhoto, you just select the photos you want to copy (from your Camera Roll or photo library), then fire up the browser on your PC. Enter the IP address shown in the app and presto: You get a Zip file containing the selected images.

Obviously it would be nice if the app could copy photos straight to a particular folder, but that's the price of a utility-free solution. Here there's nothing to install on your system, just fast and easy photo transfers.

You can see WiFiPhoto in action in the above video. If you like what you see, the app will run you just 99 cents. Definitely worth the money, in my opinion, at least until Apple paves the way for Wi-Fi syncing. Which the Zune has had for a couple years now. Just saying.

 

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