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Save precious storage and upload photos directly to the web instead

With so many moments that we want to capture as a picture it can often be a case of deleting other items to make enough space on your iPhone to keep them all. If you only have a 16GB iPhone then the problem is even worse. Shoots & Leaves wants to alleviate some of this pain by automatically uploading any image you take with it to the web and creating a link you can send on for easy access. 

Shoots & Leaves starts out with a simple tutorial to get you familiar with the options

Shoots & Leaves starts out with a simple tutorial to get you familiar with the options

The app is simple enough with the basic camera interface appearing when you open the app. When you tap the giant capture button in the middle then your picture is uploaded to online image service Imgur. This is a free service and can be uploaded to without an account, so there’s no need to log in. By default, Shoots & Leaves wants you to create an email with the Imgur link embedded. You can enter a subject line and a message before adding an address to send it to.

That’s pretty much the whole point of the app. Capturing images without taking up space on your hard drive that you have to remember to delete later. For visual reminders such as what bulbs you need or a gift you’d like this is a great idea. 

While you write out your message the app uploads the image

While you write out your message the app uploads the image

There are some more advanced options though if you want to store the images elsewhere or store the link in a different way. To add other online services, tap the cloud icon and choose from CloudApp or Dropbox and log in if you have an account. Once you’ve logged in tap the corresponding option from the menu before taking your picture.

To change what you do with your link, tap the email icon in the bottom right. Currently the options allow you to copy a Markdown link, send in a message, add as a reminder, or take you straight to the link in Safari. Again, before taking the image select your option by tapping the icon in the bottom right. 

There’s several options for what you want to do with the link

There’s several options for what you want to do with the link

Overall the app is very basic looking and not too much effort has gone into the interface. The camera itself even lacks the ability to focus it’s so basic! While it doesn’t take away from the basic functionality it would be good to see a bit more effort put in for any future updates.

While the app doesn’t do much, it does it extremely well and with space always at a premium it’s handy to have Shoots & Leaves around.

Price: $2.99/£1.99

Version: 1.0.2

Size: 4.5 MB

Developer: Smart Goat, LLC

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Shoots & Leaves Review: Simple, useful photo storage saver
Take photos without using up precious room on your device with this simple and easy-to-use app
Pluses
  • Nuts and bolts camera app which is convenient and easy to use
  • Handy little space and time saver
Minuses
  • Lacks depth or complexity - the camera doesn't even have a focus
4.0Overall Score