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Swipe for iOS App Review

Swipe for iOS App Review

There are only so many ways you can introduce a photo-editing app. After all we all know how crowded the App Store is with them and several more seem to be crammed in on a weekly basis so when a new one does present itself there is rarely anything original to say about it. The next app to join the ever-growing line of photo-editing software is a very simple one that allows you to add basic enhancements to your photos and for what it is, it is very effective. Swipe is available now from the App Store for $0.99.

Which photo app you download depends on what you need it to do but even when you narrow it down that much there is still a multitude to choose from and captioning apps are no exception. However Swipe is a strong contender so if captioning is what you want then this is a perfectly good place to get it. Swipe is the ideal kind of app when it comes to design as it is very neatly laid out and the interface is simple and intuitive enough for you to jump straight in and get to work.

The first thing you need to do on starting Swipe is take a photo, which is done by tapping a button within the app, although you can of course use an existing one from the camera roll instead. Either way, once the photo is ready a quick gesture will allow you to add text to it. The app’s strong point here is the range of features on offer that give you a lot of freedom to customize the caption. Fonts may be an obvious feature but a lot of apps do lack a decent range so it is nice to have more than 100 of them here. But there are more options than mere fonts and you can really personalise your photos the way you want them with font size and colours, transparency, rotation and alignment. These can all easily be adjusted with a handy sliding scale while the caption can be moved around just by dragging it.

Once you are happy with your caption a final tap will confirm its completion and allow you to save or share it. All the usual sharing options are present and correct, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook among others, while the app also has its own photo gallery where you can store all your enhanced images and edit them again if you so desire. Swipe does lack any kind of tutorial so it is unfortunately up to you to figure things out on your own but thanks to the easy controls this won’t take long and the only other flaw is an occasional lag on the sliders, which can be annoying.

Overall Swipe is good at what it does, even if it does ultimately offer a very basic function. The app specializes in adding captions and this is what you get. It might not be loaded with features but everything you need to create a customized caption for your photos is included and it definitely offers value for money.

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