Flickr is a great tool for storing and displaying your photos but, after a while, the sheer number of images in your photostream starts to get a bit overwhelming. If you’ve very disciplined with tagging and organising your photos into sets then you can probably cope with more photos than I can, but I have to admit that my discipline in that area is a little lacking.
The problem is that this means I have a load of photos on there and I only look at a small proportion of them – the others have sort of faded into obscurity. With paper photos there was always a chance that you’d stumble across the obscure ones whilst sorting out a drawer, but I find that much less likely with digital snaps.
Biscuit Tin is an iPhone app that interfaces with Flickr and lets you view your photostream in an innovative way… just shake the phone and it’ll select a random image to display in your “biscuit tin”. It’s simple but does what it does well: shake, as I’ve already mentioned, rearrange your photos, or double-tap on one to zoom in on it. You can even tip the “tin” in different directions to see your photos move around. My only problem with it is that it was sometimes a bit slow to pick up when I was shaking the phone, thinking instead that I was just tipping it. Restarting my phone seemed to sort that out, so I wonder if it was just a memory issue.
This is, to be honest, one of those apps that’s so simple you almost wonder if it’s worth it! But I have to say I’ve discovered some great photos from the depths of my Flickr account that I’d forgotten about and it’s worth the (free) download just for that!
Give Biscuit Tin a shot and rediscover your old photos!
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