addLib U Review – A good app for revitalizing your photos

On February 4, 2013

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addLib U Review – A good app for revitalizing your photos

Our rating:


Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2013-01-28


Price: 1.99

User Rating:

I like addLib U. It’s a cute concept that I’ve never seen before that also has the benefit of doing something fun and unique.

Quite simply, it takes the photos on your iPhone and arranges them into an artistic, minimalist photo album. It takes photos that you’re familiar with and gives them a unique twist, making them fun all over again.

You can either create your own album manually or do the quick-and-dirty solution of having the program make it for you. I like having the program make it because it feels surprising and interesting to look at.

Each album page has a header and a sub-header. The program uses some sort of catch phrase as a header an the current date as a sub-header. I think it would be slightly cooler if the sub-header date was the date the photo was taken.  But that’s just me.  Both the header and the sub-header can be customized after the album is created.

Even the interface of the app is minimalist and artistic. It even gives you the ability to change the background wallpaper. This program should do very well in cities like Portland, Oregon and the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY.

Completed albums can be posted on most of the major social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram. The albums can also be e-mail from the app or saved to the Image Library.

This is a good app for revitalizing your photos. With the tap of a finger, you can make old, familiar images become fresh and new all over again. Recommended.


Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Quite possibly.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Photographers who like artistic albums.

What I Like:Good interface. Easy to use.

What I Don't Like:Not much.

Final Statement:For fun with photos, get addLib U.

Read the Developer's Notes:

REGULARLY=$2.99, NOW=$1.99

Give your photos a “mid-Century modern” twist!

“addLib U” is the second release in the “addLib” app series, which uses your iPhone photos to generate an original graphic album. As a follow-up to the previously released “addLib S” with its “Swiss style” theme, the new “addLib U” adopts the graphic theme of the “mid-century modern” style popular in the 60’s and 70’s in the US. Turn your favorite photos into a graphic album that is a pleasure to look at with just a few simple taps on your iPhone.

In auto mode, all you need to do is a tap to create an album. In manual mode, you can choose which pictures to make an album from or snap pictures on your iPhone camera and use them also.

-Automatically generate an original graphic album
-Generate an original graphic magazine manually; you can choose photos from your iPhone albums or use photos that you snap on your iPhone camera.
-Trim and edit the pictures you use
-Customize text, dates and the layout
-Share your new albums via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram or store them in your photo album

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