Roundup: Tumblr app update, Imgur for iOS and Afterglow name change
Lauren Crabbe | Published: Mar 12, 2013 at 20:48 UTC0
Tumblr updates iOS app, improves camera feature
Bloggers and Gif-lovers alike are rejoicing today as Tumblr rolled out its latest iOS app update. The new version of the Tumblr app allows users to create photosets straight from the app and double-tap posts to like (Instagram-style). Users will also have easier time editing their profile and posting links as they can now just tap the avatar in their profile to change it and if they post an URL, Tumblr will automatically input a title.
The biggest change in the Tumblr update can be found in its camera feature. Previously, Tumblr's camera was just a super basic capture tool. Now, users can adjust flash and compose using a rule of thirds grid. Users can also easily access their image gallery by swiping from the bottom of the screen.
iOS users can download the Tumblr app from the App Store.
Imgur's iOS app on the way
Imgur took to its Facebook page today to announce that its iOS app is nearing completion. Imgur (pronounced Image-Er) is a popular image viewing platform for the forum site Reddit. Users of Imgur upload over 25 million images per month through its website and third-party applications like Imgupr. Soon, Imgur-ers will be able upload images with Imgur's very own iOS app.
In a gallery posted earlier today, Imgur shared screen shots of the new app. Features on the app include gallery creation, expandable comment threads, and swipe-to-browse gallery viewing. Users can upload images from their device's camera, photo albums, or from an image URL.
Afterglow gets major update, changes name
iOS image editing app Afterglow has had a bit of an identity crisis. The popular filter-based app had to change its name to AfterLight for legal reasons. The latest version of the app adds a series of new features. From the AfterLight iTunes page:
You can download AfterLight from the iOS App Store for $0.99.