It has been 4 and a half years since iPhone was first released and from then on it has become a shining star in the mobile telephony universe. And iPhone OS, Apple’s propriety mobile phone touch operating system has been part and partial of this success. iPhone OS gives its users an intuitive and easy to understand navigation system with all the basic requirements effectively covered without going too deep in the options.
But no matter how well thought out a system is, there are always some shortfalls the users come across. And this is the reason Apple has regularly provided updates for the iPhone OS since the launch. Last year we witnessed the fifth major launch of the Apple iOS, known simply as iOS 5 which is used on multiple platforms including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Now a regular user like you and me would be assuming that all the basics are bound to be covered by now. After all five major updates along with quite a few minor ones along the way do not leave much room for improvement does it? But the notion can still be proved wrong if you look close enough.
You might be a little surprised to hear that the current shortfall that we’ve come across on the iOS is from one of its most used and most popular apps. And that is the Photos app. And please don’t get me wrong here, the photos app is in my opinion one of the best photo applications for the Apple touch devices. We may not give the app it’s the due credit but you will not deny it that we do miss it every time we use some other photo application.
So what is this issue that the Photos app supposedly has? Well you would come across it while emailing photos directly from the camera roll. The phone apparently is unable to attach more than 5 photos at a time. How cumbersome it will be to send multiple emails if you are planning on sending an album to a loved one? It is just one of those problems that once you realize their presence you can’t help but feel how they limit you are, and for no apparent reason. Thankfully a solution is already here.
Our savior this time is a tweak recently made available on Cydia by a developer names ‘noppers’. The tweak is called ‘Mail More Photos’, and rightly so I should say. This is because upon installation the app immediately allows its users to attach an infinite number of photos to an email for sharing. Furthermore an additional tweak on the notifications bar has enabled it to show the number of photos attached and their size (in MB). This minor tweak in itself would come in handy if the intended email has a limit on the size of the emails it can receive.
You would find Mail more photos in the ModMyi repository in Cydia for $0.99. Obviously it means that your iPhone has to be Jailbroken in order to use it. Furthermore your device should be running iOS 4 or above. You can follow our jailbreak guides here. I hope this mod improves your photography experience with your Apple gadget. Snap away and start sharing.
Farrukh Zafar is the inside-out gadget guy at Simonblog. You can always reach him at Twitter.com/fariZafar