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Flickr now offers fast photo management for Android users

by Ian Black

The Android Market overflows with Flickr apps created by third parties, but this app is the real deal, direct from the owner/operators at Yahoo! For the quick draw of snapping a photo and uploading it to the Flickr service, you won’t find anything faster. This first release does contain a few quirks, but for Flickr users who own Android phones, this download is a no-brainer.

Upon first launch, you’ll need to sign in with your existing Yahoo! account or create a new one through the app. From there, it’s all about the pictures. With only two taps, you can snap a photo and then, via one screen, the app lets you name the photo and layer a filter effect over it or drill down into more options, like location tags (preloaded with your current location), sharing settings (private, friends/family or public) and a description.

For extroverts, broadcasting your shared photos couldn’t be easier. The upload screen provides connections to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or email and lets you add a quick message. Or, you can skip all the notifications and just press Upload.

Viewing your already-uploaded photos is a breeze. You can browse collections with the two-finger iPad-style technique or just tap and then flick through a slideshow. The app helpfully shows you comments from those you’ve allowed to see your stuff.

What’s not to love? Well, the app force-closed a few times while I used it, and the filters provided with the initial release were underwhelming. Still, the app provides a seamless connection from your Android to the Flickr service and is already a hit among many Flickr users.

Download the free Appolicious Android app