Photosane 1.0 – Get the missing Camera Roll back on iO8

If you miss the Camera Roll in the Photos app which disappeared in iOS8, Photosane is here to help you get it back. Photosane v1.0 was released today in the App Store. Photosane works just like the old Photos app with some extra features and is much faster. Photosane was designed to be the simplest and fastest photo library manager possible, with these design objectives:

* Classic “Camera Roll” view
* Super-fast browsing
* Non-destructive photo editing
* Easy album management
* Swipe left/right or up/down for next photo
* Simplicity before all
* Quick navigation to the top and bottom of the Camera Roll

The single biggest problem people have had with the iOS8 update, is the missing Camera Roll in the Photos app. We realized that Apple would not fix this until iOS 8.1, so decided to quickly create a professional grade Camera Roll app. It took Apple 88 days between the iOS 6.0 and 6.1 release and it took 107 days between the release of iOS 7.0 and 7.1. Since Apple will be introducing Apple Pay in iOS 8.1, it might even take longer this time as they want to be confident that it works to a 100% and Apple can’t afford to make any mistakes with Apple Pay. If you want the Camera roll back and can’t wait three months, Photosane is your friend.

The app was designed to have non-destructive editing, so saving an edited photo creates a new copy in the photo library and the original photo is not touched. In this way it is easy to make many fun edits of the same photo. The edit functionality is quite advanced and also has some simple fun effects. The app has a quick navigation to the top and bottom of the albums with just a tap. This is extremely useful when you have thousand of photos in your library.

Photosane does not keep its own database of photos, so it manages the built in Photo library, the same library as the Photos app is using. All changes to photos in the Photosane app are instantly mirrored in the Apple Photos app. Album management has been a hassle in the Photos app, so we decided to simplify it. When you view a photo, you can just add to one or more albums with a tap or create a new album on the fly.

Photosane 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

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