Developer: Christoph Bodenstein
Price: free Download on the App Store
I never thought I would be the parent that excessively takes pictures of their child's every move and then posts them on Facebook or Twitter but, 15 months after having my first daughter, that's exactly what I have become. So being able to use the photo app Cam_A_Lot has made my excessive picture taking so much easier.
So for those of you that love to take pictures then this is the app for you.
The app allows users to set up their iOS devices as a webcam that will capture pictures and upload to your website or any social media outlet of your choice. Cam_A_Lot can be used to do something as simple as take pictures in bulk, as well as something as complicated as streaming pictures to your website or blog. The app will also post any pictures you take straight to Facebook or Twitter.
When you open Cam_A_Lot it will direct you to a settings screen and prompt you to choose the interval at which you would like your pictures to be taken. You can choose any interval between one second and seven hours- Cam_A_Lot will accommodate any time you choose.
Cam_A_Lot is great for when you need to take pictures in bulk. I used it at a concert the other day and it made taking pictures of the experience so much easier and less of a hassle. I just held my phone over my head and did not have to worry about actually snapping the pictures. I also had the app post pictures directly to Twitter, and was able to share the concert experience with some of my friends that were unable to attend.
Cam_A_Lot can also be used to stream photos to your website or blog. The process is a little more complicated, but I would assume that those users who run a website or blog are probably web savvy enough to figure it out. All you have to do is go into the settings menu and add some information about the website that the pictures will be sent to. I will not go into it here, but the process is not as daunting as one might expect.
I have used Cam_A_Lot to take an array of pictures throughout my daily life, and it made picture taking so much easier. I would say the true test of a productivity app is if you can use it to enhance your daily activities while not noticing it is there- Cam_A-Lot provided such an experience for me while I was using the app. It allowed me to take pictures I otherwise would not have been able to capture and did so without getting in the way of my activity.
If you are a person that takes a lot of pictures, or looking for a way to stream photos to a website or blog, I would highly recommend Cam_A_Lot.