Developer: Aqua Eagle LLC
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Multi-Photo Email: In the race to have the shiniest, most feature-heavy phone, iPhone users are pretty much at the front of the pack. I myself went through about three phones a year, always looking for something, well, cooler, until I got my iPhone. Very few phones boast all the tricks of the iPhone, much less have the same cachet.
That being said, there are a few things that the iPhone, for whatever reason, just doesn't do. While I'm still waiting for copy & paste and MMS messages, Aqua Eagle's new Multi-Photo Email application fills in one of the only other gaps in the iPhone's abilities — a means of sending more than one photo in an email.
Multi-Photo-Email is very intuitive and easy to use. However, if you think you need help, no worries — there's a video tutorial included under the application's "Help" menu. The robot voice that narrates the tutorial is sort of hilarious (it sounds a bit like a "Speak & Spell," from what I can recall), but the tutorial is definitely thorough and helpful.
Really, though, you probably don't need the tutorial. Simply open Multi-Photo Email, enter your email information into the settings, and choose "Add Photos." Choose the photos that you want to send one at a time, hit "Add Photo" after each selection, and hit "Save" when you're done. From there you simply hit "Next" and enter in the email address (or addresses) to send the photos to, hit "Next" again, fill in the "Subject" and "Body" fields for the email, and hit "Send." Make sure not to close the application while the photos are being sent (there's an on-screen reminder to that effect) and voila, you're finished!
There are options under Settings to reduce image size and/or adjust image quality. I left mine on the default settings (size reduction on, image quality slider at the halfway point) and found that my photos looked just fine when I received them on my computer. These options are explained in the pretty heft User Agreement that shows the first time you open the app.
The UA of Multi-Photo-Email looks scarier than it is. In actuality it's mostly a set of reminders that your photos may be resized, your cell carrier's data rates apply (this is usually unlimited with AT&T), and that sending photos by email is not a reliable back-up system.
The email speed is pretty decent. I sent myself an email with seven photos over both Wi-Fi and 3G. Over Wi-Fi, the sending process took less than ten seconds; using 3G, it took just under a minute. Either way, Multi-Photo-Email's certainly quicker than having to send each photo in an individual email.