Developer: Johnny Chong
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
What’s more fun than a self portrait? Being able to snap it yourself of course! NaughtyNuts brings their camera timer application to the App Store chalk full of features. Camera Suite (formerly NaughtyNuts Camera Self-Timer) allows you to use your iPhone to capture self portraits, group shots and more. The app lets you set the timer to snap a shot anywhere from five to 60 seconds. You have the option to choose a voice or sound alert during the countdown to your snapshot.
Camera Suite is pretty easy to use. All of the timer settings appear on screen and can be chosen with a simple tap of a button. Camera Suite also remembers the last setting used so you don’t have to reset it if you frequently use one particular setting. One of the best features is the preview feature. If you snap a shot you can preview it before you save it.
While the self-timer app is an exciting addition to the App Store since the iPhone's camera doesn't currently come with this feature, it isn’t without its faults. The visual interface of Camera Suite is not very appealing. The steel blue, grey and blue-green color schemes are a little lackluster and the graphics leave something to be desired.
Looks aside, our main gripe is that the countdown sounds for Camera Suite could be a better. The human voice that counts down to picture time isn’t very likable.
We really appreciate that the developers thought to include a tutorial on how to make a stand out of currency. The whole purpose of a self-timer is not to hold the camera, but it's not always feasible to prop up the phone to take a pic.
All in all, for just $1.99 Camera Suite is still worth giving "a shot" because it adds the kind of iPhone functionality that we wish had come standard.
Editor's Note: This app was originally reviewed in 2008 as NaughtyNuts Camera Self-Timer. The name has been changed in this review to reflect it's current status in the App Store.