pics2phone

As much as I love my iPad (and I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Windows PC person) the lack of ease in transferring photos to applications is frustrating, to say the least.

The issue this time was iDoceo, a brilliant marks book / electronic portfolio / lesson planner which I’ve been using for a while.

I had all my  students’ photos on my PC. I’d used the export function in Picasa to resize them and thought I’d save them on a SD Card then import them via the iPad camera kit.

No. You can’t do that, as the camera kit only works for photos created by the camera.

Okay, upload them in DropBox and …

No. Well, yes, but then I’d have to import them one-by-one from Dropbox into the photo roll. So no.

Sync via iTunes? Not a solution I want to use on a regular basis.

So?

pics2phone

I ended up buying pics2phone.

It’s an iPhone app, and it has one of the ugliest (but simplest) interfaces you’ll find.

To use it:

  1. Create a folder called pics2phone in your Dropbox root folder. (pics2phone may / may not create this for you.)
  2. Copy folders of photos into the pics2phone folder.
  3. Start up pics2phone on your iphone / ipad.
  4. Tap the ‘Download Photos Now’ button.
  5. pics2phone scans the folder in Dropbox. If it finds new photos it uploads them into your Photos app, with each  sub-folder becoming a new album.

That’s it. Photos go into Dropbox, pics2phone imports them into albums.

It’s simple, it’s reliable, it works (and yes, IT is ugly)

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Timothy Tuck, Cornish teacher

You never quite know when – or where – you’ll turn up on the net.

But even I was a little surprised to find myself (and one of my musicals) in the footnotes to “Cornish Wrecking, 1700-1860: Reality and Popular Myth” (Cathryn Pearce).

Even more surprising is to discover I’m actually a Cornish teacher…

I have to admit to some links with Cornwall. Just up the road from us in South Australia is the historic Moonta township (‘one of the three towns in the ‘Copper Triangle’)  settled by Cornish miners. I did also visit Cornwall a few years ago but make no claims to any Cornish blood, as I was born in Welwyn Garden City.

Still, it is nice to have ‘Wreckers’ (one of my favourite productions) footnoted so.