If there’s one thing that bothers me about the Facebook app for iPad, it’s that I can’t add captions onto my photos. I can do that by opening Facebook in Safari, but I can’t add the photos through there, nor can I do batch photos. This means a process of constantly moving back and forth between the two apps. I knew there had to be a better, easier way.
I started a search in the App Store to find an app to help me out with this process. The first two apps failed to deliver the results I needed. I then tried iLoader for Facebook HD and finally found a way to add those photos in one simple step, even when adding them in a batch.
It just couldn’t get much simpler and easier than this. There are other apps that are this simple, but again, this is the one that delivers. Upon opening the app, it has the dial buttons in the upper left where you can add, organize, and upload photos. But before doing anything with that, I knew I had to sign in to my Facebook account using the link in the upper right.
Once you click the link to connect you to Facebook, it opens up the Settings, which are also available at any time in the menu bar at the bottom. Along with the sign-in information and normal settings, it also includes a listing of the latest updates to the app, which is always useful to know. This is a nice little plus.
Moving back into the main window, you can start the process of adding your photos. Once you click the dial to choose the photos, it allows you to add as many as you want from your Photo Album. Before you upload them you can organize them in the order you want, as well as add captions and tag people right from this screen. This is where I was hooked.
Uploading the photo or photos gives you the choice of whether you want it to add the photos to your main account or one of your groups or pages. It offers you that complete control. Once they are fully uploaded, the app gives you options to alert your Facebook friends that you have added photos or share them on Twitter.
Videos can be added this same way. Simply choose the video you would like to add, title it, and add a description. With videos, you can also choose who sees them, whether it’s just yourself, a certain group of friends, everyone, etc. You can also view your own videos, as well as all those of your friends within this app by choosing the appropriate option in the menu bar at the bottom.
iLoader for Facebook HD allows you the full control of adding media to your Facebook account. Reading the reviews, it mentioned a recent update causing the app to crash, but in all I did here, it never crashed on me once, proving its dependability. The app is available on iTunes for $2.99. A free Lite version is also available, and versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch are available as well.