Android has "Instant Upload" with the Google+ app. I'd like something similar for iPhone: an app that takes all my photos and uploads them to a private album on Picasa Web Albums. Jailbreak alternatives are fine too.

Searching the App Store for the word "picasa" gives me far too many results. There are some Picasa album-browsing apps, and a few uploading tools (mostly paid; free versions only upload thumbnails). Rather than testing out all 59+ apps myself, perhaps some fellow users here have personal experiences and recommendations?

I'm using Linux on my pc. This means that iTunes is not an option. (Yes, it's a hassle...) I am looking for something that can upload straight from iPhone to web, without requiring a computer as a middle step.

Bonus points for operation in the background, but I'll accept an app that requires to be foreground -- as long as it can upload.


Seems like the new answer is the Google+ app for iOS.

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    Times change, apps improve. Google+ for iOS is the tool of choice (even though it only allows 2048x2048 resolution). – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Jan 29 '13 at 7:55

I use Web Albums and it works well. It's currently $2.99 on the US store.


Photoforge2 is an excellent photo editing app for both iPhone and iPad that uploads to Picasa and just about everything else. It's a real bargain too: £0.69 in the UK/$0.99 in the US.

There are plenty of other options too: see my round up of iPad photo apps over on photo.stackexchange.com.

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    Looking at the iTunes page, it appears that the app can't do bulk upload, but only the one pic it's currently editing? – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Oct 21 '11 at 6:32
  • Yes, I think that's the case. Sorry, missed that you specifically wanted bulk uploads. – Mark Whitaker Oct 21 '11 at 7:33

I used PhotoSync (US$1.99) and was impressed by its features. You can not only upload to Picasa but also Flickr, Dropbox and other services, including to your computer or another iphone/iPad.

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