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Flickpic for Windows Phone offers a cool way to share photos with others

Flickpic

Sharing images has been improved over the years with smartphones, social networks and better wireless communications. Still, there's room for improvements, especially when it comes to quickly sending an image captured within the last few seconds. This is where apps come into play and today we're looking at Windows Phone exclusive Flickpic, a cool new app from a team called CoLinked who won the 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup. Flickpic enables you to quickly transfer photos to friends and family.

The app is super basic in its form, but the functionality is worth the download. There's no requirement for Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or any kind of data connectivity, which makes it possible to 'flick' photos anywhere and everywhere. All that's required is Bluetooth to be enabled and you're good to go. Fire up the app on any Windows Phone, select which photos you wish to share with others (they need to be running the app too) and then flick the handset.

Flickpic

Automatic pairing makes it both fast and seamless and any received photos through Flickpic are deleted upon restart, so be sure to save any photos you wish to keep before closing the app and doing something else. There are a handful of options listed in the settings pane that enable you to configure the device name (which is displayed to other phones), enable/disable private mode, view the status of Bluetooth and select thumbnail sizes.

We highly recommend giving the app a go, especially if you're snapping photos while out with a group and need to share the results with fellow Windows Phone owners. It's really cool being able to select a photo and simply flick your Windows Phone to share it.

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Flickpic for Windows Phone offers a cool way to share photos with others

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Cuz. I could have used this when sharing photos with my friends gf over the weekend. She has an iPhone. Better than having to awkwardly take my friends gf's number

It's actually pretty small in size, and can actually save the pain of accepting files everytime or pairing too.

Cool app! And for everyone who wants to exchange their pictures in highest quality with others (family, friends, etc.) with people not at the same location (i.e. not via Bluetooth), e.g. if you want to share your city trip pics with your family, you could use Picturex (www.picturex.ch/download-wp). It is currently Windows Phone exclusive too, but an Android Beta is launching next week, with iOS and web versions to follow soon!

By the way, there is a picture album (= PicEx) for Windows Phone fans who are looking for start screen background: http://goo.gl/YRwl29 (click on your WP for automatic install).

We are also very happy for feedback (info@picturex.ch), suggestions and good ratings! Thank you!

Bluetooth direct... Pair the device once and you are good to go everytime... Bluetooth transfer has been a huge feature in India since like forever... In the west Bluetooth was mainly used to pair headphones and speakers etc. Now they are realising the potential of Bluetooth transfers... MS ignored this feature in wp 7 and 7.5 when nokia was not in... When Nokia came just after a few months included this feature... But the perception damage was already done in indian markets that Lumia doesn't support BT transfers...