Phototag adds more themes and Windows Phone 7.5 compatibility in latest update

Phototag has just been updated with a couple more themes to add information overlay for your photos. Version 1.3 now has a total of six overlay themes: Place, Weather, Food, Baby, Speedometer, and Date+Time. The latest version also brings localization updates, wide tile support, and availability for Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

Phototag is only 2 months old at the Windows Phone Store. We’re following it closely because we’re big fans! It's handy for documenting captured moments on the photo itself and sharing the photo with others. The UI is minimal with bold colors good-looking typography. The swiping gestures also feel like this app is made specifically for Windows Phone.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.3 according to the change log provided by the developer, Jason Ong:

  • Added 2 new themes (Speedometer and Date+Time)
  • Added Hungarian language support
  • Updated German translation
  • Wide tile support
  • Works with Windows Phone 7.5

The new speedometer overlay is interesting because it shows how fast you are currently going. We don’t recommend trying this while driving. The app also gives a warning before using this overlay. The speedometer could be cool while you’re in a moving train or a plane.

The new date + time theme is very simple, but you have many choices on how to display them. Like all the other themes, you can switch layouts by swiping left or right and change positions by swiping up or down. It may be hard to choose because the choices look great!

While we’re happy with the latest update to Phototag, there are still a few things to complain about. We can’t find a way to edit the city and country. When a picture is not geotagged, location is defaulted to your current location. You can edit the name of the place, though. The app also uses native Windows Phone sharing so you can open the photos in other apps like Instagram BETA or Fhotoroom, but that option can be hard to find. You have to click the three dots in the share section of the app, and then click ‘more share….’ We also notice the app crashing once in a while.

Phototag is available at the Windows Phone Store for 99 cents. There is a free trial available that is ad-enabled and comes with a limited number of skins. Give it a go and let us know what you think in the comments!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

  • Looks like it could be interesting based on this article but the trial is too crippled to know for sure.
  • The trial is quite functional and not time-limited. Every theme comes with a mix of complimentary and premium skins. You're free to fully utilize the complimentary skins including sharing and saving of the skinned pics. With premium skins, only preview is enabled in the trial. :)
  • Okay thanks, on my first try I didn't see how to change the skin and assumed they were not available but I'll look into it further.
  • Okay sorry, I see how it works now. It's not the most intuitive app but it doesn't take long to learn its nuances. I wish email was one of the main options instead of it being buried on the more share options. Does the Phototag tag get stamped on your pics with the paid version?
  • The paid version allows you to optionally remove the Phototag logo stamp.
  • I have thing app and I really enjoy it. Worth to mention is that its developer is really friendly and talkative. I had an issue and he helped me within days! (around 8 hours). I voted this app for best looking one!