At first glance, Momentage might just seem like another photo sharing app, but it’s more than just-another-Instagram. Momentage expands on the basic photo sharing app idea by offering unique and intuitive features, while also helping users make the most of their smartphone camera.
Momentage is easy to use and it offers a mix of features from social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram. The app allows users to import photos and then apply filters as well as edit the contrast, brightness and saturation, and more. Users can also take photos directly from the app using the Momentage camera, which the company states makes use of “Apple’s advanced camera settings such as improved sensors, image stabilization, automatic exposure adjustments, as well as multiple shooting formats including panorama, HD recording, and slow motion effects.”
The app opens up to a discover page where users can see featured members and collages. Swiping to the left brings users to updates from the accounts they follow. Another swipe displays the activity page, where users can find friends and connect with other users. A fourth swipe pulls up the user’s profile, where they have a cover photo, profile photo, and a feed with all of their uploaded photo collections. Users can either create a unique profile for Momentage or connect via their Facebook account. Once connected, it is easy to start discovering different accounts to follow, including friends and family.
While users can share photos with Momentage, they can also record video and standalone audio files to play over still images. The audio files can be associated with an individual photo so that they will play as a narration when other users view the image. On Momentage, you’ll find artists who share collections of work, parents who want to share images and video from their child’s first birthday, and travelers sharing every moment of their vacation. What makes Momentage stand out, however, is that rather than posting multiple images one after the other, clogging up others’ feeds, users can upload 15 photos at a time as a single collection.
To compare Momentage to current services, it offers Instagram-like interactions and filters with the convenience of Facebook’s photo albums. Unlike Instagram, which only lets users upload a photo at a time, with Momentage, users can upload multiple photos to one event. It’s easy to use too; upload directly from your iOS camera roll or take photos using the app. All photos taken with the app are automatically saved and edited images are saved as a copy, leaving the original intact. Once the photos are selected, users can individually edit each image, add narration, write comments, and include hashtags for searching.
Momentage is a comprehensive photo sharing app, and the developers have really thought of everything. The app was thoughtfully designed, and it patches up some inconsistencies that might frustrate users with services like Instagram, Vine, or Facebook. It mixes the allure of Instagram and Vine with the convenience of Facebook albums –all without the status updates and advertising that Facebook brings.
Momentage is available as a free download in the App Store for iOS, there is no Android app as of this writing.