Instants is a slick iOS photo organizer, but do you need it?

Instants organizes your photo library in, well, an instant. But it could use a few improvements.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Not everyone likes the look of Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 release, but there’s one feature I suspect every user will welcome: better photo management.

That will come courtesy of an updated Photos app, which will automatically group snapshots based on time and place and provide better tools for sifting through your collections.

But even with iOS 7 just around the corner (the fifth and probably final beta has been in developers’ hands since early August), third-party developers are still working to solve the iOS photo problem on their own. The latest effort: Nuthinking’s Instants, which automatically groups snapshots based on time and location, but also adds features like favorites, tags, and color-coding to the mix.

Right from the get-go, Instants taps your Camera Roll and divides all your photos by month taken. By default, you see all the photos from the c… [Read more]

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