Is your phone running slow? Running low on space? Optimize your photos!
Two of the biggest problems people have with owning an iPhone is running out of space and running low on battery power. What most people don’t get is these two items are somewhat interrelated. If your phone is low on space it takes more effort for the processor to run the apps it needs to run. If the photos it uses aren’t optimized then photo apps need to work a little bit harder to load those photos. If the phone is working harder it’s obviously using up more power and therefore reducing your battery life. A simple way to fix some of these problems is by optimizing the photos stored on your phone. That is where 360 Total Security comes in.
User Interface and Functionality
When the app first loads users see a title screen and then they are taken to the main screen of the app. At the bottom of the screen is a photos box and a battery life box. The photos box tells users how many photos are available to be managed. The battery box shows how much estimated time is left on the battery. Currently my iphone shows 2 hours. At the top of the page is big button. This is kind of like the GO button for all the pages. When running any of the apps functions the big button starts it off. After tapping the photo optimizer it took me to the optimizer page. There I see 4 blue square buttons at the bottom of the page that show buttons for “burst, screenshot, filtered, and duplicate” photos. I tapped one of those and the big button changed to tell me how much space it could free up based on the type of photos I was looking at. I tapped it and it took me to a page to manage that particular type of photo. It’s a fairly intuitive interface that most people should be able to pick up without having to ask for help. Some users might not like deleting the unmanaged photos from their phones but that’s not the case with all people.
The battery saver screen shows users how much time is left on their battery, how many phone calls they can make, how much time they can surf the net on 3G, how much internet on wifi they can use, how much time they can spend taking photos, listening to music, watching a movie, and gaming. I like this because it definitely gives users a heads up on their battery life and what certain activities can do to the battery, however i’m not sure how accurate it is simply because each person uses their phone differently than the next. But it should give users a good guideline to work with.
Optimizing photos is pretty simple and painless however if you’re a photo hoarder you might not like this app very much. Users choose what photos they want to optimize, the app does the optimization, and then it gives you a choice as to whether or not you want the old “Non-Optimized” photos deleted or not. Photo hoarders will groan but it has to be done to regain the space taken on the phone.
Overall i give this app 5 stars for it’s usefulness and it’s design. It’s very useful and easy to pick up. The design is very intuitive and not hard to understand at all.