1. its_miller_time's Avatar
    All,

    First post here in iMore - just moved from years of android to iOS. Got me a nice 32G 5S on AT&T and am loving every minute of it. iOS is very smooth and nice and I really enjoy.

    In adjusting to iOS from Android, there is one feature I miss, that I am not sure how to deal with, rectify, or even if there is any other options. So, with Android, when I was in the photo gallery, I could hit the "Share" button, and a list of all apps I could share the photo with would pop up. My options in iOS are the mail app (which I don't use), facebook, twitter or flickr. Can I fix this or this just one of the "closed OS" limitations with iOS?

    This is probably the one feature I miss that is driving me bananas. I'd use the default mail app for GMail, but, without Push support anymore, I just can't do it.

    Any ideas?
    serglb likes this.
    12-10-2013 10:33 AM
  2. serglb's Avatar
    All,

    First post here in iMore - just moved from years of android to iOS. Got me a nice 32G 5S on AT&T and am loving every minute of it. iOS is very smooth and nice and I really enjoy.

    In adjusting to iOS from Android, there is one feature I miss, that I am not sure how to deal with, rectify, or even if there is any other options. So, with Android, when I was in the photo gallery, I could hit the "Share" button, and a list of all apps I could share the photo with would pop up. My options in iOS are the mail app (which I don't use), facebook, twitter or flickr. Can I fix this or this just one of the "closed OS" limitations with iOS?

    This is probably the one feature I miss that is driving me bananas. I'd use the default mail app for GMail, but, without Push support anymore, I just can't do it.

    Any ideas?
    It's a limitation. If you're in certain apps Instagram and MAYBE some others will show up, but yes. It is limited.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    its_miller_time likes this.
    12-10-2013 10:36 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    If you want to share or use a photo within a particular app - open that app first...
    Spencerdl and its_miller_time like this.
    12-10-2013 10:37 AM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    As far as push what I do is forward my email to iCloud for the instant push.
    jsntrenkler likes this.
    12-10-2013 10:41 AM
  5. LadiJae's Avatar
    I use the Gmail app, and it pushes!


    ~ Sent from my Sexy iPhone 5s Gold on Tapatalk ~
    Spencerdl likes this.
    12-10-2013 07:16 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I use the Gmail app, and it pushes!


    ~ Sent from my Sexy iPhone 5s Gold on Tapatalk ~
    This is what I do also
    12-10-2013 07:20 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Since you didn't list it initially...app or online service are you trying to share to exactly that isn't there (that is present on Android based devices)?
    12-11-2013 08:48 AM
  8. abazigal's Avatar
    One interesting thing I noticed - iPhoto lets me share photos to whatsapp. But otherwise, Apple's core app support for 3rd party apps is not very good, possibly to help maintain support and interest in their core apps and services.
    12-11-2013 09:43 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    One interesting thing I noticed - iPhoto lets me share photos to whatsapp. But otherwise, Apple's core app support for 3rd party apps is not very good, possibly to help maintain support and interest in their core apps and services.
    many 3rd party apps can access things like photos to use/share from within the apps themselves... For Apple, it's done for security in the iOS - which IMO, is a good thing. For those coming from other OS experiences - it's part of the transition of giving up old habits, and learning new ones.
    12-11-2013 10:04 AM
  10. its_miller_time's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    Well, from android, I could take a photo and immediately hit share, and share to Gmail, instagram, facebook, twitter (I know these two are there), google drive, etc. That is simply not there with iOS.

    I understand I can go to the app directly, and it can access my photo gallery, but, it's not the same as sharing from the native gallery app to any app that could handle the photos.

    Its an adjustment, but I will accept it for the awesomness of everything else in iOS.
    12-11-2013 10:47 AM
  11. wamsille's Avatar
    You just have to retrain your brain.

    Can I do this? (iOS)-blogpost_13.03.131.png

    The issues you are experiencing stem from Apple and Google's respective schools of thought.

    Google

    Usability is more at the forefront because Linux is inherently more secure than other operating systems. That argument doesn't necessarily stand up to iOS but when you think about the myriad of malware and computer viruses, there is constant pressure from media and consumers to ensure the safety and viability of a platform from hackers. You are given options to share from core Android apps because of the open source nature. It is what differentiates Android from the competition.

    What works for Facebook, Vine, Twitter also works for many third-party applications. You could see this as competition and a relatively good thing, or you could see this as opening the floodgates and allowing for potential trouble down the line with poorly coded software.

    Apple

    Security, while important, doesn't take away from usability. Instead of being in the Gallery and having a plethora of options for sharing, it is pretty sparse. This is done to not overwhelm a casual user, and to ensure a layer of security that apps aren't just nestled in your preferred list of sharing programs just because one time it made sense to do so.

    Open an app and share within that app. You can't tell me you were posting to multiple services at once with one click.

    It's a bummer, but I hardly used the share from in the Gallery to post outside of a core app. It was just easier to use Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    12-11-2013 04:59 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    As far as push what I do is forward my email to iCloud for the instant push.
    Why not just use iCloud direct and not forward. It is true push just the way it is.
    12-11-2013 09:33 PM
  13. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    IMO they just work different, Apple tries to keep things simple and secure.. Sometimes too simple, I too just use the respective app to share, if I am in Facebook I share from Facebook etc, actually I did it this way on my android devices as well. Perhaps it was just habit developed from using iDevices. Don't worry you will get used to it in no time.
    12-12-2013 01:18 AM
  14. its_miller_time's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    It is a brain re-train, and like I said, i am absolutely fine with this given what else iOS has to offer for me (much better than Android).

    And to wamsille, you are correct, I was not sharing to multiple apps with one click in Android, but I could share the same picture to Instagram, Facebook, Gmail and Text message all from the gallery app, not having to open each individual app. It was easy(ier), but, like I said, I can live with this given what else iOS has to offer.

    Thanks for the help guys (and not for bashing me for having questions about the competition).

    Cheers!
    12-12-2013 07:48 AM
  15. Massie's Avatar
    This may not be exactly the same, but you might be interested in something like Everypost, which allows you to post content to a bunch of different third party accounts, all at once: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ever...mUvbUpU2151517
    12-13-2013 08:56 AM

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