App for That: How to wirelessly send videos from your iPhone to your iPad

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, Sean asks:

I am a father to a four and a half year old baby girl and keep up with a blog that I created shortly after she was born to chronicle my fathering experiences as well as her forays into the big wide world. I do all this blogging solely from my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I take pics and video on my iPhone and then write the blog posts on my iPad later in the day. Photos are not an issue as I just mail them to myself and then save them to my camera roll on the iPad, but Videos are the bugger! Is there an app out there that will let you save video to your iPad's camera roll that you have captured with your iPhone?

Ideally, Photo Stream and iCloud would include the ability to sync videos between devices, but until that happens, we must go to the App Store to find a solution. To see what we found for Sean, follow along after the break!

PhotoSync [$1.99 - App Store link] is exactly what Sean needs! This little gem allows you to share photos and video from one device to another, including your Mac or Windows computer - and it's super easy to do.

In Sean's case, he would tap sync on his iPad and select the option to receive photos and video. Then on his iPhone, he'd tap the photo and videos he wants to transfer, and choose to sync them to another device. He'd then select his iPad from the list and start the sync. Once the sync is complete, Sean will find the videos in his iPad's camera roll.

The transfers rate is up to 2.5MB/sec, so depending on the size of the files, it can take a couple minutes, but syncing will continue in the background while Sean works on his blog post about his daughter.

This really is a fabulous app. I, like Sean, also blog photos and videos of my daughter and am thrilled with the discovery of PhotoSync.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for Sean? Let him -- and all of us -- know.

Having trouble finding what you need in the app store? Head on over to our App and Game Feature Forum and let us know what you're looking for. The TiPb community will do our best to find you just the right App for That!

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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App for That: How to wirelessly send videos from your iPhone to your iPad

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PhotoSync is a fantastic solution because it functions independent of Apple IDs and is simple to use. My wireless n network yields an average transfer rate of 3 MB/s.

why is functioning independently of Apple IDs a selling point for u?
nothing could be simpler than photostream. u truly "set it and forget it." it's nearly mind-blowing to have all your photos simply appear everywhere without as much as a thought.

why is functioning independently of Apple IDs a selling point for u?
nothing could be simpler than photostream. u truly "set it and forget it." it's nearly mind-blowing to have all your photos simply appear everywhere without as much as a thought.

The big advantage of photo stream and probably others is that it will work even if you don't have Internet access. I used it on a cruise to take photos and video that I took from my iPhone and transfer them to my iPad to use in iMovie. Dropbox or photostream or any other cloud service would have been worthless.

Photo Transfer App in iTunes store has been working for me for ages - latest version also very neat.