Picasa Tool Pro, Uploader for Picasa Web


Picasa Tool Pro is an application I came across in the Android Market. I just recently needed this app. I never was a huge Picasa user, I love the Google product, just didn’t need it much. I would occasionally add photos here and there via my laptop, but that was it. Well, not to delve to deep into my personal life, my wife and I had a baby girl a week ago this past Sunday, so I’m sure you can understand as an excited father I’d want to share with family and friends this beautiful event.

So I installed Picasa Tool Pro. This application brings much to the table as an uploader for Picasa. Initially I noticed that when you first start to upload photos, it automatically creates a folder called ‘Dropbox’ (another one of my favorite apps). I wanted a dedicated folder for the ton of photos I would be uploading. So, easy enough I was able to go to ‘My Picasa Web Albums’ and hit the menu button > ‘create album’, name the album and even choose whether I wanted it private or public.

I created the album and during last week decided to set this new album as my default upload album (see screenshots) by clicking on the down arrow, or long pressing the album (tapping the album of your choice opens it). This applications is chock full of various option – Featured Photos, Photo Search, Web Albums, and the uploader. Also a number of setting that you can set to your liking. I haven’t yet purchased the full version which will remove the ads for $4.99, but honestly I can say in my opinion, this app is very much worth that price. I’ve not had one issue with it, zero bugs, or force closes. The look of the UI leave maybe a little to be desired, but for functionality and quality, i’ll definitely let that slide.

I would recommend Picasa Tool Pro to anyone with an Android device, and a Picasa account, which is required before you can use the application from the developer ColifeR Lab. See the screenshots below for a good visual of whats this app consists. So head on over to Talkandroid.com’s database – apptly {android} – for more information on Picasa Tool Pro and the qr code!

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About the Author: Adam Johnson

Adam was born and raised in Florida. Once a grown man traveled around the country working as a contract 3D mechanical designer. Finally settled in Gainesville, FL doing the same work in a permanent position for a global medical device company. His interest in mobile devices started with his Motorola Q9h which sported Windows Mobile 6.1. Unfortunately he was captured by the enemy and owned an iPhone3G for a short while, but that didn't last long through some dealings with the mobile carrier at the time. Finally he found a happy secure place among the Android community, starting with his HTC EVO 4G and hasn't looked back. All during his time with these various smartphones, he's dug deep into them, hacking away to get the best performance he could, all the while making his devices unique. As new Android devices are always on the horizon, he can't say what his next device will be, but he is Android for life, and his passion for all things Google will stand fast.

  • Jeff


    I think I tried this before and was disappointed it didn’t handle video. I know Google is all about Youtube for video, but Picasa allows it and I have most of my home video on it.

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    I think I am confused as to what this app does that is not offered in Android. I can upload pics to PWA from my phone, create new albums (and let’s me select privacy settings), and it remembers the last album I used. What am I missing here?
    Thanks guys.

  • http://appreciatethecelluloid.blogspot.com/ donniezazen

    This does not automatically sync camera pics to picasa. So, i am back to picpush.

  • http://www.talkandroid.com Adam Johnson

    Thanks,and you’re right Jeff video would be a great addition.

    Just passing along info on an app that I found useful, and enjoyed using. I prefer a dedicated app myself. It’s nice to have all my albums right there available within the app.

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    @Adam, not complaining, just asking what the benefits were over the native stuff.

  • http://www.talkandroid.com Adam Johnson

    @Tenkely of course :) no problem.
    On my stock Evo I do recall being able to upload to Picasa, but I didn’t take advantage of it at the time. I’ve just recently rooted and run CyanogenMod7. Now that you’ve peaked my curiosity I don’t see a picasa upload option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elainemstephens Elaine Mazurek Stephens

    I installed Uploader Pro but the activation key never worked so I lost $4.99 and can find NO way to correct it or contact the company.