Photo Organizer 8 Featured

Let’s face it; the stock Photos app in iOS 8 is severely lacking when it comes to power user features. Just to name one example, there’s no way to select a range of photos. Instead, you have to tap on each photo that you wish to select one by one. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the lack of power-user features in the stock Photos app. Fortunately for jailbreakers, Photo Organizer 8 solves many of the stock app’s shortcomings.

After installing Photo Organizer 8, you won’t find any SpringBoard icons or preference panels in the stock Settings app. The tweak is wholly contained within the Photos app, which makes it simple, intuitive, and native feeling.

Photo Organizer 8 brings a whole host of new features to the table for the stock Photos app, and I’m going to run down the list and let you know some of my favorite features.

First and foremost, the ability to sort photos by name, size, or date in ascending or descending order is amazing to me. Why the stock Photos app doesn’t have this feature is mind-boggling, but this feature alone is enough to make one highly consider using Photo Organizer 8.

Photo Organizer 8

But it doesn’t stop there. The most amazing feature, in my opinion, provided by Photo Organizer 8 is the ability to select ranges of photos using a two finger tap gesture. I cannot stress how many times in the past I’ve wished to simply select a range of photos to no avail. Again, the fact that the stock Photos app lacks such a feature is just confusing and unacceptable.

Next, you can select and deselect all of the photos contained in an album using a single tap. Not as mind-blowing as the previous two strangely omitted features, but still fairly nice to have.

You can also do things like reorder the list of albums, move photos to new album, rename the Camera Roll, import and sync album without iTunes, and more.

True, it’s likely that you won’t use all of the features that Photo Organize 8 brings to the table, but I guarantee that if you take photos with your iPhone, you’ll benefit from and use at least some of the features that this tweak provides.

At $2.99, it trends on the more expensive range of the tweaks on Cydia, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s totally worth it. Photo Organizer 8 makes using the stock Photos app way more intuitive, less frustrating, and more like a desktop experience. If you’re in any way interested in taking and managing photos on your iPhone, you’d be hard-pressed to find a jailbreak tweak that provides more practical functionality than this one.

  • Osama Muhammed

    Again am asking if this compatible with USB-sync and make my photos readable, not to cause them to get deleted any time because Apple is unable to read them

  • i see you miss feature “import media”

  • regkilla

    make it for iOS 7 too.

    • Varun Soi

      Its already there photo orgainzer for ios7!

  • ARX8

    Does anyone know any way to copy edited photos to Windows without losing the edits, without having to use internet?

  • Renato Faria

    Not compatible with PhotoAlbumns+. Private albums just disapear. :-/

  • Diego Milano

    How does this affect iCloud Photo Library (Beta)?

  • BoardDWorld

    Thanks Jeff for the video. It would have been nice to see a little more range of functions & know how stable it is. Your in depth videos are great 😉

  • Screaming_Toad

    Ahhh – it disabled my private photos folder …
    great app …but unfortunately has to go

  • Fanboy 

    Deciding factor if to buy: Does it MOVE my photos from my camera roll to an album I select? Or simply make a copy still the way stock iOS does.

    I’m hoping somebody can answer before I buy it!

    • Shaw

      It gives you choice to simply copy or Move the photos. In the left-top conner there is a selection pattern when you do it.

  • Chernabil

    Doesn’t work after installation. It gives me this error when i open photos “Unfortunately it appears that photo organizer 8 did not install correctly” what is the solution?

  • Vvbreaker

    The question most of us are asking , is there a tweak to delete iTunes synced photos for iOS 8?

  • MidniteM

    The sorting doesn’t appear to work in the photo albums that I’ve synced from my machine. It works fine in the camera roll, but that’s not where I needed to sort by filename. Anyone else experiencing this?

    • MidniteM

      Found the answer to my own question – from the app developer lordscotland: Photo Organizer now keeps its distance from iTunes-synced albums, since allowing on-device customization of these albums has led to unexpected behavior in some cases. For a full import/export solution, consider using Photo Organizer’s “Import and Sync” feature instead.

  • Shaw

    It’s a fantastic tweak but not compatible with PhotoAlbums+. Anyway I decided to uninstall PA+.

  • McApple

    Is there a tweak to finally bring the sequence of my photo events back to normal. Maybe it’s only me, but I’ve 100’s of manual setup Events on Aperture, which get synced since ios8 in an unpredictable sequence….

    • Mattias Nilsson

      I have the same event sorting issue when syncing photo events with iPhoto on OSX. It’s insane that a “simple” and annoying bug like this hasn’t been solved yet.

  • 5450988

    photo organizer 8 will not install correctly if you are using photo album plus for ios 8.1.2. Maybe the both developers can address this issue, OR maybe the developers of photo album plus can add the feature ‘sort by type, name, date, file size…’ to the new albums/folders created. 😉

  • Carlos Archundia Cejudo

    I’m searching for something that hides photos from camera roll if they are on another folder, as if camera roll were the “default” folder,
    Does anybody know of something like that?
    It would be very much appreciated!

  • Alex George

    Can someone please tell me how to hide pictures using this tweak