Price: Free Score: 9/10 Category: Photo & Video
Looplr is a social video sharing app for iPhone, iPad, and Android (official website here.) You can shoot video on your device and then upload it to share with the entire Looplr community. It’s got a sexy design, user-friendly UI, and zips right along on our test phone, an iPhone 4S.
Set up “loops” of friends with the same interests or tastes in videos, and stay connected while bonding over funny clips or just short videos about your day.
YouTube comments are notorious for fostering idiotic hate speech and a stream of “First!” comments. That being said, we still appreciate the fact that Looplr also supports comments, as well as a real-time chat. Videos and comments don’t always go well together, but a social video app without comments wouldn’t make much sense.
Navigation is simple, with the row of icons accessible, and yet never cluttering the screen. While we wouldn’t quite describe the control and search experiences as intuitive, there is a definite logic and design elegance to revel in as you toy around with this excellent iPhone app.
There are tons of social video apps out there, from ShowYou to Viddy to Shufflr (the latter of which we tested recently and really enjoyed.) It’s hard for an iPhone app in this already crowded niche to make a mark.
And truthfully, as much as we enjoyed Looplr, it’s just as good as many of the similar iPhone apps out there. Whichever one you choose will have more to do with your personal preference and aesthetic, but Looplr has plenty to bring to the table.
Looplr is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.