iLoader for Facebook HD from Tektrify doesn’t help you navigate your Facebook news feed. Its core focus is to enable you to upload photos and videos from your iPad to Facebook with ease. And if you regularly sync photos to your iPad that you’d like to share on Facebook, it works pretty well—once you become accustomed to its quirks.
You choose one or more photos from your photo library. You can then tap into each to add a caption, or to tag the folks in the photo (by two-finger tapping on their heads and then finding their names). Once you’re ready, you click the Upload button. iLoader then prompts you to choose an existing album or create a new one, and then sends your photos straight to Facebook. Video uploading works the same way.
Unfortunately, iLoader is a bit buggy. When choosing photos to upload, I couldn’t get the popover to close or disappear unless I backed out of the album I was in first and did some random tapping. And the app lets you add the same photo to a single upload batch multiple times, which seems silly. On the plus side, iLoader also makes it easy to watch your videos (those that you’ve uploaded, along with those that you’ve been tagged in), though it doesn’t make it similarly simple to browse photos.
Now that the iPad 2 features a camera, iLoader has become more useful. Still, I usually upload photos to Facebook from my iPhone or from my Mac, so I’m hard-pressed to find a routine way to keep the app in my workflow.
[ Lex Friedman is a frequent Macworld contributor.]