The best app to search photos from the Internet. Browse beautiful photos from multiple Internet services arranged side-by-side for maximum efficiency. picTrove 2 finds the highest quality photos, shows a crisp image resized to your device resolution, and saves the original files for later actions. picTrove 2 searches Google, Bing, Yandex, Flickr, 500px, Twitter, Instagram, deviantART and Giphy natively. Searches on,, and are powered through web search for the ultimate experience of browsing photos side-by-side from a total of 13 search services!

* Search query customization: Query each service for exactly the results that you want, with easy slider controls to change settings.

* Side-by-side search: Thumbnails of results from all the services are available next to each other, so you can efficiently find the photo you're looking for.

* Browse Deeper: When you find a photo you like, you can dive deeper into the site or user to find more photos. Both Google and Bing results support website based actions. Flickr, 500px and Twitter results support user actions to find more photos by the user.

* URL share action: While browsing in Safari or other supporting apps use the powerful URL share action to open any website in picTrove to search and see all photos from the website.

* Full image pre-fetching: As you browse through full photos, picTrove downloads the photos ahead of your current place so you don't have to wait for them to load when you get there.

* Slideshow: An automated slideshow mode allows presentations with hardware accelerated OpenGL transition effects

* Animated GIFs are fully supported

* External screen support: Hook up an external screen with Airplay mirroring, or with an external screen adapter and see the full photo on your large TV screen!

* Hardware controller / keyboard support: Bluetooth keyboards or controllers that send up/down left/right can be used to navigate photos in full view

* Saved Photos: You can collect photos that you like within picTrove, for browsing later or for collective actions

* Saved Searches: picTrove automatically saves your search phrases when you navigate to the full view of any result, for easy re-use. Saved searches can be automatically cleared by app settings.

* Passcode Lock: Protect your saved searches and saved photos from prying eyes with an app passcode lock

* Full screen photo viewer: The full screen viewer offers all standard features including swipe navigation, pinch and double-tap zoom

* Extensive display and app customization: Many settings to control exactly what details you want to see on thumbnails and full photo view. picTrove 2 is fully customizable as per your preferences.

* Photo actions: Action buttons in the full photo view allow you to perform many different operations on any photo you like. Share and Open in actions allow you to integrate with any supporting app on your device. Web actions allow you to browse to the photo page in the inbuilt browser, Safari or Google Chrome.

* API for "open URL" integration to search from other apps. 3rd party apps can trigger search in picTrove 2 pro with keywords or browse all images from a website.

* Edit photos with Aviary editor: The powerful Aviary photo editor is included to edit any photo you like, to do everything from color adjustments to Meme making.

* iTunes file sharing: Save a lot of photos in picTrove? Copy the original files to your computer; simply navigate to picTrove 2 pro in iTunes on your Mac or PC and copy to a local folder. Works on WiFi too!

More services, features are always in development.
picTrove requires a fast Internet connection for optimum usage.
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Please contact us with the inbuilt support email instead of posting bad reviews.

What’s New

Version 2.31

Fixed a problem where sometimes captions would appear garbled instead of showing their correct character encoding.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

kylekane ,

Perfect for artist reference gathering

UPDATE: several of the search engines no longer work. Hopefully an update will come to fix that. Still a useful app.

This app has already saved me a ridiculous amount of time hunting for image reference for my work! I use it so much it is on my dock. Having the ability to change parameters fast helps find the exact image types I need and searching with multiple engines at one give me the most images I could hope for!
Thanks Devs!!!

Parker holl ,

I bought this app years ago and still use it to this day.

I really love this app it’s by far the best picture search app you can find on the App Store. Trust me anyone can find what they are looking for it’s great. I would love to see this app get cloud integration so I can search through and see pictures in my Dropbox, google drive, box, etc. also would be nice to easily send saved pictures in pictrove to go into cloud storage of our choosing. I would like to have the option to have a voting type system, less like this, more like this, take out all photos like this. Or even pick the most popular. Searching random photos that it thinks I’ll like would be
Cool also. Video options also would be cool with option app to turn off and on.

wileyharr ,

Please update or give us a new app

This is one of my favorite apps but it is falling apart since you haven’t updated it in over a year. Is it going away? Are you letting it go away purposely? Are you just focusing on other things instead? I’m hoping you let this awesome app fall apart because you are going to release a newer better version (just being optimistic).

•Please update to make Google work, among others.
•Please allow us to arrange the results list ourselves. For example, I always go to Bing first, then all the way down to Yandex. It would be better if I could move Yandex right up under Bing.
•Please, I beg of you to add the ability to swipe, and other features that we use on EVERYTHING else with iPhone. With phones being so big now, it makes it impossible to use with one hand because you have to reach the far corners to do anything. Pain in the $&@! . . .

Developer Response ,

Please update to the latest version and try again, we've worked hard to get better results from all services.


Traversient Incorporated
24.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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