Utiful Photo Organizer 4+

Real solution to photo chaos

Pavel Atanassov

    • 3.9 • 532 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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Utiful is the first app that gives you a real solution to photo chaos. Unlike the standard Photos app, Utiful allows you to move (not just copy!) photos out of the camera roll and sort them by category in separate folders, so that the photos get removed from the "Recents" album of your photo library but kept in the desired folder. It’s the only app that lets you create real orderliness for your photos, keep your camera roll tidy, find things fast when you need them and always know which photos you have already organized and which not. It's easy, fast, and reliable!

Do you prefer structure to chaos? Do you find it poorly solved in the standard Photos app that the camera roll grows increasingly full and cluttered? Are you fed up with how the Photos app prevents you from organizing properly? Do you use your iPhone and iPad also for your work and would like to separate the work-related images from your personal photos, which is not possible in the Photos app? We have the solution for you!

The best things are simple. Use the Utiful app to move photos and videos out of your camera roll and save them to a folder structure of your own. This lets you keep the separate categories of your photos really separate, in separate folders you easily create, and not in the camera roll anymore. Be it the work-related photos that need to be easy to access anytime, the screenshots with valuable information, the product labels you snapped for reference, your idea photos or your own creations -- you can keep them just as you need, perfectly sorted in folders and subfolders!

Whether you are self-employed, a freelancer, a craftsperson, a scrapbooker, or simply like to stay organized, you will love the freedom and independence that Utiful gives you, being able to organize and sort your photos as you wish and finally take control of your photo library!

1. Open Utiful, tap "Add Photos", select photos from the camera roll and tap "Move".
2. Or, while in the Photos app, select photos, tap Share and choose "Save to Utiful".

+ Your Utiful folders are integrated in your iCloud & iTunes backups
+ You can sync your Utiful folders to all your iOS devices
+ Utiful is on the App Store since 2015, regularly updated
+ Our Customer Service is friendly, fast, and helpful

+ Move photos from the camera roll to Utiful folders
+ File to Utiful folders straight from the Photos app
+ Create subfolders to organize by subcategory
+ Take & file photos in 1 step with the folder camera
+ Add a caption and notes
+ Copy text from photos
+ Sync your Utiful folders to all your iOS devices
+ Protect your Utiful folders with a passcode lock (Touch ID and Face ID supported)
+ Slideshow
+ Import/export photo folders from/to computer, cloud storage, external hard drives, also wirelessly via AirDrop

+ All photo, video, GIF, and RAW formats supported
+ Original image quality & metadata are preserved

+ Share pictures directly to your Instagram Story
+ Share to Facebook, Instagram & any other app
+ Access Utiful from Messages, Mail, WhatsApp

+ Dark mode support
+ Drag and Drop support for iPad
+ VoiceOver support for blind and low vision users

If you are a first-time subscriber, you get a free trial period, which will automatically renew to a paid annual subscription at the end of the free trial period. You can turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before your billing period ends.

Terms of Use: utifulapp.com/terms.html
Privacy Policy: utifulapp.com/privacy.html

What’s New

Version 7.7.5

+ Minor bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
532 Ratings

532 Ratings

mkkm2019 ,

This app has been terrific, but the latest update...

The file names are way too long, can we cut short the file name especially removing “UTIFUL_” from the beginning? I think we had something like 12 characters long before (which was already a bit long), to currently’s approximately wopping 24 charaters long! Is that necessary?

It is actually a problem coz if we do backup computer files, some cannot backup such long files names. We will have to spend a lot of time to rename the files which defeat the purpose of this app.

This app has been terrific! but if this is not resolve, i will have to give up on this app, and i m sure lots of users would encounter the same problem sooner or later.

Developer Response ,

Dear mkkm2019, thank you for the 4-stars rating and your feedback! As we also wrote back to your request over our support email address, we agree with you! We will remove the prefix "UTIFUL_" in version 6.0.0 of the app, which we expect to publish on the App Store by the end of this month. Kind regards, The Utiful Support Team

rh6194 ,

What a great idea!!!

Ever use your phones camera to capture images of things that weren’t really “PHOTOS”? Classroom or meeting whiteboards? Info from posters or other ads? A quick shot of a business card? Or maybe it’s the name and number of a potential new “date” jotted down on a cocktail napkin? (Yeah...I’ve been there too - don’t judge!) You name it. Our phone cameras are great tools for capturing information quickly and accurately. But who wants all that STUFF in your camera roll with all of your pictures? Maybe it’s the photographer in me, but that really drove me crazy. Not anymore though. Utiful is a really cool app that lets me store and organize these images in a folder structure that I create so they are easily located when I need to refer to them....but they are OUT OF MY CAMERA ROLL when I want to view my photo library!!! Two problems are immediately solved - the images are organized and easy to locate AND, my camera roll is once again a place for my photographs - not all the other STUFF I may shoot. It works great on iPad and iPhone. Seamlessly backs up and syncs in the cloud! I’m not one to write a lot of reviews, but I stumbled over this almost by accident one day while searching for something else in the App Store. I’d never heard of it - and likely you haven’t either. But it works extremely well and I could not be happier that I found it! I simply can not recommend this fantastic little app strongly enough! A true “diamond in the rough”!

Developer Response ,

Dear rh6194, thank you SO MUCH for this AWESOME feedback! You got standing ovations from our team!! It is feedback like yours that motivates us the most to keep up the good work and try harder! If you happen to have any improvement suggestions, please don't hesitate to share them with us anytime through Settings > Feedback -- we're here for you and our backlog is driven by user feedback! Kind regards, The Utiful Support Team

Amadariaga ,

Misrepresentation of what it actually does. Ended up being useless

. The app misrepresents what it actually does in 2 ways. It advertises that it allows you to move photos out of the iPhone camera roll and allow you to organize them so that you know which photos have been sorted and which not. What they don’t tell you is that you are moving them not out of the camera roll but out of the native iPhone app ENTIRELY and into a whole new database . The reality is that it just creates and entirely separate database for you to organize these photos which you are then supposed to DELETE what’s in your camera roll. I could have overlooked this misrepresentation except for tue fact that anytime I am using any sort of function where I need to retrieve photos from somewhere,I can no longer do so because there isn’t a way to directly pull from this other database which means you have to go to the app, take out the photos and then put them back into your camera roll. Which completely defeats the entire purposes . The app literature is not transparent about the fact that very few apps are set up to work together with this app to be able to pull photos directly from it without having to do a bunch of extra work. I found a list of apps that work with it and none of them apply to me. This is not what I paid for and am respectfully requesting to berefunded

Developer Response ,

Dear Amadariaga, thank you for your 2-stars rating and for your feedback. You are totally right about how our app operates and please accept our excuses if you felt any part of the app presentation misleading. This is of course not out intention and we will review the app presentation asap to check for potential misinterpretation. As for being able to access the app from other apps. As you probably found out, there is a list in our User's Manual of how you can access the app from other apps. If you are using other apps, please do contact us at support@utifulapp.com to let us know which, and we will review them and the access to our app asap. In fact, our app is totally open for access from other apps, however still many apps do not consider that there can be more than one source of photos on the device and only allow to access photos from the camera roll, which is pity indeed. As soon as you contact us as mentioned above, we will also gladly inform you about the refund process, if this is what you'd like. The Utiful Support Team

App Privacy

The developer, Pavel Atanassov, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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