Today, we’ll take a look at two neat little Cydia tweaks that will allow you to upload files directly from your iPhone and other iOS devices. While some may criticize that this is nothing revolutionary and that a lot of apps would allow you to do that, the thing that makes Photos Image Upload and Safari Upload Enabler different from the crowd is that they work with native applications, unlike other solutions. They don’t require any extra settings to tinker with, nor bug you with yet-another-application to deal with. Continue using things as they were, and enjoy the extra benefits.
Let’s take a look at both these tweaks and see how they work.
Upload Photos From iPhone Using Photos Image Upload
Available in Cydia for the wonderful price tag of free, this tweak will allow you to upload photos from iPhone directly to ImageShack from iOS’ native Photos application. You simply install the tweak, and the next time you browse the Photos app, tapping the little arrow for more options with also show an Upload button.
Hit the upload button, and next thing you know, your image gets uploaded to ImageShack – no questions asked – right from the Photos application.
The best part is that the application copies the URL to the iPhone’s clipboard so you can easily share or use the image you just uploaded however you want.
There are no Springboard icons or Settings entries for Photos Image Upload. All you get is that extra button in Photos app to allow you to simply upload photos from iPhone – easy and simple!
Upload Photos From iPhone (And Other Files) Using Safari Upload Enabler
Although Mobile Safari on the iOS is a clean and quite capable browser, power users have always strongly felt the limitations imposed by Apple. Safari Download Manager (another Cydia tweak) was offered as a solution for users who just have to download from the cloud – even on the go. Safari Upload Enabler reverses this concept, allowing users to upload photos and files right from the native iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad file system, to anywhere on the web right from within the Mobile Safari browser.
With Safari Upload Enabler installed and enabled, whenever you click a browse link in Safari, a file chooser will pop up, allowing you to pick any file from any location on your device. You can expand the visibility to include system files as well.
You can also choose any file irrespective of its type or extension. In my example, I uploaded a random ‘cover.jpg’ file to Multiupload, and surely, it worked.
One thing that I noticed was that while my selected file was successfully uploaded to Multiupload’s servers, it did not show up in Safari’s “Browse” field for the page. Just guessing, if you see an upload field staying empty even though you’ve provided your input, rest assured that your file has been selected properly.
Safari Upload Enabler adds a new entry to iOS’ Settings app, where you can control the tweak better by enabling or disabling and choosing what areas of file system to browse.
While not free like Photos Image Upload, Safari Upload Enabler costs a mere $1.99 in Cydia, a sum that seems pretty reasonable to me considering the usefulness this tweak offers.
If all you need is a way to upload photos to Google+, we can show you how here: How To Upload Pictures From iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad To Google+. For more great iPhone apps, check out our Top 50 iPhone Apps Recommendations.
How do you upload photos from iPhone, iPod touch or iPad? Found these apps useful? Did they help shape your opinion in any way? Please let us know through your comments.