The one thing about Android that I both love and loathe is the diversity of camera apps — I love them for the options they provide and dread them because many cost me money. Granted, there are free ones out there, and some quite good, but many cool ones require you to grab your wallet. Most are cheap, but the expenses add up.
One of the latest, which I also felt compelled to purchase (all of them do this to me — it is a sickness), is called Polamatic, and it will lighten your bank account by a mere $0.99 — a bargain. You can grab it from the Google Play store. You can also visit the Polamatic web site, but aside from beautiful images, there is little to see or learn.
Without making too much light of my age, I will simply tell you that this camera is based on the original Polaroid that was the must-have of the 1970’s.
The draw here is the ability to bring back those distinct images from a bygone era. So what do you get for your hard-earned money? Quite a number of options, as a matter of fact.
There are 36 authentic frames in the Polaroid Classic Border Logo format. These frames are not computer generated, but are instead high quality scans of new, used, and vintage Polaroid picture frames. You will also find 20 unique photo effects to customize your images in any way you so choose, as well as ability to add a caption — something the original camera sorely lacked.
Just adding frames and captions is nice, but the app provides a lot more. Each user has the ability create his or her own gallery to store images. Plus, customers can share all of their creations on various social networks, including Facebook, Twitter Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr and many more.
There are numerous good camera apps, and Polamatic fits in with many others I would recommend, including Camera360, Camera Zoom FX, Panorama, Speedshutter and many more.
With Polamatic, however, for less than a dollar, you can get numerous options that can not be found in the other camera apps, plus it provides quite a trip down memory lane for those from my generation — and fun for those younger folks. In the end, I found this well worth the small price I paid for it and, if you are a camera user on Android, then it is money well spent.