For every Snapchat or Instagram, there are dozens (upon dozens) of other apps out there for shooting, editing, sharing, and cataloging our photos. And that doesn't even count all the subpar imitation and knockoff apps hoping to lure in suckers. Still, we've never found one magical photo app that does everything we need. So we typically use several different apps: some for snapping cool photos, some for making them look better, some for organizing them, and some for sharing them. Frankly, some apps are just fun to play with. To help cut through the app-store clutter, we've pulled together our essential list of photo apps for all types of smartphones. These will come in handy, whether you have ambitions of one day going pro or just want an easy way to add doodles to your cat photos.
Another standout portfolio app for presenting photos and images, FolioBook has a clean, minimal, and nonintrusive design that's easy to customize with personal branding or logos, both in portrait or landscape modes. We especially like the ability to sync multiple Dropbox galleries as well as import images directly from a PhotoShelter account. Another helpful feature is the ability to share one portfolio across multiple iPads, and add music in the background of your slideshows directly from an iTunes account. A read-only mode is essential so that clients don't accidentally alter your settings. [$12.99; iOS]