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Flic uses Tinder-like swipes to whittle down your iPhone's photo library

iPhone users with an oversized collection of pictures looking for help to shrink their photo library can turn to Flic, a new app that borrows from the popular dating service Tinder by allowing users to swipe right to save, and left for deletion.



Flic is a 99-cent download from the App Store, priced 50 percent off for its debut. Users can quickly sort through their pictures, swiping left to trash and right to save.

Once the items marked for deletion have been selected, users can review their housekeeping and bulk-delete the images with one last review prompt.

The process is, of course, similar to popular dating app Tinder, in which user profiles are displayed and a person can swipe right in hopes of a match, or swipe left to dismiss them. The reflexive swipes make it easy and quick to sort through dating profiles, which Flic hopes will also translate to pruning an iPhone's photo library.

Flic is possible thanks to updated permissions brought by Apple in iOS 8, which allows users to manage and delete photos via a third-party application. The app will also remind users each month to go back and clean up images from the previous month, helping to prevent a photo library from growing out of hand.

Flic from Lifehack Labs is a 4.3-megabyte download that requires iOS 8.0 or later.