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Forced ads ruin app

Well, my reason for buying this app has been to quickly search and preview full-screen images across multiple engines. With forced ads, I can no longer view an entire image. Ethics? I paid for this app and do not appreciate having to buy the developer's new app with a new UI. Given the choice, I would rather make an in-app purchase to remove the ads from this one, in other words, pay again for the same app. That should answer the ethics question. Big thumbs down for this update, and currently recommending no buy for any products from this developer.

Автор сука

В последнем обновлении всунули рекламу которую нельзя отключить. У меня купленная версия Pro. P.S Автор ты мудак. Программу снес. P.S Да купить вторую версию программы чтобы убрать рекламу , это же гениальный ответ. А потом ты сделаешь версию номер три, а во вторую добавишь рекламу.

Author demonstrates dubious business ethics

I paid for this app, and the author not only created another, more expensive app instead of providing updates to this one, but also just forced ads on us. I once considered buying pictrove 2, but now that I can foresee ads being added there too down the road, I most certainly will stay away from any app from this author. So should you! Deleted. Update to answer the dev: With this precedent, Trust is broken, and I have no confidence whatsoever in your statement about Pictrove 2. Who conned once will con again. Nothing will prevent you from playing the same trick on paying customers of it in the future when you come up with version 3, so I sure won't waste my money on that or any product from your company. You are not the only offer in town, you know... You know well how much effort it takes to claim a refund. This is hypocrisy. Of course I am not going to waste my time on it for this little investment. I will merely move to some other, hopefully more honest provider for the same functionality (that is easy) and reiterate my advice to other users to avoid paying for Pictrove 2 and chose an alternate solution, as they will one day lose the usage of their app, just like your old customer base did.

Do not upgrade!

I paid for this app and now they added ads in it. Ruins it.

Author now added advertising and removed option to turn ads off ??? Do I hear money !!!

I have use this app for such a long time that I am now finally going to get rid of it as the author has removed the option to turn ads off while in the app. The reason being we would like to keep us free. Well I have a feeling that in app purchases will be arriving for this app soon and maybe one to remove ads? It's all about the money. I'm done with this app give us the option to turn it off or it's just like the rest of the garbage full of ads. When will you app developers realize we do not want ads we will not click them we will not buy anything for him that you are wasting your time and making your apps worse remove the ads. Maybe your customers would rather pay a small fee like $.99 for this app rather than see ads all the time everything about that. I know you want to enable ads and then force customers to remove them by doing in app purchases rather than offer it from the get-go. Bad App

Added ads?

I'm pretty sure I paid for this app. Now I'm seeing ads. Lame.

Ads are horrible

Newest update added ads 😆

A Story with a Happy Ending!

Once upon a time I was invested in the Pro versions of the PicTrove apps. The dividends were exceptional. I used them constantly. I came to understand that these were extraordinary apps. I concluded both apps were actually 1016% better than all the other image search apps to be found in iOS or Android. I was a truly contented man. It came to pass one day that I my PicTrove apps had ceased to work entirely, with no warning whatsoever. In the blink of an eye PicTrove had turned into app dung. I was horrified. I was mystified. The apps were worse than dung. Dung can be composted. I was lost, angry, and I even once lashed out in verbal rage at the creators. There was no response. It was as though they could not, or would not hear. I fell into deep depression. I grieved. Still I would check from time to time, but months passed. I eventually lost all hope and deleted the apps. Soon even their memory was gone, and I lived a life of mundanity, existing on inadequate apps that were little more than gift wrapped Google Image search, maybe with a little bow of Bing to make the folks who'd never known PicTrove think they really had something. Virtually all of these apps, particularly on iOS, not even permit the removal of search filters, so pathetic were they. My Joie de vivre was gone. Then today, an ordinary day, but for finding myself on a peculiar route into the App Store, via CNet Download. Why is not important, except insofar as that had something vaguely to do with an image search app, and it was a dead end. The app no longer existed. So long as I was there, I thought I might as well have a quick look at the image search app offerings there. It had been awhile. If PicTrove had even entered my mind I would have dismissed the the notion as certain to be a dead end as the non-app that brought me. So I was taken aback upon rather quickly encountering it there. I took a look at the reviews expecting to find only single star disappointments. To the contrary, five star happiness abounded! The invitation to Open was there. Should I do it? Should I risk reliving such a devastating experience? Telling myself not to expect anything but failure, I took the chance. I am so glad I did. I swooned in an instant with delight! Only one word describes the 12 hours since that moment: bliss! The happy man I used to be has returned! All praise to the creators! And I pray that you, image search seeker, will take that leap of faith I did. I know you will land in here with me, and we will dwell in the happy place together. Neither will you suffer a moment longer!

Wonderfully Useful!

Mad props for still supporting iOS 5.1.1 and keeping my trusty Original iPad so useful! Excellent app to to find pictures for any project, and the latest update seems to work flawlessly! Many Thanks!!


This is a great app, but image location (webpage) in internal browser is no longer an option.

Was 5 Stars

Well I believe in being fair. I contacted developer. As letter below indicates. To my great joy the app is working perfectly again. And I said would raise back to 5 stars and I have. Much thanks.👍🏼 Believe it or not this was at one time simply outstanding. Did everything intended and did it well. Then Google stopped working. I though ok, the others still work. Then suddenly one day Google search back. Then I realized I lost over 2,000 pictures. Since then, every time I tried to access the pictures they CRASHED THE APP. I contacted the developer and they were polite, prompt and sympathetic. But could not promise that it could be fixed, in part due to aging coding. So until I get my three years of collecting pictures back, has to stay at 1 star.😩. But if fixed, will Change rating back to 5.


You should disable your Pic Trove 2 now available ad at the bottom for those who have purchased Pic Trove 2. It's a distraction.

respect for supporting iOS 5.1.1 😘

basically this apps is one of the few that is working on all iPads 💪🏻👊🏻✌🏻

Lost all my searches, again

Latest update: I was surprised to see a new update after a long wait and due to the greedy developers creating a new app instead of just updating this one and was happy, then I saw that this crap deleted my searches AGAIN. These people are incompetent and I will NEVER buy any apps they make in the future. Update: Now it doesn't save searches at all, what a piece of junk this app has become. The only reason I used this was because of that feature and the crappy app lost everything.

Devs screwed it up AGAIN

Only Google returns any results, and the app crashes the instant you click on a picture to view it. I knew I shouldn't have trusted their update, but I did, and now I've got nothing. Thanks a pantload, devs.

Google search don,t work

On 2 different iPads all search works, Google does not return any results, please fix, found out Google search locked out to force purchase of pict rove 2 another 5.00, want Google try universal image search ap.

Don't use it!!!

They purposely broke the link for Google forcing you to purchase PicTrove 2 for another $4.99. Rip off!!!!

Adding features

Dears, Thanks for this lovely application, I think you should add to this application the ability to run animated pictures

No more google

This app doesn't work with google anymore. The search with other engines is very limited.

No Google images anymore

Really? I always loved this app but it will not show any Google images now (0 results). The largest image collection doesn't exist on this app now. I can still usually find what I need in the Bing results, but I purchased the app so I could access multiple collections. Bummed!

Great APP!

A thorough search tool, and super simple to use. Well Done!

Very Handy

The easiest app to look for pictures. Whenever I want to find a picture, it is almost guaranteed I will find what I am looking for. Easy searching, easy downloading, easy everything. I highly recommend this app to everyone.

Needs an update for iOS 9

Fix please. Beware if you are using newer iOS. Deleting.

Love it!

One of my favorite apps!

please disable "pics falling" effect

I know some junior programmer is really proud that he made this pics falling effect when the search results are returned based on a trick he learned in Comp Sci 101 class. I don't want to hurt the kid's feelings but the effect is stupid! Why? Because when I SEARCH, I want to screen the top hits and I want them to STAY THERE! That's what you do when you SEARCH and then from your top hits you know if you need to readjust your query. You don't want things falling off the screen as you look at them! This isn't Sesame Street! Make an app for adults, please! Is that too much to ask? Until then, ONE STAR!!!

A lot of pics

This app is great sometimes google doesn't have a pic that I like then with this app it pulls all the pics in one app

Excellent 👍

Excellent 👍



Nice app for searching pics!!!

This is a great app if comparing with the other pictures searching app. But if it can search by pictures, not the words, it will be wonderful.

Great Photo Search App!!!

Best one

Great nice and helpful

This is really great app! It is nice and helpful! You can get a nice result from the search and in one place. More useful for student to look for some hardly found through normal search engine

this is a great app

I been using this app from the beginning works great.

Awesome app

I love this app! I'm addicted to searching and downloading images for all kinds of uses, and I think this app may cause me to seek treatment LOL

Picture Size Reduced

This is a great app but I would like to save images in their original size. Their other app offers this but it doesn't use as many search engines. I still recommend the app but I won't get pro2 until they add more search engines.

Simple and great

It's a very great app , especially if you always struggle to find pictures in HD in other apps

Best app to find images with keywords

Great support from the developer, always fixing bugs and adding features. Hope that now with the new pictrove 2 they don´t forget about this one.

Great response to update!

Love this app but it has been crashing after you download 2 or 3 pics and it slows down more and more and doesn't load many images. Please fix! Thank you!


Love this app !! You should get this !! Update : this app no longer works for me, I type in what I want to search for and the thumbnails pop up and when I click on one the app crashes ... I don't know what they did to this app but it is garbage now dropped rating from 5 to 1 star will raise that back up if they would reply to my emails to help solve this problem. ..... Update number two .... After an update it still does the same thing , so basically they didn't fix anything …… update number 3 ... See update number two

All that is man

Great app. I like it so much better than any other image viewer, I use it so much in my line of work. I haven't had it crash yet on me. I underestimated how much I would use this!


This Is The Best Picture Search App I Have Ever Found. I Would Give It At Least 10 Stars If I Could.


This app used to be awesome, but now it crashes every time I use it!

Latest update no now works with gen1 iPad

Latest update no longer crashes on launch with gen1 iPad.


Love the app but it likes to crash and cause you phone to restart? Not sure it's worth the risk of what it could do my phone when it does the hard restart?

Crashes shuts down my iPad

Pulls pics back quick most are just the same pic on a different site but the app is useless it crashes and shuts down my iPad

No longer works on my older dvice

Used to love it. It kept my old iPad alive until the latest update.now it crashes every time.

Awesome App, one bug

"Automatically reset cache when app quit" did NOT clear history, please fix ASAP! Seen in the latest iOS on iPad Air and iPhone 4. Need the ability NOT to retain history search, better have anonymous searches feature. -Cheers


It's great to find many pictures so fast and easily instead of googling and searching,am really liking it,it's very useful for me...plz make sure sure it does not crash or got buggy,now my iPad got hang while searching n have to restart again,otherwise it's an awesome app...

Amazingly fast!

Really love this App! Must have App!

Limited use

I love the idea of this app, but it only seems to have a limited use. When I tried to find specific facts – like people or places – it rarely works. Mostly got unrelated garbage. But when I wanted to find an emotion like happy or sad, I got lots of useful images. So if you want to search for pictures of a theme, try this. But if you expect to find yourself don't waste your time.

Beautiful & useful, but...

I would love the app if it gave me file size & picture quality information for each image. I can get that information on Google.

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