Sure, you can view hundreds of photos of your friends’ drunk at parties, having fun on vacation, or posing with their cats on Facebook anytime you like. But what do you do when you don’t have an internet connection handy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could download those photos for safe keeping and humiliate your friends on an airplane?
A free app for iOS lets you do just that. It’s called Album Downloader for Facebook, and as you’ve probably figured out by the name, it lets you download photo albums from Facebook onto your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
All you have to do is login to Facebook, select the albums you want to download (either by browsing your friend list or searching), and hit the download button. You can also select the shopping cart button at the bottom of the page to see a list of albums that are queued for downloads.
The app can be a bit finicky. It crashed on me the first few times I tried to select an album, but the third time was a charm and I had no problem downloading a few dozen images, which were all added to my camera roll.