Image sharing service Flickr has released a major update to its mobile app for iOS devices. In the new design images are displayed in a similar way to Apple's own Photos app, with your images grouped by capture date. You can easily edit them using a range of tools including levels, digital exposure compensation, saturation and contrast.

The new version of the app also emphasizes the auto upload feature, trying to convert Flickr from an image-based social network into everybody's go-to photo app and directly competing with services like Dropbox or Google Plus Photos. When you launch the app for the first time you are asked if you want to activate the feature. If your answer is yes, images are uploaded automatically but set to private, though you can easily make your favorite ones public. Flickr offers 1TB of free storage, so you shouldn't have to worry about running out of space anytime soon, even with auto upload activated. 

The update also includes the ability to directly share images to Instagram, a few new photo filters and general performance improvements. You can download the latest Flickr version from the Apple App Store now.