If a picture is worth a thousand words then let these photo storing apps do the talking. Stay organized and never lose a memory with these efficient apps.
If your phone doubles as your camera, like most with smartphones these days, find solace and organization in the simple Google Photos app. Google Photos will automatically start backing up your photos to their servers and the “assistant” automatically offers to create albums and collages. With unlimited storage for free and features like dragging your finger across photos instead of tediously deleting them one by one makes Google Photos an easy alternative. Even make your own animated GIFs out of your favorite photos to animate your summer.
Ditch your photo boxes for virtual backup with Shoebox. Carry every photo you’ve ever taken in your pocket, and never lose them with Shoebox’s bank level encryption security. Keep memories secure with automatic backup – no USB plug in is needed, just WiFi. If you want to see a family photo from a July beach day last summer you can find it easily by browsing photos based on location, season and even time of day. Share your family beach photo as a #ThrowbackThursday with easy links to share via Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
You may have heard of the Flickr website before but their photo storing app is one of the best. With an Instagram-esque feed of other Flickr users you follow, the app doubles as a social network. You can even take your own photos through the app. Use Flickr to store, edit, crop and filter your favorite photos before sharing. With 1,000GB free, Flickr offers the most space to store your memories.
With its sleek and professional design it’s no wonder why people love Amazon Photos. If you are an Amazon Prime member you automatically get unlimited storage for free, but if you aren’t the small price is worth the features. Amazon Photos offers automatic syncing, saving and sharing. Take all of your photos on the go while saving storage space on your phone and keeping them safe. All the personalization of a photo album can fit right in your pocket.
Switch to virtual storage for security and efficiency using these creative photo apps. All of this summer’s photos will be at your fingertips for seasons to come.
Heidi Raker, mother of three tech-obsessed teens, has written about lifestyle products and parenting for over 30 years. She has a no-cellphone-at-meals policy, which remains one of her biggest family challenges.