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Thursday 16 January 2014

SyncPhotos to Storage - App Review

Wouldn't it be great if you could easily copy photos from your iOS device to your desktop PC, without a cable, without iTunes, and without the blunderbuss approach of the iOS 'Photo Stream'.

This App promises exactly that.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Once you have the App installed, the next step is to install "Sync Photos to Storage" client software onto your PC, Mac or Linux desktop . To make your life even easier, there is a button that will automatically send you a link via e-mail; nice touch.

The top of the screen shows you detected storage, as well as access to Dropbox. Choose the place where you want to copy the photo and it will be displayed at the top left of the screen.

Provided you have allowed the App access to your photos, you will see thumbnails of your photos at the bottom of the screen; pick the one you wish to transfer.

The middle of the screen has the biggest button I have ever seen 'Put to storage' - no prizes for guessing what it does.

The basic App is absolutely free. There is a the possibility to upgrade, via an in-App purchase, to the Pro version which allows you to sync all your photos at the same time, rather than one by one.

Whatever you do, do not think that this is the same as 'Photo Stream'. This App gives you specific storage control over individual photographs... no more having either all, or none, of your masterpieces, or trials, shared.

The App works, on the basis that you first view the photograph you want to copy.

If you omitted to allow the App access to your photos, you might get confused... as it appears impossible to pick an image. To remedy this situation, go to Settings/Privacy/Photos and flick the switch to 'on' for 'SyncPhotos'.

There is the very remote issue of having shared information via Dropbox. This really is only a technical issue; I am an absolute fan of Dropbox.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Control photo sharing, simply.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get SyncPhotos to Storage here and support for the App here.

1 comment:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Fixed minor bugs


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