I have a confession to make. I’m cheating on my favorite app. I love Dropbox. It’s my go-to app for storing photos and documents in the cloud. There are only a handful of websites and apps that I use daily but Dropbox is absolutely one of those.
When I first found out about Carousel, Dropbox’s photo storing app, I downloaded it and fell in love. It eventually got moved within the Dropbox app and was fine for me for a while. But now I have so many photos that I couldn’t get the folder to open up. My photos are there, but without easy access to the photos, it kind of defeated the purpose.
So I looked online for a new option and man! I hit the jackpot.
Google Photos blows the competition out of the water. Here’s why I think it’s great:
1. It uploads your photos so fast. Dropbox would take some time and if I skipped a few days, it turned into a real chore. Google Photos zips through hundreds of photos in no time.
2. The features are kind of fun. Not only do you end up with a cloud-based backup of your photos, it automatically creates videos, animations, and collages from your photos that you can then save to your phone. The animations are my favorite as they piece together photos that you’ve taken in a row.
3. You can search photos. I repeat, you can search photos. Like, if you want to search your phone photos for that one picture of a strawberry but can’t find it, you can type in “strawberry” and all photos of strawberries pop up. Same for dogs, or beach, or cars, or Chicago, or even Garrett’s face. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn good. I played around with this and couldn’t believe the accuracy for something so automatic. It’s a game changer.
Highly, highly recommend!!!