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Topic # 102730 21-May-2012 14:35 Send private message

Hi there, as the title suggests I'm looking for an Android to desktop iphoto alternative. I'm using and Android for photo taking and want to sync them to the cloud and or desktop.

I used
Lion and Win 7

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  Reply # 628370 21-May-2012 14:38 Send private message

Google+ app on phone with auto upload and picasa on you pc. Syncs with you Google account.

What sort of iphoto features do you want?

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  Reply # 628374 21-May-2012 14:45 Send private message

Dropbox for android is fantastic, auto upload the pics even over 3G - just turn on automatic camera upload in the settings and you're away.

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  Reply # 628379 21-May-2012 14:52 Send private message

Dropbox should suffice. It automatically syncs photos taken on an android phone to your dropbox account. I use it and am happy with how it works, doesn't have a lot of customisation to it for files other than Photo/Video but there are other apps which can expand on it. I've used Dropsync before which lets you specify folders to be uploaded on a regular basis and works well.

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  Reply # 628383 21-May-2012 14:58 Send private message

+1 on dropbox. works a treat.

you can choose restrict it to only upload over wifi if you are worried about data usage.

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  Reply # 628384 21-May-2012 14:58 Send private message

If you are on Google then why not instal google Drive, when you hit the share button along with all the normal gmail or other options the drive turns up and if your pc is setup with drive then so it appears.

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  Reply # 628391 21-May-2012 15:05 Send private message

+1 for dropbox

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  Reply # 628395 21-May-2012 15:10 Send private message

Dropbox!  :-)

And if you have a NAS at home see if it has the option to hook in (my Thecus can) and then anything you drop into it via your Android phone will also get pulled down onto your home NAS :-)






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  Reply # 628476 21-May-2012 17:54 Send private message

loganjames: Google+ app on phone with auto upload and picasa on you pc. Syncs with you Google account.

What sort of iphoto features do you want?


Ok, so Dropbox or Google+.

I want to be able to upload and then view photo's on a PC or a Mac, then share them if I want to from a PC or Mac.

Which one is the best storage/retrieval and viewing?


I am on Google+ only by default, but use FB as my social hub really. Still, open to working with either.

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  Reply # 628484 21-May-2012 18:13 Send private message

I haven't used googledrive to compare but dropbox really is 'set and forget'

1) take a picture
2) dropbox automatically uploads picture to your storage
3) dropbox automatically downloads picture to your PC etc

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  Reply # 628491 21-May-2012 18:28 Send private message

go for dropbox mate...

photos and videos taken from any 3 of my android devices, will be uploaded onto my mac and windows desktop automagically...







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  Reply # 628527 21-May-2012 19:43 Send private message

Roger that...Dropbox it is.

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  Reply # 628676 22-May-2012 01:57 Send private message

Dropbox AND ES File Explorer and you can go nuts (in a don't scare the kids sort of way)... and access your NAS as well. :-)

ES File Explorer now supports both Google Drive _and_ Dropbox... and Skydrive. You can cut and paste between them all.

Dropbox does have a camera/photo seamless upload feature as already mentioned.

Plus Dropbox on a PC can be set to sync whatever by nominating which folders you want to sync.

+1 Dropbox.

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