Best Photo Storage App

Best Photo Storage App

Looking for the best photo storage app to store all those photos you take on your phone every day? Always don’t have free space for new photos? Look through my overview of 10 free photo saving apps get unlimited photo storage.

Top 10 Free Photo Storage Apps

Here are my top 10 best photo storage apps for Android and iPhone that allow you to save all of your photos and videos for free.

1. Dropbox – Best Photo Organizer App

dropbox app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Google Photos Storage app, Shoebox app, Microsoft OneDrive app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $9.99/mouth

 
Pros+
  • Sync between devices
  • Free 2GB of Cloud storage
  • Share files with friends
Cons-
  • Haven’t been found
 
 

Dropbox app is probably one of the best free Cloud storages. It is ideal to create back-ups of your photos. The app is a simple platform that doesn’t require some special characteristics from your smartphone.

This free photo storage app is a good choice for those, who like to group their shots into folders.

Although it is a mobile application, you can download it on your tablet, computer or laptop. You can synchronize your devices and get fast, and most importantly, easy access to necessary photos from any device.

Moreover, now it is possible to customize access to files. You can select users for whom photos will be available, set a password or select the file access time. Developers offer a free 30-day Dropbox Plus trial. It means you can try out the advanced storage features.

2. Flickr – Best App for Social Media

flickr app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Google Photos Storage app, Dropbox app, Microsoft OneDrive app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $6/mouth

 
Pros+
  • Free 1TB of Cloud storage
  • Saves original resolution
  • Photo editing tools and filters
  • Integration with iPhoto
Cons-
  • Auto photo upload function is paid
 
 

Flickr is a photography social media page. Flickr is convenient because you can organize all your shots into different albums. One of the main features of the application is the huge amount of available memory.

1TB is more than in Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive. You can use “Auto-Upload photos” function to back up all the shots and videos in the app. Since Flickr is designed to work with photos, the application includes a set of interesting tools and pre-installed filters for your basic color correction.

You may crop the photo, adjust the white balance, exposure, contrast, etc. Finally, there is an opportunity to view images of other users like on Instagram. Your images will remain private unless you decide to share them. If you want other users to see the pictures, just make them available for viewing.

3. Snapfish – Best App for Photo Print

snapfish app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Amazon Photos app, Photobucket app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE

 
Pros+
  • Unlimited free storage
  • 50 free photo prints per month
  • Sync with any device
  • Simple interface
Cons-
  • No auto photo upload function
 
 

Snapfish is the best photo storage app for users, who need unlimited free image storage. Snapfish was also designed for photo printing. After saving the image, you can create layouts for printing on various items, for example, wallets, notebooks, mugs, T-shirts, pillows, shots of various sizes, a photo book and more.

Mind, it is a paid feature. Anyway, you get 50 free photo prints every month, which is a nice addition to one of the best ways to back up your photos. In this case, you need to pay only for the delivery.

You can synchronize the application with photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Google. Then you can upload them from social networks without leaving the program.

Snapfish provides handy tools for photo editing, such as red-eye removing and basic editing tools that optimize any selected prints.

4. Google Photos – User-Friendly App

google photos app

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Dropbox app, Microsoft OneDrive app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $1.99/month

 
Pros+
  • Unlimited storage
  • Collages, animations, and movies from photos
  • Smart visual search doesn’t require tags
Cons-
  • Limit for the max resolution of photos and videos
 
 

Unlimited Google Photos Cloud storage allows you to upload shots automatically. Despite such generosity, Google photos free storage has one significant disadvantage. You are limited in the maximum resolution of images and videos that can be saved.

Photos should not be larger than 16 megapixels. However, this will be enough for most mobile pics. You can also store videos but only up to 1080p and up to 15 minutes. If you need to keep images and clips in original quality, then you can use “Google Drive storage - 15GB”, Google Photos has a smart visual search that does not require tags.

The app will create the necessary tags itself, by which it will automatically sort your shots. In addition, the program has some powerful image editing tools to enhance photos in a few clicks. Another great advantage is the possibility to create original collages, animations, and movies with your favorite images.

5. Shoebox – Best Secure App

shoesbox app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Google Photos Storage app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $9.99/mouth

 
Pros+
  • Unlimited Cloud storage
  • User-friendly interface
  • Automatic photo backup
Cons-
  • 10.6 MP resolution limit
 
 

Shoebox is your personal photo collection with the unlimited free backup feature for all your devices. Shoebox is more like Google Photos Storage App but simpler and without unnecessary functions.

The app provides convenient viewing of photos based on location, camera, time of day, season, and more. Metadata is saved, images are grouped on a timeline and can be placed in albums.

You can also view your photos on a TV or computer without using a USB cable. Like similar storage, Shoebox is available not only for smartphones but also for tablets and computers.

Possible photo resolution is considered to be the app’s disadvantage. The maximum image resolution is 10.6 MP, but if you need more, you can purchase paid “Shoebox Pro” subscription.

The pleasant bonuses are a high-quality slideshow and work with Facebook and Twitter photos directly from the application.

6. Microsoft OneDrive App – For Commercial Work

microsoft onedrive app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Amazon Photos app, Dropbox app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $6.99/mouth

 
Pros+
  • 5 GB of free storage for all types of files
  • Automatic photo upload
  • Multiple subscription types
Cons-
  • Slow download speed
  • Lack of image editing tools
 
 

This photo saving the app from Microsoft is available on iPhone, iPad, and iMac as well. Of course, Microsoft OneDrive is more likely to work with Office 365, since it provides integration between Office products. However, you can easily store your photos in it.

Microsoft gives you 5GB of free space to save any files. If this is not enough, then you can choose one of the offered plans: "Office 365 Personal" or "Office 365 for Home". Each one offers 1TB of storage, enhanced security, fast downloads, and unique functions.

Among them are limited-duration links, password-protected links, file recovery, offline folders, page scans, more sharing options, etc. With Microsoft OneDrive, you can create backup copies of files, share photos with users, organize data, etc.

You also have the opportunity to view the information about camera settings for each pic, organize shots into albums and rename them.

7. Photobucket – GIF Maker App

photobucket app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Dropbox app, Snapfish app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $48.53/year

 
Pros+
  • 2GB of free space
  • Photo editing tools
  • Automatic image backup
Cons-
  • Constant ads
  • No opportunity to download photo albums
 
 

Photobucket will provide you with 2GB of Cloud storage, which means approximately 400 photos for backup. One of the main features of this photo storage app is online image editing tools. They are easy to use and have features that not all file storage applications have.

Among available tools, you will find Adjust Brush, Stickers, Orientation, Crop, Effects, Focus, Enhance, Frames, and more. A nice bonus is the possibility to create Gif-files in real time.

It is also possible to create albums and sort your shots as you like. If you think that 2GB is not enough for you, then choose one of 3 subscription options. Though this is not the cheapest option, you also get additional memory.

Finally, pay attention that unlike many alternatives, Photobucket does not compress photos, but saves them in the original resolution.

8. Amazon Photos App – For Family Photos

amazon photos app preview

Mac App Store

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Alternatives: Microsoft OneDrive app, SmugMug app, Dropbox app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE

 
Pros+
  • Unlimited Cloud storage
  • Photo editing Tools
  • Family Vault
  • Automatic archiving
Cons-
  • Requires Amazon Prime membership
  • All Amazon clients get 5GB of free storage.
 
 

However, in case you have Amazon Prime account, you get unlimited Cloud storage. Remember, if you cancel your Amazon Prime membership, you will have 5GB again. “Family Vault” is a very useful feature for grouping family photos in one place.

It allows you to add images to one account from up to five users. Amazon photos app automatically archives shots. Moreover, the program has photo editing tools using which you can adjust the brightness, color, focus and more, as well as use pre-installed filters.

Do you want to print a photo on some object? Luckily, you should not go to the printing office. You just need to choose what you want to print your photo on – a cup, a T-shirt, etc. The option of photo sharing is also very convenient.

You can share pics and albums using SMS, e-mail, other applications, or privately in groups. Amazon Photos offers secure online backup for your photos and videos.

9. Ever – Best Photo Backup & Storage App for IPhone

ever app review

Mac App Store

Alternatives: Photobucket app, Shoebox app

Platforms: iOS

Price: FREE or $12/mouth

 
Pros+
  • Unlimited storage for high-resolution photos
  • Picture editing tools
Cons-
  • Paid Ever Plus
 
 

Ever supports Touch ID and allows you to connect with other storage accounts, such as Google Photos, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, Dropbox. You can easily import all your shots from different accounts into one Cloud with their help.

All photos that you keep in the app remain private until you want to share them. Ever saves shots in high resolution, but you need to pay $12 each month if you need to keep them in original resolution. A paid version allows storing video.

Moreover, the application provides several interesting picture editing tools. One of them is stickers that you can add to your photos like funny glasses or a cute butterfly.

If you are worried about the safety of your photos, then you can add an extra level of security with Touch ID protection. Overall, you'll get secure access to the shots from any devices without cluttering memory.

10. SmugMug App – Beautiful Design

smugmug app preview

Mac App Store

download for windows

Alternatives: Photobucket app, 500px app

Platforms: Android, iOS

Price: FREE or $3.99/month

 
Pros+
  • Easy photo upload
  • Many options for image sharing
Cons-
  • Expensive subscription
 
 

So, if you have a huge number of files and it is easy to get lost in them, choose SmugMug. It allows you not only to create folders but also to mark your favorites in order to have quick access to them. Moreover, there is a search line using which you can find your files instantly.

This picture storage app can share files directly on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and others, or via SMS. In addition, SmugMug allows you to view pictures other users post, like on Instagram. In the settings, you can enable auto backup or not.

Unfortunately, the app is not completely free. You can use it for 14 days after which SmugMug will offer you 4 subscription options: Basic, Power, Portfolio, Pro. Each one has unique features. All in all, the price is high, but paying it, you will get a number of opportunities that will make working with files more pleasant.


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