With more and more incredible features getting incorporated into our smartphone cameras, and the almighty selfie sticks making their presence felt, taking photos have become a huge part of our lives. We’re constantly capturing images, and only realise the amount of space they take up when our phones notify us about the lack of space to download other apps and files.
This often puts us in a dilemma: should we delete a ton of photos, or give up on downloading that app? To fix this problem, here are 5 apps that will let you hold on to awesome memories, while freeing up plenty of space on your phone!
Available on both web and mobile, Google Photos helps to ensure all your photos and videos are smoothly coordinated and well-organised. How does it do that, you ask? Well, it comes with an image recognition feature, so by simply typing in a keyword relating to the image you’re looking for, the app will do a quick scan of your photos, making them incredibly easy to find.
One huge concern when it comes to having so many photos is losing them. And the good news is, Google Photos automatically backs up all your content and makes them accessible from any device. You can also use Google Photo’s Assistant feature to create collages, montage movies, interactive stories, GIFs, and more when you upload a sequence of five or more photos. Did I mention it has unlimited cloud storage space available?
Selected by Apple as Best Featured App in 2014, PhotoTime uses image recognition technology to help you tag all your photos automatically. This means every photo taken and saved in PhotoTime will be sorted using relevant keywords. Following the same concept as Google Photos, a simple keyword search is all you have to do to source for that specific photo you’re looking for, be it taken last week or years ago.
The app will organise not only photos on your phone, but those from your social media platforms — with no additional storage space needed.
Trunx is ideal for those who’re concerned with saving space. Use the “Clean My Phone” option to see how many photos you can delete, and how many gigabytes of storage you’ll save by doing so. The best part about using this app is that all photos are synced to your 15GB Trunx account and stored in the cloud. This means you don’t have to worry about your photos taking up precious storage space on your phone.
One minor issue with Trunx, though, is that it doesn’t allow you to search for photos, unlike PhotoTime or Google Photos. You’ll have to manually scroll and click through images on your Timeline to search for a particular one you want.
Unlike the other apps on this list, Photofile works the other way around by letting you first organise the photo you’re about to capture. Once you snap, your photo will be categorised where you want it to be. You don’t even have to procrastinate about organising them later, because you’re doing it two steps before.
Photos can be very personal matters for some, and this app lets you set a password to secure all your images, making it one of the safest photo apps on this list.
If you hate mess and being neat is your strong trait, Tidy is your best bet among those on this list. As its name suggests, the purpose of this app is to get you to “tidy” up and sort uncategorised photos into where they belong. Swipe left or right to clean up thousands of photos, and save only those you want.
It has a beautiful interface, and lets you control where your photos go to by grouping them according to time, place and others. Unsorted photos are sent to an “Untidy” bin, where users can then choose to delete or move them into new or existing albums.