App of the Week – Google Photos

Published on March 9, 2016

The cameras on our smartphones get better with every generation. And while that’s a wonderful thing, it can lead to picture overload: With so many digital snapshots filling up our mobile devices, it can be hard to store and keep track of all your favorite images.

Enter Google Photos.

Called “the best photo product on Earth” by The Verge, Google Photos is an easy-to-use, one-stop shop for compiling, editing, storing, and sharing your entire photo library.

One of our favorite aspects of Google Photos is its ability to free up storage on our smartphones. It’s easy to automatically sync up photos and videos using the app and then access them on any device (including on a desktop), saving you storage space on mobile.

On top of its use as an online storage hub, Google Photos offers a wide range of intuitive functionality. Take its amazing visual search feature, for example, which lets you find photos based on the places and things that appear in them. The app also makes it easy to access old photos with automatic collages and memory features, as well as design new montages, panoramas, and animations using Google’s easy editing tools.

And once you’ve stored, edited, and compiled your images and videos to your heart’s content, Google Photos lets you share your pictures easily and safely, with private shared albums, custom links, and Chromecast compatibility.

Ready to turn any device into the scrapbook of the future? Google Photos is available as a free download for both Android and iOS.

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