Your Photostream Just Got More Accessible with MyPhotostream [App Review]

MyPhotostream_icon_MacAccording to Mary Meeker’s State of the Internet report, “We post 1.8 billion images to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp each day”? Since getting my iPhone 6 Plus, I’ve definitely added some validity this stat since I’ve been taken an obscene amount of photos.

To add insult to injury, I got the 128 GB model, so I never seem to be short on space, which allows me to snap even more photos. My camera roll has grown and grown and the thought of going through all those photos is—well—not appealing at all. Transferring the 24 GB on photos and videos I currently have on my iPhone to my computer seems very unwise and only presents a problem for another device down the road. How am I going to correct this problem?

Thankfully I discovered MyPhotostream for Mac in the March 2015 Mac|Life magazine. MyPhotostream speaks to our motto here at iOS Etc, life better one app at a time. If you own an iOS device and a Mac, this powerful little app will save you time and sanity—all at the same time.

Once you get MyPhotostream all setup, you’re able to see photos in your photo stream. Shortly after snapping a new photo, it’s pushed to the cloud and dispersed to those devices you’ve setup for streaming your photos. The great thing about MyPhotostream though is that you don’t have to open iPhoto to view these photos. With MyPhotostream, you’ll receive a notification when a new photo is viewable in the app.

The app itself is very simple and basic. There’s not much depth to it at all, which is great for every day users or computer nerds like myself—I wear my nerd badge with honor. Simply put, it looks as though you’ve opened a Finder folder with all your pictures right in front of you. Now all you have to do is select those you want to pull from your device and drag them to the app of your choice, which is Lightroom for me, or copy and paste them to a folder in your computer. Transferring pictures has honestly never been easier!MyPhotostream-Screenshot-Mac

Something else I really enjoy with MyPhotostream is how you can double click the pictures and share them via iMessage, Twitter or Facebook, just to name a few. There’s even a download button which allows you to quickly add them to the download folder on your computer.

I was a little concerned when I updated my MacBook with the all new Photos app. Since MyPhotostream plays so nicely with iPhotos, I wasn’t sure how well it would interface with Photos. Thankfully, theres a FAQ page online you can view on the MyPhotostream website. You can access this page from the help section in the app or by simply clicking here.

I did lose the photostream connection after switching to Photos, but after reading the helpful information they provided, MyPhotostream was back up and running again in no time—thank God. After only having this amazing photo app for only a few days, I discovered it would be difficult to no longer have it in my arsenal.

Deleting photos on my iPhone 6 Plus won’t seem like such a daunting task now. With MyPhotostream, I’ll be more prepared to deal with the mounting photos we’re snapping these days chasing our daughter around.

(4.8 / 5) Once you start using MyPhotostream, you’ll never want to live without it!

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Jeremy McGinty

Jeremy McGinty is an iOS expert and has written over 350 articles relating to Apple and their products over the past two years. Writing about iPhones, iPads, and anything relating to Apple is what Jeremy does in his free time and you’re going to love reading how he’s a normal guy just like you. Jeremy is the most approachable person you’ll ever meet and you should try it out for yourself, send him a message here!

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