Review: Shoebox app
I’ve been very frustrated with iCloud for a while already. It does a decent job at backing up and syncing the photos into the cloud, but the space of 10Gb is so stinking little that I’m forced to delete photos from my cloud storage. So yes, I decided to try out Flickr. Flickr was a pain to use. It was lag, and it took up 2Gb on my iPhone. That’s a good 12.5% of my meagre iPhone space. I know, there are some of you who are frickin rich and have like 128Gb. Well, good for you. But for the rest of the normal people like me, I have to find an alternative solution.
So I did a bit of searching and I found this awesome app called Shoebox! It does just one thing – photo cloud storage. It does it well. And best of all…. — UNLIMITED STORAGE!!!! Yes!! I kid you not!! I managed to upload a total of 16 000 photos up onto shoebox over a period of 2 days. I can sleep soundly knowing that if my hardest crashes, I would still have my photos safely in the cloud.
The syncing is very smooth. The free version has a cap on the photo resolution to 1080p. But that’s good enough for me. Gallery sharing isn’t as easy as iCloud but it works. Granted multiple selections and deletions are hard to do with the mobile app, so the company suggests using the desktop version.
I highly highly recommend this app to everyone! Oh, but there is one feature that I would love for them to have… which is the ability to store videos as well. They did mention that the feature could be a possibility but made no promises. Cross-fingers.