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XiaoFu99 11-07-2020 09:27 AM

App to sync photos/videos with any cloud [non iCloud]
 
Hi,

Anybody has any app to recommend for syncing the phone photo/video album with cloud? By the way, not using iCloud and will be using OneDrive instead.

Yes, OneDrive does have an app for iPhone, however, it only perform backup/upload and not sync. Meaning if you delete a photo on your iPhone, it will not be deleted at the cloud.

Same thing for OneDrive Android as well, it only upload/backup but doesn't sync. So I found an app "Autosync for OneDrive" which is rather good (various type of sync) and neat (can white/blacklist SSID for backup). Unfortunately, it's only for Android.

Any recommendation will be helpful.

Thanks

lkinm81 11-07-2020 09:30 AM

U can try Google photo ..

XiaoFu99 11-07-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by lkinm81 (Post 128388968)
U can try Google photo ..

Thanks.

Unfortunately, I have subscription for OneDrive for my Android phone.

This arrangement is more for my child to share my OneDrive account with her iPhone. Yes, the OneDrive app almost can do it, just looking for something more complete like AutoSync for OneDrive in iOS environment which I'm not familiar with.

xiaofan 14-07-2020 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by XiaoFu99 (Post 128389481)
Thanks.

Unfortunately, I have subscription for OneDrive for my Android phone.

This arrangement is more for my child to share my OneDrive account with her iPhone. Yes, the OneDrive app almost can do it, just looking for something more complete like AutoSync for OneDrive in iOS environment which I'm not familiar with.

Google Photos is free (unlimited storage, 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution) so you do not need to delete.

XiaoFu99 14-07-2020 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by xiaofan (Post 128465905)
Google Photos is free (unlimited storage, 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution) so you do not need to delete.

Thanks.

If i delete a photo on iphone, will it slso delete in google photo as well?

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xiaofan 14-07-2020 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XiaoFu99 (Post 128470397)
Thanks.

If i delete a photo on iphone, will it slso delete in google photo as well?

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No it will not delete in Google Photos.

XiaoFu99 14-07-2020 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by xiaofan (Post 128470735)
No it will not delete in Google Photos.

Thanks. Same as Onedrive.

Looks like Apple disallow any app to perform bi-directional sync between phone and cloud. Thus, could not find any app snd force users to iCloud instead.

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xiaofan 14-07-2020 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XiaoFu99 (Post 128471836)
Thanks. Same as Onedrive.

Looks like Apple disallow any app to perform bi-directional sync between phone and cloud. Thus, could not find any app snd force users to iCloud instead.

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Actually I do not see the use case for two way sync when you have unlimited storage as in the case of Google Photos.

We have Google Photos on iPhones, iPads and Android phones, all will be backed up to Google Photos. The local files can be deleted. All will see the same superset from Google Photos.

XiaoFu99 14-07-2020 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by xiaofan (Post 128472796)
Actually I do not see the use case for two way sync when you have unlimited storage as in the case of Google Photos.

We have Google Photos on iPhones, iPads and Android phones, all will be backed up to Google Photos. The local files can be deleted. All will see the same superset from Google Photos.

More of a case where a lot of junk in there. So easy to clear on the phone. So when sync with new phone, junk wont come back in again.

In "Autosync for OneDrive" for Android, this is term as "mirror sync".

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xiaofan 14-07-2020 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XiaoFu99 (Post 128473832)
More of a case where a lot of junk in there. So easy to clear on the phone. So when sync with new phone, junk wont come back in again.

In "Autosync for OneDrive" for Android, this is term as "mirror sync".

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I see. You have a point as well.

I am very scared of mirror sync myself because I prefer to have more junks than to accidentally deleting stuff.

Still you may want to look at Google Photos. Along with iCloud, both are great in terms of photos organization. So you do not really worry too much about some junks. Only problem is that now I am stuck with Google Photos as I am reluctant to pay for iCloud as of now.

One Drive is not as good as a photo organization app compared to the other two.

XiaoFu99 14-07-2020 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xiaofan (Post 128476569)
I see. You have a point as well.

I am very scared of mirror sync myself because I prefer to have more junks than to accidentally deleting stuff.

Still you may want to look at Google Photos. Along with iCloud, both are great in terms of photos organization. So you do not really worry too much about some junks. Only problem is that now I am stuck with Google Photos as I am reluctant to pay for iCloud as of now.

One Drive is not as good as a photo organization app compared to the other two.

Ya. One drive more for storing files.

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szeli 15-07-2020 12:07 PM

still prefer iCloud. native solution.

ApexMan 17-07-2020 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by szeli (Post 128489824)
still prefer iCloud. native solution.



Icloud best
Google photo 2nd
No other come close

yotoden 17-07-2020 12:58 PM

Dropbox? Easy to use also. As compare to OneDrive, Dropbox is easier to use.

xiaofan 17-07-2020 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yotoden (Post 128531089)
Dropbox? Easy to use also. As compare to OneDrive, Dropbox is easier to use.

No point to use Dropbox if purely for iOS because it is more expensive than iCloud.

Dropbox Plus : US$9.99 per month for 2TB (need to pay yearly to get this price, else US$11.99 if pay monthly).

iCloud: S$12.98 per month for 2TB. You also got options for lower tier like 50GB (S$1.28 monthly) and 200GB (S$3.98 monthly).

Google Photos: free and unlimited storage


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