Since starting my blog, there's one category of question I get more than any other. Matt, people say (cause that's my name), what do you do about backing up your images? This is a question that is near and dear to my heart. I take it very seriously and I have about four different ways I back up my work. You can search my blog for back up solutions using the box in the upper right corner, cause I've written about it before, but now I have another options to add to the list and it's a unique and frankly, a pretty awesome product that's a whole lot more than just a back up solution. It's called Mylio and it is a new way to see, share, organize and protect your photo life. All of your photos. All of your devices. Viewable, shareable and most importantly... backed up!
Now, to be honest, I've just started using it and I'm only using the free trail version, but so far it's been very impressive. Also, since I already have a complete back up solution for my photos, I don't use Mylio for backing up, but the point is I could if I wanted to. However, even without using the back up capabilities, it still has a lot of value to me.
So, what is it. Well, Mylio helps you gather, organize and access all of your photos so you can enjoy them on all your computers and other devices, with or without the cloud. So if you have photos on your computer, you can view and share them on your phone, or tablet. And, if you have photos on your phone, you can view, manage and store those photos on your computer. You're probably wondering, what about Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Yes, those too! It's gathers ALL of your photos together. All of them. So your photos are always available to you on all of your devises, and if you want... backed up too! On top of all of that, you can even use Mylio to edit your photos if you want... even RAW photos. It does it all. It's like the Justin Timberlake of the photo software world (without the singing and dancing).
Whether your photo library is the source of your livelihood, or it's just a combination of photos from your goal of hitting every dive bar in America, Mylio is the only photography management software system that allows you to organize and access large photo libraries anytime, anywhere. Mylio automatically manages multiple copies of your photo library. Your new photos are protected because Mylio automatically copies them to several devices, hard drives or the cloud.
Currently I only use Mylio to sync all of my photos from all my different devices in one place. So my thousands of photos in my Lightroom catalog, the hundreds of photos on my phone and the dozens of photos from my iPad (let's be honest... who uses their iPad to take pictures) are all synced with Mylio, so when I open the program on my computer or the app on my phone, all of my photos are there. If I wanted to, and I wanted to pay a little more, I could tell Mylio to sync all of my original photos and back them up, which would be a great back up solution. Right now it's just gathering previews of all my images and storing them in one place. Mylio's protection service works with your ideal backup strategy: local or remote devices, hard drives, the Mylio Cloud Service, or all of the above. Your photo library is yours. Your photos and information are always private and the promise it will never be shared, so your photos in all those dive bars around the country are safe.
Whether it's a family vacation or a professional photo shoot, Mylio protects your photos on multiple devices, even when you're on the road... even if you have limited or no Internet access, so when you return, your photos are automatically in your photo library, organized and ready to view. I've got to admit, I've tried to quickly create a photo folder on my computer and check on my phone before it could be synced, but sure enough, even when I immediately checked my phone, the sync had happened and the new folder was already there.
Mylio works with what you have, complementing your Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture workflow. Import photos and collections from Facebook, Flickr and iPhoto. You can quickly share any photo or album on Facebook and Flickr.
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Oh,and let me know what you think or if you have any questions! I'd love to know if others think it's as cool as I do!