Amazon has news for the users of the Cloud Drive photos app. Before this update, the app uploaded videos and photos from a camera and put them in a big folder. One could not navigate through the pictures, there was a chronological order but that didn’t help much if you wanted to browse through them. If you wanted to find a particular photo you had to scroll through a big list. Amazon has finally made things simpler.
The new updated version of the Cloud Drive photos app called version 3.0 comes with a timeline feature that allows you to move through your picture collection and find the ones from a particular month or year. Though it doesn’t look as good as Dropbox’s Carousel, the Cloud Drive photos app helps you find the photos by date and it does it in a faster way. One can also see every uploaded video thanks a special video section.
With this update Amazon promises to deliver an easier way to navigate by redesigning the layout so that one can get to their frequently used features as quickly as possible. One of the design updates is the progress bar that shows you what videos or photos have been backed up on the storage cloud. Cloud Drive photos app is universal and you get 5GB of storage for free.
Cloud Drive photos app – pricing
If you want more storage Amazon’s plans are $10 per year for 20GB and $500 per year for 1TB of cloud storage. You can also view your photos and videos from the Cloud Drive photos app on Amazon’s recently released Fire TV streaming box.
The Cloud Drive photos app update and the Fire TV are just some of the changes that Amazon has for us. In June 2014 it is rumored that Amazon will release their first smartphone, which supposedly will be a 3D phone. We can’t wait to see, try and tell you more about it.
What do you think about the updated Cloud Drive photos app? Have you tried it yet? Do you think it improved the user’s experience with the new features? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.