MyShoebox for Android and iOS backs up your photos for free, for life


  • Awais

    Can’t I just use Instant Upload on Google+? I have a feeling Google’s for life service might outlast other for life services.

    • Martin

      I personally like the tight integration on my GS3 with g+.
      Unless I haven’t enabled some setting, dropbox isn’t automatic like instant upload.

      The drawback is instant upload isn’t full sized.
      Comparing the details between the same picture on my phone and instant upload yields these results;
      Phone – 3264×2448 2.4megabytes in size.
      Instant upload – 2048×1536 464kilobytes in size.

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  • Richard Singh

    Google+ Instant Upload and Dropbox does the same thing already.

  • 45

    This is kind of cool. I’ll check it out.

  • Brad F(anboy)

    Really makes you wonder how they’re making money.

    • Bazinga

      Daniels last sentance says it all $

  • Mike Johnston

    You mean backed up for free, until they go out of business.

  • Martin

    From their website

    “Currently the free resolution is 1024 pixels on the longest side.”

    I think I will stick to Instant upload instead, thanks.

  • Amos

    1 megapixel max isn’t really a backup. The $5/month is quite reasonable for full res, but for $40/year you can save everything full-res to and for $60/year (same!), you can also save all your HD video. SmugMug also has a *ton* of features and has been around for a long time. I’m using SmugFolio on Android to do background uploads. Camera Awesome is SmugMug’s iOS app.

    Anyway, I’m happy to see a new Canadian startup with possibly some new features to add to the space. Not sure “Lifetime” means what they think it means though. 🙂

  • Jonny

    I’m liking Sugarsync but all of the auto-uploaders seem to have a craptastic web interface. Maybe the mac/windows app for this is better?
    $5 a month for full res picutures is pretty insane though.

  • Amos

    Also, I’m curious about the encryption. They may well be encrypted, but if the AES encryption they talk about isn’t happening on your device before sending (which I doubt given their list of features) then they can’t claim that nobody else can access your photos because they are encrypted. The key would be on their servers (probably using encrypted Amazon cloud storage) and it could be accessed and used by employees, hackers, Vic Toews, etc. to decrypt.

    I have asked for clarification on Twitter. We’ll see if I get a response.

  • Wilson Fisk

    2 issues with cloud services.

    1. security.
    2. loss of information (ie. megaupload)

    this would be ideal if it was a true cyber locker. I have 25gb for free on skydrive. Why would I pay for this?

  • Will Lam

    Guys, you gotta try it to believe it, it’s simple and beautiful way to browse through your photos and resurface old ones. It is such a solid product from two awesome founders out of Extreme Startups

    • schultzter

      I tried it, and I agree it looks really slick.

      But like others have said, other services are way beyond in terms of features and value (ex.: G+ Instant Upload does the same thing but quadruples the size of the free image and has a lot more features via the web interface).

  • Thomson

    I’ll stick with Flickr. Just no auto upload. But that’s ok.