Sync Photos To Storage Gives You One Tap iOS Photo Backup

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There are tons of solutions to get iOS photos from your device to some sort of backup system, from Dropbox to iPhoto. Backing up your photos is imperative, especially on iOS, as the iCloud backup system doesn’t back up photos, and PhotoStream only keeps the last 1,000 photos on your phone synced to all your enabled devices.

Backing up to cloud services is extremely convenient, but what happens when you no longer want to pay for the storage, or would rather hang on to your digital memories on your own computer? Sure, you can connect to your Mac with a cable, but then you’ve got to do the hard work of figuring out which photos you’ve already backed up.

Sync Photos To Storage, a new app from developer Simplex Solutions, aims to make this process much, much easier.

Launch the app, says the developer, and it will figure out which photos on your device are new, and then transfer them to your Mac (or Linux, Windows) without any need for input from you. You’ll need to install a client app on your Mac, available for free from the Mac App Store, to make it all work, but that seems a small price to pay to get this chimp-simple backup system in place for your precious photos.

The app is free to download, and will save one photo or video at a time to your Mac. An in-app upgrade for $1.99 lets you backup as many full-resolution photos and videos as you take, all with one, wireless tap. To make it even better, you can save right to Dropbox, if you don’t want to back up to your Mac (maybe you have a smaller SSD in your Macbook Air, for example).

Give it a try and see how it works for you, and let us know in the comments below.

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  • SLR

    Actually, Rob, iCloud does back-up the camera roll.

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Culture Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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