The 3 Best Apps for Organizing and Sharing Your Vacation Pics
’Cause you snapped 227 gems at Lake Placid, dammit
You got a little snap happy at the beach. So what? But now your cousins and aunts and siblings all want copies of the pics. Here, three super-simple ways to organize them so everyone can view and download to their heart’s content.
BEST FOR SUPER-SIMPLE SHARING: APPLE PHOTOS
You may not know it, but it actually takes 2.5 seconds to share an album with friends and family directly from your iPhone using the Photos app that comes pre-installed on your device. Here’s what you do: Select the pics from the weekend BBQ that you want others to be able to view (and download), tap the box/arrow icon in the bottom left corner and choose iCloud Photo Sharing. Name your album, type in the people you’d like to share it with and, boom, all your relatives can view.
BEST FOR DOCUMENTING ALL THE VACATION DETAILS: LIFECAKE
This app lets you upload and organize digital photos (and videos, too) into a timeline that’s easy to share privately with relatives and friends. Even better, you can add captions and music to create a slideshow viewing experience that’s accessible from any device. (Yes, even your Aunt Sheila’s first generation iPad.)
BEST FOR ROUNDING UP PHOTOS FROM EVERYBODY INVOLVED: MOMENTS
Sure, you could set up a private Facebook album, but Moments--owned by Facebook--is a much spiffier experience that’s designed to help you seamlessly sync and privately share your vacation photos with other Facebook users who were there. The best part? Friends can quickly upload their pics to the group album, too. No beach photos left behind.