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I think everyone have heard about Google Photos app. It's a must-have app for those who take photos on the mobile phone. It is free storage, editor and organizer of the best moments of your life captured on the camera. Google Photo protects your images and videos from any kind of accidents like deleting an important media file or losing your phone altogether. It offers only the most basic functions, but that makes the app very easy and reliable.

Interface 5/5

This app has an intuitive and minimalistic design like the most Google applications. Google Photos organizes your photo and video content automatically, and sorts it by folders like "travelling", "people", "animals", so it is very easy to find the one image you want even if you have thousands of them on your phone. If you like to sort your media files manually, you can add your own keywords and put files into albums. And since Google Photos syncs with your phone’s camera roll, you don’t have to do anything to put your photos into the app.

All in all, every feature is either automated or very accessible, and that makes the process of taking and editing your photos a matter of just a few clicks. And you can share files and even whole albums not only through social media, but directly with your friends, as well – and they don’t have to use Google Photos. And of course, you can view video and photo files on the TV using AirPlay.

Features 4/5

One of the most amazing features of the app is that it uses object and facial recognition technologies to assign keywords to your files. For instance, you can type «cat» in the search box, and the app will instantly show all the images and even videos with cats in them. Of course, this mechanism is not perfect, but most of the time you can quickly find the file you’re looking for without scrolling through the whole library.

There are also a lot of smaller but very convenient features like unlimited storage for your photos that are up to 16 megapixels or some editing tools. You can create GIFs from your consequent photos, as well as collages, slideshows, and even movies. Still, those editing options are very limited, and you will probably use only a few of them on a regular basis.

Usability 5/5

Using Google Photos is a very convenient process. It helps you organize your photo and video libraries and offers a backup if anything happens to your phone. The search options are nice and easy, and there is a lot of room to customize the app for your own needs. Still, you have to pay for extra storage space if your photos and videos are too large.

Compatibility 5/5

Google Photos is compatible with most of the devices including phones with iOS or Android, laptops, tablets, and desktop computers. All you need is just install the app, and you'll get an instant access to your storage from each of those devices. And to share your files, you can use Facebook, Twitter and a lot of other options.


All in all, Google Photos just seems to be the best app to organize your photo and video library. It has the most necessary functions, which are simple and powerful while allowing a user a great freedom to customize the app for his own preferences.


  • Great tool to organize your photos and videos
  • Syncs all your devices automatically
  • Very easy and smooth to use.


  • Only the most basic editing functions.
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