This post is sponsored by MiMedia and the Motherhood.
One of the great things about digital cameras and phones is how easy they make it to take pictures and record memories. But of course the downside is that there are so many pictures it is hard to organize and keep track of them. I have pictures on multiple SD cards, stored on phones, uploaded to Facebook or Instagram, on a back-up drive and on multiple computer hard drives. So trying to find a specific picture taken more than a week ago? That is quite a challenge!
MiMedia is a new personal cloud that is designed to solve just these kinds of problems. It gives all your memories a digital home – and not just photos, but videos, music and documents are all stored in one spot. The files are safe, organized and accessible.
Now there are other personal clouds, but what makes MiMedia different and better is how easy it is to use. It was designed specifically for consumers, not retro-fitted from something designed for businesses. It has one-click import that works across all platforms, and easily uploads from phones, computers, Facebook, Dropbox, Google+, Picasa, Flickr and more. I downloaded the free MiMedia app on my Android phone, logged into my MiMedia account and with one click all my photos were queued for upload. I set it to automatically upload any new photos and I also uploaded photos I had stored on Facebook and Google+, so now they are all in one place. The program is smart enough to realize that some of these pictures are duplicates, since I frequently take pictures with my phone and upload them to Facebook. It detects the duplicate photos and only stores one copy. They are even planning to include facial recognition soon!
I also have a huge number of photos and videos stored on an old laptop. This laptop is very slow and has a broken mouse pad, so the only reason I ever use it now is to find an old picture. I have been aware for a while that I am living on borrowed time, and sooner or later the hard drive is going to go. But it seemed so complicated to transfer all the files to a backup drive, so I kept putting it off. With one click all these pictures, audio files and documents are now uploading to MiMedia.
Once the photos are uploaded it is easy to move them around, add tags and organize them. You can access the program from a computer, phone or tablet, so you are not limited to one platform. The photos are arranged both by the day they were uploaded and the day they were taken. I have been using the phone app most for organizing, because is intuitive and easy to use. I have been going through the photos while I am sitting in the car waiting for my son to finish a class, tagging pictures, adding them to a collections or deleting them.
The media that is uploaded is kept safe and secure. You can share the content that you want with who you want, and keep the files you don’t want to share private.Â MiMedia is committed to utilizing the highest level of encryption and security available on the market. You can organize the photos into collections, or set up MiDrive, which is a private family sharing area. With a MiDrive more than one person can contribute, so it is perfect for collecting all the pictures taken at an event like an anniversary party or graduation and making them available to everyone. You can share the MiDrive link with anyone, or have a family member sign up for a free account if they want to contribute pictures and video.
It is so fun to see pictures I haven’t seen in years! When I logged in yesterday MiMedia brought up these pictures from 11 years ago, of my daughter as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons in a production of A MidSummer’s Night Dream. I have also been using the live wallpaper feature to make my phone wallpaper some of the newly rediscovered pictures of my kids that MiMedia has shown me. My son is turning 17 this week, so I have been having the wallpaper cycle through pictures of him as cute kid!
It uploads not just photos, but also videos, audio and documents. As things have uploaded I have discovered music that was stored on the computer hard drive that I completely forgotten I owned. There are also a bunch of audio books, a few of which I never even listened to! It is going to take me a while to go through all this media, but now it is all in one easily accessible place so I can get organized and actually find the pictures I want.
Best of all you can sign up for this cloud storage system for FREE. A free account includes 10 GB of storage, which is enough to store:
- 2,500 photos
- 125 videos
- 2,000 songs
- 10,000 documents
This means you can organize many, many photos and try it out for free. Then if you find you need more space, the Basic Monthly plan (which I am using) costs $7.99 a month or $85 annually and provides 500 MB of storage. With this you can store:
- 125,000 photos
- 6,250 videos
- 100,000 songs
- 500,000 documents
And there is an even larger plan for 1 TB of storage for $9.99 a month or $100 annually. Additionally when you sign up include the codeÂ THEMOTHERHOOD. This will provide you information onÂ special promotions and contests, plus exclusive access to try new features. You can also connect on these social media platforms.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiMedia
- Twitter: @MiMedia
- Instagram: @MiMediaCloud