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There are approximately one zillion apps that want to back up your pictures to the cloud, but Amazon's solution was just updated with a new timeline view mode, which is actually kind of cool. So what's it do? The timeline makes it easier to jump to photos from months, or even years ago.

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It's not clear at first if the timeline is some specialized area of the app, but it's actually just built into the main photo view. "Timeline" refers to the slide-out bar on the right that lists all the months and years that appear in your photos' EXIF data. Swipe that tiny drawer open and tap on a month to zoom there. You can further refine the location by long-pressing on the month to get individual days.

The app does automatic uploads in the background with all the usual settings to limit uploads to WiFi networks. Amazon offers 10GB of free storage for photos, which isn't a ton if you're uploading 16 or 20MP pictures. Still, storage is cheap if you want more.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

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  • Raymond Berger

    Android Police should have a poll asking what cloud service we use to backup our photos.
    Personally I use Google Plus (for the unlimited storage and searchability) and Dropbox to have them accessible on my PC easier (which I archive to an external about every 6 months.

    Are there any other free services that offer unlimited storage? I know Trunx but that's only unlimited for a few months.

    • PhotogX

      I use google photos...I have an eyefi card in my camera (Fuji X100s) to sync the pictures to my phone and have auto backup turned on to sync them to the cloud. I pay my 2 bucks a month for 100GB of storage

  • PhotogX

    So this is kinda like the slider on the Google Photo app, but more precise?

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