Home Simplify Photo: Get Access to All of Your Photos on the iPhone

Simplify Photo: Get Access to All of Your Photos on the iPhone

Simplify Media just launched Simplify Photo, a new iPhone and iPod Touch application that allows you to browse all the photos on your computers at home while on the go. Just like with Simplify Music, the appeal of Simplify Photo (iTunes link) is that you don’t have to store all of these files on your iPhone, laptop, or netbook, where storage space is often an issue. Instead, Simplify Media’s desktop application just turns your Mac or PC into a media server and you access your music and photos remotely. Simplify Photo is currently on sale in the App Store for $0.99.

The app comes with a number of different ways to browse your photos, including a timeline and albums view. The most interesting view, however, is the ‘places’ view, which puts all your geotagged images on a map. In our tests, the app worked just as advertised, though it took a while for the desktop tool to index all of our photos.

New Desktop Features

On the desktop, Simplify Media’s application now also includes a Photo Viewer, which replicates the iPhone app’s functions on your desktop, including the map view. One nice feature for Mac users is that the latest version of the desktop tool also allows you to connect iPhoto to these remote libraries and view them right from within iPhoto.

Your PC as a Media Server

As Simplify Media basically turns your computer into a media server and doesn’t store any data in the cloud, it is important to note that your computer needs to be running in order to use the iPhone app. This is probably the biggest drawback of Simplify Media’s line-up of apps. However, this is also what makes the applications possible without running into copyright issues or making the storage unaffordable for the company.

If you just want access to all of your pictures without using a lot of space on your iPhone or iPod Touch and you don’t mind paying a small monthly fee but you don’t want to keep your machines running 24/7, also have a look at Phanfare’sPhoton app, which we liked a lot when we first reviewed it.

Note: if you are already using Simplify Media on your desktop or laptop, make sure you update to the latest version to get access to the photo features.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.