Trunx and Shutter apps offer free unlimited cloud storage for images
Lars Rehm | Published: Jun 27, 2014 at 18:35 UTC1
There are obvious advantages of storing your smartphone images in the cloud. You can free valuable storage space on your phone and know your pictures are safe, even if your device is lost, destroyed or stolen. If you have decided that the cloud is the way to go you have a multitude of options. Services such as Dropbox or Google Plus Photos already offer direct image and video upload to the cloud. However, while most providers give you a few Gigabytes of free storage you have to enter your credit card details once your image and video collection grows too large.
Two new services, Trunx and Shutter, are now trying to make a mark by offering free and unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos. The important difference is that the former uses the promise of unlimited storage as a way of entry to the market and only offers it to users who sign up between now and the end of the year. Shutter on the other hand offers free unlimited storage to anyone forever.
Trunx wants to cover the entire picture work flow by including tools for image and video capture, storage and sharing. Files can be organized by date and time or using tags. There are also features for creating and managing collaborative photo albums and for adding audio recordings to pictures.
Shutter is a new camera app by the people behind the video streaming and sharing platform StreamNation. Like Trunx it automatically stores your images and videos on its cloud servers but also makes a user-specified number of images available offline. This parameter can be set to none, 200, 500 or ‘All until 1GB left on device’. It's also possible to upload media that is already on your device and download specific files to the internal memory for viewing offline.
As usual there are features for sharing via email and social networks as well. All data is stored on the StreamNation servers and the company sees the new app as an entry-point to the StreamNation service which makes offering free storage look like a smart move. Shutter is currently available for iOS but according to the company an Android version is in development, too.