The best alternatives to Google Photos

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Google Photos is Google’s cloud photo storage service. It is a very complete application, easy to use and with some tricks that will allow you to get the most out of the app.

Alternatives to Google Photos focus on reinforcing the privacy of users’ photos and data

Although the Google application works very well, the images that are uploaded are scanned. For example, if a user uploads a photo of a pair of Nike sneakers to the application, Google will identify the brand and will start showing you ads for sneakers and sportswear. Some users don’t like this.

On the other hand, Google, for a couple of years, no longer offers free unlimited storage, which may also lead you to look for other alternatives to Google Photos. If you are looking for other applications where you can store photos, videos, files and much more in the cloud, these are the best options:

These are the best alternatives to Google Photos

-Amazon Photos: Amazon has its own unlimited and free storage service, which works on both iOS and Android, and also has a web version. Of course, it is a service for exclusive use for users of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s payment plan and that allows other advantages such as enjoying free shipping costs on thousands of products or access to audiovisual content from Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Photos Google alternative

-Deggo Cloud: This alternative to Google Photos has a free version with which you will have 100 GB of storage without having to pay anything. If you want more space you must subscribe to the premium version, with which you will enjoy up to 10 TB of storage for $9.99 per month. If an intermediate version is enough for you, you have 500 GB for $3 per month. It is available for iOS and Android.

Deggo Cloud store Google photos

-Mega: It is another alternative, not only to Google Photos, but also to services like Google Drive or Dropbox itself. Offers up to 50 GB of storage for free. It can be used on your computer or download its mobile version for iOS or Android. If you want more space, for example 1 TB, you must pay 4.99 euros per month or if you want 16 TB, you must pay 29.99 euros per month.

-Piwigo: is software designed to store, organize and manage photo galleries for large organizations, medium-sized work teams or individually. It is developed with open source so that the user community can collaborate with its growth. It has free trial versions for 30 days, and at the end of that time, you can pay for a one-year service to enjoy 50 GB for 45 euros or 100 GB for 70 euros, among other plans.

Piwigo App save Google photos

-OneDrive: is a cloud file hosting service, owned by Microsoft. Currently, it has a free storage service of up to 5 GB and more than 15 GB for photos from the camera album. It can be used both on a Windows computer and on iOS and Android phones.

OneDrive alternative Google Photos

-Dropbox– is a file storage platform that can also be used as an alternative to Google Photos. Available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and MacOS, it offers a free account with 2 GB of space that can be extended to 16 GB, a 1 TB Pro account for $9.99 per month and a third of up to 5 TB for use business. It is an open source application that offers encrypted storage space, in which users can store not only their photos, but all types of documents and notes. It is available from its official website for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows and has a synchronization function between devices.

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Zyl: Zyl is an app for users concerned about privacy. It is very intuitive and offers a large amount of metadata in each image: where it was taken, the exact date, a map, the terminal with which it was taken and even the shutter opening. It is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, does not require an account and does not make backup copies of the photos on its servers, so the user maintains control of their photographs at all times.


Cluster: Available for Android and iOS, it is an application that organizes photos into folders and allows you to send invitations to the user’s contacts so they can access them. Guests can comment and “Like” the images and at any time, the owner of the photos will be able to see who accesses each image and respond to comments, as well as receive invitations to access the photographs of their contacts.

Cluster application groups

Lychee: Lychee is a desktop application (not available for browsers or phones) that allows you to upload and organize photos, as well as share them. It also has an option to import images from various sources (computer, a server or services like Dropbox), to have all the photos organized in one place.

Lychee iOS App

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