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Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

by Amazon.com
Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (816 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire Owners
Because an optimized version of Cloud Drive Photos is built into the Kindle Fire HD and the latest-generation Kindle Fire, this version is not available to install on these devices.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • -Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • -Improved compatibility with a wider range of phones and tablets. Interact with your photos and videos on big and small devices.
  • New in version 3.4:
  • -Improved Video Experience: View your videos with less taps and improved controls.
  • -Interface Improvements: New views to manage your storage, uploads, and downloads.
  • -New Photo Controls Layout: Simplified and more intuitive controls to share, download, and manage your photos.
  • -Report Issues: When you encounter a problem, let us know by using this new feature in Settings.
  • New in version 3.3:
  • -Timeline: The new way to view your history of photos and videos with the press of a finger.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00A11AN6O
  • Release Date: November 2, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (816 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,785 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 5 GB of free cloud storage space for all Amazon customers
  • Free unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime members
  • Automatic photo backup with the Auto-Save feature
  • Keep your photos safe, even if your device is lost or damaged
  • Share your photos on Facebook, through email, and other apps
  • Instantly see your photos at Amazon.com/CloudDrive or on your tablet, Fire TV, or Kindle Fire

Product Description

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos puts the power of Amazon Cloud Drive in your pocket.

This free mobile app lets you access the photos and videos you’ve saved in your Cloud Drive, securely back up your photos on-the-go, save storage space on your phone, and keep your photos safe, even if your device is lost, damaged, or upgraded.

Amazon Cloud Drive is your place for everything digital. Cloud Drive offers free mobile apps, secure access from any computer, and it’s built in to your Amazon devices—so you can access your digital content everywhere you are.

All Amazon customers get 5 GB of free storage, and Amazon Prime members get free unlimited photo storage.

Learn more at www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore
Follow us on Twitter: @AmznCloudDrive

Technical Details

  • Size: 6.9MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Amazon.com (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Generic permissions access
    • Read account changes
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Access platform metrics
    • Write to external storage
    • Access device credentials
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Change account property
    • Access to the authentication SDK
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Open network sockets
    • Update configuration values
    • Call the single sign-on provider
    • Read permission settings
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Access customer attributes
    • Manage regional settings
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
136 of 157 people found the following review helpful
I was hoping this app and the cloud drive might be a suitable replacement or alternative for Dropbox -- my current method of cloud/phone/desktop picture organizer, but it is not. Dropbox desktop app uses a lot of memory and probably the phone (Android) app does too although I haven't monitored it. I wanted to see if the AmzCloudDrive apps are more lightweight. They sure are, but too much so!

Phone app issues (Android) :
(1) I did not want it to upload ALL the pictures currently on my phone when I installed it. I just want it to auto-save NEW pictures that I take with the camera. It can't do that. It seems to be all or nothing. So I have to manually upload each new picture taken. The auto-upload concept is key, but if I can't turn off uploading ALL pre-existing photos, I'm not going to use it. Is this Amazon's way to get us to use more storage - ha ha!

(2) to view existing Device pictures on the phone was terribly slow. I store several large albums and it was painful to load them and slide through them. (Here I am comparing to the speed of QuickPic app). As an example, I have one album with about 100 pics and it took a good 30 seconds to load the thumbnail grid view. Should take no more than 2-3 seconds.

(3) Need some viewing options too, like by filename, by date, etc. Also, need a slideshow option with customizable # of seconds.

(4) the documentation says you can take pictures right from the app. I am not particularly interested in that, but I couldn't find such an option.

(5) I would have liked to create a folder in my Cloud Drive such as "Camera Uploads" and tell the app to put uploads to that location, but there was no such option.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Derek B
I couldn't be more disappointed with this service for one main reason. YOU CANNOT HAVE SUB-FOLDER ORGANIZATION!!! What I mean is, lets say you had photos of 5 vacations you went on, and each of those vacations was it's own photo folder on your cloud drive:
Cloud Drive -> Pictures -> Vacation #1
Cloud Drive -> Pictures -> Vacation #2
Cloud Drive -> Pictures -> Vacation #3
Cloud Drive -> Pictures -> Vacation #4
Cloud Drive -> Pictures -> Vacation #5

Now lets say inside each of those vacation folders, you organized the photos into a few sub-folders for that vacation. For example:
Vacation #1 -> Snorkling
Vacation #1 -> On The Beach
Vacation #1 -> Random Pics

If you were to then open your cloud drive iOS photo app, it would show this as the folder layout to browse your photos:
Vacation #1
Vacation #2
Vacation #3
Vacation #4
Vacation #5
On The Beach
Random Pics

You can see the huge problem with this! Not to mention you can't have any folder on the iCloud drive with the same name! What a stupid, horrible, decision on the part of the designers!
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228 of 277 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good beginning needs work November 5, 2012
By kford02
I origionally posted this review on nov 1st when the app first came out. For some reason Amazon made that app out of stock and reloaded. Here is my review of their product.

I have an original kindle fire and that was one of my main gripes that it did not look to the cloud for pictures. Since they are not going to update us to the new software I got excited when I saw this app. I've played with it a bit now and the one thing that I really don't like about it is that you cannot share your pictures as a group. I want to share pictures with my family and I have to click on each picture and share it out individually and my family has to click on a link per picture. That is really not a usable app for sharing pictures. It is new and they just started, hence the 3 stars. If they update it to include mass share and folder share then I will rate it 5 stars.
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171 of 209 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but a little sparse November 24, 2012
Verified Purchase
It works well with my kindle and was sorely needed. I am disappointed that no meta data is saved with the photos so it is impossible to organize or sort the photos. Not even photo descriptions are saved.
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148 of 191 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for existing cloud drive users November 27, 2012
Verified Purchase
It's nice to know that if you don't already subscribe to Amazon Cloud Drive that you get 5GB for free with this app. If you are already a Cloud Drive subscriber there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't add this app.

It was easy to install, it is easy to use and (contrary to other reviews I've seen here) it does keep my folder structure and that means it is easy to find ANY photo!

The only slight drawback that I see is that there is no way that I have found to start a slideshow once you bring up a group of photos. If it had this feature, I would have given it five stars.

This is a must have for anyone who either already has Amazon Cloud Drive or someone who wants to get 5GB of Cloud Drive storage for free. Highly recommended!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Gigs for free, Yippee! December 19, 2012
By Bo Toxx
Verified Purchase
This app is very easy to setup on your phone. Just a simple download and folder choosing, then bam! you can sync your pictures from your phone to your PC or vice versa. Yes there are many other apps that provide free storage, but I trust Amazon with my personal information. Even if other companies have good reputations you never really know who is viewing what. I've been buying on Amazon for years and never has my info. been compromised.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to use.
Easy to use.
Published 14 hours ago by Hanh H. Hoang
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Lots of good information with some specific examples from other experts as well as experienced owners.
Published 1 day ago by James Haskell II
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Cloud
Now I don't have to worry about transferring photos/videos from camera, kindle to computer or vise versa. I think this is great. Would recommend anyone to do this.
Published 1 day ago by Connie J. Gantt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It delivers as you would expect from Amazon. Top shelf!
Published 1 day ago by Stephen L. Parks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, perfect for anyone without a cloud
So nice to have a "cloud" without having an iPhone.
Published 1 day ago by christi
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing pictures
Amazing the way the pictures come out.
Published 2 days ago by EDWARD M SAMUEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome product. Fast shipping. Recommended.
Published 2 days ago by Nicole Rainsburg
1.0 out of 5 stars Mrs.Mullens
It's ok
Published 2 days ago by Mzmullens
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Jest the best, Cloud is a drive that you just have to have it work's
Thank You Bill Adams
Published 3 days ago by Bill Adams
3.0 out of 5 stars Not pleased, when I entered a folder of pictures they ...
Not pleased, when I entered a folder of pictures they came out distributed all through my other pictures instead of staying together in a group. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Ruth McCool
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downloading documents to Amazon cloud
On my PC I can upload and download any type of file. But using the android app I can only view and download picture and video files. Seems silly that you can't download other files on your cloud drive and it seems this would be an easy fix.
Jan 14, 2014 by Robert |  See all 3 posts
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any update to this? I don't want some of my photo's to show on certain kindle devices (ie kids).
7 days ago by Joshua D Clingan |  See all 4 posts
Support for .MOV format
I have the same issue with mp4 files
16 days ago by Ben |  See all 4 posts
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I'm having the same issue. Did you find an answer?
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No more multiple file downloads?
I have the same question. Years ago I uploaded music files and now I have to download one song at a time. I cannot access the Cloud Drive files from Amazon Music!
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