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Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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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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What's new in version
  • -Additional fix for sign-in issue.
  • New in version 3.2:
  • -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: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,547 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-room for thousands of photos
  • 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 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—room for thousands of photos.

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Follow us on Twitter: @AmznCloudDrive

Technical Details

  • Size: 6.6MB
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  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Open network sockets
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • 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

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295 of 320 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE - YOUR FILES ARE NOT SAFE IN THE CLOUD September 28, 2013
By v19Lobo
When I first signed up for Amazon Cloud, I found the perfect one-stop solution for storage and back-up in a very user friendly package. Back in the good old days, I installed the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop app and dropped the files I wanted to store into it. The files got uploaded to the cloud and there they stayed, accessible and downloadable from any one of my computers. Once I uploaded a file to the cloud, I could delete it from my local hard drive and the file would live eternally in the cloud. Who could ask for anything more - a perfect back-up solution and a way to free up space on my local hard drive for more important stuff. Combined with the Amazon Cloud Player for my music, I had everything in one place that I could access whenever and wherever without worrying about data loss.

Then one day, without any notice, Amazon decided to "improve" their cloud drive. One day, I turned on my machine and, without asking me (and they won't ask you either if you sign up for this "Improved" product), Amazon created an Amazon Cloud Folder (the "Cloud Folder") on my C drive - not my external drive where I keep all my big data files, like photos and music. And then, again without asking me (and again they won't ask you either), Amazon downloaded all of my files in the cloud into the Cloud Folder and deleted the old desktop app. The "new and improved" Amazon Cloud Drive actually consumed local storage space for me, because now I had a copy of my files on my C drive (where I never had or wanted them) and on my external drive (where I always stored them). And there is no Amazon-supported option to change the location of the Cloud Folder - it goes on your C drive whether you like it or not. And woe to those who don't have enough room on their C drive when Amazon takes a dump on it.
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40 of 43 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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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! December 19, 2012
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Do not pay for more storage space unless you have that much room on your C: drive! This app depends on creating a matching Cloud folder on your C: drive to sync with. If you do not have that much room on your drive you will not be able to use the storage you buy! The Cloud folder CANNOT be moved to any other drive. I found this out AFTER I had already paid for extra storage space, which I'm not going to be able to use fully since I don't have that much room on my C: drive. Making that folder unmovable is stupid, stupid, stupid, and really limits the utility of this app.
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185 of 225 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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130 of 163 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but a little sparse November 24, 2012
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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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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
No Kindle Fire version???!!!
When I upgraded my Kindle Fire (to the Next Generation Kindle Fire), I lost access to my Amazon Cloud Drive [Photos]. I thought the exact same thing... WTF?
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