I use Mylio for several weeks now.
First i took a deep dive into all the functionality and features. And i have to say i am impressed! This could be a real alternative to Google/Apple Photos and similar.
Great work so far!
First of all the elephant in the room. It is way to expensive.
Not in a dream, could i sell this monthly fee to my Girl or any friends. Don’t misunderstand me. I would love to. But the reality is, that you pay three Euros for enough space on Apple and i think Google is even cheaper. Though i do not know for sure. And lets not forget that you get more the just picture synchronisation and cloudspace for that money with the big players.
I know, privacy and data control are the big selling points for Mylio. But lets say, i don’t think that 10 Dollar is the sweet spot.
I know you want to make money from this, and that is fine. You deserve it for this great piece of software.
So, this is pretty close to the first but not all about the money. Netflix, Prime, Mac, Windows etc. all does it. And what i am going to say, sounds probably very familiar to you and other guys around here. I, in my relationship, do the technical work/stuff. My girl likes to use it, but only does is, if it is just working. So i make the administration. For that, multi user is pretty darn nice.
I could see an alternative for that in synching only specific folders to specific devices, but i have read here, that you don’t like this idea or don’t plan to support that.
So the last real option (besides syncing all of our files to all devices, only to then hide them with categories) is two separate Mylio Subscriptions. Back to the first point, but double now. Not gonna happen.
Easy thing. Nobody likes to show all of their stuff. And my relatives/friends do not like to see all my and my girls stuff
But we want to have the ability without using a different app. Especially if we pay minimum 10 Dollar for it.
You have a guest mode. Lets have one more - f.e. Show hidden folders - protected with a password.
I know that there is the option to hide pictures/folders from calendar/maps etc. But most of the time i use my folders to find/show trips. And doing Albums for every trip is a possibility, but then again. If i or anyone goes into the folder section … he could see thing he never will forget so quickly.
Categories are another option. But same problem. Not safe at all.
Especially in times where SSDs are so fu**ing expensive.
And the climate debate demands shutting down devices that are not in use.
A NAS is the perfect in-between. It goes to low power by itself and is optimised to these kind of task. Mst of all, from the use and feel, it is the nearest cousin to a cloud.
I know, that developing this kind of app is no easy task. I only write all this because i love what you did so far. And i just hope to have the perfect companion with your app and give Apple and Google the finger for their cloud binding (shit) software
Thanks for reading
Have a great weekend!
Ps.: Sorry for the ‘kind of’ Clickbait-Headline