A feature really missing in Mylio is a built-in trash / recycle bin. With my iCloud 200GB full of photos taken just by my spouse, I’m not willing to spend $10 on the higher iCloud tier and while my Mylio collection is far from fully set up, I’m now starting to show my spouse how to use the app. She’s mainly using her iPhone SE and using Mylio won’t be as easy.
But even on an iPad or computer it’s easy to fat finger certain actions and while I appreciate the undo feature, sometimes you won’t realize you made a mistake or you’re distracted by the kids running around.
I realize that Mylio makes use of the device’s built-in recycle bin feature, but that doesn’t really help as there’s no such thing on iOS devices and even on the desktop software, navigating the system’s recycle bin is far from user friendly as at least on Mac, it’s just a huge listing of filenames with no folder structure to help identifying items. Plus, if you don’t have originals on your device, you’d have to go digging into the hopefully available trash on your vault.
While this is still somewhat doable if you delete things yourself and kind of know what you deleted, it would be a pain to try to resolve a family member were to accidentally delete stuff. Just think of the scenario that the kids got hold of the phone and played around in Mylio. While they could reek a lot of havoc without deleting anything, at least most of the things could be repaired within Mylio.
I also understand that the undo function on the device might be an option, but I’m sure it also has its limit and would require immediate attention before too many more actions are taken.
So what I envision is having proper Trash / Recycle Bin in Mylio that would retain the folder structure of the deleted content so one has the option to browse by folder or optionally just see all photos. Obviously the trash items wouldn’t show in other sections or search of Mylio, but it would also be nice to have search available while you’re in the trash.
In addition, having a sort option to sort and display of “time deleted” would be most useful as well so you can easily get to the scene of the desaster and recover it.