*Update and Blogger’s Note: Please note this blog post was published on March 23, 2017. The author of this post was employed as a freelance writer of blog content by Keepy from September 2017-October 2017 AFTER this review was published.
Keepy is an app that allows you to save your photos, videos, and even your children’s artwork in a simple and secure way. And within the app, you can organize and enhance all of your family photographic treasures. I am loving this app for storing all of my favorite photos and videos from my phone.
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The Problem with Cell Phone Photos
Several years ago I had the unenviable task of ordering and setting up new cell phones for the physicians at the clinic where I worked. This was around the time smartphones were first appearing on the scene. One of the people I was setting up a new phone for realized she was not able to save the photos on her old phone and move them to the new one.
There were limitations with the technology at the time. And her old phone was experiencing glitches that prevented us from saving the photos. I will never forget her devastated face when she said, “There were pictures of my children on here. They are irreplaceable.”
Although I had no children of my own at the time, I felt terrible we hadn’t been able to retrieve the photos from the old phone. Now that I am a mother myself, I understand her anguish even more. The problem is even worse these days, since how many of us even use a camera anymore? For many of us, all of our photos are on our phones.
I have experienced my share of difficulties moving photos and videos from my cell phone to my computer when I change phones every few years. Or when my storage is full on my phone and I need to delete photos in order to use it. For all of these reasons, I am so grateful to have found Keepy.
My Favorite Things About Keepy
Keepy is incredibly simple to use. My photos and videos load quickly and the quality is beautiful. I love the option to record a comment to go with a photo within the app. My daughter enjoys this as well as she loves the sound of her own voice as much as she loves seeing pictures of her adventures.
I am especially happy with the ability to store videos in Keepy. It has been a challenge for me to find an app that would store videos taken with my cell phone and maintain the original size and quality. The only videos of my two daughters early weeks, months, and years were taken with my cell phone. Without Keepy I would have no place to store the video of my daughter’s first steps. At least not without the quality suffering from being transferred to my computer.
An unexpected and pleasant surprise for me was the Keepy Store. The app gives you the option to create photo books, mugs, cards and other photographic gifts with your pictures. I create photo gifts of my children for family members for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas every year. I am looking forward to how simple it will be with the Keepy app since my photos are already uploaded.
One more thing I’ve enjoyed about the Keepy app is the ability to easily and privately share photos with my husband and my kids’ grandparents. When you add family members as “fans” of the app they receive email links to your photos and videos as you add them. I don’t post photos of my children on social media. I’m glad I now have a private way to share photos with family members.
A Few Things I Would Change
There are two minor things I would change about Keepy. The first is that even with the unlimited plan you can only upload five photos at a time. I tend to want to upload photos in batches so I would love it if I could select a large group and have them upload in one shot.
The second thing is I wish the app was able to detect when you are trying to upload a photo you’ve uploaded previously. I often forget where I left off adding my photos to Keepy. Because there is no way to know what has already been added without checking each one, I’ve uploaded some duplicates.
What You Need to Know About the App
The Keepy app is free to download for Apple and Android phones. With the free account, you can save 5 photos or videos each month. There is a paid upgrade for $5.49 per month or $9.99 per year to be able to save unlimited photos and videos. The paid upgrade also offers you a 50% discount on all photo products from the Keepy Store.
If you’re looking for a simple and secure way to store your family photos and videos, I encourage you to check out Keepy.