Google Photos, which Google has offered free photo storage service for a long time, has recently become paid. This being the case, Google One’s 15 GB free storage will not be enough for most of us. In this article, we take a closer look at the Google Photos alternative photo backup apps.
Google plans to completely switch to Google One, the cloud storage service where it collects all its services. As such, Google Photos, for which Google offers free and unlimited storage, also becomes a paid one. Like all services, Google Photos will be included in the Google One membership and will be subject to a certain monthly fee.
Google One, on the other hand, will be active from June 1, 2021, and in its simplest version, it will offer 100 GB of storage. The price of the simplest subscription is listed as 5.79 TL per month. The highest version is 2 TB of storage space is 28.99 TL per month. While this is the case, let’s take a closer look at the Google Photos alternative paid/free photo storage applications.
Google Photos alternatives:
- Amazon Photos
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Turkcell Lifebox
- Free memory: 5 GB
- Pros: Automatic backup on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. Possibility to access files from another Apple device.
- Cons: Low storage, exclusive to Apple devices.
- Paid packages: 6.49 TL/Month – 50 GB, 19.99 TL/Month – 200 GB and 64.99 TL/Month – 2 TB
iCloud of years still continues to serve iPhone, iPad, and Mac users without any problems. Especially when we buy an Apple device for the first time and create an Apple ID, the free 5GB of storage saves lives for a while. If you like to use and handle everything within the Apple ecosystem, you can expand your plan later to have more storage.
- Free memory: 1000 photos and videos (approximately 2-3 GB with optimized sizes)
- Pros: Has its own photo editing tools and filters. He has a huge photo archive of his own.
- Cons: No ads and no Turkey-specific payment plan.
- Paid packages: $7.99/Month, $21.99/Three months, and $5.99/Year – Unlimited storage and no ads.
Flickr is the service that takes the biggest disadvantage with the limitation of the free area it offers, but it is an application open to using in this area because it is a professional photo and video network. Flickr, which also has an application on mobile and tablets, also offers an automatic storage service. Another service offered by the platform is its huge stock photo archive. You can browse through this archive and add the photos you want to your own storage.
- Free memory: Unlimited
- Pros: You can access Instagram, Facebook, Google Photos, and phone/computer gallery and upload photos directly.
- Cons: No automatic backups.
- Paid packages: There are no paid packages.
Snapfish is one of the rare photo storage apps that offers unlimited memory for free. In addition, Snapfish, which does not offer a paid option, has a photo-printed gift shop instead. You can create special souvenirs with photo prints from this shop. However, there are no options such as pricing and distribution specific to Turkey.
- Free memory: 5 GB
- Pros: Offers unlimited storage to Prime members. Automatic backup facility.
- Cons: Low memory for non-Prime users.
- Paid packages: Unlimited photo and 5GB video storage for Amazon Prime members.
If you already have a new Amazon Prime membership in our country, you can use the unlimited photo storage service at no additional cost. In addition, if you are considering buying an Amazon Prime membership, this bonus unlimited backup service may be a good factor in your decision. If you are wondering how to open an Amazon Prime membership, you can find detailed information here.
The important point to remember is that if you cancel your Amazon Prime membership, you need to switch to a paid Prime plan again to get back your photos and videos that exceed 5 GB. Therefore, before closing your account, it is useful to transfer all your backups to another platform.
- Free memory: 5 GB
- Pros: Easy photo access with automatic tagging, offline access to important files.
- Cons: High pricing, low free storage.
- Paid packages: OneDrive Standalone 13.99 TL/Month – 100 GB, Microsoft 365 Personal 479.99 TL/Year – 1 TB and Office Programs, Microsoft 365 Family 639.99 TL/Year – 6 TB and Office Programs.
Microsoft offers really great ease of use on the photos and documents you back up with the OneDrive application. However, while offering these conveniences, it is priced higher than many storage applications on the market. The biggest plus of Microsoft OneDrive is that it comes integrated with Office programs. If you have already decided to buy Office programs, 1 TB of storage is also a kind of gift.
- Free memory: unlimited for photos (Yandex. Foto), limited to 10 GB for disk
- Pros: No limit, link building for any type of sharing, offline use,
- Cons: No ads, relatively low free storage, and no Turkey-specific pricing.
- Paid packages: $1.6/Month – +100GB, $8/Month – +1 TB, $24/Month – +3TB
Yandex is a name whose services are used a lot in our country. However, one of the biggest cons of Yandex. The disk is that there is no charge for Turkey in the storage application. However, if you upload to Yandex. Photo, which you can access from the Disk application, you can use unlimited space. Apart from that, in terms of its working principle, Yandex. Disk offers every feature that most cloud storage applications offer, even in the free version. In addition, although it is not considered a plus if you purchase extra storage areas with an annual commitment, a discount is applied to monthly installments.
- Free memory: 5 GB
- Pros: Direct reflection on the invoice without credit card with Turkcell, automatic storage, backup of contacts.
- Cons: Low free storage, relatively high pricing.
- Paid packages: 5.99 TL/Month – 50 GB, 9.99 TL/Month – 100 GB, 15.99 TL/Month – 500 GB, 59.99 TL/Month – 2.5 TB
Lifebox is a cloud storage application that has ease of use and payment with Turkcell. When you choose one of the packages offered by Turkcell, Lifebox is reflected directly on your bill without the need for a credit card, and you can automatically back up your entire phone, including your contacts. If you prefer Lifebox individually without Turkcell, the monthly packages are listed as follows: 4.99 TL – 50 GB, 8.49 TL – 100 GB, 9.99 TL – 500 GB, 13.49 TL – 500 GB, and 49, 99 TL – 2.5 TB.
We have come to the end of our content listing the best paid/free photo storage apps with Google Photos alternative. Google Photos is an application that cannot be easily replaced, especially with its easy-to-use, free, and unlimited storage space. You can also share the applications you use as an alternative to Google Photos with us in the comments section.