I’ve been experimenting with Google Photos recently. My policy has been to stick 7,000 photos and videos from my iPhone on to Google Photos via their iOS app and then see how the service performs.
I am pretty impressed. The iOS client is lightweight in UI and nicely laid out and uploading is fast.
Navigating and searching photos is, as you might imagine, effortless, especially on a desktop machine.
But I ran out of space in my 30gb Google Apps account. I was paying £3.30 a month for that. I have 15gb of email so when I added another 15gb of photos the account hit the limit rather quickly.
So I upgraded to the £6.60/month ‘unlimited’ option for Google Apps accounts. Then I checked Google Photos and saw that I have got a hard limit… 2 petabytes. Or 2,000 terabytes.
That should keep me going.
If you’re hunting for an efficient way to get access to ‘unlimited’ storage it might be worth taking a look at a single £6 quid a month Google Apps account.