A few weeks ago, I witnessed a grown woman nearly start to cry after she realized she had lost a year’s worth of photos from her iPhone. “Did you back them up?” Her friends asked as they gathered around her to try and comfort her. 

Ever since the iPhone became our defacto camera, walking around with our most precious photographic memories in our pockets has become somewhat of a risky proposition. Thankfully, a slew of third-party iOS apps have made it easy to backup and store our photo collections. We have cloud storage heavyweight Dropbox and its photo-specific iOS app offshoot Carousel. Most big web services have similar photo-storing apps, including Facebook’s Moments, Google Photos, Yahoo’s Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive, and Amazon Cloud Photos. And photo startups, like Shoebox and Everalbum, want to store our memories, too.

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