NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Picturelife launches a new photo management, storage and sharing mobile app in the App Store and Play Store today. The upgrade allows users to access the platform's smart discovery and management features without requiring an account login or an Internet connection, similar to the iPhone's Photos app. The app also boasts features including image editing, face detection, smart search, smart albums, map-based discovery and timeline views for enhanced image sorting, sharing, and discovery. The new app offers users 8 GB of free cloud storage for photos and videos, 60 percent more storage than current offerings at Apple and Dropbox.
Picturelife is also launching new Unlimited and 100 GB Family plans today. Picturelife's $15 per month Unlimited plan is the industry's first unlimited cloud storage option for personal photos and videos. Picturelife's $10 per month Family Plan, along with the Unlimited plan, features the industry's first single-billing option for shared storage, whereby customers can add up to 3 family members while keeping each individual user's account private.
With more and more photos being taken with a mobile camera, and no sophisticated way to access them, Picturelife's app is steering the market toward prioritizing findability as much as storability. Building on its suite of worry-free auto-syncing services for mobile, desktop and connected social accounts, the new app auto-organizes all of a user's photos and videos by date, places, faces and smart albums. Picturelife CEO and Co-founder, Nate Westheimer, explains, "Our mission is to be the smart home for photos, where people have an intelligent and familiar way to store, find, edit and share the photos they love with the people they love." Tech leaders agree, having called the app "seamless" (Gizmodo), "convenient," (MacLife) and "absolutely worth the money [for a premium account]" (MacLife).
"The pictures we own are special," said Jacob DeHart, Picturelife's co-founder and lead front end developer, "So, where they live and how you rediscover and share them should be special, too."
Picturelife is a cloud-based smart home for photos, headquartered in New York, NY with an office in Chicago, IL. Picturelife enables users to automatically sync their images to the cloud from their mobile device, desktop, and social media connected accounts and offers enhanced image and video discovery as well as image editing, duplicate detection, and shared albums. Picturelife was founded in 2011 by NY Tech Meetup President, Nate Westheimer, Threadless Co-founder Jacob DeHart, and OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman. The company counts Spark Capital, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, CrunchFund, SV Angel, Chicago Ventures, Founder Collective, High Line Venture Partners, Chris Dixon, and Tumblr founder David Karp among its investors. For more information about Picturelife, visit picturelife.com.