Every few months my Surface Pro gets angry at me. It screams at me via screen pop-ups that I’m running out of memory. Apparently 256G fills up fast when you have you’re hoarding a gazillion pictures.
Herein starts the Memory Roulette
Yes, No, Yes, Yes, No… Hours. I will spend precious hours I don’t have, every few months, making space on both my hard drive and in the cloud. It’s tedious work. Time consuming. And I hate it.
I hate having to decide what to keep and what to trash. I’ve always been of the mindset that you never know when a file will come in handy – and considering I almost always use my own photography instead of stock imagery my picture hoarding has come in handy more times than I can count.
Can you imaging your teenage daughter having to decide which duck-lips selfies to delete? Or Grandma, with her endless not-quite-in-focus pictures of the kids from her iPad.
Your beau & you decide to play around with… um… home movies? Ahem. I don’t want to know. But you should really consider taking those off your phone or computer, save your kids come across them in 10 years. There’s not enough money in the world for the therapy they will need.
During my last trip to NYC for Blogger Bash I had the chance to connect with the folks at Picture Keeper. At first I thought – what, an overpriced USB stick? Nope. Not at all.
It’s not * just * a USB drive. Plug it in and it automatically finds and back up all your pictures. You have the option of skipping duplicates, useful when the same image is backed up to three different folders.
A Picture Keeper for Everyone
There are several versions for you to choose from.
The Picture Keeper Connect and Picture Keeper Android Connect, ranging from 4G to 64G, will connect to your phone or tablet and backup all your pictures, videos, contacts, and more. Need to restore a device? A few steps and you’re done.
The Picture Keeper, ranging from 4G to 32G, will allow you to back up photos and videos from all your devices as well as Facebook and email.
The Picture Keeper PRO, ranging from 32G to 500G, does everything the others do, plus you can back up non-image files.
I know that one day I’ll have beautiful albums of my trips, cute baby books for each child, and maybe a scrapbook or two. One day. At least in the mean time I don’t have to worry about having to delete precious memories.
I recently received the Picture Keeper Pro 500G to review and it doesn’t disappoint. I’ve managed to free up nearly 100G on my hard drive (and consequently, OneDrive) without having to lose a single file. It took minutes to set up, and then you just let it do its thing.
Games Fun Begin!
Now that you’ve freed up some space on your hard drive, how about a family photo? Check out the Picture Keeper Blog for some great tips on taking family and group pictures.
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