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  • #6083
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    greenup
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    Yeah, yeah, I know, buzzword-itis, but hear me out. There are some good reasons out there for cloud stuff.

    I know F-Stop isn’t a file manager, or a backup utility, it does Photos, and it does them Really Well. Only a small fraction of the gallery apps available even know what a Tag is, and the user experience they put around it is “unpleasant” only if you keep yourself to nice words.

    But the photos on my phone are only a small part of the photos I own; there are the ones archived on the desktop computer, the ones from my wife’s phone, and my son’s, daughter’s, … These would be nice to be able to tag, organize, and view also. I can use the google drive app, but that really loses the point on tags and stuff.

    Obviously, my poor phone can’t cache the whole cloud at full resolution; it’s almost time for me to push some of the pictures that are on it, off into the cloud right now, but the way F-Stop is right now, I will not be able to see or manage them anymore. (though I will still be able to see them in google’s “photos” app, if I can find what I want)

  • #6092
    Jason Seelye
    Jason Seelye
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    We understand the need for this and we do plan on adding cloud services such as Dropbox, Picasa, etc. in the future. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a timeline right now.

  • #6234
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    Jakob Malm
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    I just thought I’d second this. This is something that I’m looking for too.

  • #6322
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    greenup
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    Six months have passed, not sure what that qualifies as in internet time…
    is the plan for the cloud still “in the cloud” or is it starting to precipitate?

  • #6382
    Jason Seelye
    Jason Seelye
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    It is coming… 🙂

    BTW, now is a good time for “cloud” recommendations.

  • #6587
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    cheesus
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    ownCloud support with some thumbnails offline cache mechanism would be nice 🙂

  • #6593
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    Wouter
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    I have a Synology NAS, so would be nice to see webdav support.

  • #6594
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    Jakob Malm
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    I’d like to be able to use Flickr or some other similar service via F-stop. Working with metadata in e.g. Flickr’s own app and on the web isn’t anywhere close to being as easy as it is in F-stop. Dropbox would be another great service to interface.

  • #6600
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    Nix
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    Access via DLNA or FTP would be great to be open to various systems.

  • #6677
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    Til
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    Cloud support would be wonderful.
    Some ideas or recommendations:

    • it should be possible to only share a particular part of my photos with the cloud. e.g. only photos of smart album X.
    • f-stop should be aware of the storage limits that might be exceeded easily and help the user to keep track of it. e.g. give warnings at a particular threshold.
    • WebDAV would be nice
    • some way of joint usage of cloud storage witj other f-stop users (e.g. my wife’s phone) would be great.
  • #6805
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    rainerinmuc
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    When thinking about all these nice “cloudy” connections I want to push focus on the drawbacks of this connectivity:
    a lot of users are moving away from app like “QuickPic” and come to F-Stop… just exactly for this reason – because F-Stop does NOT use cloud connections so far.

    So, to please both parties (the cloud lovers and the cloud dislikers) I suggest to implement cloud support as optional plugins that poeple CAN install, but do not have to if they dont want cloud support.
    This could e.g. work like in other apps (see e.g. Total Commander and its related plugins for different cloud connections: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander)

  • #6806
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    cheesus
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    @rainerinmuc What’s the point? If you don’t like cloud connectivity, just don’t configure it. It won’t steal your files by itself 😉

  • #6809
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    danielson
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    My case – I have a load of photos on my NAS. It would be great to have at least one suitable service available to access my NAS files – photos directly from my tablet with f-stop to rate them and sort them out.
    I’m waiting for that function.
    I don’t use cloud services because they are size restricted. I can imagine other people might use cloud for many reasons (I used to).

  • #6810
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    rainerinmuc
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    @cheesus: providing cloud integrations via separate plugins has the advantage to keep the required permissions of F-Stop at a minimum. So, users do not have to trust the developers of F-Stop to not stealing data, they just can SEE, there is not even a technical possibility to do this… if the original F-Stop e.g. does not use cloud connections or network access but only plugins do this. And if I do not use the plugins, I explicitly know, my data is save.

    BTW: F-Stop at the moment in fact HAS access to the SD card and full network access… so I cannot control what it probably is doing with my data…. it could send it to everywhere in the internet.

  • #6821
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    kricke_de
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    Is there any timeline yet for realising access to cloud storage or Nas? I also could neEd this feature 😀
    Thanks a lot

  • #7288
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    othni
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    Onedrive please!

    I have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription that includes 1Tb of cloud storage with Onedrive. The bundle is good value so I am not motivated to use other cloud services.

  • #7673
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    FirstGeekDanny
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    Onedrive please!

    It would save me a ton of space on my phone if I could connect smart albums to folders in the cloud

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