The Reason Why the Myra Cloud Mobile App Only Has One Function

The more features, the better, right?


One-way photo backup

The Myra Cloud Mobile App only has a single function: Back up your photos.

It does not have a fancy “sync” function and it doesn’t have a lot of properties that you can configure. It has exactly what it needs to fulfill it’s purpose and nothing else.

The one feature it has is called Automatically back up your photos.

It’s a one-way backup which will upload all your photos, one by one. That’s it!

You are free to delete your photos from your phone after they are backed up and they will stay safe in Myra Cloud. On the other hand, if you use Apple iCloud, for example, the photos will be deleted from the cloud when you delete them from the phone! What’s the point of that!

You are in control

Of course, you do not necessarily want to keep all photos, so you can just go to Myra Cloud and explicitly choose to delete them. Again, it is an advantage that there is no “sync” function, because then the photo would ALSO be deleted from your phone. You don’t want that magic to happen with your precious memories. You must be in control.

And once the photo is deleted from Myra Cloud, it will not be re-uploaded again. Imagine how annoying that would be, you delete a photo, only to see it re-appear again 20 minutes later from your phone.

Great tools for organizing

So now your photos are in Myra Cloud, now what? Well, Myra Cloud is designed to work as a sort of “inbox” where you get all the photos that are uploaded and then you can very easily create folders and simply drag your folders to the folder you want and organize them that way. You can select multiple photos easily, just like you can on your computer.

And unlike your computer, browsing your photos on Myra Cloud is always fast, because we are using the power of the cloud to make small thumbnails and make it easier to browse.

What the future holds

In the future, organizing your photos in Myra Cloud will be even easier. They will be automatically tagged by location and time and the folders will be suggested for you, all you have to do is give them a meaningful name.

Then you always have all your photos, safe and in one place, and you know exactly where to find them when you want to go down memory lane or if you want to download them and use them for something else.

And of course, as always, your photos are kept in ORIGINAL RESOLUTION so you always get the full version and you can use it for print.


A totally free photo backup service with 100 GB free space. Enough for about 10,000 photos in Full HD

No! With Myra Cloud you always maintain the original resolution that the photo was shot in. We automatically make smaller versions as well so you can more easily and quickly browse your photos.

The expensive part is the infrastructure to handle global scale and that is already done. Space is in itself not very expensive and we hope of course some people upgrade to Premium or order the occasional photo book.

For starters, the you get 50 times more free space in Myra Cloud than in Dropbox and if you need more, that’s cheaper too. Also, if you don’t want the whole world to see your private family pictures, then Dropbox might not be a good choice, as it’s scattered with “Share” buttons that no one is really sure how exactly works.

Facebook will decrease your photo quality to a level where it is unusable for print. Myra Cloud will not decrease your photo quality at all and you will maintain the original quality that the photo was shot in!

Good question. Google has a good offering with Google Photos, but if you are interested in storing full resolution photos at low cost, then Myra Cloud is the clear winner. You get 5 times more free space and when you run out, Myra Cloud is still about 3 times cheaper.

Another reason you might prefer Myra Cloud is that Google Photos is just so feature heavy that it is very slow and seems no longer to be about your photos. Myra Cloud is focused on giving a FAST browsing experience, even on low end laptops.

Not today, but very soon. Videos are not the main focus of Myra Cloud, but we will definitely support uploading videos, playing them back and downloading them again.

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