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Take all the photos on your trip and store them on Younity your personal cloud

Have you ever gone on vacation, taken a lot of photos download them to your computer’s hard drive and never show them to anyone? Well, here is a nifty app solution that seeks to solve all that, which you’ll be sure to enjoy!

Younity your personal cloud
Photo courtesy of Entangled Media used with permission

When you need to access a file that's on your PC's hard drive without being anywhere near it, you better hope you have Younity installed on it and on your iPhone. This nifty app scans folders on your computer and lets you access them on your iPhone, without needing cloud storage space.

Storing data in the cloud has a variety of benefits--most notably that it makes the data conveniently accessible from virtually anywhere and easy to share data without sending huge file attachments via email. Those perks come with some consequences as well, though, because storing data in the cloud exposes it to greater risk, and sharing it with others places it out of your control. Younity has a different approach.

There are plenty of cloud storage services that enable you to store data where it can be easily accessed from a mobile device or via the Web. However, most of those services require that you remember to store the data in the correct folder to be synced or have the foresight to upload it before you need it. Storing data in the cloud on servers that are managed by a third-party vendor also introduces security and privacy concerns.

Younity doesn’t actually copy or store any of your data. You install the software on your Windows or Mac OS X PC, and Younity indexes and catalogs the data. All of your files stay where they are—safely on your PCs, but the Younity app on iPhone or iPad can access the data from anywhere. You can stream music, watch movies, view photos, or access documents and spreadsheets directly from your PC. Younity also integrates seamlessly with services like SkyDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox.

Younity creates a personal cloud for all your files, built from your devices and your online services. With Younity, can access and share all your files on all your devices all the time, WITHOUT SYNCING. So take that vacation, and take all the photos you desire, and show them with pride ... to everyone!