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Phostow Alternatives

Phostow is described as 'Google Photos alternative that magically keeps all of your photos backed up to wherever there's space on your devices, avoiding expensive cloud photo storage' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Phostow for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Phostow are Google Photos, PhotoPrism, Simple Gallery and Flickr.

Phostow alternatives are mainly Photo Managers but may also be Photo Sharing Apps or Image Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Phostow.
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  1. Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    137 alternatives to Nextcloud 

    You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

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    1.  Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Calendar IntegrationNextcloud lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    3.  Ad-freeNextcloud doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportNextcloud supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    9.  Support for ActivityPubNextcloud support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    Simple upload even for people who don’t have Nextcloud
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    Google Photos

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    110 alternatives to Google Photos 

    Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It allows the users to store and share images and videos using the 15 GB free storage space of their Google Account or a Google One subscription.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionGoogle Photos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Selective SynchronizationGoogle Photos allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    4.  Automatic BackupGoogle Photos will automatically back up your data periodically.
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    PhotoPrism

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • DigitalOcean
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Docker
    93 alternatives to PhotoPrism 

    PhotoPrism® is an AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionPhotoPrism can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Privacy focusedPhotoPrism is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in PhotoPrism without registration.
    4.  DecentralizedPhotoPrism is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    Enjoy browsing your photo collection with our intuitive Progressive Web App — whether it’s on a phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
    The app includes four high-resolution world maps to bring back the memories of your favorite trips. Our privacy-preserving backend services provide worldwide location information to enrich your pictures with details such as state, city, and category.
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    Simple Gallery

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    46 alternatives to Simple Gallery 

    Simple Gallery is a highly customizable offline gallery. Organize & edit your photos, recover deleted files with the recycle bin, protect & hide files and view a huge variety of different photo & video formats including RAW, SVG and much more.

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    1.  Ad-freeSimple Gallery doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightSimple Gallery consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSimple Gallery is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Dark ModeSimple Gallery supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Flickr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome
    126 alternatives to Flickr 

    Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Flickr using IFTTT.
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    Seafile

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    125 alternatives to Seafile 

    Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.

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    1.  File VersioningSeafile has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    ente Photos

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    96 alternatives to ente Photos 

    End-to-end encrypted alternative to Google Photos / iCloud Photos, that makes it easy to backup and share photos and videos.

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    1.  Privacy focusedente Photos is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End Encryptionente Photos has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Ad-freeente Photos doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  No Trackingente Photos will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  No Logsente Photos doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    7.  Two-factor Authenticationente Photos supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    8.  Shared Foldersente Photos supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    9.  AES-256 Encryptionente Photos has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Shotwell

    • Linux
    85 alternatives to Shotwell 

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

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    1.  File TaggingShotwell can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  LightweightShotwell consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedShotwell is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Ad-freeShotwell doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Facial RecognitionShotwell can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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      Piwigo

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      98 alternatives to Piwigo 

      Manage your photo collection with Piwigo Piwigo is open source photo gallery software for the web. Designed for organisations, teams and individuals.

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      1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
      2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Piwigo.
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    • ACDSee Photo Studio icon

      ACDSee Photo Studio

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      152 alternatives to ACDSee Photo Studio 

      ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.

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      1.  Facial RecognitionACDSee Photo Studio can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
      2.  Support for 4KACDSee Photo Studio supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
      3.  Batch EditingACDSee Photo Studio allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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