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RealTimes review: Converts cloud media to shareable stories

J.R. Bookwalter | Aug. 27, 2015
Now that we’ve shunned camcorders and point-and-shoot digital cameras in favor of the convenience of smartphones, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by thousands of photos and videos, with no easy way to turn hoarded memories into something worthy of sharing.

I had better luck using Safari to upload older content directly from my OS X Photos library. The web app offers a few features missing on mobile, such as the ability to add tags or change date and location. The latter came in handy when uploading scanned photos with incorrect time stamps, although images prior to 1970 default to the date they were imported, and therefore appear out of sequence in the timeline.

For families that shoot a lot of smartphone video, RealTimes is a great investment, especially since paid accounts can be used on up to 15 devices. It’s one of the fastest cloud services I’ve found for streaming 1080p video over any available connection, and the addition of unlimited storage makes it an unbeatable combination for archiving your treasured memories on a budget.

Bottom line

RealTimes creates automatic visual Stories from the precious photo and video moments in your Camera Roll, allowing them to be viewed across a wide range of devices.


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