I have three kids and I love taking videos of them. And for a long time, I just kept all of my videos on my smartphone. Sure, they were backed up to “The Cloud,” but that didn’t help me organize them in any good way. And of course, after a while, I would have to take all the videos off of my smartphone because I’d run out of storage space. So then my videos would just hang out on a hard drive that I never looked at. And really, what’s the point in creating all of these precious video memories if they’re so hard to find that we never enjoy watching them? So, I started wondering if there was a way I could store my videos in a place where I could easily access them whenever I wanted, from either my computer or my phone, and have them easily organized in some logical way.
Well, I found the perfect place to do this! It’s a site called VIBLIO. It’s super easy to upload my videos through any web browser or their iOS companion app. And once I’ve uploaded my videos to my VIBLIO cloud account, I can delete them from my phone. VILBIO keeps a high (full) resolution back up of my videos, and will send me a copy of them if I ask for it. (They do charge a small fee to send me the backup of all of my uploaded videos to cover the cost of the flash drive.)
So far, it sounds like a lot of other cloud storage services. But here are 3 things about VIBLIO that I love and that make it stand apart from the others:
- VIBLIO makes photos right from my uploaded videos.
This is an awesome bonus. For every video you upload, VIBLIO creates a bunch of still photos that you can download and keep. They are created instantly. You just click on the “photos” button, and they appear! I can even select a bunch of photos in VIBLIO and have them automatically post directly to my Facebook timeline as a photo album.
- VIBLIO has great search features.
VIBLIO lets me look for my videos by the people in them, by places, by dates, by labels that I create, and more. This is really great when you are constantly taking videos of three different kids and all of their different activities.
- It’s easy to create shared video albums.
VIBLIO comes with a set of default albums, like Family, Friend and Holiday Albums. In my browser, I can easily upload my latest videos directly into an existing album and the people I have shared that album with automatically get access to my new videos. I don’t have to send them separate emails or do anything other than upload my videos. If I want certain people to have access to only certain albums, I can control that too (unlike Facebook where everyone tends to see everything that is posted, most of the time).
Currently, I get 15 GB of storage and unlimited sharing as a free VIBLIO user. Do yourself a favor and sign up for VIBLIO, so you can store, organize and even share all of your awesome holiday video memories with your family and friends. Try it here, it’s free!