How do you back up your photos? On Windows Phone you have the option to automatically upload your images to SkyDrive. But you might be a fan of other services. For example you might be a user of SmugMug and enjoy sending photos there. And now we can add ImageShack to that list because there’s an official app on Windows Phone – SkyPath.
ImageShack has been around since 2003, which makes it a few months older than even Flickr. Back in the day those two services were the place to be for hosting, saving, and sharing images. Flickr has been on Windows Phone since the early days, but it hasn’t been updated in over a year and has really poor reviews in the Store. So we’re pretty happy to see ImageShack step up to the plate and offer some competition.
SkyPath is a free app from ImageShack that will let you view, upload, and manage your photos. SkyPath is available for Windows desktop, iOS, Android and now Windows Phone 8 devices. Here’s what the Windows Phone 8 versions claims to do:
- Manage your ImageShack photo library.
- Camera roll autosync.
- Variety of sharing options.
And sure enough, it does all of the above. When you first launch the app you’ll have the option of signing in with an ImageShack or Facebook account. You can pick either and after that you’ll be selecting your settings for automatically syncing images. Any time you launch SkyPath it can automatically save your images on the camera roll to your ImageShack account. You can select the entire camera roll or any new images you take. You can also hit cancel and just upload on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, in the settings you can select the ability to upload images in the background just like your phone already does with SkyDrive. You can select the frequency at which SkyPath checks your camera roll for new images and whether to upload on Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi/Cell.
The app is not going to win any awards in the UI innovation category, but it gets the job done and should be a welcomed addition to anyone with a Windows Phone device that uses ImageShack.
SkyPath is a free app for Windows Phone 8 devices. You’ll want to have either an ImageShack or Facebook account handy when using it. Grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.
Thanks for the tip Terence W!