Mylio Photos Is Relaunching as a Free App

Mylio Photos Is Relaunching as a Free App

Mylio Photos is about to be reborn as a free app with some options that will have a price attached. Mylio Photos is a complete photo management solution that allows users to easily collect, organize, browse, search, and share their media files, including photos, videos, and documents.

The app offers cloud independence, which improves speed and ensures users' privacy. With no file limits, very fast search features, and intelligent organization tools, the free version of Mylio Photos will be a worthwhile option for photographers looking to manage their photo and video library.

Find Photos Quickly With AI SmartTags

Mylio Photos' AI SmartTag technology can recognize over 1,000 activities, objects, and properties in photos. In an industry first, users can customize the filter's sensitivity to fine-tune results for identifying animals, plants, environments, food, and more. Unlike most other AI tools, Mylio Photos' AI tools run on users' devices without transferring data, providing impressive speed and complete privacy.

Collect and Consolidate in One Library

Collecting a lifetime of images from multiple sources can be a hassle. With Mylio Photos, users can add photos from any source using Linked Folders. Adding photos from online services like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr,, and Google is also easy. Plus, you can easily import from camera memory cards or a phone. Any duplicate files are automatically removed during the import.

Clean Up Unwanted Photos

Mylio Photos’ Photo DeClutter tool makes it easy to find visually similar photos based on shooting time and location. As a result, users can quickly identify burst mode and bad shots, then mark unneeded shots for easy removal or deletion. AI Smart Tags can also promptly identify common photo flaws, such as blurry, dark, and closed eyes.

Sort and Filter With Metadata

QuickFilters feature allows users to find specific photos using details within image files quickly. Sort photos based on inherent properties like the lens or camera used, dates, and file type. Users can privately face-tag photos, search for text in photos using OCR (optical character recognition), and easily add geotags to images with missing location data. When combined with AI SmartTags, a user can find any photo in two to three clicks.

Enjoy a Universal Photo Library

Mylio Photos’ Open Architecture allows files to be easily shared with any photo or video app. Users can track edits, and their library stays up to date. Open Clipboard also connects with any external app or service. On mobile, tap the share menu to hand photos or videos seamlessly to most apps.

Of Course, It's Not All Free

Mylio Photos users who want to connect their devices, access their library from anywhere, and automatically protect their photos can sign up for the Mylio Photos+ add-on plan. To get a preview of new Mylio Photos features and functionality coming with spring and summer releases (including the upcoming Version 23 update), there are details here.

I haven't had a chance to try Mylio, but it's in my inbox. It has some overlap with some apps I've liked, such as Peakto, and of course, many are happy to use Lightroom as their master catalog. Mylio adds some neat tricks to photo organization, and the free version is certainly worth a look. 

Mylio runs on Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android. The version that connects all your devices is a subscription option, at $99 per year. I'll have a review soon. 

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Hmm. It's "interesting', but I don't see how this is better than a one time purchase of ACDSee. (Or a subscription to ACDSee if you prefer.) ACDSee offers everything this offers and more. ACDSee synchs just fine with my MS OneDrive account and treats photos on OneDrive as if they were stored locally. A one time purchase is cheaper than an ongoing subscription.

I'm all for competition, This sounds like it just doesn't have enough 'stuff' to be truly competitive. Best of luck though! Make the more established titles sweat a little!

Hi Glen

I work on the Mylio team. Let me try and answer.

First off, the free version of Mylio Photos is designed for a single machine or device. It can hold as many images as you want to put into it based on your own local storage. You can also connect Apple Photos to it, Projects, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Google Takeout, and other sources.

It gives you the ability to browse, edit, search etc. The new version also fully indexes your content using computer vision/ai so you can do all sorts of searches (as well as search on all the different types of embedded metadata.


The Mylio Photos+ plan lets you connect an unlimited number od devices. The app offers full experience on macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, and iPad OS.

You can also connect a NAS (which mine currently has about 12TB of photo and video data I search and index)

In the workflow you describe, ACDSEE only offers a mobile app that one way imports images from a smartphone.

With Mylio Photos, I have my entire library on all my mobile devices for offline access. It makes an optimized library using a small DNG file that's editable and ready for most daily tasks.

With a tap, I can grab photos from my devices on-demand.

OneDrive (and iCloud) top out at 2 TB of data. That's the max you can get, really. For many photographers, that's not enough. Let alone these services charge $10 a month per TB.

Mylio Photos+ is a flat 99 a year, and the only limit in storage is the amount of disk space you want to use.

Try out the free version when it drops later this month. The ability to search and browse is quite useful and much faster than any other tool you likely own.

You mislead in the header, then tell the truth at end....sketchy deception. Please stop this nonsense

Yo Kentucky grangpa chill. It literally explains it in the FIRST sentence of the article. What’s free and what’s not.
If you only read headlines than the problem is in you.

Sketchy deception on Header before you tell the truth. Please stop this nonsense .

I haven't looked at it but here's the press release.
No idea why there's a byline attached to this. Should have the words 'advertising' or 'sponsored'.