Have you ever think to backup your device pictures and browse them online? Have you ever wanted to build and share a photo album from your mobile shots in a minute? And all of that without compromising your privacy (see iCloud scandal)? If you have, there is a good news for you, Cozy Mobile is now available for all android devices. It allows you to backup your photos online and to build shareable albums from them. And what makes it awesome is that it comes with many more features!
So, how to enjoy it? Just follow this tutorial!
1. Install and configure the Cozy Mobile application.
Requirements: Android Phone (>=4.1 version)
Go to the PlayStore and search for “Cozy Cloud” in the search bar. Then select and install your app.
Once installed, run it and it will ask you for a few information:
- The domain where your Cozy is located
- The password of your Cozy (not stored, just used to register the device the first time)
- The name used by your device to register to your Cozy
- A few settings about your photos backup
Once done, you have to confirm and wait for the first time synchronization to finish. Then you’re done!
2. Browse your Cozy files From your phone
Now that all your file tree is synced, you can browse your files from your mobile. If you want to display a file, you can tap on it. It will download it to the phone/tablet. That way it will be kept on your mobile even if you lose the connection.
Here are a few use cases covered by Cozy Mobile:
- Carrying your digital tickets for an event without printing them.
- Reading digital books in the transportation.
- Listening your music from your cloud on speakers through Bluetooh.
- Watching TV shows from your cloud while waiting in the line.
A search field is available too, it’s useful to find quickly an important file.
3. Backup your photos, make albums and share them
By default the Cozy Mobile will save every pictures it finds on your Mobile to your Cozy. On your remote Cozy, the pictures will be located in a folder that has the same name as the device.
NB: If you want to save bandwidth, you can disable this feature via the configuration screen.
Once done, by installing through the Photos application, you can build new album from the files stored in your Cozy (so from your mobile pictures).
Then, you can share the album via a simple click on the share button and selecting your contacts with who you want to share the album.
That’s all! If you don’t kwow yet Cozy and are interested in trying Cozy Mobile. You can either install Cozy on your own machine or ask us for a free instance of Cozy. We we’ll be glad to hear your feedback.
Photos Credits (Creative Commons License by-sa): Albany Associates, spliterman, Stéfan, Guillaume Bavière, sgustin78
NB: About Self hosted instances, you probably have a self-signed certificate. Cozy Mobile won’t recognize it until you validate it on your mobile. See there for instruction on how to do it.