**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running the latest Synology Moments 1.3.0 to get the complete set of features**
Synology Moments allows you to view photos/videos stored in Synology Drive with an iOS device on the go. All your photos will be displayed in time order and get smartly sorted into topical albums, making it fun and easy refreshing your unique moments in life.
．Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly when backing up a corrupted Live Photo
．Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly during backups on devices running iOS 13
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This app is a necessity if you want to sort through thousands of photos on an iPhone. DS photo is horrible when you’re trying to find a phone from years ago and you don’t know exactly when it was taken. But the ability to look through lots of photos easily is one of the only good things about it. You still need DS Photo to actually organize your photos into folders.
What Moments Needs:
PASSWORD PROTECTION - This is an absolute must and it’s the only Synology app that doesn’t have it. This needs to be added immediately to protect the photos.
Ability to separate photos by albums. Having all photos lumped together is great until you have multiple family members saving photos which leads to lots of viewing redundancy.
Facial recognition needs a lot of work. It doesn’t recognize people from different photo sets.
Ability to change the “badge photo” for people. It chooses the absolute worse photos and there’s no rhyme or reason. I don’t want an infant photo to display for a child that’s now ten years old.
You need to run both DS Photo and Moments for full function on an iPhone. If it wasn’t for the fact that I can easily search through photos I wouldn’t use Moments at all. It makes a mess of things in general.
Don’t understand the hate...
PhotoStation has been long in the tooth for a while now. Moments is a clear path forward for those who refuse to pay Apple or give up everything to Google. Compared to Apple it supports more platforms giving you future mobility. Unlike Google the files are in your house not some magically “free” cloud. You can literally pull the plug and destroy the drives if you feel the urge - but therein lies the rub. You need to treat your Disk Station like the holy grail it is. I may go a little overboard but in addition to parity RAID you’ll want an additional physical backup and an encrypted cloud one too. Throw your DS, router, and modem on battery backups and you’ll be good to go!
step away from a great app
I love the nature look of the Moments app and hot it organize photos and videos with reasonable accuracy of face recognition and AI.
A bit feature request to make the app perfect to me is make it truly automatically upload photos to NAS in background. I know iOS doesn’t support for random app to fetch in background but DS photo supports that with geofencing on. So maybe we can do that here as well and to save battery, we can have a schedule (day every night) to turn on that and start to upload.
- Synology Inc.
- 76.3 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.