**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.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

.Fixed an issue where users cannot exit play mode during video playback
.Fixed an issue where photos may not be shared to shared albums in iCloud
.Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

dragon813gt ,

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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.

thecheatah ,

It’s a toy for now

Not a serious purpose built app. Doesn’t upload photos in the background. Get stuck when uploading a video in a format it doesn’t like. I have been keeping my phone on for a few nights now to get my photos backed up. Will probably cause burn in on the oled screen.

Other apps from competing services will prefetch data from iCloud and upload several photos/videos in parallel. They are much faster and handle errors in a user friendly way. This app is clearly built by people who are too abstracted away from actual users. Bad product team!

sototallycarl ,

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!


Synology Inc.
76.3 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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