Unbound lets you manage your photo library the way you want. Instead of locking your photos away inside a private library, your photos live in folders on your computer, accessible from anywhere.

Incredibly Fast

Unbound was designed with speed as a priority. Everything from the initial app launch to scrolling through your thumbnails is incredibly responsive. Access photos whenever you want without having to wait.

Easy Organization

Unbound keeps your photo organization simple. Use albums to group your photos and easily find them later. Instant search puts any album within a few taps of your keyboard.

Save Space

Unbound doesn't create a separate photo library like other photo apps. Instead, Unbound uses your existing file structure to create its albums. That means your photos aren't duplicated and you save space.

Easy & Direct Access

Using the file structure also means that you can edit, copy, delete, and move your photos using the Finder, Photoshop, or any other app. Unbound watches the files and stays perfectly up-to-date.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings



If you have PREVIEW and FINDER (which everybody does) YOU DO NOT NEED THIS. You can’t export, you can’t save from, you can’t copy from. All you can do is view so this app is absolutely useless if you’re looking for a way to actually organize your photos, divide them up into different locations, send them, etc.
I don’t even understand how this qualifies as an app.

bertfw_ ,

This is a no-nonsense photo manager

This is one of the few photo managers for the Mac that lets you keep your photos where YOU want to keep them. It does not have some application-managed repository you have to "import" photos into.

You just point this app to a directory and it indexes all the photos in that directory, exposing directories as groups of photos aka "albums". It is very fast, and very simple, it doesn't needlessly duplicate your photos like practically every other app out there. It treats the photos are files, which is what they are. It's too bad more Mac applications don't work this way.

The only thing I dislike about Unbound is: by default it will descend into every subdirectory and create an album for each directory. I would prefer an option to only create albums for the first level of directories. It would also be nice if it provided a means to specify more than one directory to look in for albums, rather than just a single root directory.

Davanj ,

SCAM APP - Problem accessing phone

Bought this app hoping to be able to access iphone photos but it DOES NOT. Tried to click on tech support link. IT IS NON-EXISTENT. So, geniuses, how does one manage their photos with this useless app if you can’t access them to download them??? I thought this was supposed to bypass iTunes, iPhoto. ANYONE SAY REFUND???


Tyler Young
5.3 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.