As a mom and a blogger, I take A LOT of photos. How to store, organize and share my photos has always been challenging. That is, until I was introduced to ibi, the smart photo manager, and got the solutions I needed to bring my photos, videos and favorite people together.
This post is sponsored by the makers of ibi as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. The makers of ibi sent me this device for free. However, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
ibi is a smart photo manager.
ibi is a physical product that you plug in at home, and connect to your WiFi. Like many other smart home devices, it is sleek and blends in seamlessly. ibi works in conjunction with the ibi app, where your photos and videos will be carefully saved, protected, and shareable with your loved ones.
Easily store and organize all of your photos.
Thanks to the ibi device and partner app I can easily upload, store and organize my photos by creating albums. ibi lets you import photos from your phone via the app, or from a camera using ibi’s USB port, and can even import photos from your social media accounts. ibi easily integrates with cloud storage, such as Google Drive, DropBox and more, allowing you to easily migrate your photos and videos over to ibi. It’s really nice to have everything all in one place.
Have you ever lost photos to a crashed hard drive, or lost or broke your phone? It’s so devastating when that happens. I don’t always remember to send images to the cloud and when I do, it’s not so easy to organize. Not to mention how expensive cloud storage can be if you’re like me and have a lot of photos and video. That’s not the case with ibi which has 2TB of memory to hold up to 500,000 photos or 200+ hours of video which is a lot, even by my standards.
Photo sharing with friends and family is easy.
My absolute favorite thing about ibi is the ability to share photos with designated friends and family members, even if they do not have their own ibi device. They simply need to sign up for an account, and they can browse through photos in designated collections, and even contribute their own photos. We are just wrapping up spring break and the latter came in very handy. Andy and I have both been taking pictures and adding them to our shared “Spring Break 2019” album.
The word “friends” doesn’t hold the same meaning that it once did, thanks to Facebook and the myriad of other social media platforms. I have thousands of friends that I interact with on social media. Some are people I have met through my work, attending conferences and from my travels. Many are people who follow my work here on About A Mom. As a blogger and digital content creator, so much of my life is lived out in the open. However, my inner circle is very small.
I do share a lot of my life on this blog and public social media accounts, but I don’t think everyone is interested in seeing 200 pictures of my children opening Christmas gifts or every time my 10-year-old loses a tooth… but their grandparents do. That’s why the “inner circle” on ibi is so great!
There are times when I don’t feel like sharing and want special things to be just that… special… something just for me and my inner circle. I really do love that the ibi “inner circle” feature lets me easily and privately share what I want with who I want.
I’m so glad I’ve had this opportunity to try out ibi for my photo management. It has made something that was once complicated so easy by having all my photos organized in one place, and easily shareable. Learn more about ibi smart photo manager.