Download is cool too, it does torrents directly on the NAS - and you also search tv series for dl from your phone. I know, you only do legal torrents, as we all do.
I am only using "DS File" once in a while, but have tried the other apps over the years.
If I understand you right you suggest using the Synology Photo Station and their app "DS photo" on the phone. This requires Photo Station including its database, user interface, file structure, user management and all that, while I only want a file based photo backup.
As a simple backup and archive solution most people don't need all that - at least not me.Photo Station is an online photo album integrated with a blog for you to easily share photos, videos, and blog over the Internet. Moreover, you can also browse photos and watch videos saved on your DiskStation with your iPhone, iPad and Android mobiles on the go.
The app I linked to gives you basically the photo and video files of your iPhone or Android device in a folder structure (the exact way can be customized):
2016/01 (all photos of January)
My phones files and my wife's phone's files are in separate folders. We just returned from a Macau trip with the little ones and several hundred photos and videos of Easter action all ended up in their respective folders on the NAS automagically.
It can also transfer the files to your computer or NAS every time you are at home or similar stuff. I'd say it almost has too many features as most if it I don't use.
Definitely a good photo/video backup and archive solution if what you want are files (in my case they get further backed up and indexed in Picasa).
I can only recommend it, but I am sure there are other ways. Before I discovered that I did it manually, by backing up folders from the phone to the NAS once in a while. It got really difficult to keep track, also the wife did only have smaller flash memory on the phone and constantly wanted to remove the oldest files. With the app you basically don't need to worry, as it always transfers all the new files to your NAS/computer so you can simply delete the biggest ones or all the old ones if you need to free up memory on your phone.
Last edited by 100LL; 28-03-2016 at 07:30 PM.
I am a bit worried Google will pull support for PIcasa though, now they are going for their Google Photos solution.
I have used Picasa for many years and I figure I can still keep going for a few years. It works on Windows 10 too as far as I can tell (in case I decide to upgrade my Windows 7 setup). And I am using it offline, so don't need Google.As of March 15, 2016, we will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. For those who have already downloaded thisor choose to do so before this dateit will continue to work as it does today, but we will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates.
Last edited by 100LL; 28-03-2016 at 09:16 PM.