SnapCrowd: Saving Space by Heading for the Clouds

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SnapCrowd: iPhone App Written and Video Review

Snapcrowd for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

The modern age needs a lot of space. No, we’re not talking about space for your old couch and stacks of useless CDs: What we are talking about is the wealth of media that you’re porting around. Think about all the music, videos, documents and photos you use on a daily basis. Want somewhere to put them? Then you’d best fire up SnapCrowd by the developer of the same name! The service makes it quick and simple to use the cloud for all your file streaming needs, and we could’t be more stoked about it. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break.

Concept and Functionality

The basic gist behind SnapCrowd goes something like this—and we’re sure you’ve heard this before. The developer gives you so much space to work with on their servers, and what you do with this space is up to you. Upload photographs, videos, documents, etc to your heart’s content, so long as you’re within the limitations put down. Then, boot up the SnapCrowd application on your iPhone. Using the app, and your SnapCrowd account, you need not do a thing. All of your files have already been organized and are sitting there ready for use. Snag as many of them as you like, and they’ll be streamed directly to your phone without having to download a thing. This means you can listen to your music without keeping it on tap with your hard drive. You can also view all your photos in the same way, or hold documents at an arm’s length. The possibilities are endless, and with an hefty amount of disk space to work with, we promise you’ll find a use for SnapCrowd.

Design and Interface

Snapcrowd for iPhone

Snapcrowd for iPhone

Sadly, the app just isn’t quite as well-designed as we might hope. That’s not to say that the application is bad. In fact, it looks alright in terms of its menus. However, it’s within the interfaces itself that things don’t so much fail as simply fall short. For instance, the music player is a rather basic affair with few graphical niceties and extensions. When compared to the stock music option or others available on the market (including DropBox) it’s just not quite the full-force effort we’d like to see in a cloud-storage competitor like SnapCrowd.

Overall Value

Which brings us to our next point: SnapCrowd is competing in a genre that’s already quite populated. This isn’t a bad thing, but it does mean that we simply aren’t seeing quite the resourcefulness that we’d like to have out of the app. However, the SnapCrowd pricing schemes are cheap, and with any luck, future updates will bring along loads more cool content and more reasons to use the application over something like SugarSync. Overall, it’s a good first effort that can only be made better.

SnapcrowdSnapCrowd requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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