1gb of free cloud storage to sync and share photos
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 24 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Weak functionality, non-intuitive interface
ZeoSpace for Android is a free cloud storage and picture sharing service. Easily mark and share photos with your contacts and friends, and keep them all in one centralized place.
ZeoSpace is a backup and synchronization service. To start using the app, just setup a free account to instantly earn 1gb of free space. The process only requires an email and password to get you started. The app automatically makes use of all the contacts saved to your Google account, and frankly, I found this to be a tad intrusive because it assumes I want to share things with a host of people I barely know, but are in my contact list for any number of reasons. I would have much preferred to just set up my own list of friends and personal contacts that I'm the chummiest with, rather than automatically including my doctors, co-workers and places of business that I would never want to share such things with.
The interface is clean, but heavily bogged down. This app sort of feels like an iOS experience, in that, it corrals you in the direction it wants you to go, but offers very little leeway to do things differently. Individuality is not even remotely part of the equation here.
The app can be set to automatically sync all of your gizmo’s photos, or none of them. There is virtually no option to set specific folders, so a lot of redundant pics would end up being uploaded to the server, which will incur needless data usage and waste that precious 1gb of free space. Yes, you can navigate to folders and select pictures manually, but the process is needlessly cumbersome and not presented well at all. It wasn’t readily apparent how to access specific folders, and the option is only available via the upload screen.
ZeoSpace is a decent app but the execution is extremely heavy handed and manipulative. I'd much rather just stick with DropBox. It offers more free space and versatility.