Becky asked: “What is a good app for Android and a good app for Apple products to use to corral my photos and sort them?”
Becky, Google and Apple’s official Photos apps are hard to beat.
They both analyze your images and try to figure out what’s in them. What that means for you is that, yes you can make albums, and yes you can tag people, or search by date, but you can also search for “baby” and see all of the pictures on your device that include a baby (one that is tagged or not tagged, it will just figure out that there’s a baby there).
They both also allow you to backup your images onto the company’s cloud and access them on other devices. We should mention that iOS Photos is only available on iOS devices, but Google Photos is available on both platforms.
Here at our studios, we use Flickr to share and store many of our pictures from our remote broadcasts. Flickr offers a full terabyte of online storage for free, and it also features a smart search feature. Of course, the downside of Flickr is that it’s owned by Yahoo, so you’re probably sharing your family memories with every half-competent hacker on Earth, given Yahoo’s track record.
There are many more, but any of those will serve you well, and other than Apple’s they will all work on both platforms.