CloudCam – Camera App for Dropbox and Google Drive

CloudCam icon

CloudCam App

  • Having difficulty managing available space on your iDevice?
  • Are you managing numerous devices with photos and videos hogging space on each of them?

With devices that have now had a year or more of accumulated apps, photos and videos, lack of space on mobile devices seem to be a recurrent theme. This is especially true for teachers who manage several devices each with a wide variety of apps and photos taken on each of the devices. Discussion of where to look to check out what is taking up space on iDevices happens frequently at school and space taken by photos is frequently one of the culprits (tips on how to tell storage space used by Photos ).

CloudCam iconCloudCam app (free; upgrade .99) might just take care of a number of issues with managing and archiving photos and videos, especially for Google Drive or Dropbox users. Use of the free app provides medium quality pictures, however with an iPad4 I did not see significant differences with picture quality using the free app.

CloudCam app provides a camera app that links directly to your Google Drive or Dropbox account to immediately upload the picture taken.

CloudCam pic1Options are available to upload from your devices Photo Library and save to the desired cloud drive.

A huge benefit, I believe, is the automatic creation of a CloudCam folder in your Google Drive eliminating the need to return to locate and organize the photos within your Google Drive (organization within my Google Drive is a huge challenge for me …). Uploaded photos/videos will consistently be transferred to this file!

CloudCam pic2

You also have the option of importing or uploading existing files from your iDevice Photo Library to the Google Drive or Dropbox CloudCam folder. The CloudCam folder allows numerous choices within your Google Drive. The folder can be shared with others who might need access to those photos (such as when used for communication devices, visual schedules or other supports or storytelling) for student activities. I was also able to easily download the entire CloudCam folder or single photos from Google Drive on my computer.

CloudCam folder pic

Photo storage and transfer options are also available for those using  Google Drive app on their iPad.

Not the only way to manage, transfer or archive photos, but a fast and easy solution if you dislike the process of uploading photos to cloud storage services. I will pick and choose when I will use this app, but I definitely will start using this app to help with managing storage space on my devices.

Have you used this app or anything similar?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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