Google Photos rival Mylio recently received a major update that fully leverages the unique form factor of the Surface Duo. The newest iteration of the tool essentially reimagines its entire user experience. Provided you're running it on Microsoft's dual-screen gadget, of course.
The studio behind the eponymous app says its main goal with the redesign was to deliver desktop-grade capabilities in a mobile form factor. Which the addition of a second screen makes possible, according to the developers. Beneath this shiny new surface, Mylio also introduced platform-agnostic real-time photo synchronization. The self-explanatory feature should work with no delay and elevate one's photo management efficiency.
Mylio's new dual-display UI largely revolves around complementarity as it seeks to consistently provide more of… everything, really. And combined with the newly added preview pane, the end result is remarkably similar to a desktop album experience. Which was the main goal of the redesign in the first place.
Mylio's kind of like Lightroom + Google Photos without privacy concerns
Additionally, the new Mylio release can also display geotagged photos on one screen with a detailed map showing where they were taken on the other. A similar view focused on metadata previewing and editing is also part of the package. Mylio also ships with lightweight photo editing capabilities. And following this round of Surface Duo optimizations, it can also operate as a mobile Adobe Lightroom alternative.
The latest Mylio build, version number 3.11.7034, started rolling out globally last week. By now, it should be available for download from the Google Play Store in every corner of the world. Speaking of Alphabet's subsidiary, its Photos app still doesn't have a lot of meaningful competition. Which makes Mylo's development all the more interesting to witness. Because, at the end of the day, Mylio is first and foremost a Google Photos rival. One built specifically for privacy-minded users, according to its developers.
What that means in terms of business models is that you're looking at a pretty straightforward subscription service. Though one whose free tier is already pretty exhaustive, offering support for up to three devices and 25,000 photos. Mylio Premium, on the other hand, removes any and all limits on the number of photo files it can manage. In addition to supporting an unlimited number of devices and RAW image editing. If you're wondering whether that model is sustainabile, know that Mylio is already pushing ten, so it definitely looks like it's here to stay.