One of the absolute bargains of the 21st century is Flickr. You remember Flickr, right? It’s that clever online photo and video hosting service that everyone loved, and Yahoo! loved more, bought it, then the love faded.
Love springs eternal, folks, and a year or so ago Yahoo! and Flickr got back together, reunited their matrimony, kindled their mutual admiration, and to the surprise of everyone, gave every user a full on terabyte of online photo storage. All you need is your Yahoo! email account to get started.
One terabyte of storage is enough for most Mac users to upload their entire iPhoto library. Or, two, or three. I’ve been stuffing digital photos into iPhoto since it became a part of iLife and don’t have even half a terabyte of photos.
So, how do you get to use all that photo storage? The old fashioned way. A browser window. Alright, to be fair, that works, but we do live in the Golden Age of Mac Apps so why not have a free Flickr app to access your Flickr account?
Enter F-Stop. It’s a free Mac app which lets you browse through Flickr, perform a few management tricks, handle multiple Flickr accounts, check out photo details, upload photos, monitor activity, add notes, check out geotag information on Maps, and a whole lot more.
For absolutely freaking free.
What is there that’s not to like about one terabyte of free online storage for your photos, and a free Mac app from the Mac App Store which lets you manage and view the aforementioned and uploaded photos?
F-Stop lets you view photo details, update meta tags and pretty much do what you’d do in a browser, but somewhat less clunky, a bit faster in a dedicated Mac app.
Of course, Yahoo! wants you to upgrade your account to a Pro level (where you give Yahoo! money, and they give you more features and stuff), but F-Stop works with both free and Pro, so not to worry.