It was good to see you use the phrase “you only have rudimentary choices” in your article on Photos under Sierra ( MF304). This just about sums up where Apple has gone wrong for me. However, on the previous page about iCloud Drive it seems Apple has learnt a lesson – not least from the number of us who use a sensible service, such as Dropbox, instead– and now offers a filing system people can use how they wish, instead of conforming to Apple’s sometimes weird ways of doing things.
The new iCloud just might divert me (and my annual subscription) away from Dropbox, but by the sound of it Photos will never win me over. Every time I see the word Moments I resolve to stick to iPhoto. Introducing the term Memories just adds more nauseating sugar-coated marshmallow to the app that I for one just can’t bear! by DAVID PERRY
alan says … We can only suppose that research has shown this language makes a difference to approachability and learning for anyone who might be wary of serious-looking apps, even if largely in language. Moments isn’t the most helpful descriptor for its contents, though. Library or Timeline might better explain it in relation to Albums.
If you can forgive the namings, the positive thing about Memories is that its curation is a great way to revisit photos without effort. It’s mildly disappointing that its latest picks aren’t available as a source for screen savers, though.