Yogile is a photo-sharing service which enables users to upload and share photos either privately or with entire groups. Uploading images to groups does not require registration, keeping the process as simple as possible for multiple sources to upload images into one location to be managed later on. The lack of a registration requirement makes Yogile very easy to use and appealing for anyone who wants to share images with many people, regardless of whether or not they have an account.Show more screenshots »
Yogile was developed with the intent of linking multiple image sources together. For example, wedding guests could be given an album URL which allows them to quite simply upload their images without the need for registration, making it a quick and easy, and most importantly, annoyance free experience. Companies that use multiple photographers at events could create an album for each new event, and have each photographer upload their photos individually, enabling the user to go back at a later date, and review all the photos easily, without having to manually handle uploads from each photographer, or collect photographs from multiple unconnected albums from other online photo storage services.
First and foremost, a new user is going to notice the simplicity of Yogile. Compared to other sites offering a similar service, Yogile couldn’t be simpler to use, or navigate. Users can upload photos via the website by either logging into their album directly, or by providing the album URL and (optional) password to other individuals that they would like to have upload their photos. Additionally, Yogile offers the ability to upload photos via mobile device or email, allowing users to upload images as they are taken, without the need to download them into their computer or manually login to the Yogile site for upload. Users are provided with a simple email address which consists of the code for their album (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org), which they can then distribute and begin adding photos to their album.
Yogile is very clean and simple, something that a lot of users find appealing; however the site itself perhaps takes this concept a bit too far in their almost monochrome color scheme. Images linking to sites which feature Yogile are really the only color to be found on the site, which in general leaves the user with a very bland, albeit neat and tidy experience. Nevertheless, what Yogile lacks in flair, it more than makes up for in functionality and responsiveness, a user can sign up and begin uploading photos in less time than it takes to read this sentence, and the simplistic design is nothing if not efficient and breeze to navigate.
Upon loading the Yogile homepage, the most prominent feature is the registration form. Requiring an email address, a password and an optional album password, simply fill in the appropriate information and the account is created. The user can now begin uploading, and share the album URL to a team or group of friends.
Yogile is a completely free service, and in fairness it really should be. This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with the site, on the contrary, Yogile does what it’s intended to do, and it does it quite well. As a free service however, the user is limited to 100 MB of storage space, which for any professional organization will surely be insufficient. For the incredibly reasonable price in the range of $20 to 30 users can upgrade to unlimited storage capacity for an entire year. This allows unlimited photo uploads and storage, unlimited photo albums, and ad-free sharing and browsing.
Photographers who operate independently on single projects, such as wedding photographers will find that Yogile has a great deal to offer them, although they’d most likely require upgrading to the unlimited storage option. Event organizers can distribute a link to their Yogile album to attendees on their event literature in order to gather a huge amount of photos from users, while not encumbering them with having to sign up for a service to do so.