The night before WWDC. Lots of predictions. Tomorrow we get answers. I’ve a short wish list that I hope gets filled.
iCloud for Families
If 1Password can set up 1Password for Families and Teams, why not iCloud? It’s irritating that my wife and I can’t share one iCloud storage account. I’ve got more than enough space for her. But even more importantly, iCloud Photo Sharing is a poor way for us to share photos of our kids. Sharing these videos requires that we periodically airdrop bomb each other. Why? Because photo streams don’t actually put the photos on your device. She cannot create a photo stream that will sync with our main iCloud account.
I love that my Photos library syncs and that iCloud is smart enough to optimize my files to save on storage space. But I would really appreciate more control over when videos and photos get optimized. I often film student work and look to edit/evaluate the video on my commute home, but I am frequently frustrated to have to download video from iCloud video that was shot just a day or so earlier, even though I have plenty or space on my phone (20Gb). It’s absolutely maddening to want to check student work and be unable to because I have to download big, days-old video files over my cellular connection. if I could set parameters for how many days to keep files locally that would be nice. Another option would be the ability to mark something as ‘not for optimization,’ that would be a huge help.
It’s likely that Photos will get some love from Apple tomorrow, bringing back iPhoto features, and hopefully a tweak or two off my list.