May 23, 2022

On May 23rd, one year ago, weโ€™d "launched". All dates are arbitrary, and especially so for an early stage dream like ours, but this was the day when weโ€™d done an AMA on r/degoogle. So today is like a birthday, of sorts.

Blowing out the candles and tasting the cake, we look back at some of the features we added last year:

  • Family plans for subscriptions
  • Publicly shareable album URLs
  • Data import from Google Photos
  • Desktop app
  • Image editor on mobile
  • Option to deduplicate files
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Option to free up space by deleting backed up photos
  • Background uploads on iOS
  • Ability to move files
  • Ability to archive files and folders
  • EXIF data viewer
  • PayPal support
  • Option to change email address
  • Ability to view and terminate active sessions
  • Easy local-sync/data-export flow
  • Ability to edit creation time
  • 2TB storage plan
  • Recovery code to mitigate the risks of a forgotten passphrase
  • Option to trash and recover trashed files
  • Option to download multiple files on the web
  • Option to sort albums alphabetically
  • Detailed usage screen
  • HEIC support
  • Live photos support
  • Password protected album links
  • Auto-destructing album links
  • Option to disable downloads within shared links
  • F-Droid release

These are just the features that you, our users, requested on our roadmap and we were able to deliver. Behind the scenes there is a lot more that happened, and weโ€™ve also grown as a team, but thatโ€™s a story for another day.

Thank you for choosing ente and being a part of this journey, to a place where safe and secure photo storage is the norm โค๏ธ

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