Instant Photo Sharing with Min.us

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Feb 22, 2011 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Photo sharing services are a dime a dozen these days, but Min.us stands out from the crowd for two reasons. Firstly, it makes the process of sharing photos ridiculously simple. Secondly, it offers software for the Linux desktop and the Android platform, so you can share photos directly from your machine or mobile device.

Sharing photos using Min.us is a one-step procedure. Point your browser to http://min.us and drag the photos you want to share onto the Web page. This automatically creates a new gallery and uploads the selected photos to it. That's all there is to it. Minus generates short URLs for each photo and the entire gallery which you can share via Twitter or Facebook.

If you want to upload photos to Minus without switching to the browser, you can use a simple Linux desktop applet. When you launch the applet on your desktop, it places an icon in the system tray. Drag the photos you want to upload onto the icon,and the applet takes care of the rest. Once the photos have been uploaded, you can see their short links in the applet's main window. The Min.us service also provides an Android app, so you can share mobile snaps taken with your Android device. The app lets you take a photo and share it with Min.us as well as share any existing photos stored on your device.

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