Do you have an old tablet lying around? I'm a big fan of turning it into a digital photo frame. (In fact, it's high on my list of.)
I say this as someone who has had a real, dedicated picture frame for years ̵
Here's your chance to have one for practically nothing. There are many ways to use a replacement tray as a photo frame, but I still have to find it as simple and affordable as Framese. Available for Android and iOS, a one-year subscription (purchased in-app) costs only $ 2.
It works like this: You install the app on your smartphone and tablet. (This can also be the tablet of a relative – a nice option if you want to share photos with grandparents, for example.) The phone delivers the photos: Just select one from the Framee app and it will be delivered to the tablet. Bam. Done
New photos are pinging on the tablet page. An onscreen toolbar lets the recipient "like" the photo by clicking on a heart symbol. The "Like" is sent back to the sender. Received photos can also be downloaded to the tablet user's library.
It's a simple, friendly little arrangement, though not without restrictions. For starters, you can only send one photo per time. This is deliberate, according to the developer, as it encourages the sender to choose the "most effective" images rather than just sending large series.
Also, unlike traditional picture frames that normally show a new picture every 10 seconds Framee's fastest rotation setting is every 10 minutes. (Other rotation options are every 30 minutes, hours, three hours and days.) The idea here seems to be fewer photos overall, but more opportunity to see and enjoy each one.
Framese allows a single photo to serve multiple recipients, and in the future, multiple phone users can send photos to a single tablet. There is also a built-in timer that can turn off the screen during certain times such as at night.
I'd like to see Framese add support for sources other than the sender's phone and allow for faster photos cycling. Nevertheless, it is a simple, effective and cost-effective way to give a new life to an old tablet. I suspect that once you use a digital picture frame you will never want to be without it.