One benefit of utilizing an NAS station like those from Synology is that the accompanying software program could make each the setup course of and file administration fairly a bit much less taxing than a DIY resolution. Synology is making its DiskStation Supervisor (DSM) extra aesthetically pleasing by revamping its interface and all of the related apps. In step with that, a few of these redesigned apps have already landed on the Play Retailer so that you can obtain straight away.
Of the three apps which have seen an early launch, you’re in all probability going to make use of the Synology Pictures app probably the most. Its interface (proven above) feels recent, taking numerous design cues from Google Pictures. It could robotically prepare your photographs in albums, create collages and collections, and tag the individuals in your pics. A few of these options sound fairly much like what Synology’s different apps (Moments and DS Picture) provide, however the brand new Pictures app appears extra trendy and aligns higher with the upcoming DSM redesign.
Synology Lively Perception
Lively Perception and Safe SignIn are the opposite two Synology apps now you can pull from the Play Retailer. The previous allows you to deep dive into your drive’s present working standing, notice efficiency insights, handle storage, and even do some distant upkeep work if the app prompts you to. Safe SignIn, in the meantime, is used to authorize sign-ins to your Synology drive with a single faucet. And as evident from its Play Retailer itemizing, you may additionally use it to generate 2FA codes for different companies, too, as you’ll be able to with Google Authenticator.
These three apps appeared on the Play Retailer over the past week and at the moment are obtainable for Synology NAS homeowners. Lively Perception and Safe SignIn require you to have DSM 7.0, whereas Pictures hasn’t set such a requirement. DSM 7.0 is going stay as a public beta at the moment, with a basic launch slated for someday subsequent yr.