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How To Keep Your Personal and Work Photos Organized

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CompanyCam has a long list of time-saving features for your business. If you drill down to the core, CompanyCam’s ability to simplify keeping personal and work photos separated is one of the most important for optimal business efficiency and organization. 

If you had to guess, how many photos are currently sitting on your phone? 

Is the total hundreds or more like thousands?

Next question: How quickly can you separate your personal photos from your work photos?

For instance, if you had to locate an important work photo quickly, how long would that take? We bet it would take longer than you’d like. 

There is a laundry list of features that CompanyCam offers anyone looking to level up their efficiency game for their business. However, the most basic functionality may be the most essential: organizing photos. 

Managing a photo mess while you’re working isn’t efficient. You need to have quick access to vital work photos when they’re needed.

That means not scrolling through hundreds of family photos to find the specific job site photo you need for a customer in a hurry. 

CompanyCam solves this problem by keeping everything work-related in the proper place. 

Other Ways Aren’t the Best Ways

We spent time doing our own research to see how users handle the task of separating personal and organizing work photos without CompanyCam. We read everything we could, from customer feedback to online discussion threads. 

Some users have created multiple photo storage accounts via services like Google. Others are downloading apps that modify the device’s camera app, which can be problematic in itself. 

Others have even purchased a second device (phone, tablet, etc.) to capture and store personal photos to keep them separate from the job stuff. For many, this isn’t a viable option or one that makes sense from a cost perspective. And it’s one more thing you’ve got to remember before you walk out of the door in the morning.

Other professionals say they go through and delete photos every single day to keep things organized. 

The fact is, none of these methods is a good use of time or money. 

You’ve Got to Keep It Separated

Editorial Note: Sorry for the Offspring song reference there. We couldn’t help ourselves. 

Taking photos with CompanyCam is about using automation to free up your phone storage and time. 

Job site photos taken with CompanyCam are associated with a specific project, user, and time/​location, so you know when and who took the photos. All of this is done for you automatically. From there, you can add tags to those photos to set up an organizational system that fits your business, your most common jobs, and your team.

All photos taken with CompanyCam live in the cloud. You may want all photos taken in CompanyCam to live on your device or specific ones. 

You can do both!

Specific to each user and device, you can change your camera settings in the CompanyCam app to Save Images to Device.” Each photo taken in the CompanyCam app will automatically save to your device. You can turn this off at any time. 

If you want to save individual photos, you’ve got many options. 

You can save all the photos within a specific project, all images were taken on a certain date, or you can even select individual photos to save to your device. 

A Step Further Than Photos

The personal photos vs. work photos issue isn’t the only one CompanyCam can solve. 

Communication around those important job photos is just as important. Think about all the messy text threads (that are mixed in with the personal texts) you’ve been a part of.

It’s hard enough to keep track of every piece of information that you or your team is trying to communicate daily. Piecing together a photo from two weeks ago with the text message associated with that job photo is impossible to do consistently. 

CompanyCam will keep your most recent photos at the top of your app. From there, your crews and team members can communicate within the app about those most recent photos, so you know up-to-the-minute what work is getting done and what isn’t.

After all, the whole point of keeping your work photos and communication organized is to keep your business running smoothly. 

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Part of the amazing Content Strategy team at CompanyCam, John is a Senior Content Strategist and focuses on crafting and delivering value to contractors and their businesses through content. When he’s not thinking about the next great idea to share with the world, he enjoys building and playing guitars, working on classic cars/​trucks, playing golf (sometimes well), and spending time with his family.

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