Shutterfly App Review: Free Prints? Too Good To Miss

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(4.5 / 5)

There’s a reason this prints-and-projects photo app gets top ratings: It makes it easy to turn the 3,000 digital photos trapped on your phone into something real. Plus get exclusive app-only deals like free prints.

In a nutshell: Shutterfly’s free app is no joke: From basics like ordering prints and photo gifts to designing gorgeous hardcover photo books, Shutterfly makes it a snap to tackle those photo projects on your list – even the ones you didn’t know you had (I’m totally turning a cute pic of the hubby into a jigsaw puzzle!). Whether you want to plaster your baby’s mug on a, um, mug; create party invites or thank you cards; make reusable shopping bags bearing the sweet faces of your kiddos; or place your favorite photo on just about anything else you can think of, you can do it quickly and easily straight from your iPhone or Android device.

The perks: Log into the app with your Shutterfly account info and you’ll see all your previous projects and photo uploads right there waiting for you. Once you’re logged in, it’s easy to shift between the app and the desktop website, which you might want to do when working on multi-page products like a photo book or calendar. (The design interface on the app is so user friendly, you might actually find it easier to create a photo book on your phone than on your computer).

Shutterfly prominently displays their special offers on the app’s home page, and even offers some exclusive, app-only deals, like unlimited free 4×6 and 4×4 prints! And of course it’s a breeze to move photos from your phone to the Shutterfly app. Choose to manually add the photos you want, or turn on the automatic upload option to back up all of your photos through your Shutterfly account.

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Features:

• Upload all your photos to Shutterfly with the app, then access them from any device

• Enjoy unlimited free photo storage

• Quickly order photo prints with unlimited free 4×4 and 4×6 prints

• Make personalized creations such as photo gifts, calendars, photo books, birth announcements, and home decor

The headaches: Like most online retailers, they do offer free shipping promotions from time to time. Shutterfly account holders receive special promotional offers via email, so opt in to receive those communications and get the best deals.

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I’m a married mom of two living in Seattle, WA. I have a eight-year-old little boy, a second grader! He’s a fairly reserved kid and all about Legos and Minecraft. I also have a little girl who turned four at the end of February. She’s a tiny thing but a big ham; we call her our clown. They’re a lot of work but also a ton of fun. I love to eat, cook, and run (in that order). But at the end of the day, give me a spot on the couch and a little bit of TV or a good book, I’m done!