Unified, unlimited storage: Ricoh launches cloud-based Keenai photo and video management service


posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT


Ricoh is looking to make a splash in the photo management market. Ricoh Innovations Corp., a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., has launched Keenai. Keenai is a photo management service which keeps your files secure and organized, all while being accessible across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows and Windows Phone.

Senior vice-president of Ricoh Innovations Toshinori Arita says of Keenai, “Consumers are struggling to keep track of all the photos and videos they capture using the different devices they own. Keenai provides a smart solution to this problem, and is designed so that non-technical people can gain control of all their photos, share them with friends and family, and feel confident that their memories are safe.”

The emphasis on a simple, non-vendor-specific cloud service makes Keenai a distinctly open and unified photo management service. Photos and videos can be transferred directly from Wi-Fi cameras and Eyefi Mobi or Toshiba FlashAIR SD cards to smartphones and tablets.

Keenai’s primary features include:

  • Automatic cloud backup of an unlimited number of original photos, including RAW files, and up to 300 15-minute videos per month.

  • Synced collections of photos and videos which can be viewed across multiple devices. Originals are kept safe in the cloud and device-friendly files are downloaded for online or offline viewing on your devices.

  • Sharing of photos -- including 360-degree images -- and videos via albums. Albums can be shared with friends and family via email or shared links and viewed on any web browser.

  • Automatic image recognition and smart tagging for speedy searching.

  • You can use Keenai via the web application, mobile applications or desktop applications.

Keenai allows you to find your images based on a variety of settings, including the camera that you used and by date of image capture.

Keenai can be tested for 30 days for free and is available now. After the first 30 days, Keenai costs just under US$5 per month or $50 per year. You can start your free trial here.