We always like an app that makes life that little bit easier. MyPhotostream is a simple thing: it pretty much just displays your iCloud Photo Stream, so photos taken on your iOS devices pop up there shortly after being taken. Usually, seeing your Photo Stream pictures means launching iPhoto, and with big libraries on older Macs, that can be kind of a hassle. MyPhotostream lets you get at those photos much more quickly.
As we said, there’s not much to the app — it’s a window with a bunch of photos in it. You can change how large the images appear, and how many are displayed when launching the app. They’re snappy to load on a good connection, with pretty much no waiting around. Double-click an image to view it larger, and you can drag the photos out of the app into any other app, or right-click one for sharing options and Open In suggestions.
The best recent addition to the app is a Notification Center widget, showing up to 16 recent photos. All you can do is click to open them in the app, but it’s a great timesaver.
It’s a shame you can’t upload to your Photo Stream from the app, and there are a few areas where the interface could be even friendlier, but it’s still a superb little utility. However, it’s currently unknown what will happen to the app when iCloud Photo Library replaces Photo Stream.
The bottom line. A very useful app, if maybe not essential for all. You might want to check for certainty over its future before grabbing it, though.