Queryable: Find Photo by Text

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Queryable is an iOS app that allows you to search your photos in albums using a text query, completely offline.

1. What’s the highlights ?
– With Queryable, you can find photos using a text query in a flexible way, such as a scene described in your mind (e.g. “walk in the rain”), a tone (e.g. “pink sky with rainbow”), an object (e.g. “blue raincoat girl”), or even an emotion depicted in the image (e.g. “We fell in love”).
– Queryable runs completely offline. This allows you not to worry about anyone invading your album privacy.

2. How does Queryable works?
After downloading it, the app will first build an index of all your photos (remember to grant the app access to all your photos), which usually takes a few minutes (depending on the number of photos you have) and processes at a rate of about 2000 photos per minute.

Once that’s done, you can start searching for anything you want. When you have new photos, manually updating the index will make them searchable.

3. Are there any privacy or security issues?
Rest assured, Queryable is designed as an offline app and will never request network access, thereby avoiding any privacy issues. (You can turn off its network permissions if you wish.)

As a Chinese indie developer who values privacy, it is very difficult to promote product in English speaking regions. But luckily, when it comes to this app, you don’t have to believe me, you can trust science.

4. Any requirements for the iPhone model?
Queryable runs CoreML locally, which means if your iPhone does not support CoreML, you can’t use it.
The limitations are:
* iOS 16.0 or above
* iPhone 11 or later models
* Not tested on iPad or MacOS yet.

5. Issues with iClould
Since it cannot connect to a network, Queryable can only use the cache of the low-definition versions of your local Photos albums. This does not affect search accuracy, except that you cannot view the original image in the search results.

It’s a compromise between privacy and security and convenience. An app that has access to your Photos and the network is a disaster. I hope you can understand.


What’s New

– add View to show if photo in iCloud.


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16.0 or later


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