YES to your comments about the desktop software!! I’m all Mac now and because of my phone and iPad, pretty tied into the iPhoto/Photos app ecosystem.
But OH I remember before, when I used the Picasa desktop app to manage my photos. It was so fast, and so easy to find what I wanted, and had so many smart keyboard shortcuts (my biggest pet peeve about Apple’s apps: the interface is inconsistent and I can’t use the keyboard much!). I dream of the day that Apple takes a bunch of lessons from the Picasa desktop app.
In the meantime, sending my best wishes to all the folks who made that app happen. Y’all kicked some ass and developed something great.