I have a MacBook Pro, while my wife has a PC. We have a NAS device on our network where we store all of our pictures. This gives us the ability to both view our photos from one simple location, without having to copy them back and forth to each others machines. It does, however, make it difficult when trying to find good photo editing software.
On the PC, my wife uses Picasa and it works great with this setup. The best part about it is the ability to "watch" folders for changes. If I upload new photos, she automatically gets them in her library, and vice versa. I've downloaded Picasa for the Mac, but found it very buggy. The organization isn't always 100% accurate, and sometimes the thumbnails don't match up properly with the photos themselves. Plus, performance has always been severely lacking when compared to the PC version.
Normally, I use Lightroom or Aperture for serious photo editing. However, it's nice to have something like Picasa for general photo viewing, or to make simple touchups or share photos to Flickr or Facebook. I've tried iPhoto on my Mac, but it lacks the "watched folders" feature, which is a real dealbreaker for me. Does anyone have any recommendations for good photo organization and editing software? Like Picasa but better executed on the Mac? What about Photoshop Elements? I've heard good things about it, but haven't found out if it has the watched folder feature. I've seen Adobe Bridge, but that doesn't give me the ability to make simple edits in the same program.
I'd really appreciate any recommendations you can give!