Tag: digital scrapbooking

Joy gets your photos and video off your phone and onto an interactive digital album

If you’re a photo hoarder like me, but never actually get your photos off your phone or tablet for anyone to see, I bet you’ll be as intrigued as I was by this new interactive photo album called Joy. The Joy Album is a gorgeous digital gadget that allows you to share, view, and preserve your memories without having to print them out or pop them into a physical photo album. Created by former Apple and Sonos designers, the 13″ touchscreen showcases individual photos, and also features montages and customizable layouts that incorporate photos and videos into one screen. It’s basically an ongoing...

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21 cool, tasteful photo display ideas beyond just framing them.

I have spent the last I-don’t-know-how-long searching for the coolest photo display ideas for my own snapshots. Because there are so many pictures I love, but getting my photos off my phone and printed seems to be a major feat for me these days. Even when I do get them printed, they tend to get stashed in a storage box — and a lot of good that does me! So instead of just stocking up on a million frames at the craft store and taking over an entire wall, I’ve found some really cool photo display ideas for my home. I love how...

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The Keepy scrapbook app: Part Facebook, part interactive scrapbook, and all organizational lifesaver

There’s a lime green folder in a top drawer in our kitchen that is spilling over with paper: artwork, drawings, little wobbly letters that are getting less wobbly day by day. I’ve learned to let go and throw some things away, but the rest of it? Let’s just say some sorting is needed. That’s why I was pleased to hear about Keepy, a new interactive scrapbook app that is surely what a lot of you have been looking for. Keepy is an easy way to help you collect and curate all those pics of your family and kids, the videos...

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Lifecake: A new baby app for parents that, unlike any other aspect of parenting, does the work for you.

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that it took me about 9 months to print out pictures of my third baby and put them up around the house. When I think back to how diligent I was with baby #1 and (a little less diligent with) baby #2, I have vowed to be more proactive with the thousands of photos I have of her on my phone. Thankfully, there’s a neat new app called Lifecake (for iOS and Android) to help which ranks up there with DayOne and BabyBook as a terrific app for new parents to help log memories that might otherwise...

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Heyday app: An automatic digital journal that does the remembering for you

As a full-time working mom of three, I can barely remember what I had for lunch today, let alone things my kids did three days ago, which is why I am so glad to have discovered the Heyday app. It’s become my automatic rememberer (is that a word?) and journaling companion so I don’t draw a blank on what we did over the weekend. The Heyday app automatically chronicles all the photos in your camera roll and keeps an ongoing digital record of everything you’ve done. It’s like keeping a journal but without you having to do anything, which for busy parents...

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BooksTo.Me: An amazing photo book service for busy, Instagram-loving parents

Even though we’ve made it easy to figure out which photo book service is the best one for you and we’ve discovered plenty of great things to do with your Instagram photos besides keep them on your phone, I still have  a hard time staying on top of all my digital photos. It just takes time, and unfortunately, I’m short on that these days. So I’m all about Books to Me. right now. This Instagram photo book company  literally does all the work for you. Well, they don’t follow you around and take the pictures, but they do everything else. Really. Here’s how it works:...

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Facebook celebrates 10 years with Lookback. Grab the tissues.

In honor of Facebook’s 10th birthday, they’re offering users a pretty cool feature called Lookback, which had me tearing up within the first few seconds. Just make sure you’re logged into your Facebook account, then head over to the Lookback website, which will magically whip up a minute-long video of some of your own Facebook memories, starting with when you first joined followed by a montage of your photos. You’ll even get to see a few of your most popular updates and photos. The little trip down memory lane is definitely worth the click. To see your own Facebook Lookback,...

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The 12 best apps for parents of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2013

When we look for the best apps for parents all year long, it doesn’t mean we’re only looking for baby journals and monitors. Although we like those too, parents are connecting, organizing, photographing, and sharing digitally like no one else. With that in mind, we present our very favorite apps of 2013 that were either new or had notable upgrades. Considering parents are three times more likely to own an iOS device than the general public, it’s not surprising that app developers are still focusing on iPads and iPhones more. But we’re pleased to see more and more great...

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5 of our favorite techie pins on Pinterest this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow Cool Mom Tech for cool (or geeky-cool) finds like this every day. 1. We are all seriously coveting this cool iPad case found on Etsy. 2. Anyone who has family photos from the pre-digital film days needs this amazing gadget. Now. 3. 6 super creative ways to document baby’s first year using photography. 4. Ooh, free designer desktop designs. 5. Possibly the only nail art ever that we couldn’t help but repin. And may be the...

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Preserve those precious kid memories with the Notabli app

As a sentimental parent and one who loves to remember all the little things, I’ve been turning more towards my phone for digital assistance so I don’t miss a thing. Which is why I love checking out apps that are designed to record memories, like One Second Everyday and Limetree. There’s another made-for-parents iOS app that just recently launched called Notabli and it has become a go-to for remembering those day-to-day things that my kids say that are hilarious, cute, nonsensical and definitely worth remembering. Simply start by signing up for a free account (and thank you for giving...

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