Create custom photo books with the Helloalbums appAs much as I wish I were a scrapbooker–or, OK, even the kind of mama that actually puts photos into an album more than once a year–I’ve made my peace with the fact it’s probably not gonna happen. 

So I flock to cool apps like Martha Stewart’s CraftStudio and Keepsy to help me get my photos off my smart phone and tablet and turn them into album-like creations. 

But now my newest cool photo app discovery is about to take its place in the lineup, too–simply because it makes it all so darn easy.

Helloalbums is an amazing app that lets you create, share, and print albums right from your iPad, which is fantastic because that’s where all of my photos are anyway.
Choose from style options, then fill the albums with photos from your iPad camera roll, as well as your Facebook or Instagram accounts. Just drag and drop the pics where you want them, adding descriptions as you go. Easy! And I love how you can resize and change the brightness of pics within the app itself. Such a helpful feature if you don’t happen to be the world’s greatest photographer.

Once you’re done with the album, you can purchase a bound copy to be mailed to you, share individual pages via Facebook or email, or send them straight to your camera roll. Here’s to liberating more photos everywhere. -Lexi

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