The art of storytelling is eternal. Who doesnâ€™t love to record or hear old tales that role back directly to your grandparentâ€™s childhood days â€“ the tales that are worth capturing forever! But most of the time, these ageless stories are lost in our busy work schedules and fast track lives. Have you ever wished you had the time and skill to capture the stories that run in your legacy to create a precious family memento for everyone to treasure?
Today, digital technology provides us millions of options to make our lives simple and comfortable. It also offers us a number of apps that help bridge family gaps by archiving personal stories, both spoken as well as written. These five memory sharing apps allow you to record, discuss, and share your family histories, memories, as well as your ageless stories.
Record their stories
A simple app designed to help you plan, script, and record personal conversations between family members in a simple and interesting way. All you have to do is to create a set of questions and record them right away on your device. The results can then be stored on your MP3 player, phone, or computer to create everlasting records that can be cherished for generations to come.
The app can be used on iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4G, 4Gs, iPod, and iPad range that is equipped with a microphone and a touch screen.
Are you a super busy mommy, whoâ€™s always multi-tasking between their kids and office? Well, for all of you who never find time to record your memories, this neat little app comes for your help. Designed for iPhone and iPod users, Nostalgiqa makes it easy for you to share your days and memories in little “fragments.” You can then join these fragments to create a “parent memory,” and then don it up with exclusive pictures, emotions, and videos.
Another simple and easy-to-use app, Vimily helps families to create and share video life stories in a collaborative and secure environment to register their family legacy.Â It is equipped with tools that guide you to create unique interview questions and then upload the interview in a secure and easy-to-use environment. The entire family can view and add their inputs, including photos and other documents, to enrich their life story. Not just this, you can also invite others to join the process and add more stories to complete the family tree.
Unlike Facebook or Google+, Posterous Spaces is a more user-friendly social network platform that helps non-technical family members to easily control the photos and messages that they want to share. All you need is an e-mail address and you can easily create a self-contained family space that is accessible only by your family members. Geared for collecting family stories by sharing photos, videos, and other memories, Posterous Spaces is super easy and fun to use.
With a goal to bridge your family gaps by encouraging dialogue between family members, StoryWorth is an online platform that archives personal stories, both spoken as well as written. It provides pre-designed weekly questions to make the task hassle-free; however, you can also create your own questions. For people who do not want to send their response over the phone, StoryWorth sends them a phone call to record their response related to their memories; this is similar to sending a voicemail. The answers are stored privately to create an online biography and can then be shared with selected family members or friends. Storyworth is a subscription-based service that can be accessed for $49 a year, and you can invite as many family members and friends as you want.