In this time of hyper socializing -- Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, you-name-it -- who's got any time left to pull all the memories together to save for the future?
I tweet about my boys first days of school, instagram photos of their baseball games, and assemble holiday albums on Facebook - but will my boys ever explore these memories scattered across cyberspace? Or will they be buried in the stream of cyber socializing.
There are least two plastic storage bins stuffed full of photos & mementos collecting dust in my basement, right next to the bin of untouched scrapbooking supplies I swore would become "real" baby scrapbooks for the Baron & Master.
What is Lifeables?It's a safe & secure place to collect & organize those moments you've shared via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Picasa. (They promise more social network options to come.)
Getting started is super simple -- register . . .
Link your accounts . . .
Give your kids an identity . . .
Then let Lifeables' computers do the rest . . . in a matter of seconds Lifeables had found 275 "moments" for me to save or skip.
You can also upload photos & videos from your computer.
Drag & drop is all it take to create your Lifeable!
It took just a few minutes to put together a Back-to-School Lifeable to share via Facebook, or email to those non-Facebooking family & friends.
I love anything that saves time and makes life simplier, and Lifeables fits that criteria perfectly -- searching my linked social accounts and serving up "memories" for me to save or discard.
You can even set your notifications so Lifeables will send you an email when they spot a possible lifeable moment you may want to save!
While exploring Lifeables, there were a few features I hope they'll consider as they expand the site.
- simple photo editing, like cropping
- rearrange the order of items in a Lifeable album, right now you can only sort by when the item was posted to Lifeables or the item's date
- the ability to add a spouse or partner to your family's profile
- the ability to link a spouse or partner's social accounts to your family's account
- upload tweets and status updates not located by Lifeables
Lifeables will soon be offering a variety of products to displace & share your Lifeables.
And for non-blogging new Moms, Lifeables offers Baby Blogs!
I sure wish Lifeables was around back when the Baron & Master were wee! They might actually have baby books now!