Today’s post is going to take a slightly different route than my usual ones. But I’ve been waiting quite a while to write this, and I figured that with the holiday season just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to introduce you to something I’ve been working on. It’s called Photoversary, and it’s a free iOS app (Get it here for FREE) that I’ve built for traveling photographers like you…and me.
In fact, I won’t lie – I first created Photoversary for completely selfish reasons. My work takes me to a lot of places, but my schedules hardly ever allow me to shoot anything other than my main projects. I do end up with a lot of random clicks on my phone, though, which I can never quite associate with correct dates or locations once I’m back. I’ve tried looking for a solution – an app that can help me make a quick mind map of my photo albums, without forcing me to use a bunch of features that I don’t need. I couldn’t find one, so I did what all the greats do; I created the solution myself!
Self-praise aside, I’ve been hard at work to optimize Photoversary for busy traveling photographers. So let me just give you the low-down on what it does and why you should give it a shot.
Photoversary is a reminder app – for your photos
Picture this. You’re on holiday with the family, or on an extended film shoot. You visit a bunch of amazing places and get a bunch of clicks on your phone. Weeks later, when you’re back home browsing through your photo albums, out pops a great shot that you’d love to share with your loved ones or social media followers. Except you can’t remember where, when, or why you clicked it. Frustrating, isn’t it? And vacation throwbacks aren’t the only situations where this can happen. Just think of all the pictures your phone collects over the course of a year. Do you find yourself wishing you had tagged them with a note about the event, occasion, or memory they represent?
That’s what Photoversary does. And that’s all it does. I don’t know about you, but I always prefer apps that focus on one task and do it well, instead of making a whole lot of promises and failing to deliver on most. Photoversary’s job is to help you organize your photos such that you can instantly recall any memories or important information associated with them. All your photos are laid out in a convenient calendar grid, from where you can preview them, pull out the ones that you want to view or share on Facebook, and attach little notes or comments to each photo for your reference.
And no strings attached
As I mentioned earlier in this post, I first built Photoversary as an organization tool for my personal use. And because it worked really well for me, I thought I’d share it with fellow photographers and filmmakers. I’m not looking to make money off the app; you can download it for free from the App Store. And I know how the word ‘free’ often comes with red flags, so let me assure you that there are no strings attached to your usage of Photoversary. What that means is there are no hidden costs once you download and start using the app. And for added measure, it doesn’t collect or share your data – I hate it when apps do that!
So if you like the idea of a simple photo organization tool on your iPhone that lets you keep track of the memories your photos are associated with, give Photoversary a shot. And drop me a line to let me know what you think of it, or if there’s anything you’d like me to add to it. Enjoy your holidays and keep clicking!
Copyrights / Credits:
Photos by: Thomas Vitali
Photoversary Photo App for FREE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photoversary/id582603905?mt=8&at=1l3vupw