Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Emily Mendel
Memoir is an app that syncs all your social media accounts, photos, and locations in one place. It organizes them and creates memories to be relived.
Memoir aims to change the way we look at our pictures and location check-ins. It organizes them into structured albums by date so you can see what you did one year, two years, or even five years ago today. It even tells you where you were and who you were with, because it combines all available information from every social media platform.
The app also has a search function to find specific memories when you’re feeling a bout of nostalgia. We all have moments we wish we could relive, such as an amazing trip, delicious meal, or remember the last time we hung out with a particular friend. Memoir puts everything together for you, and makes a meaningful path out of our digital footprint.
While some might argue that this app has no actual use besides for taking us down memory lane, Memoir also serves as a storage cloud. It automatically backs up your photos for free. I also think it could be interesting, and slightly shameful, to see what you were posting to social media sites a few years ago. Depending on when you joined Facebook, Memoir can show you how you’ve evolved from high school, to university graduation. And once more people start to use Memoir, the app will allow users to share photos with friends that were at the same location or event even years later (given that the dates match up). One downside is that it takes a few days to sync everything together, sometimes up to several days. Once set up though, Memoir provides a useful and private place to experience our past memories. It will definitely make you say: “that was a year ago today?” Time flies, and this app helps you experience everything again through photos.