Tigerlilly Quinn: Memory Box

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Memory Box

I was recently asked if I wanted to check out a new app called Memory Box. The idea behind the app is like it's name suggests creating a 'memory box'. This is done by uploading images and then recording your thoughts about the moment or picture by speaking into the microphone. You can categorise your uploads by subject for example 'adventure', 'family' or 'event' and also by location.


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I had to admit I was a bit hesitant when I first downloaded and tried it out. Speaking felt like a hugely personal thing to do and unlike writing where you can take your time to really think about what you want to say (and edit!) when you are speaking it's literally what tumbles out of your head at that moment in time, at least it is for me! When I uploaded my first image I wasn't entirely sure that it really needed my thoughts to go with it, after all a picture tells a thousand words and all that but I was surprised by how much just describing that day and listening to it back a few days later added an extra depth to the image and to my memory of that day.


You can have a private account or you can make it public, using the categories I did have little search and nosy into other people's uploads. I had added a picture of Tom and I after we just got engaged and it prompted me to look to see if others had too. In the end I found my self listening and watching a stream of images from someone describing their wedding day, it was oddly compelling even though it did feel like I was viewing something very personal. When I stopped to think about it though I'm sure photos apps must have felt the same way initially and hearing someones voice does seem to give you a bit more of a connection to the image shown.

I think once you've got over the initial embarrassment of hearing yourself talk it's something I could certainly get used to doing once or twice a week. It was definitely be a lovely thing to listen back to especially if I was able to get Wilf to say a few things. He's been coming out with the most brilliant phrases and quotes lately I don't want to forget them and by having something like this then I guess you wouldn't need to!

This post is in collaboration with Memory Box


57 comments:

Beautyqueenuk said...

This sounds like such a good idea, the only thing that ever worries me though is people hacking into it or the site closing x

Ness said...

I love the idea of photo memories but I'm not sure on the voice aspect as I hate my own voice and everyone else comments on it too!

Claire said...

I love bedtime storytime too. I'm ashamed to say that last week and this week I've not had the energy to read to the kids myself. Thankfully, having older brothers and sisters means we still get bedtime stories but I do feel like I'm missing out. I can't wait for the twitter party. Every night I'm rushing to get everything done earlier so I we can have a longer storytime again- sure we'll be in a routine again soon. :-) x

Keri-Anne said...

What a great idea. I hate hearing my own voice though ha but will defiantly give it a go x

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

I heard about this on the radio the other day - sounds like a great idea. I think I'd find it hard to talk about some memories without blubbing, though!

Sarah Ebner said...

I think bedtime stories are brilliant - and they can introduce you to new authors too (although I love introducing my son to my old favourites)

Agoprime said...

really nice post and idea!

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Louisa said...

I think it's a great idea but I'm not sure I would want my thoughts available for others to listen to, which is strange because I will happily write about them!

Twinsplustwo said...

I wish my husband was home in time to put the kids to bed, the youngest two don't actually see him from Sun bedtime until Saturday morning!

Jen Walshaw said...

We have had our ups and down with our bedtimes. Maxi has always been a dream,. mini a challenge, but touching wood and not wanting to jinx it everything is fine at the moment

Memory Box said...

Thanks for the app review Fritha, your stories are fantastic. One of the great things about telling stories is that you don't need to be the one telling them. Getting the other people in the photos to describe the memory or moment you want to keep works too and we love hearing the voices of the people we love. And all your stories can be made private if you want to, though you can still share them with your friends and family directly from the app which is as secure as any software can be. As for losing stories, they're yours not ours. Any time you want to leave the app you can ask for them and we'll send you the stories.

Gretta Schifano said...

My husband has always come home too late to put any children to bed but reading at bedtime is my favourite part of the day.

Manneskjur said...

Ooo I like this idea - giving an extra dimension to photos!

Sonia said...

It sounds cool! :)

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Polly Davies said...

We're huge ROald Dahl fans :) Bedtimes have never been too stressful here {thankfully} though I'm preparing myself for number fours arrival to upset it all!

Polly Davies said...

sounds interestin - I have to say I *HATE* hearing my voice played back so I might need a bit more convincing ;)

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I also hate hearing my voice but the bit about using it record what you children say is a great idea! x

mummyoftwo said...

Sounds like you have a great bedtime routine now - it is definitely something we need to work on with our daughter!

You Baby Me Mummy said...

We spoke to this company at BritMums, I don't like the sound of my voice, but would love Baby's voice on it x

Ordinary Cycling Girl said...

Roald Dahl is an absolute firm favourite in our house and I know my children would love the homeware - I had no idea this collection existed although I have seen the Quentin Blake wallpaper which is fab!

kathrynsharman said...

Sounds interesting. I'm so used to writing about memories but I like the idea of recording spontaneous reactions even if it's not word perfect, it's real.

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Kelly Rae said...

I'm so glad that bedtimes have gotten better for you guys! You deserve some much needed rest. Looks like a lovely twitter chat but we will be heading to Edinburgh this weekend. Hope you guys have a lovely weekend :)

Michelle Ordever said...

I still haven't gotten around to using Memory Box properly yet :(

Liam Bishop said...

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Jodie Crossley said...

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lucydady said...

the anti ageing facemask looks cool.x

My Two Mums said...

Soon we are moving M into a toddler bed, I'm certain we NEED those cushions to help the transition lol

PAULINE HILL said...

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k dunn said...

Love the look of the essential starter pack

Joanna Sormunen said...

What a wonderful theme for a twitter party and collection also. My son loves his bedtime stories too. Even though he's ten already and can read himself.

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Memory Box said...

The thing to do is play with it. Make all your stories private, so no one sees them and have fun with it. The first time you listen back to your family talking your heart will melt. It does it for me every time! :)

Memory Box said...

Give it a go, you'll love it. Make the stories private, and share them with your family. :)

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I didn't realise Green People did a make up range as well as skincare - I'm always on the lookout for more ethical make up, so that's one to add to the list!

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Scent free baby oil

Maxine said...

The Oy! Shampoo & Shower Gel looks fun!

Rebecca U said...

Love the suncream

Laura Anne Farnworth said...

I like GreenPeople moisteriser. Ive used it before and its great for dry sensitive skin.

Hannah Budding Smiles said...

I think the Organic Children's Sun Lotion would be great on my fair-skinned little dude x

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

That collection looks so adorable.Celebrating books and authors is always a good idea in my opinion.

Globalmouse said...

I love the sound of this - although think I would get my little ones to speak rather than me!!

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Hannah said...

Gota have some moisturiser, my skin is terrible at the mo! x

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Wild & Grizzly said...

I love reading to stories at bedtime, F gets so excited and his little sleepy voice as he asks questions! *heart melt* x

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I'm not sure I'll have phone reception where we're going this weekend but good luck on the twitter party! I only occasionally do bedtime for either child now so it's always a surprise to me how easy it's become with Talitha.

laura redburn said...

i would feel the same - i dont like the sound of my voice, but i think you would get over that, and it is nice to recall memories in a different way isn't it :)

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