As a mom, I’m aware that I want my children to make their own digital footprint and not have me make it for them. Tinybeans, an Australia based startup has created an app for iOS, Android and the desktop/laptop computer that allows you to create your own private photo journal that you can share with friends and family for FREE! This app allows you to post daily photos, use a variety of photo editing tools including filters, enhancing photos, adding text and more all with the touch of swipe on your smartphone. Tinybeans was created after one of the founders had a child with a speech delay. It was first used as a speech therapy tool to include photos of various items that the child was learning how to speak, and once friends and family learned of how it worked and that it was secure the word of the app took off and has grown since.
I first started using the app, after the hospital photographer sent me a link to it. I had been looking for a secure way to send photos back and forth with family since we were living quite a distance from them but hadn’t found a solution that I was comfortable with. The Tinybeans app allowed me to have people install it on their smartphone, tablet or use it on their computer and pushes an update to them daily – or weekly with the moments I have uploaded so they can see from day to day what my kids are doing. I love the ability to put short videos (30 seconds for free version and up to 5 minutes for the premium version) as well as photos of our daily lives. I can upload photos either from my tablet/smartphone or directly from my camera when plugged into my desktop computer and they are ready and posted to the specific day I choose. I also love putting in my children’s milestones because although I remember them at the moment in time, I can easily flip back to see exactly when they happened which makes doctors appointments so much easier as well as updating a baby book!
The app also allows you to create photobooks, manage multiple children (which you can tag for the individual photos) as well as creating slide shows and exporting your favorites.
The premium version of the app ($80 USD/annually) unlocks many of the features I was seeking when using the app – they include longer video’s, the ability to upload multiple photos at once, ability to export all of your photos via a simple click rather than downloading them one at a time, create online photo shows for those that do not have Tinybeans.
In terms of enhancements, I’d love to see a collage option where I can take three to four photos and make them into one – for example on my son’s first birthday I would have loved to do this and pin that as my “moment of the day” photo. I’d also like to see “background” options when doing the slideshow so you can customize the background of the photo show. I’d also love the ability to save specific moments privately rather than sharing with everyone.
Overall, this is my go to photo app and has been since the day I installed it on my phone. I can’t believe all the features that are included in the free version and the premium version takes it to the next level. I love the ability to edit my photos on the fly and upload them which means that they are shared with others and not stuck on my device. I can’t wait to see what Tinybeans comes up with next!
Tinybeans Family Photo Journalby Tinybeans Pty Ltd
Category: Lifestyle, Photo & Video
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 156.51 MB