I was given free access to Saving Memories Forever in exchange for my honest review.
Uncle Joe was fishing on the lake near his dorm in college. He cast backwards, farther than anticipated and ended up snagging the boat behind him. On that boat was the woman that would later become Mrs. Joe and the mother of some amazing cousins. This story has traveled through generations of our family and depending on who tells it (Uncle Joe or Aunt Joe) there is always a slightly different twist. Fortunately, both of them can tell their unique version of the story and keep it recorded for future generations through the use of a new application called Saving Memories Forever.
Saving Memories Forever is an online application and mobile app that allows family members to record their stories and save them in digital format. Our family has several stories (like that of Uncle Joe snagging his wife!) that are told over and over again at family gatherings and I am thrilled that there is now a product to record and save these stories in the voice of the actual storyteller. You can record the storyteller sharing their tale using either your computer or the phone app. Both are very easy to download, install, and start using.
You simply create an account, log in, and start adding storytellers by using their name and email. If you want to record stories about relatives that have passed you have the option of creating a virtual relative and recording your own memories about that individual. Saving Memories Forever also provides tips and sample questions to help conduct interviews of family members and friends.
Think of all those special moments at weddings, birthdays, or story time with Grandma. All of those treasured events can be recorded in the storytellers own voice. There is even an option to share the stories once recorded via Facebook.
Once the stories are recorded, simply logging into savingmemoriesforever.com gives you access to select the story you want to hear via the name of the storyteller or the name of the story. It’s wonderful to hear your family members and friends recall their own precious moments and favorite stories in their own voice and better still that those memories will be available for future generations to hear and share!
Visit https://www.savingmemoriesforever.com/TutorialVideo-Small.mov to watch a how-to-demo!
Saving Memories Forever has the option of free accounts or premium accounts, which cost $3.99 per month or are discounted to $40 if you pay for the whole year at once. The premium account increases the option of the number of storytellers, allows you to attach pictures to the stories, and enables you to download the stories into a zip file. For more information check out this chart.
The Saving Memories Forever app is available for Free download in the iTunes store or through Google Play.