Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1000memories releases ShoeBox App for Android

[Last November I had lunch with the kind folks at 1000memories. They asked for my input on their new ShoeBox app for the iPhone. I pulled my Android phone out of my pocket and set it on the table. They got the message.

I am pleased to share this press release with you today. I have downloaded the app and started playing with it. It is very easy to use. I'll let you know how it goes. In the mean time, read up on the latest developments with the 1000memories Shoebox app. ---A]

1000memories releases ShoeBox App for Android, ShoeBox 2.0 for iPhone
Photo-scanning app unveils new design; adds the ability to organize photos into digital shoeboxes.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2012 — Building on the popularity of its mobile photo-scanning app, 1000memories today launched ShoeBox for Android as well as a completely redesigned version for iPhone. 

ShoeBox, which debuted for iPhone in October 2011, is the first mobile tool designed for digitizing and sharing photos from the past. Following its launch, ShoeBox grew to reach top 3 free apps in the photography category and top 2 in the family history category. 

The app gives individuals, families and organizations the ability to quickly scan and instantly share photos that have previously been difficult to digitize. ShoeBox can auto-detect the edges of a photo and then quickly crop and straighten accordingly. Users can then add information typically written on the back of old photos - such as dates, names, and locations.

In today’s release, 1000memories also introduced its popular “shoeboxes” organization tool on the Android and iPhone apps. Users can now seamlessly organize scans into different collections and instantly share them with the right people using their mobile devices and the website. 

“When we launched ShoeBox, our aspiration was to get closer to digitizing every one of the 2 trillion paper photos on earth,” says Rudy Adler, co-founder of 1000memories. "With the release of ShoeBox for Android, we’re one step closer to making that goal a reality.”

While often considered people’s most valuable possessions, old family photos and albums are traditionally neglected in shoeboxes, old albums or archived analog collections. 1000memories hopes to breathe new life into the photos from the past by making it easy to preserve and share them with the right people.

About 1000memories
1000memories makes the new shoebox for your old photos. Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, California, 1000memories is a free website recently featured in Oprah Magazine that helps families and friends share long-forgotten photos sitting in old albums and hard drives. For more information, visit

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