Hi everyone. In today’s sponsored post I want to introduce you to a new iphone app called ‘Treasured’. If you are a parent then this is an app you’ll want to know about! I bet even the parents of the new #RoyalBabyBoy would be interested. :o)
The Treasured app is the digital equivalent of a shoe box of photos…..or in my case it would be…a wardrobe full of photo albums, half completed baby journals, a written diary and a life full of treasured memories!
Here is the official description of the Treasured app – “Treasured is an online memory box, a place to store, organise and share the memories you want to keep for the future. It’s like a scrapbook you are creating over time. Treasured keeps photos, videos, and notes – everything from journal entries to one line milestones and memories you want to treasure.”
I think the treasured app sounds like a great idea because nowadays so many of us use our smart phones to take photos on a daily basis but if we are honest, how often do we actually get round to downloading them to our computer and then printing them off??!! When my daughter was a baby I was very organised and took milestone photos all the time. I ordered all the photo prints and then when they arrived I spent ages putting them in photo albums in chronological order. I have the photos of ‘First Steps’, ‘First Meal Out’, ‘First Birthday Party’, etc ….but then after a couple of years I stopped taking so many photos with my actual digital camera and instead started to use my smart phone a bit more. That was probably about the same time I started to order less photo prints and thus the photo/memory albums sadly stopped getting updated as often as I’d have liked.
The best thing about Treasured is that if you use your smart phone to take photos and videos of your precious children you can then upload them to your Treasured account straight away , using the app. You don’t have to download the photos to your computer and then order and pay for photo prints online. You can just snap a quick photo, upload it to your ‘My Darling Daughter’ box or ‘Happy Holidays’ box (etc, etc.) on Treasured and that’s it. It’s stored away , in a nicely organised ‘shoe-box fashion’ digital memory box that you can add to all the time. You can also add quotes from your child, memories that are special to you, notes about their favourite books at a certain age, event details and much more.
Everyone can start a Free Treasured account which gives you up to 250mb of storage. If you require more storage space than that then you can upgrade to a different sized account for a monthly fee. There is incremental pricing and at the time of writing this it costs £2 (or $3) per month for a Basic account which gives you 2gb of storage, £5 (or $7.50) per month for a Medium account which gives you up to 5gb of storage and £10 (or $15) for a Large account that gives you up to 50gb storage.
I used to keep a memory book for my daughter but then over time I run out of time to keep filling it in. Such is life for a busy parent! If you start to use the Treasured app at least you can add all those photos from your phone to your online memory vault. Currently it can be accessed either from your iphone or on the web. In the future they are working on developing an Android app so hopefully that will be available soon for Android users.
The website states that the photos you upload to your Treasured account are safe and secure. This has to be the most important consideration when looking for somewhere to upload your children’s photos to. On their website you can read the full terms and conditions for using Treasured.
When you sign up to have a Treasured account you do agree to maintain a backup of your photos which is a very good idea as it would be dreadful to lose all your important photos if anything out of their control ever went wrong. As I sit here now….I do NOT have all my own photos backed up from my computer……. I am sitting here promising myself to back them all up today!
Once you have started your Treasured memory boxes and added content to them (photos, quotes, memories , etc) you can then choose to grant people access to your box/es so they can see your ‘memories’ and add to them too. You might like to allow grandparents to see the photos of your children’s school play or maybe you could let your friends see your memory box dedicated to all your old ‘pre-children’ photos. You know…. the photos where you don’t look sleep-deprived and have Weetabix on your clothes in most photos! :o)
The Treasured app was created by husband and wife team, Paul and Amy Scott. They came up with the idea when their first child was 2 years old and it was an idea that was set to not only help them share their photos with their family and friends all around the world but you too! As parents themselves they know all too well the importance of privacy around children and online photos and that is why this app stands out for me – It an app for parents designed by parents. They have created Treasured so that all parents have a safe and secure way to collate and share their child’s special moments from their life.
In the future there are plans for you to be able to buy photographic gifts such as printed photo books, memory books, cards and calenders via your account. I think that is a fantastic way to proceed as it means people can organise and plan their memory books online and then with a few simple clicks order a beautifully printed book that can be handed down to their child when they are all grown up. Treasured gives you the opportunity to have the best of both worlds…..a digital keepsake book and/or an actual photo album that you and your child can hold in your hands and look through in years to come. What’s not to love! :o)
The ‘Treasured Team’ would love it you would stop by and say hello to them on Facebook and Twitter. They are happy to answer any questions you may have about their app and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or called on +44 (0)1707 226622
I hope you have enjoyed hearing about this new app. if you would like to download it in itunes you can do so here – https://itunes.apple.com/app/treasured/id570733790 To visit the Treasured website here is the link you will need – http://www.treasured.com