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 got another boost in January after Facebook’s Timeline launch. ShoeBox is the first mobile app to fill in the pre-digital photos on your Timeline.
In today’s release, 1000memories introduces its popular “shoeboxes” organization tool. Users can now seamlessly organize scans into different collections and instantly share them with the right people using their mobile devices. The updated app also gives users more control over their privacy settings, and displays photos larger and faster than ever.
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 color correct the photo and add information typically written on the back of old photos – such as dates, names, and locations.
“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. “The release of ShoeBox for Android is long overdue and a big step toward achieving our goal.”
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. You can download the app on the App Store via this link.