Friday, May 11, 2012

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 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 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. 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.

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 1000memories.com.