If you know me, and read my blog, you know that I am no stranger to picture-taking. I love taking pictures of everything and anything, especially my kiddo.
Sharing these precious moment with friends and family is even more important. We don’t get a chance to always see our family that live far away, so pictures help keep us updated on each others lives. The biggest problem, is getting all these great pictures shared with one another, easily. I don’t scrapbook anymore, because well, who really has the time, and personally I love being able to digitally save everything.
Downloading and trying new photo apps is a passion, but almost a sickness of mine. I like to try them all!
So, when I was asked to review this brand new photo app, called Seahorse, I jumped on it!
This app is such a unique experience. I call it that, because that’s truly what it is, an experience.
What is Seahorse?
Seahorse is a new app for documenting life together in shared experiences with friends and family.
It is setup as a sharing place for you to privately share your photos with only the people you want.
You create something called a “Scene” and add the photos you want to be a part of it. (kind of like a having tons of scrapbooks, but all digital)
Here is a few of the scenes that I created. Since we are in the process of moving and I am planning our second annual Mom Con, I created scenes with those pictures to share with the hubs and my business partner. And of course, the most important one, the Scene of our daughter.
The creators of this app, have made it so easy to use, that my mom was able to use it! I say that in the nicest way, this is a woman who just upgraded from a flip phone not to long ago, so… you know what I mean.
Here are some simple steps to using and sharing this app:
- Download the Seahorse App right from your phone- iPhone or Android. Click on here for iPhone Link and here to get the Android link. ( I used the iPhone app for this review)
- Sign in on the bottom right corner. You can use Facebook, Google + or Email.
- After signing up, follow these steps to create a scene and share with your friends!
- Tap “New Scene” to create a scene
- Enter a title in the “Title” field
- Invite your friends by tapping “Add Friends” and entering their contact information
- Tap “Create”
Your friends will receive an invite via email about downloading the app!
Once you create the scene, now you can add your pictures to it.
I started with a few of my photos from the moms event that we held a few weeks ago. I wanted to share them with a few friends and family members.
From the screen shot above, you can see, you can add photos from your camera roll, take a photo or video or from a computer. I added mine just from my existing camera roll. You can also upload photos to the app from Facebook, Flickr, etc..
Once I added the pictures, it was so simple to start to share them with friends. Here is a look at the other scene I created with my daughter.
You can see at the bottom of the screen how easy it is to add more pictures, rearrange them, and add some more friends to share the scene with!
There are so many other fun things this app does as well!
You can explore photos of the past and remember life in different ways using Timeline, Flashback, Magic and Map.
Out of all of those different options, try Magic. You will so pleasantly surprised what happens when you do! You shake your phone, and it will pop up something really fun! Go try it to see what it does!
The Seahorse app is free.. and there is a premium version you can buy for $9.99 for the WHOLE year! I used the FREE version, however, for a limited time, Seahorse is giving you an UPGRADE! If you download it before october 31st, 2014 you will get 5GB of EXTRA storage for free!
- Tap the icon on the top left corner to access your account settings
- Tap “Redeem”
- Tap “Write code” and enter CLEVERHORSE
- Tap “Go” on your keyboard
Easy! That’s all you have to do!
I can’t wait to play around more with this app, and share it with you all my family and friends!
Let me know if you download it, or even if you already have it! I would love to hear what you think about it!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.