Scrapbooking has been one of the most popular ways people showcase their memories. Collecting photos, poems and memorabilia reminds us of the joy we have had in the past. However, scrapbooking might be thought of passé now. With everyone going online for most things, it’s become easier to share your important news, videos and pictures with your friends and family.
But what if you want to utilize the ease of the internet to share your memories without having everyone on your social media timeline looking as well? Perhaps Quilt is the app for you. Quilt combines social media technology with the old-fashioned idea of scrapbooking, or, in this app’s case, quilting.
Quilt, founded in 2011 by Nerd Swagger Inc., is a free app that describes itself as a “timeless digital fabric built in real-time by you and the people you love.” To take a cue from the app’s name, think of the app as a project that only your closest friends and family help you stitch together. Each piece of their quilt creates a more complete picture of your relationship.
Once downloaded, Quilt allows you to create groups that only you, your family and your friends are a part of. Within this group, you can check in with each other, share textual thoughts, new videos, audio, photos and more. Once your quilt is finished, users can take a trip down memory lane by viewing their Quilt in high resolution on their laptops or tablets. Quilt not only allows you to keep in touch with your family and friends, but it also allows you to create intimate groups for events in your life, like parties, weddings and other get-togethers.
Keep in mind that the app isn’t meant to replace social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, so you don’t have to get rid of any social media profiles you might have in order to use Quilt. Instead, Quilt is meant to act as a supplement to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. In fact, Quilt received a big financial boost from one of Facebook’s co-founders, Andrew McCollum, who also acts as the venture’s advisor. Your public persona might be on your other social media profiles, but Quilt is supposed to act as a place where you can let your hair down and be yourself around your closest loved ones.
The internet doesn’t always promote intimacy, but now, there’s a unique place on the internet where you can be surrounded only by those you love. Quilt allows you and those in your circle to share and post fantastic memories. Perhaps, Quilt can even help you and your loved ones create new memories to add to your online scrapbook.
About the Author: Porter is a tech geek and enjoys staying up on all the new apps. When he isn’t looking into the new upcoming tech he is a writer and content specialist for CenturyLinkQuote.