Sharing Memories with TimeSpring
Send today. Share tomorrow.
TimeSpring is an app which promises time-released messages which will give your memories a life of their own. We’ve taken a close look at the app and put it to the test to see if it can actually deliver what it promises.
WHY DOES TIMESPRING APPEAL TO ME?
For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, you will know that this blog was created as a place for me to record those little ordinary moments which makes life extraordinary. Not just the first steps and the first tooth, but that time when we laughed so hard that we couldn’t breathe. The days out spent collecting conkers and cuddles on the couch when they hold your hand.
As a blogger I am – as you would expect – an over sharer. In nature, us bloggers spend a lot of time online sharing our lives both on our blogs as well as across our social platforms. I am no different. However, there are moments that are too special to share with the world. Moments which are too personal for social media. This is where TimeSpring comes in. TimeSpring is an this an app which can let me build a time line for the special people in my life. I loved the idea, now it was time to put it to the test.
HOW TIMESPRING WORKS
First of all, the app has clearly been designed with the user in mind. It was beautifully laid out and the user interface was very easy to navigate. Before I knew it, I had my profile created and my initial recipients added. I was ready to start sending.
This is incredibly easy to do. You have two options: (1) create your message using the menu at the bottom of the screen, or (2) go into the recipient’s profile and create it from there. Whichever option you choose, all you need to do is add a title, add an image and write your message. Once done, it’s ready to schedule.
And scheduling is where things get interesting, as I love that you can use the app on two levels. First, you can create all your messages in real time, sending them through to recipients as they happen. Or, you can use their time-release functionality. Create messages to send on key dates like birthdays and anniversaries. Deliver a memory to a family member when they least expect it. Re-create a memory to your child 20 years in the future. This means you can write your messages while the memories are fresh but deliver them when you want.
You can even use the ‘send to self’ option, meaning that you can include yourself in the functionality. Maybe track a weight loss journey, use it to motivate you or simply to send yourself reminders. The options are limitless.
Although I have started small with just 5 recipients, the number you can have is unlimited. This means that you can get as many people involved as you like.
Fundamentally, what TimeSpring does is build on the simple idea of sharing memories with your loved ones. It does this in a far more user-friendly way than email and using a tool which is instantly accessible on your smartphone. TimeSpring allows you as the user to look back on what has been sent and gives you complete control over who will receive what and when.
TIMESPRING – THE VERDICT
As a mummy, a blogger and an amateur photographer; I love this app. I can see that TimeSpring is an amazing platform to share and record those moments which over time, we may forget. What I like though is that it’s as much for the user as it is for the recipients. Through both the profiles in the app as well the outbox, I have a clear history of what’s been sent. This easy access and transparency build on my own memories as well as theirs.
What’s even better is that it’s free to use for photo messaging (though video comes with an add on charge). The fact that is can be easily downloaded from the app store on Android and iOS means that it’s instantly accessible for most users.
All this means is that those precious moments can be recorded, shared and kept.
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