The Personal Archive

Awesome Flickr Updates

I spent a delightful morning playing with the new Flickr apps. They just released complete overhauls of the iOS and Android apps and they are yummy. Every photo I take on my phone is automatically uploaded to the new Camera Roll function in my online Flickr account. I have the cellular upload setting turned off…

Archiving Email

Email is an important component of everyone’s personal archive. And, with the right tools, it’s not that hard to organize and manage them with the rest of your personal documents. Here’s how.

Future-Proofing Your Family History

Google VP, Vint Cerf, lit up the newsreaders with his talk on “bit rot” this week. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it refers to digital files that can no longer be opened or viewed because the software or technology that was used to create them no longer exists. My guess is that anyone who…

Evernote’s Scannable App

Evernote’s new Scannable app [iOS – free] has quickly become the most-used tool on my iPhone. It makes scanning papers, documents and even publications amazingly easy. All you need is some decent light and a contrasting surface to capture beautiful scans in seconds. Scannable takes advantage of the contrasting background to “find” the edges of your document.…

Flickr on the Desktop

Mac users looking for a Flickr desktop manager will find Flickery [Mac – $14.99] quite impressive. In this example, you are looking at my photo collection in Flickr. The panel on the left allows me to wander through my albums, galleries and groups. The center panel displays the content of the selected item – in…

Save Your Photos Day

Moultrie Creek is proud to be a member of the Save Your Photos Alliance – a group of organizations, governmental agencies, associations and businesses dedicated to preserving and protecting our precious photos from disaster and helping to recover and restore damaged photos should a disaster happen. One September 27th, the alliance is kicking off their…

Dropbox Pro: Same Price – 10 Times More Storage

Dropbox announced yesterday that its Pro account ($9.99/mo, $99/year) has now been increased to 1TB of storage (that’s 1,000 GB) along with improved sharing controls and the ability to remotely delete your Dropbox files from your mobile device should it be lost or stolen. Combine this with the 1TB of photo storage you get with…

The Personal Archive: Scribd

The Personal ArchiveScribd offers the family historian and societies an affordable place to build their digital document archives along with a library of original publications. In addition you are protecting your documents from disaster by storing them off-site.