Create Better Memories with Your Smartphone

November 19, 2019
Camping with Smartphone

For those of us who are 55-and-better, capturing and sharing memories of our youth, friends, and family is important! But did you know that creating better ways to capture memories can be as easy as picking up your smartphone? It can be your key to creating photo albums, taking better photos, and staying organized.

Shared Online Photo Albums

Thanks to iCloud Photo Sharing, sharing photos with your friends and family is easier than ever. No need to download anything or clutter your text messages — with shared photo albums, you can see photos of your friends, family, and grandkids (both human and furry!) right where you see all of the photos you’ve already taken! If you’d like to share photos of your vacations, home renovation projects, or simply pretty things you find, you can add them to your shared albums as well.

Create Real Photo Albums

If you’re the type who wants a physical copy of photos, you can receive a perfectly bound and organized photo album from a range of companies with the touch of a button. Creating high-quality coffee table books out of your own travel photos or pictures of your family has never been so easy. You can compile your favorite shots and create professional photo albums in the amount of time it would normally take you to lay out a single scrapbook page.

Stay In Touch

If you have family members spread out across the country or even the world, you know that nothing is as personal as seeing their smiling faces. Create your memories in real-time and stop missing small events by calling through face-to-face voice conferencing with apps like FaceTime or Skype. We also love Tapestry, which allows you to share messages, photos, and videos with your family in a spam- and ad-free online environment.

Take Better Photos With Your Phone

Thanks to the high-quality cameras on our phones, we no longer have excuses to take bad photos! But don’t worry: You don’t need to know Photoshop to make your phone pics look professional. With portrait mode and low-light changes, you’ll be taking photos that might even impress your Gen-Z family members.

Use Reminders to Remember

Sometimes, it’s not the creation of memories that’s difficult, it’s the remembering part. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Setting up reminders in your phone is a simple way to stay on task and remember the tiny details in a to-do list. You can even set your reminders to alert you to do a task when you are in a specific location, like when you’re leaving the house!

Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to cherish your time with your friends and family. If you enjoy creating memories to last a lifetime, you will love our thoughtfully-designed communities at OakwoodLife. We value making meaningful connections, experiencing new hobbies, and enjoying resort-style living. Reach out today to start making memories in a new home and community that you love.