Silver Lining: Sharing Memories with Seahorse

September 30, 2014

Sharing Memories with Seahorse



Last week, my husband was trying to send an adorable video of baby Claire to his family. (It really was quite adorable. She was playing in her jungle gym and showing off her best grasping, swatting, cooing, and smiling skills.) But then it took 10 minutes for him to send the video to each person individually, and the video sent in a very low-quality, weird format. The result was a lot of texts back saying "I think that's supposed to be Shagnu?" "Was there supposed to be sound with that?" and "Dude, what are you trying to send me?" (Don't ask why they call my baby Shagnu. And definitely don't ask about the middle name.)

That's where the new Seahorse app would have been SUPER helpful. Seahorse is an app that lets you document life together in shared scenes with friends and family. Seahorse lets you create scenes - a trip or vacation, a local event, an ongoing album of your family - and share them with other users.


I downloaded Seahorse and quickly got my account set up by signing in via Facebook (it took 10 seconds tops). There's a purple bubble that follows you around in the app, helping you learn the app's easy navigation, instructing you to invite others, and guiding you as you start sharing. Next, I invited some of my family members to start sharing with me.

The first scene my family created with me was from Chalk the Block. Lots of people from my family went at different times to support my awesome sister-in-law and her chalk art. It was really cool to see all the different stages of her chalk art as we all uploaded our pictures. More Chalk the Block pictures here!

We also created an album about Claire. She's the only niece or nephew so far in our family, so she gets a LOT of attention. Haven't you noticed? ;) I loved this because I got to see a picture that I had never seen before - the very first picture of me with my baby! Sam uploaded it, and I was so surprised! I forgot it had been taken, and it was special to see it, even though you can definitely tell I had been awake for 38 hours and in labor for almost all of those hours haha.

See what I mean? TIRED. But so happy to finally meet my little squish for the first time! I could barely look away from her long enough for this picture.

The bottom line: We loved that all your photos and videos are uploaded in high-resolution (no more weird video-sending problems!). We also loved the co-ownership between all the photos and videos in a scene, and that everyone can add to the scene. We also loved the fast upload and the ample free storage. The only things we didn't love were the purple bubble that follows you around, the multiple emails and the manual friend invitation process. Overall though, it's a fabulous idea. I would love to see how awesome it could be to gather pictures from a blogger event!

You can download Seahorse through your regular app store, or by clicking HERE for iPhones or HERE for Androids. Right now, Seahorse is offering an extra 5GB of storage through October 31, 2014 by using the code CLEVERHORSE in the Redeem section of your app. Happy sharing!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great app! We are also always trying to send videos and pictures to our family but they either never make it or something is off about them. I will have to check out the app!

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  2. Awe, congratulations :) She is precious.

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  3. Congratulations on your sweet baby!!! I'm going to check out the app now!

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  4. Congratulations! She's so sweet! That sounds like a great app!

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  5. I have this problem ALL the time. I hate when I send a video and it comes out in super low quality to the receiver. I'm definitely going to check this out!

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  6. Love testing new apps! Seahorse sounds interesting - going to have to give it a try!

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  7. I'll definitely check out this app! way cool! You look beautiful in that photo, by the way.

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  8. Sounds like a great app. Such a stunning photo of you and your baby.

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  9. What a fun app! Seahorse sounds interesting, I can't wait to try it out and share memories <3

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  10. This is so cool. I have to check it out.

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  11. Seahorse app kinda sounds like Instagram, doesn't it? Is it similar?

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  12. Congratulations!! :) Sounds like an interesting app since everything is high res. I don't know if I quite understand how the sharing works. I use instagram to do all my photo sharing.

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  13. Congratulations on your new addition! This app sounds interesting and haven't heard of it until now! Thanks for sharing and doing a review on it!

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  14. This sounds great! I hate having to use all my data and other people's data to send and receive messages. It's so much better if I can upload something somewhere for them to access when they're on wifi :)

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  15. Looks like a great app! I can't wait to try it out!

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  16. Congratulations and cool app! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. awww, such a gorgeous baby! congrats!!

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  18. What a cool app - and look at that squishy adorable baby!

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  19. Sounds like a fun app!

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  20. What a beautiful baby! Congrats to the family. That sounds like a really great app. My family is constantly sharing pics and videos too.

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  21. Sounds like a great app. Thanks for the review. Your baby is adorable.

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  22. You look a liiiittle tired, but mostly you look happy. :) Thanks for sharing the app!

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  23. Seahorse looks like such a great app! I can't wait to download it.

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  24. Thanks for sharing the app. But... more thanks for sharing your BABY! SO CUTE!

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  25. I don't have an iphone, but this app sounds great!

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  26. Yes, I don't like when it takes forever to send messages and sometimes they don't get to everyone. Sounds like a pretty cool app!

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  27. This app looks really cool. I think most of my family just reads my blog though, haha.

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  28. Aww... What a cute pic! And such a lovely little baby! Sounds like a great app, too!

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  29. Well what a cool app! That's cool that you can use it to showcase your new baby :]

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  30. Sqeee! Love the picture of you and your adorable baby at the end!

    The app looks really cool. :)

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  31. What a cool app! I am going to check it out.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  32. I've never heard of this app before! This is exactly what we need for our family! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Hey!! Great share!!!! Hadn't heard of it glad to have another option!!!

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