They say necessity is the mother of invention, but for me it was a much deeper than that…
For as long as I could remember, we had photos in my home. My father in his youth had a keen eye for film photography, which gradually moved to digital.
Today, my wife and I in this mobile and selfie driven world, continue to do the same with our daughter Olivia, and I know that habit won’t change when our son arrives this coming October.
It’s not so much tradition as it’s human nature for us to want to preserve the most important things in life.
And since becoming a mother, my wife has embraced photography as her favourite hobby, so much so that her mobiles runs out of space every 2 months.
To support our photo habits, I regularly backed up our photos & videos manually, taking out precious time from our busy lives to sort and categorise photos into folders of dates, events, people even.
And it was never enough that I just back up, I wanted be to be able to easily come back to those photos, to be able to easily find them, and bring them up to show our kids.
Through the years, I also tried many software and Cloud solutions including Google Photos, Apple iCloud, CrashPlan, BackBlaze, Dropbox, but I could never shake the nagging questions:
1. what happens when I stop paying the monthly fee?
2. who really owns my photos?
3. Is it ok that I willingly provide photos about myself and my family to companies that already know so much about me, to willingly build up a marketing profile of us?
So continued our very manual, very time consuming backup habit.
But over time the habit waned, until eventually, a certain (very handsome, but albeit absentminded) husband told his wife he upheld his part of the marriage by backing up her phone, when he didn’t.
Videos and photos were removed from her phone to preserve space – as you do.
After realizing my error, and receiving an overly harsh sentence from the wife, I (read: she made me) realize we needed a photo archive product that required no effort to set up or maintain, and will keep family memories private and safe from prying eyes.
Capsule was born out of our frustration that no products like this exists.
So after much work, we came up with a product that takes less than 3 minutes to set up. Requires no technical know how, and just works (hey, it’s been grandparents tested too :D)!
With Capsule, any photos I take on my phone, anywhere, is backed up immediately to my HOME.
What Capsule looks like
With the Capsule App on our phones, tablet, or computer. We could be anywhere in the world, and still see every single photo or video our family has ever captured, since well… from my dad’s days.
We also gave Capsule a handy search so no more sorting on my part, I could now type “Olivia 2017 park”, and find all photos this year of our park outings with my daughter. We made Capsule recognise faces, location, dates, pets. And we’re continuing to build smarts into it.
The main reason that Capsule has become so important to us, is that our photos & videos can only be seen by my family. Because our memories are kept safe where all our other valuables are – in our home.
We’re really excited about what Capsule has done for us, and could do for your family. So take the first step in preserving your favorite memories forever:
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soon-to-be father of 2, and husband to a happy wife who will never lose another baby photo again
(CEO & Co-founder, Capsule Labs)