MemoryMiner is a soon to be released Mac application that will change the way you use iPhoto. It builds on the concept that every picture has persons, belongs a certain place and has a context.
So MemoryMiner uses your OS X adress book, and you simply drag the persons on a picture from a sidebar (or search box) to the picture. Clicking on that person later will show you all pictures with that person.
MemoryMiner also calculates the age of persons if you have added their birthday in adress book. And then displays pictures with people as babys, kids, teens etc. It may sound a bit too much now, but if you started using a digital camera 5 years ago, you will already have several stages of your kids. And people scanning their old family photos will absolutely love this.
MemoryMiner also let you add a place to each photo. If you add a real adress to the place, MemoryMiner will find it via web services, and show the maps with the pictures.
You can then make all kinds of cool searches. Find “uncle Lars”, switch to maps and see all the places in the world he has been taken photos of on a webmap (MapQuest). Cool!
The third part is that you can connect pictures with other documents, both text, video, sound and URLs. Drag any file to any picture, and they are linked together. Way cool.
A wow app
There are so many things I could see myself using this for. And so many questions I have: How do MemoryMiner store the data? What kind of web services does it use? How do you define people’s relationship to you? What if MemoryMiner could use a genealogy file (like GEDCOM) to figure out who is related to who? And where they lived? Or even use software like Reunion to keep track of people. I want to test it!
PS. If you’re working at MemoryMiner and happen to read this: Let me join the beta program. I would like to put a full review here asap.blog comments powered by Disqus