Do you ever have those days where you spend hours looking through old photos? Well, I had one of those nostalgic days today. Not that I could ever forget it, but I seldom think about my epic family vacation all throughout Europe in the summer of 2012. We spent 11 days ambitiously hopping from London to Paris to a cruise ship in Barcelona, which took us to Monaco to Tuscany to Pisa and to Rome, and returned to Barcelona, from which we backtracked to Paris and to London. Yes, in case you're curious, it is humanly possible to fit the aforementioned travel plans into an 11-day period. It came and went so fast, and reliving the memories through photos is the next best thing to actually being there. A girlfriend of mine told me about this new free app called Lyve, which syncs all your photos and videos across all your devices (phones, tablets, and computers). I gave the Lyve app a test download on my iPhone (works with Androids, too), which prompted me to download it on my desktop, and I instantly became enamored with the Lyve Moments Past feature. You can scroll through pictures collectively gathered from all your devices during years past and remind yourself of all the cherished distant memories you've shared, and likely partially forgotten, with loved ones-- like my epic European adventure.
Now, integrating the Lyve app with your desktop is critical to experiencing this wealth of nostalgia, since nobody remembers half the pictures stored on their computer-- let's be honest. I certainly didn't.
Combined with the pictures randomly taken and stored on my phone and tablet, I saw all my pictures from Europe combined in one place for the first time in... well, ever. It does take a while to sync completely (at least it did for me considering this vacation was 3 years worth of photos back), so don't think it's frozen or not working. Give it a few hours, and the Lyve app will be perfectly functional.