For months I had been searching for an app that would allow me to share thoughts, photos and videos or a more personal nature with close family members. My search started with Path and ended with Togethera. Path, and a number of additional apps I tried, just weren’t private enough and/or didn’t have the feature set I was looking for. Togethera, although very new, hit the mark perfectly (and simply).
So what was that all important feature set I was looking for? It’s a pretty small list actually, but getting these features together in one app is surprisingly difficult to find (probably because most apps that are free are banking on going viral, rather than keeping things locked down). There were my must-haves:
- Private family sharing.
- Multiple family groups.
There are, of course, other great features, but these were the features that were an absolute must for me.
Why multiple family groups, rather than just one generic family group? You know the answer to that, already, I’m sure. You’re comfortable sharing different things with different family members. Put differently, there are certain things you don’t want to be seen by everyone who shares your last name.
Think about it like this: every family member already has an individual phone number, email address, etc… so why not a separate group on Togethera? When I send cards to family members via snail mail, I send them to an individual address, rather than to every home in the family. My view is that my life is my story and I should be able to tell it the way I want to and I’m grateful Togethera exists to help me do just that.
In a world where you can never get a photo or video back once it’s been released online via email or a less private social network, it’s great to get as much of that control back as possible. Of course anyone can screenshot any image that appears on a phone or desktop screen… after that it’s a matter of trusting that people will respect your wishes. Togethera certainly helps make those wishes clearer by letting people know you’ve shared something with them, rather than the family or wider world at large.
Togethera is an amazing tool for sharing text, photos and videos with grandparents. That’s partially because it’s super simple and partially because it works seamlessly via email if ...