Snapbrite is an Android app that offers parents and family to record and share moments throughout a Child's life. You could think of it as the digital equivalent to keeping a scrapbook. It allows users to start off with a child of any age, allowing new parents to see their little ones grow from babies into young adults, and it can also be a great way of keeping friends and family in the loop. With key moments, birthdays, height tracking, weight monitoring and more this is a great app for the involved parent that wants to create an online (yet private) record of their legacy as they grow up and develop.
To get started with Snapbrite, parents will need to download it from the Play Store. Then there's an introduction into what the app has to offer.
Snapbrite is a great app for families in general thanks to the inclusion of things like a trainer for social media and such.
When you're setting up the app, you're given the option to either input your child's info, or even play around with a dummy profile to get a feel for the app.
In order to share these moments over time with family members, you'll need to either sign up with an email, a Facebook profile or a Google+ profile, which makes it nice and easy to share things with family.
Snapbrite features many different ways to record and document a child's progress throughout life, including key milestones in their development, with the ability to add a photo to it.
Photos can be browsed through using the app whenever users want and there's 1GB of free storage included for families and users.
As we can see, all photos are broken up into their age, which is a really nice way of seeing children grow. Imagine using this from when they're first born to when they're five years old or so, the amount of change families will see is incredible.
Snapbrite can also be used as a tool to keep track on your babies' weight, compared to WHO standards. This would be good for someone that wants to make sure a particular condition or a recommended weight gain pattern is working, for instance.
This is not just about the development or focus on one child however, as it can be an app to bring a whole family together.
Families can then follow along in key events in certain family members' lives, perfect for family friends or grandparents that might live quite a way away or in different countries.
Snapbrite is an excellent concept for an Android app, essentially the equivalent of scrapbooks and diaries that we all used to keep, this makes the process of tracking and documenting your child's development much easier. Not only that, but it makes sharing things both a modern and simple process. Parents will tell you that their own parents will keep on asking for photos and videos of their grandchildren. With Snapbrite, you only have to set it up once and they'll be able to keep track of their development whenever you upload new photos or videos. For parents themselves, it gives them an opportunity to see how well their children are growing and whether or not they're meeting recommended standards for height and weight across the globe.
- Speed (4/5) – Everything here runs nice and smoothly and getting the app setup in the first place takes no time at all.
- Theme (4/5) – The use of Material Design here is really pretty great, and it's something that a lot of people will really enjoy. The UI itself is simple and straightforward to use, making it clear who has access to what all of the time.
- Features (4/5) – A nifty little app that has some genuine usefulness, this is an excellent way for new parents to keep a record, both visual as well as in terms of data, of how their little ones are developing.
- Overall (4/5) – A fun and useful little app to keep family and friends in the loop in terms of a kid growing up, this is a must-try.
- Simple and ease to use, this takes the repetitive hassle out of sharing new photos with friends and family over and over again.
- Great way of tracking height and weight as well as pictures to illustrate things.
- Milestones can be logged, such as their first steps, first words and more, as well as the ability to add pictures to these milestones.
- 1GB of Free space to use to share with family and friends.
- Reassurance that the app will still be around in 10, 20 years is needed for serious users.
- The free 1GB of data is nice, but integration with OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox would be nice to see.
All-in-all, this is a concept that has a lot going for it, and the app itself works well. It's nice and easy to use, and has a good-looking interface that feels modern. Being able to document and track things as your little ones grow up is nice and it's a rewarding process I can see a lot of people enjoying doing over the years. Free to use and simple to get to grips with, Snapbrite is worth trying out.