These days, most of us have tons and tons of photos on our phone. I’ve heard horror stories of people losing photos of precious memories because they broke or lost their phone. About a week ago Gretchen stumbled upon something that could save us from the horrors of losing every precious picture on our phones. It’s called GrooveBook. Right now GrooveBook is only available for iPhone, but they are working on an Android app that should be released soon.
GrooveBook is a free app that lets you pick 100 photos a month from your phone and print them in a nice, neat 4.5″ x 6.5″ book. The cost, only the $2.99 shipping and handling fee.
I have to admit that I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure that the quality would be up to my standards. I have to say, for photos from our phones, the quality isn’t bad. The photos are printed on glossy paper with what looks like an ink jet or similar process. There is no distortion to the photos. If you choose an image that you took with something like Instagram, that crops the photos into a square aspect ratio, the photo will be printed in the correct aspect ratio with white bars on either side. Also, each page is perforated so that you can rip photos out to share with family and friends if you want. If you dig into the advanced upload section of the app when your choosing your photos, you can even tell it to print multiple copies of your photos. One more plus, each page is stamped with the date and time the picture was taken.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with the one GrooveBook we’ve received so far. So happy that I already ordered another one.
So, one might ask, what’s the catch? The only downside I can find, and I don’t really consider it a downside, is that by purchasing that first book, you enroll yourself in their subscription service, which basically signs you up for one book a month – the app reminds you each month to upload your photos for your next book. Each book is only $2.99, so you have to ask yourself, is having actual prints of your phone photos worth $2.99 a month. For me, I think it is.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review by GrooveBook or any other company. These opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.