Category Archives: StoryCatcher

Family Stories: Why We Tell Them

Saving Family Stories Now and In the Future

What if I told you that you could change a child’s life by sharing your family stories? Would you move into action? Would it inspire you to start documenting that which you know about your own life and the people who came before you?

Sometimes when I talk to people about family legacy storytelling, the question comes up; why should I share my family stories, do they really care? As a part of our human make-up, we often don’t know or understand the value of something until it’s gone. In the instance of family stories, “too late” happens all the time. Often because a storyteller is no longer able to impart the tales they’d been spinning to anyone who would listen over the years. They pass away or become ill in such a way they’re no longer able to communicate. Those precious gems that are their stories, forever lost.

“The idea that we’re ‘wired for story’ is more than a catch phrase. Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has found that hearing a storycauses our brains to release cortisol and oxytocin. These chemicals trigger the uniquely human abilities to connect, empathize, and make meaning. Story is literally in our DNA.” ~Brene Brown

So often I find myself helping people document their family stories who have experienced some kind of lost opportunity. A family storyteller may be gone, but they know they can still capture and share family stories from the ones still here who are able to communicate.

Recent happiness research has proved that children who know that family narrative are happier and more resilient than children who don’t. We owe it to our future generations to document our family stories.

“We owe it to our future generations to document our family stories.”

So how does one go about this activity of documenting family stories? What’s the best medium? When is the best time?

I’ll tell you.

Right now.

The beauty of documenting family stories to be shared now, or one day in the future, is that as our children grow and mature, they develop a listening and a context in which they hear our stories in a way they may not be available for when we ourselves are inspired to tell them!

When I was seventeen years old, my mom could have told me about the struggles of raising two kids on her own, working hard at a temporary job she was uncertain she’d have in a month and how scary that was for her. At seventeen, I had no idea what she was talking about. No frame of reference to be able to relate to her story. But hearing that story again, at 35, after having raised a child myself and having experienced uncertainty in my professional life, it generates an entirely different context for my listening and a new understanding of who my mom was when I was growing up and how resilient and committed she was to make sure her kids had what they needed to get along in this world. I can know her, love her and admire her in a brand new light.

“As our children grow and mature, they develop a listening and a context in which they hear our stories in a way they may not be available for when we ourselves are inspired to tell them!”

Our children look to us for guidance, learning, hope and security. For the whole of their lives. As they themselves grow into adulthood, they long to know who we really were at their same age. What greater gift than to give them ourselves through stories, to let them know us and have us, when they’re ready to know, when they are available to receive and understand all that we are always offering?

download storycatcher for iphoneMy friend Elizabeth, whom I recorded a video biography with, is further expanding her collection of stories and has embarked on a journey called, “My Life In Paragraphs.” You might consider using the video storytelling app StoryCatcher, and create a collection of short videos telling about your experiences, lessons, values and hopes. You may feel most comfortable expressing yourself in writing or via an audio only format, which can easily be done any time, any where using a smart phone.

Share when you’re inspired to. Create a little collection, or even a big one. Do it on your own or consult a professional for help and guidance. Be sure to save your media in two places. Tell at least one person you trust where it is.

It’s the greatest gift you will ever leave behind. I promise you that.


April Bell - Personal Historian Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Life Legacy Video Storytelling business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. April utilizes her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values to be preserved and shared for generations to come. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations who value the power of story. In an effort to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large via a simple, fun and easy to use tool, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone in the Fall of 2013.

To Listen ~ A Magical Gift

The Great Thanksgiving Listen!

download storycatcher for iphoneIn a recent TEDTalkStoryCorps founder David Isay noted, “Every day, people come up to me and say, I wish I had interviewed my father or my grandmother or my brother. But I waited too long. Now no one has to wait anymore.” What Isay is referring to is the launch of StoryCorps’ Android and iOS app earlier this year, made possible by the 2015 one-million dollar TED Prize. The StoryCorps app allows users to do an oral history interview that can be shared as well as uploaded to the StoryCorps website and archived to the Library of Congress. The beauty of this app is that it gives one the chance to seize the moment AND get the story using a device that is all too often right at their fingertips. No longer does one need to regret having “waited too long.” Isay has stated in interviews that, for him, “the soul is contained in the human voice.”

StoryCatcher App
Click to download StoryCatcher from The Apple App Store

For some, the human soul, our true essence, resides within the eyes, or within witnessing that mysterious “thing” that animates a person, their mannerisms or way of being. For these folks, StoryCatcher for iPhone, the app I developed in 2013 with my techie-wizard partner Urs Brauchli, is another avenue for capturing and preserving family stories. While the StoryCorps app rests on the creation of audio interviews, StoryCatcher’s purpose is recording sharable life stories on video.

What both of these apps provide is the invaluable framework for effectively capturing a meaningful family story. Both apps give a step-by-step guide, including great questions to ask, so that an interviewee or an interviewer might easily capture and share a loved one’s story. Below this post are tips on how to get the most out of recording stories with your smartphone.

Imagine your child could meet their great-grandparents. Through stories they can. These days, with the growing presence of technology as part of our daily lives, there is a profusion of smart phone apps available to assist one in finding a solution to just about any problem. As such, one could postulate that it’s become easier than ever to record a loved one’s stories. Or has it?

One of the things most professional personal historians live for is the profound privilege of assisting others in authentically sharing their family stories and being the steward of this sacred rite. What we do best is help and guide others in sharing themselves through stories. 

Over the last few years, a myriad of options have become available for recording audio or video, on the fly, with a smartphone. Just do a search on The Apple App Store for “record audio” or “record video,” and you’ll be provided with thousands of apps to choose from. What’s missing in most of these audio/video apps is the guidance on HOW to tell and capture a story. Just as a personal historian helps a narrator shape and tell their story in a compelling way, what’s been missing with these audio/video recording apps is exactly that kind of guidance. Now, with StoryCorps and StoryCatcher, that gap has been narrowed.

It would appear the time has surely arrived for us all to embrace the convenience and magic of modern technology. No longer will one have the regret of waiting too long, losing the opportunity to preserve their family stories. Today we have the ability to capture and share the priceless gifts these stories are, right in our pockets.

A version of this post originally appears on The Association of Personal Historians blog; dated March 25, 2015.


Tips For Recording With Your Smartphone:

FIND A QUIET SPOT: Free of background noise and distractions with flattering light, if you’re recording a video.

SET YOUR INTERVIEWEE AT EASE: Make this time together playful and fun – you can always start over with a “Take 2” or “Take 3” if they have trouble finding the exact words they’d like to start with.

SET THEM UP: Have a little conversation prior to filming or recording to see what story they’re interested in sharing. I always pick one that they have a lot of energy around. You can use StoryCatcher’s “Interview Tips” for help. StoryCorps provides prompts as well. Remember, this time is about honoring them, refrain from the need to tell your own stories until after you’ve finished recording. Please DO share stories and consider taking turns recording each other.

LISTEN: It’s such a gift to be the space of listening for another. Remain present and fully engaged while the person relates their tale, giving positive visual cues along the way, such as nods, smiles or an emphatic facial expression.

GIVE THEM SPACE: Sometimes when people pause while speaking it’s because they are accessing an old memory. Don’t give in to the need to fill that space of silence with a question right away – give them the chance to share what might be there for them. Patience is also a gift. You might be surprised what comes out of that generous space.


April Bell - Personal Historian Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Personal History Film business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. April utilizes her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values to be preserved and shared for generations to come. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations who value the power of story. In an effort to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large via a simple, fun and easy to use tool, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone in the Fall of 2013.

The Ancestor Effect

download storycatcher for iphoneWhy Your Stories Matter

“So even if we don’t perceive to like our ancestors, thinking about them still leads to a mental state that boosts intellectual performance and decision-making.”

I just read this most fascinating article about the value of knowing our family’s narrative. Apparently, just thinking about our ancestors (ancient to the not so distant) helps us be better problem solvers and live better lives.

“Recently, a clinical study reported that thinking positively about our family roots boosts emotional confidence and even intelligence.”

Are you a good ancestor? Have you started to record and save your family stories?

“…keep your ancestors close at hand. Every day, think about the people who are responsible for putting you on the planet. Consider their hard work throughout the ages, their resilience in tough times, and their ingenuity.”

To check out the full article, visit “Amy Bruckner & The Dream Tribe.” I highly recommend taking a look. Then, be a good ancestor by recording and sharing a story from your own family’s history!

StoryCatcher for iPhone makes it easy to get started making short video stories your loved ones will cherish for all time. Plus, you’ll be helping them become smarter and more effective in the process! You can download the app on the Apple App Store.


April Bell - Personal Historian Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Personal History Film business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. April utilizes her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values to be preserved and shared for generations to come. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations who value the power of story. In an effort to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large via a simple, fun and easy to use tool, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone in the Fall of 2013.

Ethical Will Video

download storycatcher for iphoneThe Ethical Will Video App

An Ethical Will Video allows you to pass on and share your values, beliefs, life lessons and hopes. Easily create and share an Ethical Will Video using StoryCatcher’s great questions to ask in the “family” theme. Tap “Interview Tips” to see the questions.

Share: Here is an ethical will video my friend Jon and I created using S t o r y C a t c h e r | for iPhone to share a valuable life lesson with his sons, Fin and Matt. More on Ethical Wills below the video.

In my experience, the term “Ethical Will” trips people up, gets them curious and also a little confused. The way I like to explain it is this:

“A financial planner will help you arrange and organize how to pass on and preserve your material wealth, whereas an Ethical Will serves to help you arrange, organize and pass on the essence of who you are.” ~ April Bell, Personal Historian

Ethical Wills are a centuries old Jewish tradition and are a way to pass on your values, beliefs and philosophies. This can include lessons learned, hopes and even regrets. You can do it in writing, via audio or  via video. The format you choose is up to you.

Here’s what excites me about video:

    • We get to see the essence of who the person is, that sparkle in her eye, the sound of his voice, her laughter and the emotion behind his spoken words.
    • With StoryCatcher, we can easily add photos from the past and also screen text to state facts to support the story, such as dates or the full names of people and places referenced
    • We meet the younger generation where they’re at
    • It’s fun and easy to share
family - ethical will video
To record and share an Ethical Will Video, tap on the “family” theme when creating a New Story and you’ll find great questions to answer or to ask an interviewee.

What exactly is an Ethical Will Video?

When I first started capturing people’s values and stories on video in 2008, I never would have imagined that technology would evolve so quickly, allowing anyone to easily record and share life stories or ethical will video on the fly. But here we are and it’s not only possible, I’ve had the honor to co-create an iPhone app to help you do just that!

Creating your own Ethical Will Video:

If you’re the type who likes to jump in and get started right away, refining as you go, download S t o r y C a t c h e r | for iPhone in the Apple App Store and you’ll be off and running. If you’re the type who likes to research, ponder and get ultra clear before expressing yourself, I highly recommend Dr. Barry K. Baines’ book Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values On Paper.

Imagine if you had the chance to hear and experience what hopes.  dreams and wisdom your great-grandfather or great-grandmother had to share with you when he or she was your age. You can contribute that, right now, for future generations by creating an ethical will video. What better gift is there than that?


April Bell - Personal Historian Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Personal History Film business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. April utilizes her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values to be preserved and shared for generations to come. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations who value the power of story. In an effort to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large via a simple, fun and easy to use tool, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone in the Fall of 2013.

StoryCatcher App
As seen in The New York Times

Forgotten Childhood

Loving Gift to Your Child’s Future Self

download storycatcher for iphoneHaven’t you, like me, wondered why most of us don’t remember anything prior to age 3? Well, it turns out, we DO have memories prior to age 3, however, those memories are almost completely forgotten somewhere between the ages of 6 and 9. How fun would it be to record our kids’ memories of these years before they forget them? I recently read a fascinating story on NPR about childhood amnesia.

“Another powerful determinant of whether an early memory sticks is whether a child fashions it into a good story, with a time and place and a coherent sequence of events, (University Research Professor Carole) Peterson says. ‘Those are the kinds of memories that are going to last.'”

S t o r y C a t c h e r | for iPhone is the perfect tool to fashion such a story. Record your child on video, sharing her memories in her own words. Once you’ve filmed her story, add screen text and photos to help round it out. Easily share with family and friends now, plus save it to enjoy for years to come.

Imagine what fun it will be for your child to see himself recollecting his life stories from times that  would otherwise be forgotten.

SC iPhone
Download StoryCatcher here

“For a long time, scientists thought childhood amnesia occurred because the brains of young children simply couldn’t form lasting memories of specific events. Then, in the 1980s, (Patricia) Bauer (a professor of psychology at Emory University) and other researchers began testing the memories of children as young as 9 months old, in some cases using gestures and objects instead of words.

“At age 3, the children were all recorded speaking with a parent about recent events, like visiting an amusement park or a visit from a relative. Then as the kids got older, the researchers checked to see how much they remembered.

“And they found that children as old as 7 could still recall more than 60 percent of those early events, while children who were 8 or 9 recalled less than 40 percent. ‘What we observed was actually the onset of childhood amnesia,’ Bauer says.”

Post video links of your child’s memories in the comments below!

Listen to the full story here: The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Photo credit: Suzy Hendrix


April Bell - Co-developer Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Personal History Film business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008.  April utilizes her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values to be preserved and shared for generations to come. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations who value the power of story. In an effort to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large via a simple, fun and easy to use tool, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone in the Fall of 2013.

Capture a Dad’s Stories on Video This Father’s Day

Take time to ask, before it’s too late…

“After lunch we returned to the house, where Jerry Graham indulged me by answering questions about his life, on video.

Little did either of us realize that he would be dead of a sudden heart attack within 36 hours, that this encounter would be my final chance to learn details of his life that only he could reveal.

So as we approach Father’s Day, I urge everyone to sit down with their dads to record and preserve these personal stories for future generations.

Before it’s too late.

We live in an era unlike any other in history, where most of us now have a video camera in our pocket — the smartphone. Let’s use the tool to tell and preserve our stories.”

~Jefferson Graham, Tech Columnist at USA TODAY

All too often, this is a story I hear from people when talking about my business, creating personal history films. What’s more, often I hear they were PLANNING to “do something” with their loved ones’ stories, but they just haven’t gotten around to it.

This is part of the reason we developed StoryCatcher, to assist people in capturing video stories with their friends and family, anytime, anywhere; before it’s too late.

The value of having captured video stories is impossible to explain. It is something that those who have lost the opportunity can talk about quite a bit. That sparkle in his eye, the sound of her laughter and her voice, those questions they always meant to ask…

Some might view it morbid or crass to connect recording our loved ones’ stories with mortality. Frankly, I’ve found it’s one of the few things that gets people’s attention. We live in a culture and society that tends to operate as if we’re immortal; until we’re not.

I feel the value of presencing our mortality is so that we do take the time to love and connect with the important people in our lives NOW and not wait for that mystical, magical more convenient future moment, when all our “to do’s” are done and we’re ready. LIVE now, LOVE now. Enjoy your Father’s Day and honor the men who are Dad’s in your life, biological or not, by capturing a story or two with them on video…using StoryCatcher for iPhone, of course!

SC iPhone
Click to download StoryCatcher FREE version

Click to read Jefferson Graham’s full USA TODAY article

2014-02-16-AprilTo learn more about me and the work I do with people capturing life stories, visit the About page.

Urs and I would love to stay connected with you. If you’d like periodic inspiration, plus tips and tricks, on capturing and sharing life stories, please join our community by entering your information in the upper left area of this page. We never share your information. Also, please follow us on Twitter!

It’s an honor to be connected to you, thank you for visiting and for your interest in creating more love and connection in the world through capturing and sharing the stories of the people in your life.

How One Vet is Saving Lives Through Sharing Stories

Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40May 23, 2014 – Mount Dora, Florida: I had dinner with Mike and Charlene this week. It was great to re-connect with them. They both view life as an exciting adventure and each has a playful spark in their eye. It hasn’t always been like that for Mike. Both are amazing in how they are each dedicated to being a contribution to service men and women who have returned from war and need help assimilating back into their civilian lives. From simply assisting these people in understanding that their feelings and experiences of re-entry are valid and normal to getting some into desperately needed therapy or treatment through conversations or even powerfully loving interventions; making sure, one by one, these returning Vets are heard and cared for.

Just barely 18 years old, Mike went to Vietnam in 1965, serving his tour of duty as a door gunner on a medi-vac helicopter; embarking on a life long journey to hell and back.


Click Here To Watch Video

Through sharing his story, Mike Pergola has helped save lives and families. With the support of his wife, Charlene Edwards, author of the award-winning book, Voices From Vietnam, both Mike and Charlene continue to make a difference for people who so often feel lost and forgotten or shunned by our society. Through Mike’s sharing, he contributes to his own resilience and positive experience of life, something he didn’t view as possible 25 years ago. Through sharing his story, Mike helps heal others while he continues to heal himself. Our stories are our most profound gift.

Michael Pergola
― photo by Charlene Edwards

This Memorial Day, take the time to hug and thank a Vet. Honor them by listening to their story. Really listen. Take a bold next step and request to capture and share their story using StoryCatcher for iPhone, you’ll be surprised at the grateful and positive responses you’ll receive from those ready to do so. Share the link to their clip in the comments section below. Through embarking on this collective sharing, together, we can offer healing, understanding and support for other Vets and their families. They’ve sacrificed far more than most of us can even begin to fathom.


Interview Questions to Ask a Veteran:

When did you go to war? What was it like?

How did war change you?

During your service, can you recall times when you were afraid?

What are your strongest memories from your time in the military?

What lessons did you learn from this time in your life?

Questions courtesy of StoryCorp.org


Learn More About the Book

Through powerful personal narratives and photographs, Voices From Vietnam revisits the emotions and experiences that have defined the lives of the men, women and children affected by this war ― American and Vietnamese ― on the battlefront and at home. It relays how extraordinary men and women who still carry with them the visible ― and more often invisible ― scars of war have sought to overcome the horrors of this experience and how it has transformed their lives.

Charlene Edwards - Author/Photojournalist
Photo-journalist, Charlene Edwards, is the author of the award-winning book, Voices From Vietnam

Book: Voices From Vietnam
Click on the image to order a copy of this powerful award-winning book, Voices From Vietnam

April Bell - Co-developer Blog post author: April Bell is a Professional Personal Historian and founder at Tree of Life Legacies. She has been operating her Personal History Film business in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States since 2008. In serving her clients, April utilizes her training in psychology and her innate skills as an active listener to connect with others and draw out their stories and authentic, heartfelt values. She then encapsulates those stories to be preserved and shared for generations to come. She is a proud member of the Association of Personal Historians. Her clients include individuals, families, organizations and corporations who value authentically sharing and recording their personal stories. In the fall of 2013, she and her business partner, iPhone app coder, Urs Brauchli, released StoryCatcher for iPhone, in their effort to present a simple, fun and easy to use tool to provide the gift of video storytelling to the world at large.

Dear Kids… Legacy Storytelling

Your Most Important GiftDownload_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40

This is for anyone who has held the honorable place in life of guiding another soul. It’s important to note, you don’t have to be a biological parent to hold that sort of importance in a child’s life ― no matter their age. Consider including those you’ve been a mentor or guide to. You never know how you might touch another with your legacy storytelling.

Our kids are our kids, for all of life. They look to us for guidance, learning, hope and security. What greater gift than to give them ourselves, to let them know us and have us, when they’re ready to know, when they are available to receive and understand all that we are always offering.

I hope you read all of the below article, it’s powerful and important and will potentially inspire you to start collecting little gifts today that they will some day cherish beyond anything else they have in their lives. You may choose to do this in writing; my friend Elizabeth, whom I recorded a video biography with, is further expanding her collection and has embarked on a journey called, “my life in paragraphs.” You might consider using StoryCatcher and creating a collection of short videos telling about your life, lessons, values and hopes. You may feel most comfortable expressing yourself via an audio only format, which can easily be done any time, any where using a smart phone or mini voice recorder.

Share when you’re inspired to. Create a little collection, or even a big one. Do it on your own or consult a professional for help and guidance. Save your data somewhere you’re sure your loved ones will find it or tell them where it is. It’s the greatest gift you will ever leave them. I promise you that.


Slate.com|Dear Kids by John Dickerson, | Published May 8th, 2014

DearKidsMom

“Mom also kept letters she wrote to me, which prove my point. I don’t remember getting them when they were originally sent…they’re full of wisdom as I reread them…”


Enjoy Jorja’s wisdom on having a positive impact: 

How Valuable are Your Loved Ones’ Stories?

Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40Recent happiness research says that children who know their family narrative exhibit more resilience and a stronger sense of love and belonging. Children unaware of their predecessors tend to be more challenged in these areas. It has been proved that our children benefit from knowing not only our triumphs, but also our struggles and how we persevered. This knowledge has deepened my commitment to reaching more people and making the process of capturing, saving and sharing one’s personal stories fun, engaging and something that is enriching to all.

A life story saved in a way that it can be passed on to future generations is the best gift anyone can leave for their children, grandchildren, and generations to come. It’s the most personal gift, the gift with the most meaning, the gift that only the storyteller can give.

Stories can be saved in print, audio, or video, but what I love about working in video is witnessing the essence of a person, seeing that sparkle in the eye, hearing the inflection of his voice, watching that moment when she recalls a joyful or poignant memory and the tears begin to well. Seeing that, capturing it on film . . . it’s irreplaceable.

Once those precious life moments are saved for all time and the family receives it—really understands the importance of what we have achieved . . . that’s priceless.

My client Michael Rosa deeply understood the value of the work a personal historian does and wants everyone to know why saving his mom’s story was important to him.

What would this mean to your loved ones to have their lives, their stories, their beliefs and blessings honored in this way? Don’t wait another day. You know how valuable YOUR loved one’s story is . . . don’t you?

S t o r y C a t c h e r | for iPhone is a fantastic family history storytelling tool and a way to get started saving and sharing the stories of your life and love.

photo: Urban Wallace, my grandfather, in one of his signature poses.

An app is born…

Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40How the StoryCatcher app came to exist in the world and on the Apple App Store. I hope you enjoy this short video I created for you using StoryCatcher for iPhone, the video storytelling app that prompts you with family history questions to ask. Don’t miss some of the customer reviews posted below! Please leave a comment. Urs and I (the co-developers of StoryCatcher for iPhone) would absolutely love to hear from you!

“A must have! The beauty of this little app is its simplicity. As one who didn’t grow up with technology, I wondered if I could achieve the things that were described in the video – but I did, and without any problems. Adding captions and photos is easy. I can see this being used frequently to record those snippets of information and stories that often occur on an impromptu basis when you are unlikely to run and grab a video camera. I’m hoping to make use of this as my son approaches his 21st birthday to get friends of his to record 60 second memories and their old photos – some have known him since primary school. Then I’ll patch it all together for a birthday presentation. So if a (ahem) middle aged citizen can mange this, then anyone can. I’m hoping that they’ll launch it on iPad soon. Top marks for making it user friendly.” ~the latest ★★★★★ review posted on the Apple App Store by Kn23writer, a happy user in Australia. Thank you, Kn23writer!

“April, Got home, downloaded your app, and tried it out. Wow! It’s just like the original iMovie: simple, clean, and does the basics well. Kudos and huzzahs! It’s gonna be fun. Good demo, too. Best, Peter & Mary ps: The high rez version is very nice—displayed quite sharp full screen on my 27″ iMac.” ~Peter & Mary Farquhar, Professional Personal Historians at Tombo Media ~in a note received after a group demonstration for the NorCal Association of Personal Historians

Note: Search under “iPhone Apps” in the Apple App Store when on an iPad or iPad mini and you can successfully download and use your copy of StoryCatcher on that device.

If you feel moved to, we would greatly appreciate your positive review about StoryCatcher for iPhone on the Apple App Store!