Have you ever wished you could permanently capture your grandparents’ memories? Or save your great-aunt’s amazing suffragette story for your children to hear? Collect your own oral histories using your iPad with StoryPress, an app that makes it easy to record, organize, and archive spoken stories. After recording, you can organize stories into audiobooks, interactive tours, audio diaries, and share them with whomever you wish. StoryPress puts the spoken word—the lowest-tech, most traditional form of storytelling—front and center, with technology only serving to enhance its power. The software suggests that at least part of the future of storytelling may lie in ways we can augment and amplify our oldest techniques.
StoryPress is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to produce version 2.0 of the app. Learn more here.