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I’ve always been a bit sentimental and nostalgic – I miss moments or experiences even while they’re still happening and have always saved lots of pictures and mementos, especially for trips.
Even when I was little I would save tickets, brochures, maps and trinkets from yearly family road trips in the summer. My mom would make me a book with room to keep up a calendar of where we were and when, write about what I did, get little notes from my family, and glue in photos and maps.
When I heard about Tackk, these summer scrapbook binders were the first things I thought about.
Tackk provides a simple, easy-to-use service to gather your travel photos and memories just like I used to do when I was younger. Instead of cutting and gluing however, I can use Tackk to bring in photos from my computer or other social media channels, as well as add in maps, links, videos and audio clips to make a multimedia memory book.
The site is really intuitive and easy to use, allowing you to create your own layered content without having to worry about design issues or figuring out how to connect with different resources and profiles. The thing that I really like about the service is that, while you can connect your Tackks and profile to different social media sites, you don’t even have to create an account to use the service. If you want to create a Tackk just one time and keep it to yourself you can – which is a nice change from the increasingly cluttered world of social media where every site seems to be making you create a profile and share your information with the world. You can use Tackk on your terms.
The site can also be used to organize your travel plans – collecting maps, itineraries, information, photos, links, and more in one place – or be used in place of a blog for posting stories, photos and information throughout your trip. Again, if you want to make your Tackks public or share them you can, or you can set them up so only certain people can access and comment on them. For example, you could create a Tackk for planning a family trip where everyone involved can add information, media and comments in one place and media stream instead of trying to keep track of random email conversations or information from different sources.
Playing around with the site, I created a quick memory board for my recent trip to Barcelona. (You can scroll through the image to see everything!)
I also started Tackks to collect all the beautiful photos I’m taking of everything blue in Greece and to organize planning for a weekend in Paris. I’ll be adding to these Tackks in the coming weeks as I gather more pictures, experiences and information, but you can see them now here and here, or check out my full profile at https://tackk.com/@PaperPlanes.
Interesting, huh? To get started using Tackk yourself, go here. You’ll be able to drag and drop photos and information into the different Tackk templates right away. I’d love to see what you create – if you want to share your Tackk post the link in the comments below or use the hashtag #tackkpaperplanes when sharing your Tackk on social media.
Note: This post was written in collaboration with Tackk but all opinions are my own.