Why Marie Kondo is Right About Your Closet But Wrong About Your Photos

Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way To Banish Clutter Forever is an organization lover’s bible. The Japanese professional organizer’s “KonMari Method” prescribes minimalism and keeping only the items that make you happy. But how can this extreme method be applied to your photos?


Kondo recommends only keeping five photos per life event. She says that we fool ourselves imagining that we’ll want to look at them again someday because someday never comes.


Marie Kondo maybe right for your closet, but she is wrong when it comes to organizing your photos and here’s why:


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Organize Your Digital Life This Spring

It’s said that the secret to household organization is to have a place for everything and for everything to be in its place. With spring cleaning in full swing, why not apply that thinking to your digital life too?

If your family is anything like ours, the volume of digital pictures, documents and other files fragmented across devices can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips for getting your personal digital life organized this spring.

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How To Organize and Digitize Your Kids Artwork

As parents we adore the art our children bring home from school but it’s impossible to keep it all without drowning in a sea of macaroni necklaces, feathers, and paper snowflakes. With several new masterpieces each week, we need a good system to keep our budding Picasso’s finest work organized. Here are some some tips to help you organize and digitize your kids artwork. 


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How to Save your Favorite Valentines Day and Holiday Cards

The average person receives dozens of greeting cards each year with the big occasions being birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and the holidays. A few of them contain special heartfelt sentiments we don’t want to part with but even these end up tossed in a drawer where they sit for years unable to be enjoyed. Here’s how you can preserve and enjoy those memories without cluttering your home.

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New Feature: Desktop Uploader for Mac

You asked for a super quick and easy way to upload hundreds of moments to Arkiver at once so here it is…Arkiver’s Desktop Uploader for Mac!

  • No more waiting for files to upload, everything will be done in the background so you can do other stuff and avoid staring at a progress bar.
  • Upload photos, videos, PDFs, documents (will be converted to PDFs) and audio files.
  • Uploads through Arkiver are unlimited. You are only constrained by the available storage on your connected Dropbox or Google Drive storage account.

How do you get started with the Desktop Uploader? Quickly and simply…

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6 Ways Arkiver Can Help You Manage Family Memories

Managing all your family’s memories can be overwhelming.  All those photos, videos, art projects, hand-made cards and childhood milestones creates a huge and ever-growing pile of stuff to organize.  Arkiver is here to help.  Our mission is to make the role of managing your family’s memories one you look forward to rather than dread.

Arkiver is like a digital journal for life – a place to easily collect, organize, share and enjoy all of your family’s best memories. Here are 6 ways it can help families like yours…

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6 Reasons Why Arkiver is a Great Tool for Family Historians

Ever wanted to record and share your family history, but have no idea where to start? It can seem daunting: gathering all the information together, finding ways to store and organize it, and getting other relatives engaged. Arkiver is a platform that makes collecting and sharing family memories easier and more enjoyable and here are six reasons why Arkiver is a great tool for genealogists and family historians…

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New Feature: Groups

One of the major advantages of Arkiver over other apps is privacy: nobody can see anything of yours unless you choose to share it with them. But what if you’re a part of a large group that wants to collaborate on a Collection? At Arkiver, we want you to have the best experience possible–that’s why we’re introducing Groups.


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8 Ways to Avoid Vacation Photo Overload

We all love summer vacation, but we typically return overloaded with photos and mementos. Whether it’s our kids happily building sand castles or a photo opp in front of the Trevi fountain, how can we not take a picture to capture those moments? Usually we’ll take several just to make sure the scene is composed perfectly and everyone is smiling. Sound familiar?


Unfortunately, once we get back home, sorting through all these memories can be stressful and time consuming. Often it’s a job we put off and never complete. Here’s a few ideas to help you avoid photo overload this summer and create a wonderful record of your vacation for you and your family.


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Evernote Price Increase: Arkiver is a Good Alternative

Evernote announced surprise changes to their pricing this week. Besides limiting uploads for users on the free plan, you are also limited to using it on two devices. So if you want to use it on your computer, tablet and phone, you’re out of luck.


If you’re searching for an alternative to Evernote that allows for unlimited uploads using unlimited devices for free forever, then you may want to give Arkiver a try.


Arkiver is a notebook for life – a simple way to collect, curate and privately share photos, video, documents and more. Everything is stored securely on your own Dropbox or Google Drive and there are apps for iOS, Android and the web.

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4 Reasons to Print Photos

With the advent of smartphones, capturing photos has never been easier and sharing them is almost effortless. Typically, you just press share and click the social account to post it to. So why do we need to print photos?

When Google’s VP also says we need to print more photos, it might just be time to listen. We’ve taken his advice to heart and put together our 4 top reasons to print photos…

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Collect and share memories across platforms with Arkiver

Arkiver is like a modern day scrapbook for your special memories and now you can use it across all platforms and devices.  Capture, curate, share and enjoy all your precious memories on Arkiver apps for the Web; iPhone and iPad; and Android phones and tablets. All the photos, videos, documents, notes, quotes and other moments you add to Arkiver are saved securely to your Dropbox or Google Drive.


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Arkiver app now available for Android devices

Wish you had your most meaningful memories at your fingertips? We built an app for that. Capture, share and enjoy your most precious memories on your Android phone or tablet with the Arkiver App released today on the Google Play Store

Sign up now and get unlimited use of Arkiver for free forever!

Arkiver is now on Google Play Store

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Arkiver app now available for iPhone and iPad

Wish you had your most meaningful memories at your fingertips? We built an app for that. Capture, share and enjoy your most precious memories on your iPhone and iPad with the Arkiver App released today on the App Store.

Sign up now and get unlimited use of Arkiver for free forever!

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Digitizing VHS Videos and Home Movies

You may find a number of VHS tapes in the depths of your attic or maybe a forgotten box in your home. Some of these VHS tapes may be corrupted because of age and usage, but some of them might still be good and contain precious memories that can never be recreated. If you don’t want to lose these precious memories, you’ll need to digitize these VHS tapes to your laptop or any personal computer. Here’s how…

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Mom’s genius bedtime doodle shows the wired thoughts of a multi-tasker

The hectic nature of everyday life can drive us crazy. Capturing and reflecting on precious memories can be the key to regaining your sanity.

Kate is always telling her husband about her irregular sleep caused by multiple thoughts rushing through her mind at night. Stephen (Kate’s husband) finally asked her to create a picture of all the thoughts that rush into her mind when she is about to go to sleep. Stephen posted the picture on Reddit under the username bpwwhirl. While posting the picture, he wrote the caption, “I asked my spouse to create me an image of all the thoughts that are in her mind and here is her reaction”.

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