After complaining, I kept old family photos "tucked away in shoeboxes," my kids had my precious memories converted into digital form, where they would theoretically be kept for safekeeping.
In the beginning it was great – finally I could share all my best memories from all these years! My son's first steps ... the day my husband won the state bowling tournament ... decades of memories were suddenly at my fingertips.
But then something terrible happened. I was looking for one of my favorite photos of my father ... and couldn't find it.
It was the last picture he took with his great-granddaughter Ashley before he died. In the picture he is hugging Ashley with his present from her (you can't see it, but it was a macaroni necklace that said "I love you, Grandpa"). It was one of the last times that I saw his smile...
Little did we know that this would be their last Christmas together. I still have that macaroni necklace. But the photo – which is much more valuable to me – was gone. I was heartbroken and felt helpless.
"It was the last picture he took with his great-granddaughter Ashley before he died. It was one of the last times that I saw his smile..." – Rosemary
So I started looking ... and with each empty folder, my heart continued to sink. I began to feel the tears pooling as my throat swelled. "It can't be gone ... can it?!"
I swear I went through every single folder on my phone and computer – three times.
Slowly the truth began to hit me: this precious memory of my father is lost forever ... and I didn't even know what happened.
Did I accidentally delete it? Or moved it somewhere else – whatever that means? I just don't know enough about computers to be able to say for sure.
Not only did I lose the photo, I felt like I was abandoning my father. I would NEVER have risked this photo ... because I know I will never create a new one. But there I was, completely lost and helpless.
When I called my children – with tears, may I add – and told them what had happened, they laughed.
"Huh? What's so funny?" I asked.
"You didn't see ThePhotoStick OMNI, we left you !? It's all on it ... I'm sure Papa's photo is there," my daughter reassured me.
I didn't even know what ThePhotoStick OMNI was. I thought the whole point of moving these photos to my computer was to protect those memories. I didn't know I should take any extra precautions.
"It's in the top drawer," my son told me. "Just plug it in. They're all there."
I plugged it into my computer ... and a few seconds later, ALL of my photos and videos were right in front of me – including the one I'd "lost forever".
It was wonderful! They were even organized in a special program so that they were all easy to find. I let out a sigh of relief – then I giggled. But how did you do it?!
My kids knew I could have an accident (we still don't know exactly what happened) so they backed up all of my files beforehand – using this little device called ThePhotoStick OMNI.
Even better, they showed me how to use it so I never have to worry about losing my photos OR videos again. Most importantly, it's really easy to use – if you're like me and you can't afford to lose your precious memories, you really should know this thing.
At first glance, ThePhotoStick OMNI looks like a normal USB drive ... but it's MUCH more than that.
ThePhotoStick OMNI actually contains a powerful program that finds, downloads and securely saves photos and videos on any device – with a single click.
My daughter explained that ThePhotoStick OMNI backs up all of my files automatically – I just plug it into my computer and it does the work for me.
But it's not just for computers; it works on phones and tablets too.
A few years ago, my kids gave me an iPhone so my grandchildren could FaceTime with me and send me photos. But I never know how to get the photos off my phone. The PhotoStick OMNI simply connects to my phone, searches for photos and videos of my family and downloads them.
With ThePhotoStick OMNI I know that all my memories are safely stored in one place.
I'll tell you a little secret: I have no idea how ThePhotoStick OMNI actually works. (I'm not a computer person ...)
All I have to do is plug it in and hit GO.
Then it will automatically search my phone and computer and save my photo and video files on the stick.
It also works with all of my devices – thanks to a 3-head attachment that makes it absolutely universal.
That said, it is guaranteed to work with almost all of your devices. This attachment simply fits onto the end of the stick.
Now I can keep everything in one safe, physical place. Every time I want to look at my precious memories, I just plug in ThePhotoStick OMNI – and they're all there neatly organized for me.
"Once all of my files are collected, I toss ThePhotoStick OMNI in my top desk drawer. I no longer have to keep whole boxes of family photo albums to keep our family memories. And unlike the digital files that were previously stored on my computer (which, by the way, I had no idea how to access), ThePhotoStick OMNI protects my memories if my computer crashes." – Rosemary
Why I love ThePhotoStick OMNI (and tell all my friends to get one)!
I absolutely love ThePhotoStick OMNI – and it's a relief to know that all of my memories are safe. I've told all of my friends to get one for the following reasons:
• It's easy to use – Using ThePhotoStick OMNI is easier than charging my phone. You just plug it into your computer and let it find and save your photos.
• You do not need to register – My grandson tried to get me to store photos on Dropbox, but I had no idea how to use it. Plus, I kept losing my password, which was a huge nuisance.
• There's no monthly fee – When I started saving family videos on my phone, I kept getting notifications saying my iCloud storage was full. But I didn't want to have to pay a monthly fee for more storage. With ThePhotoStick OMNI, there's just one upfront cost – no monthly fees – for the same amount of storage.
• Takes no time at all – Whenever I tried downloading photos onto my desktop, it took hours to find and download a single image. ThePhotoStick OMNI searches my entire computer and collects videos and photos within minutes.
• Stores every kind of file – While I use ThePhotoStick OMNI for storing family videos and photos, it has the ability to store nearly every file type, including documents and music.
• Works all on its own – With ThePhotoStick OMNI, there's no WiFi, batteries, or charging needed. This tiny device collects images and videos all on its own – no matter where you are in the world or whether you have a stable Internet connection.
If, like me, you don't want to lose lifelong memories, don't rely on your hard drive. Take the necessary proactive steps and get ThePhotoStick OMNI. 👍
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