I first heard of Zahmoo because they started following me on Twitter. On their website Zahmoo is self described as "a story bank" for family and business stories. With the family edition you get a system for collecting and sharing stories. This includes 1 collection of unlimited stories, 10GB of storage, and up to 20 members at a price of $5/month (after their 30 day free trial). You upload your text, picture, audio, and video "stories" to your story bank and they are preserved and shareable within the clouds. You then invite other members to join your bank by sending them an invitation. These members can read, comment, and add their own stories.
I wonder where the name Zahmoo comes from?? I'm intrigued by the idea of Zahmoo. It's purpose is simple and to the point. It seems like a marketable idea for the genealogy consumer. Family history research requires a ton of organization, and I know first hand how much work goes into collecting, sharing, and preserving all of the details. But, is it worth $5 a month for their family level account?
I signed up for a Free 30 Day Trial of their "for families" package to see what Zahmoo is all about.
More details to come!
As a consumer it's super important to thoroughly evaluate the functionality and purpose of these fun new tools BEFORE you sign up and totally commit your time and data to their systems. Some questions to ask yourself when evaluating a new tool: Will I use it a lot? Do I need this? Does a product I've already purchased or currently pay for have comparable functionality? Will my family members be able to use this? How can I export my data? Who can view my data?
AND most importantly- if you sign up for a free trial and find out you don't love the service-make sure to cancel any subscriptions before the free trial ends!
What are your favorite tools for collecting and sharing your family history? Any feedback or experience with Zahmoo? I'll share my feedback after a little exploring...