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MemoryMiner is the award-winning Digital Storytelling application used to discover the threads connecting peoples' lives across time and place. It lets you zero in on the stories depicted in your photos by linking them to each other based on people, places and time. Use it to annotate photos in order to specify who is in the picture, where the picture was taken, when it was taken, and most importantly, what's going on.

Using the built-in iSight camera, record audio or video to tell your side of the story. Drag and drop audio, video, URL's, etc as attachments onto your photos to add depth and context. Each photo thus more...

What's New

Version 2.20:
  • OS X 10.7 Lioncompatibility
  • Latest iMedia Browser with support for iPhoto Faces/Events and Lightroom 3
  • Streamlined process for audio and video recording
  • Enhanced slideshow features for the Web viewer
  • Other improvements.


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • MobileMe (.Mac) or Web/FTP account for Web publishing

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Just A User Member IconReview+53
Just A User

good idea, really, but that´s about it. so awkward to use, nothing really works and it crashes a lot. no fun at all.

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Version 2.0.3
Groupsmarts, Llc (Developer)

Hello: Thanks for posting, and I'm sorry you didn't find the software to your liking. If you like, please do sent email with your questions or issues to support at memoryminer dot com. A friendly human being will answer.

Creainnovator Member IconReview+3

This is a great piece of software with unique features. This is the way iPhoto should have been and Apple should have bought Memoryminer and incorporated it. The possibilities to create stories, timeline, configure photos etc. are impressive.

Because of a unique combination of hardware, touchpad and two mice, there was an issue and the developer John patiently worked with and resolved the issue. He was very responsive and resourceful. Highly recommended. I am sure the software will further develop.

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Version 2.0.3
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444

I've been waiting for an update to MemoryMiner for quite a while. The app used to be a great innovation when tagging photos of people. Then came iPhoto 09 and "Names," which made MemoryMiner somewhat obsolete, at least in my world.

I wrote to the developer and suggested that MemoryMiner 2 should have an option to "only import and sync with tagged photos from iPhoto that feature peoples' names." That MemoryMiner 2 should go hand-in-hand with iPhoto 09, i.e. when changing a tag in MemoryMiner 2 it should be reflected in iPhoto 09. When deleting an image in MemoryMiner 2, it should be deleted in iPhoto 09 or at least mark in MemoryMiner 2 photos that have been deleted in iPhoto 09 after they were imported into MemoryMiner 2. At the moment, MemoryMiner 2 does not sync photos back, i.e. some of my thumbnails in MemoryMiner 2 are linked to missing photos… and you won't see them until you click on one. Stupid.

There's been a lot of work going into MemoryMiner 2… gimmicks and features that look nice but don't add to the ease of use in your every day work.

My time is limited. I cannot do a whole bunch of people tagging again. I've gone the iPhoto way… and that's it. If MemoryMiner 2 doesn't play game, then good bye. It was nice until it lasted. I won't upgrade.

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Version 2.0.3
M.t. Member IconReview+23

Excellent update MemoryMiner!!!! Bravo!!

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Version 2.0.3
patrick.DK Member IconReview+0

FYI: I actually registered to post this...

I really think this app has a great future ahead of it. But before i really just want to throw myself at it, and dedicate my dear time and go total immersion some things are missing.

As many others i put forth a huge amount of trust in Apple .inc to store my digital memories. This app clearly shows the shortcommings of iPhoto.

To tell the story of my llife.

Therefore I really wish, that this was for adding data to my "iPhoto's" (to be original;-). In the data-integrety sense that the data be added as metadata to the files, or entries in the iphoto library file. This I would trust.

Also I would love to be able to access my story directly from iPhoto in a fullscreen kind of universe. And being able to add anekdotes or other data as I go along. Because once you get going at it, it's really quite entertaining.

But before all this happens, 49$ to put my "life" in unknown hands is not something I would do.

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Version 1.70
Groupsmarts, Llc (Developer)

Hi Patrick:

MemoryMiner 2.x has the ability to embed its metadata in the file itself using the open standard IPTC/XMP format. You can enable this option in the Preferences by clicking the check box "Embed metadata in photos".

In addition to the usual title/caption/location info, it also preserves the selection markers and their captions/person names. This has the advantage of preserving the work if you send any files to any other person who opens the file in an IPTC/XMP savvy program, such as Lightroom, Aperture, etc.

In terms of writing the data back to iPhoto, there's no "clean" way to do this. Apple provides a way for developers to read data from an iPhoto library, but not to write. There are many developers who would love to be able to do this.

wjb3wvu Member IconReview+31

Downloaded the demo a few days ago and the price was $29. After evaluating it I decided that it was worth the price and tried to purchase, but now it's $49. That's too much. This program is a good idea, but it needs work. It is NOT intuitive, but rather difficult to understand.

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Version 1.52
chrismessina Member IconReview+7

I'd like to contradict and raise the rating of this app... I actually find it very innovative and great way to collect data and photos and associate them with people.

Check out this video:


It's a great demonstration of how to make the most of this app.

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Version 1.52
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Version 2.20
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Version Downloads 743
License Demo
Date 12 Sep 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $40.00
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