Save, and share, those childhood memories with ArtKive

My youngest daughter was nicknamed 'The Factory' at nursery school, due to the sheer volume of artwork she turned out. Sure, we are proud parents, but if I kept everything, I'd be labeled a hoarder. As a parent, I'm guilty of secretly depositing those works of art in the recycle bin. But you simply can't preserve everything your kids create, in school, camp, or at home.

Now, there's an app for that, cleverly called ArtKive. ArtKive accomplishes several things. First, it allows you to take a photo of the artwork and archive it electronically for posterity.

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Second, you can share those electronic images with friends and family, regardless of distance. Grandparents, cousins, etc. can all have access to your petite Picasso's pieces.

Finally, and this is where ArtKive hopes to make money, since the app is free, you can order physical goods like mugs or photo books.

It's a neat idea, and if your kid ends up being a real artist, you'll have some great mementos. Regardless, they might avoid some repressed memories of you throwing out their creations! Try the free app today at

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.