Preserve your kids' funny quips with Posterity app

Someday, when the kids are grown, you'll be glad you made a record of all the cute things they said. This app makes it easy.

Posterity: The Family Quote Book preserves your kids' verbal musings for... well, you know.
Posterity: The Family Quote Book preserves your kids' verbal musings for... well, you know. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

As every parent knows, kids say the funniest things.

Like my daughter, who used to call hamburgers "hangabers." And loves to say, "You're very sweeticle, dad."

Take it from someone who knows: it's all too easy to forget these little bon mots. That's why I'm delighted by Posterity: The Family Quote Book for iOS, a simple but clever app that lets you capture all the funny things your kids say.

Posterity creates individual "books" for each kid, then lets you fill them with quotes. For each quote you can assign a date and, if desired, photo. You can also share quotes via Facebook or e-mail, and export the data if you want a backup outside the app.

As you add quotes, the app builds a timeline that makes it easier to revisit the family history. There's also a search option in case you enter so many quotes that it gets hard to find the one(s) you're looking for.

And that's really all there is to it. Posterity performs a simple function and performs it well. Sure, you could easily accomplish the same thing with an app like Evernote, but sometimes you want something that caters to the occasion. (Another example: StoryCorps, an app designed to help preserve family stories .) I suppose the one option I'd add is an audio-recording component, just in case you're able to get Junior to repeat that funny thing he said.

More than that, I wish I could go back in time and use this app when my kids were younger and more apt to spout off hilarious sayings. If you're a parent of young tykes, do yourself a favor and record that stuff for, well, posterity. You'll be glad you did.

 

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