The new app lets people take pictures of their possessions to add to a virtual collection they can share with others

Microsoft Garage, the experimental project incubator from the giant technology company, has launched a new iPhone app called Thinga.Me which will let users photograph collections of physical objects and create a digital version. Users will able to upload snapshots of their collection and select various layouts (shelves, boards, stands, etc) and themes to showcase the collection. They’ll be able to tag collections and share them with others.

You can see example collections on the app’s website, which currently shows collections ranging from toys and figurines to rocks and leaves, and even daily cappuccino patterns. It’s a different spin on the Pinterest inspiration board, rooted in actual objects as opposed to fantasies. It could give collectors an easy way to show off their treasures to fellow enthusiasts. Sign up to be notified when the app is released.

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