It may be difficult to imagine now, but not so long ago, parents used to share pics of their kids through the very analog process of physically giving printed photographs to loved ones. But, thanks to smartphone cameras, digital photography and an ever-growing array of photo apps, showing off the faces and antics of your adorable kids is now as simple as a few clicks and swipes on your mobile device. Browse through our album of some of the best apps that make sharing family photos easy, fun and secure.

23Snaps

Created by parents for parents, 23Snaps is a well-made, private photo-sharing app and web service that lets you share family pics in a private and safe way. Designed to work like a digital photo journal that can be viewed by as few or as many friends and family of your choosing, the app lets parents document and share all of the special and not-so-special moments of their children’s lives. Parents also can add captions and stories to still photos and videos. Moments can be viewed through the mobile app as well as via web or e-mail. A useful feature lets parents share a single connected account, while neat photo filters and frames make jazzing up any pic or vid a snap.

Free for iOS, Android and Windows.

What are your favorite family photo-sharing apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng