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[iPhone] Days is a visual photo and GIF diary that lets you share your favorite memories
Posted By Tucker On May 4, 2013 @ 4:43 AM In iOS | No Comments
Almost as soon as it was invented, photography was used to commemorate important people, places, and events. Whether you prefer physical photo albums or flicking through the pages of a digital album, we love photography. Now, a new app promises something quite cool: a “visual diary” that builds animated gifs out of your favorite photo moments. This app is called Days, and it was developed by Wander. (Note: there doesn’t appear to be any relation between this app and Wander .)
Days turns your photos into GIFs, and keeps a shareable diary of your favorite moments.
Days has a great, friendly look to it that makes you want to keep using it. Photos are easily, smartly, and automatically organized by date and time. You can also color-code events, and add descriptors.
The camera does seem to have a little bit of a lag, which might take a little getting used to if you’re used to apps with a faster flash time. Hopefully the camera’s reaction time will get faster: after all, the idea here is to take photos in quick succession to create a smooth gif, not a slide show!
As aspect of the app that the developers push a lot is the full emoji keyboard support, allowing you to communicate more expressively than with boring old text. I’m not a huge emoji fan, but for people who have a hard time discerning tone from text, this can be a big perk.
The developers try to frame the lack of filters as a perk, but I’m not buying it. A lack of features is very rarely a boon to any iOS app. That being said, I do like the underlying ethos of showcasing life as it is/was, not as it looked after slapping on some filters. There’s something to be said for an app that refuses to let users romanticize their own lives.
With a friendly design and unique approach to memorializing your favorite moments in time, Days has a solid interface that makes it a ton of fun to use. I do wish that you could add filters, or imported pre-filtered photos from your Camera Roll, but that’s just me: your mileage may vary. If you love photography or GIF-making apps, Days is definitely a new app that you need to keep your eyes on. I think this app is destined for great things and massive popularity.
Version reviewed: 1.0.1
Supported OS: Requires iOS 6.0 and higher
Download size: 15.7 MB
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 Days – Your Visual Photo and GIF Diary on Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/days-your-visual-photo-gif/id630768365?mt=8
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