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1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

1 Second Everyday, Inc.

Create your life movie

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    1. Two-time winner of a WEBBY award for Best Use of a Mobile Camera and featured by Apple, BBC, TED, CNN, Fast Company and more
    2. Never forget life's important moments again! 1SE helps you create the story of your life with just one second every day
    3. Make 1SE videos of any length you choose (monthly, seasonal, or multiple years-long), with reminders so you never forget to record a day

    Reviewed by Kaylin on December 13, 2018

  • Here one day, gone the next Mar 3, 2019

    By Tilly838
    I had posted this a while back “I absolutely Love this app. I’ve been using the free one for a year now and have been taking videos every day. However, it seems that a lot of the features of the free app are being taken away. We no longer can do 1.5 seconds for a clip and we can now only have one video where as before we could have two for each day. I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however it seems like pretty soon there’s not going to be anything left on the free app. And the jump to pro is quite big in regards to cost. I’m really bummed that the app has changed so much in literally two days as I had access to all these features Thursday.” Soon after this changes were made to the app and these features we accessible again without the pro and just he initial payment app. However, my phone just updated to the most recent iOS and with it, those few features went away, again I can only have one clip a day, no 1.5 second clips, and now I can’t even create multiple montages. Again, I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however i’m really bummed that they brought these features back and then removed them again as well as a few more.
  • Unaffected by what others are complaining about Aug 20, 2019

    By kt800200
    One of the coolest things about this app they don’t advertise is that the “Live Photo” capability of the iPhone finally comes in handy for something. Every one of those is about a second, so any photo you already have in your phone can become part of a video. It’s cool to see your day-to-day photos turned into live footage, I guess. Many of these reviews complain about a march update that took away features, which confuses me because I didn’t even notice and I’ve been a near-daily user since January. I broke my phone in April and was so bummed to lose the seconds I’d taken since then that I recently upgraded to monthly pro. If people are mad they get only one snippet a day, they can always spend the dollar a week it would cost to get more snippets or even use the freestyle capability. I do dislike the orientation of video since I rarely shoot horizontally but other than that, I enjoy this app completely and it’s one of the few I will pay for.
  • Vertical version/latest update Mar 4, 2019

    By Loooooses
    I was really pleased with this app and its functionality, and then they had to go and “update” it. In the new version, there’s no longer an option to use the app in landscape (horizontal) mode. They went too far “fixing” the problem, that iOS users couldn’t rotate to vertical. Now it’s even crappier because you have to press about twice as many icons just to view clips and/or take them horizontally. The smart thing to do would’ve been to keep the simpler icons and just add the ability to rotate IF WANTED, not force everything to be one way or the other. It should be as easy as tapping one icon to open up the camera for recording; now users have to go through an entire process and figure out where everything is just to add snippets on the spot. It also doesn’t need the added social media component. People use this app to record seconds, and nothing else. They don’t want ads, or other people’s content, or anything else invading. The entire point of the app is to collect snippets and put them together, and share them on another platform if desired. I’ll likely stop using it if something doesn’t change.
  • Great concept, disappointing evolution Dec 31, 2018

    By CGraves89
    My sister-in-law purchased this app when it was $5 on our Apple family-share plan, and we have been using it to compile compilations, montages, or whatever 1SE has been branding their videos/slideshows as. We’ve made multiple projects featuring each of our kids, different events, etc. However, now with the most recent update and the rollout of “Pro Membership” these features that we originally paid for now are being held hostage behind their $4/month or $30/year premium membership fees. I can understand their fiscal need to offer membership usages, but revoking pre-existing features from customers who have already paid is an abhorrent practice and I will no longer be recommending this app to friends. I’m still giving the app 3-stars because it’s good at what it does and I enjoyed it before they took away the features we paid for, but they have turned their back on their original paying customers. They should have created some kind of “grandfathered-in” program rather than revoking access. Now I’ll be searching for another similar app service.
  • I’ve used this app everyday for almost 3 years and don’t plan on stopping Jul 21, 2020

    By Chiq711
    I heard about 1SE on a podcast in 2017 and was intrigued - I’ve always wanted to keep a journal but never had the stamina and would burn out quickly. 1SE makes a version this journaling of this possible! I also use the “freestyle” mode to document concerts, vacations, and other unique experiences. My family loves getting those video “mashes”, because they say so much more than photos of the same events would. Watching my videos reminds me of the small, everyday details too that are just as special in their own way. I got the pro subscription just recently, not necessarily because any of the additional features jumped at me, but because this product has been consistently useful, reliable, entertaining, and otherwise part of my life for a relatively long time - I’m quite proud to support this app and show it off as often as I can! That being said, my other main draw to the pro was to have unlimited backup of all my snippets - I’ve been going at this for a long enough time that I would be very sad to lose everything. My one critique is that sometimes when the app mashes long videos, on the order of the last year of snippets or so, the audio will sometimes get out of sync with the video. This is a small bug that I’m sure can be or already has been addressed (just updated my app yesterday). Keep up the good work, y’all!
  • I love it, but.... Jan 23, 2019

    By its_unlikely_i__know.u
    Don’t get me wrong, I love this app. I love the concept of having one clip from each day to look back on at the end of the year, and this app makes that very easy. You can simply record a clip in the app or insert your own clip and trim it. It allows for journaling and captions which is also great. The thing that bothers me about this app is that is it is a very simple concept, and when I got it it was $5.00, which seems a little much for such a thing. I got over it because it was worth the memories and the easy navigation. But now, after I have had the app for over a year, they are pushing for a Pro plan, where you have to pay more money? It threatens that you will lose all of your video clips and they won’t be backed up, and tries to push the upgrade to the Pro plan too often. It’s $30 to use basic features users of the app have been asking for for years now. It seems outrageous that they want that much so you can add music to your clips or make them longer. If I had know about this, I would’ve thought twice about getting the app.
  • Ceasar’s Email Feb 26, 2020

    By maggie castle rock
    Caesar, your email inspired me this morning and I’m taking a minute to tell you how special this app truly is. I’ve used the app since my son was 3; He is now almost 11 and I have managed to do a video from every birthday to his next. He literally wakes up on his birthday, every year, and says mom have you finished my 1 second video? I compile the entire year for him and he loves it. Everyone loves it, it’s a family tradition and I am so grateful for the intuitive updates you’ve made each and every year. This is the kind of time capsule my son will have his entire life (well at least till he goes to college lol). I go back and watch his 3rd year of life video or his 5th year of life video all the time. Thank you for creating a tool that is literally part of the fabric of my family and will last a lifetime. If my computer dies and I loose everything, my yearly 1 second videos will live on forever. Much love and admiration from Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • First App Review Ever (This App is Worthy of One!) Feb 6, 2020

    By JohnA2223
    This app is hands down the best app I ever discovered browsing the App Store in my 10+ years of owning a smart phone. The premium version is worth every penny. As a newer parent (my daughter is two now) and someone that does a lot of traveling, this app has made reminiscing on the past such a beautiful fluid experience. IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CHILD THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE!! The ability for you to make a meaningful and fun video of your child’s formative years is priceless. The music that is available for you to put over the pictures and short video clips makes the watching experience that much more sentimental and impactful. The option to add time stamps to each clip is another great feature, and way to further refresh your memory of a specific event, or even just a normal day in the life of you. Download it right now and make your past and future life experiences more meaningful! - Guy M.
  • Love! May 2, 2020

    By BlairReviews
    I never leave reviews but I have to for this app. It takes all of my video clips out of my phone and into something I actually want to watch. I’m kicking myself for having downloaded it years ago when my son was born and not keeping up with it. However, it’s VERY easy to go back. The paid version is completely worth it and I have used it month by month this year (2020, it’s May) and have even started to go back and fill in some videos from previous years. I LOVE it. I love documenting my kids and this app is everything I could want. I love the different projects feature and have one for each family member along with my continuous snippets for my timeline. I do wish I could access it on my computer, but since all my videos are on my phone anyways I really don’t mind that as much. I really love it though. I watch my little videos way more than I should probably admit. But that’s how much I love it.
  • Here one day, gone the next Mar 3, 2019

    By Tilly838
    I had posted this a while back “I absolutely Love this app. I’ve been using the free one for a year now and have been taking videos every day. However, it seems that a lot of the features of the free app are being taken away. We no longer can do 1.5 seconds for a clip and we can now only have one video where as before we could have two for each day. I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however it seems like pretty soon there’s not going to be anything left on the free app. And the jump to pro is quite big in regards to cost. I’m really bummed that the app has changed so much in literally two days as I had access to all these features Thursday.” Soon after this changes were made to the app and these features we accessible again without the pro and just he initial payment app. However, my phone just updated to the most recent iOS and with it, those few features went away, again I can only have one clip a day, no 1.5 second clips, and now I can’t even create multiple montages. Again, I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however i’m really bummed that they brought these features back and then removed them again as well as a few more.
  • Unaffected by what others are complaining about Aug 20, 2019

    By kt800200
    One of the coolest things about this app they don’t advertise is that the “Live Photo” capability of the iPhone finally comes in handy for something. Every one of those is about a second, so any photo you already have in your phone can become part of a video. It’s cool to see your day-to-day photos turned into live footage, I guess. Many of these reviews complain about a march update that took away features, which confuses me because I didn’t even notice and I’ve been a near-daily user since January. I broke my phone in April and was so bummed to lose the seconds I’d taken since then that I recently upgraded to monthly pro. If people are mad they get only one snippet a day, they can always spend the dollar a week it would cost to get more snippets or even use the freestyle capability. I do dislike the orientation of video since I rarely shoot horizontally but other than that, I enjoy this app completely and it’s one of the few I will pay for.
  • Vertical version/latest update Mar 4, 2019

    By Loooooses
    I was really pleased with this app and its functionality, and then they had to go and “update” it. In the new version, there’s no longer an option to use the app in landscape (horizontal) mode. They went too far “fixing” the problem, that iOS users couldn’t rotate to vertical. Now it’s even crappier because you have to press about twice as many icons just to view clips and/or take them horizontally. The smart thing to do would’ve been to keep the simpler icons and just add the ability to rotate IF WANTED, not force everything to be one way or the other. It should be as easy as tapping one icon to open up the camera for recording; now users have to go through an entire process and figure out where everything is just to add snippets on the spot. It also doesn’t need the added social media component. People use this app to record seconds, and nothing else. They don’t want ads, or other people’s content, or anything else invading. The entire point of the app is to collect snippets and put them together, and share them on another platform if desired. I’ll likely stop using it if something doesn’t change.
  • Great concept, disappointing evolution Dec 31, 2018

    By CGraves89
    My sister-in-law purchased this app when it was $5 on our Apple family-share plan, and we have been using it to compile compilations, montages, or whatever 1SE has been branding their videos/slideshows as. We’ve made multiple projects featuring each of our kids, different events, etc. However, now with the most recent update and the rollout of “Pro Membership” these features that we originally paid for now are being held hostage behind their $4/month or $30/year premium membership fees. I can understand their fiscal need to offer membership usages, but revoking pre-existing features from customers who have already paid is an abhorrent practice and I will no longer be recommending this app to friends. I’m still giving the app 3-stars because it’s good at what it does and I enjoyed it before they took away the features we paid for, but they have turned their back on their original paying customers. They should have created some kind of “grandfathered-in” program rather than revoking access. Now I’ll be searching for another similar app service.
  • I’ve used this app everyday for almost 3 years and don’t plan on stopping Jul 21, 2020

    By Chiq711
    I heard about 1SE on a podcast in 2017 and was intrigued - I’ve always wanted to keep a journal but never had the stamina and would burn out quickly. 1SE makes a version this journaling of this possible! I also use the “freestyle” mode to document concerts, vacations, and other unique experiences. My family loves getting those video “mashes”, because they say so much more than photos of the same events would. Watching my videos reminds me of the small, everyday details too that are just as special in their own way. I got the pro subscription just recently, not necessarily because any of the additional features jumped at me, but because this product has been consistently useful, reliable, entertaining, and otherwise part of my life for a relatively long time - I’m quite proud to support this app and show it off as often as I can! That being said, my other main draw to the pro was to have unlimited backup of all my snippets - I’ve been going at this for a long enough time that I would be very sad to lose everything. My one critique is that sometimes when the app mashes long videos, on the order of the last year of snippets or so, the audio will sometimes get out of sync with the video. This is a small bug that I’m sure can be or already has been addressed (just updated my app yesterday). Keep up the good work, y’all!
  • I love it, but.... Jan 23, 2019

    By its_unlikely_i__know.u
    Don’t get me wrong, I love this app. I love the concept of having one clip from each day to look back on at the end of the year, and this app makes that very easy. You can simply record a clip in the app or insert your own clip and trim it. It allows for journaling and captions which is also great. The thing that bothers me about this app is that is it is a very simple concept, and when I got it it was $5.00, which seems a little much for such a thing. I got over it because it was worth the memories and the easy navigation. But now, after I have had the app for over a year, they are pushing for a Pro plan, where you have to pay more money? It threatens that you will lose all of your video clips and they won’t be backed up, and tries to push the upgrade to the Pro plan too often. It’s $30 to use basic features users of the app have been asking for for years now. It seems outrageous that they want that much so you can add music to your clips or make them longer. If I had know about this, I would’ve thought twice about getting the app.
  • Ceasar’s Email Feb 26, 2020

    By maggie castle rock
    Caesar, your email inspired me this morning and I’m taking a minute to tell you how special this app truly is. I’ve used the app since my son was 3; He is now almost 11 and I have managed to do a video from every birthday to his next. He literally wakes up on his birthday, every year, and says mom have you finished my 1 second video? I compile the entire year for him and he loves it. Everyone loves it, it’s a family tradition and I am so grateful for the intuitive updates you’ve made each and every year. This is the kind of time capsule my son will have his entire life (well at least till he goes to college lol). I go back and watch his 3rd year of life video or his 5th year of life video all the time. Thank you for creating a tool that is literally part of the fabric of my family and will last a lifetime. If my computer dies and I loose everything, my yearly 1 second videos will live on forever. Much love and admiration from Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • First App Review Ever (This App is Worthy of One!) Feb 6, 2020

    By JohnA2223
    This app is hands down the best app I ever discovered browsing the App Store in my 10+ years of owning a smart phone. The premium version is worth every penny. As a newer parent (my daughter is two now) and someone that does a lot of traveling, this app has made reminiscing on the past such a beautiful fluid experience. IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CHILD THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE!! The ability for you to make a meaningful and fun video of your child’s formative years is priceless. The music that is available for you to put over the pictures and short video clips makes the watching experience that much more sentimental and impactful. The option to add time stamps to each clip is another great feature, and way to further refresh your memory of a specific event, or even just a normal day in the life of you. Download it right now and make your past and future life experiences more meaningful! - Guy M.
  • Love! May 2, 2020

    By BlairReviews
    I never leave reviews but I have to for this app. It takes all of my video clips out of my phone and into something I actually want to watch. I’m kicking myself for having downloaded it years ago when my son was born and not keeping up with it. However, it’s VERY easy to go back. The paid version is completely worth it and I have used it month by month this year (2020, it’s May) and have even started to go back and fill in some videos from previous years. I LOVE it. I love documenting my kids and this app is everything I could want. I love the different projects feature and have one for each family member along with my continuous snippets for my timeline. I do wish I could access it on my computer, but since all my videos are on my phone anyways I really don’t mind that as much. I really love it though. I watch my little videos way more than I should probably admit. But that’s how much I love it.
  • MY Favorite App Of All Time, hands down Feb 26, 2020

    By ccbugsy
    As a super busy mom, teacher and person who tries to live each day to the fullest, it is often so hard to not feel that everything is a complete blur. I am a past scrapbooker and avid photo taker, but where is there time for all of that? There isn’t! When I found OneSecondEveryday it was like MAGIC! I can DO this. And especially when I discovered that because of Live Photo on my iPhone, SOOO many of my still photos were already little mini video snippets!! In the three years that I’ve been storing my one seconds, my TEENAGE kids have already changed so much. In the blink of eye, but now I can play my snippets and see just how much I have to be grateful for. I see just how full my life is! Even in the ordinary and small, seemingly insignificant moments. Thank you, one second creators, from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with the world!! You’ve definitely made it a better place. :)
  • Bloated Jan 12, 2021

    By Rasim_Compton
    I’ve been using this app since it was first released in 2013. I’ve seen it grow from a super buggy beta that crashed constantly that first year, to a relatively stable and decently designed app. This latest release has some great features, like the live-photo-to-video feature and being able to crop vertical videos to fit the horizontal frame. Unfortunately, it’s gotten clunky. The save dialogue takes several seconds to save the clip, with no progress indicator. And every few seconds or so, it’ll just crash completely instead of saving. I’m a mobile app designer with hundreds of apps on my phone and none of them are anywhere near this crash-prone. I suspect building all the social sharing features (what? why?) have sapped their development resources from keeping the app running smoothly. I’m also irritated with the subscription model they’re pushing. Why would I pay a subscription for a product I only need to use once per year? I would much rather pay $20 once for a simple app that works, or $5/year at most. Plus... a lot of the “features” like brightness adjustment and removing the 1SE logo from the end of compiled videos, aren’t really features if you can just as easily edit the video in the default photos app and trim off the branding from the end of the clip. Cesar Kuriyama inspired me to start doing this in the first place and I really wanna support his app, but the payment options they’re pushing aren’t great.
  • The new update is horrible Mar 7, 2019

    By Kapteva
    I used to love this app, I used it all the time and I was telling about it absolutely everyone. With the new update I actually don’t want to use it anymore. I paid for the app $6 a coupe of years ago so I wasn’t using the free version. The change from horizontal (landscape) orientation to vertical (portrait) made it worse. It is difficult to see the snippets they are crammed. The editing portion of the screen changed - the ribbon where I pick the 1 sec sequences is not detailed and I can’t see or hear how the 1 second snippet will sound/look like. When I pick something, try to play it, it replays the whole video, not that part I chose. The ribbon is not intuitive to navigate (as it used to be) and it is hard to pick the snippets. I can’t pick custom dates to mash videos. It forces me to pick current year, everything. I used to show this app to everyone, I would pick a few custom dates and show them how it works and how great it is. I also can’t replay snippets from prior years (i didn’t save them). With this update actually I don’t enjoy it and I am going to look for a different app with a similar functionality. There is a very aggressive push to the subscription service, but I already paid for the app and actually all the best features were taken away. Find a different app. It has such a great reviews becuse of the older version, but since March 2019 it is crap.
  • Great idea, horrible UX Jul 18, 2019

    By Note_Luver
    K.I.S.S. much? Listen, i have worked in software research and development for over 20 years in. every position from architect to engineer to product manager etc. so this is not a case of me being “non-technical“. However as much as I want to like this application I just cannot understand the workflow it makes zero sense to me I’m simply wanting to record 1+ seconds of video per day and have them mashed together so that I could then replay as hoc. I “think“ this application allows that however I’ve yet to be able to understand how to achieve this. Assuming that is the intent of this application here’s a hint bring in a UX expert and create a next GEN version of this before someone (ahem) beat you to the punch. Seriously I can’t tell which is up and which is down in this app. I *tnink* I’ve recorded some clips during my trial but who knows. Unfortunately I think this application simply out fight itself and was focused on too many bells and whistle‘s and not actual workflow. To that end I seriously doubt I will be continuing my subscription but instead will simply mimic the idea and easily create my own application which will achieve what I am wanting once again to save a small clip each day and have them smashed together so that I could play back whenever I want.
  • New Update - I want to delete the app. Mar 9, 2019

    By i want the old version!
    I used to be in love with 1SE. An amazing way to see your life one second a day! It had an amazing layout, very easy and dynamic to work with.. Unfortunately, I can’t say that anymore with the new update. The new update went vertical, which I really don’t enjoy. At all. It seems as if they are trying to cram everything into one little screen, when before everything had an amazing layout. I really don’t think I will ever get used to this new layout. One more thing, perhaps the most annoying thing, the DIFFICULTY and TIME needed to take to record a snippet of your day. Before the new update, there was a red recording button you could press right when you opened the app. Now, with the new update, it takes MUCH longer to record a snippet for that day.. What if you want to capture a moment that is only there for a second, but can’t because it takes 30 seconds to solely get to the camera??? I’m sorry, but they need to go back to the old version. The app is also glitchy. I paid $6 for the app a couple of years ago, and now I feel as if I’m getting the free version, let alone there is now a “pro” version you can pay monthly/yearly for. I’m going to be honest, I don’t enjoy using 1SE anymore. Frankly, not sure if I even will.
  • Update 3.0 wasn’t necessarily Mar 23, 2019

    By Modge Podge
    I’ve been using this app for about a year now & have really loved it, but I am really disappointed with update 3.0. The vertical screen was unnecessary, and actually makes it much more difficult to edit videos. I appreciate the push for greater integration of the journal feature (and it’s really cool that it exists), but it feels like you’re kind of shoving down our throats. I started off using leap second which I found to have a better interface & allowed me to add as many videos as I wanted per day (and they could be much longer than a second), but their app had a bug where my timeline was deleted more than once so I switched to 1SE. 1SE has been much more reliable, and I have never had a problem with it, but honestly I am strongly considering switching back after the update and push for subscription services that should really honestly have come with my $6 purchase of the app to begin with. The month by month format leap second offers is really nice & much more intuitive and easy than the side bar month scroll on 1SE, although really genuinely what you had before was much better than what you have now.
  • Last update added a huge logo to my videos Jan 8, 2020

    By Hipeople:)
    I understand that they want to have credit for the content they produce, but the huge logo in the corner has made me not want to continue using the app. I told all of my friends who use the app to not update, and many of them saved their 2019 videos and stopped using the app on 2020 because they also do not want a video with a logo. I, and the rest of my friends, are decent enough to keep the logo that is inserted at the end of each video because it’s a great app and a concept that should be given credit where it’s due. However, $4 per month is not worth any of the other features they offer so I do not have any reason to upgrade. I really hope that this automatic logo will end so I can continue to enjoy the videos I make. In the meantime, I will be using iMovie to compile the rest of my second videos because it is just as simple and actually offers a lot more customizations. Plus, I can be sure that it will be safely backed up to my iCloud in the case that my phone breaks or is lost.
  • Not sure if I like I... Feb 8, 2018

    By RonCarter618
    I was using another one second app which was free but limited without upgrading to pro. I decided to download this app instead since it’s the original one second app and I like that you can work on separate projects, so I can keep my sons first year separate from our 2018, one of the features the other app lacked. However, I’m not feeling this app that much. First of all, landscape UI is annoying to work with. Second, yes you can rotate your video to portrait mode but the date remains in landscape and is big, bold, and takes over the clip. I understand that the date is kind of the point of the one second every day concept but if we can’t have the option to remove it, it would be nice to at least be able to move it to whichever corner we want and make it smaller so the focus is on the video and not the dates. Anyways, I will give this app another week just to see but I most likely will go back to the other app.
  • Horrible update Mar 9, 2019

    By Fhgvsdgilcdgjg
    First time I’ve ever written a review for an app. I bought this app around three years ago and used it faithfully for the past three years. Within the last few months, the developer has been pushing an aggressive subscription campaign that I feel hinders the app. As many people of Artie said another reviews this was a paid app in which many of us purchased. I do not appreciate this push towards a subscription-based model. Secondly, with the new update, mashing your one second videos has become a pain. The vertical alignment crams many of the features into a small space which makes it incredibly difficult to properly select your one second. An app that used to be very intuitive and allowed you to quickly journal the events for the day has become a laborious process. If changes are not made to the app within the year I plan to move on and find another video journaling app.
  • doesn’t work with higher resolution/fps videos Nov 26, 2020

    By 48938564825782028557292058
    I’ve been using this app since the beginning of 2020 and the recent updates have made it much better to use. I have been taking short videos every day on my iPhone and once every few months spent an hour uploading them all to the app. Recently, I’ve gotten even more behind and it’s been about 6 months since I’ve uploaded videos. ***Somewhere during those 6 months, i changed my camera settings so that the resolution and frames per second were higher on my photos and videos. all my videos taken after that make the app crash when i try to upload them*** it’s a really great app, but it’s super disappointing that i might not be able to have a finished product because my phone/the app or whatever can’t handle higher quality videos. otherwise 10/10 would recommend. if this could get fixed i’d give a 5 star rating
  • Version 4 made me cancel my membership Oct 28, 2020

    By ZigZag801
    Version 4 of 1SE has made the app unusable for me. Like others have mentioned in the latest reviews, there are now extra taps a user has to do to make a clip for the day. It’s just enough where it has become so annoying to use that I dread filling out my day. I dread it even more if I let a couple of days slip by. Additionally, since the latest iOS update shared albums don’t work. Shared albums is where I have my clips for the day to put into the app. Now I just get errors whenever it happens. I’ve brought this up with support already and they said they are working on a fix but there have been no updates. The amount of bugs and extra taps have made me no longer enjoy this app and I only plan to use it until my membership has expired as I have already paid. After using this app everyday for almost 3 years, It’s time for me to move on.

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  • img Expert
    1. Two-time winner of a WEBBY award for Best Use of a Mobile Camera and featured by Apple, BBC, TED, CNN, Fast Company and more
    2. Never forget life's important moments again! 1SE helps you create the story of your life with just one second every day
    3. Make 1SE videos of any length you choose (monthly, seasonal, or multiple years-long), with reminders so you never forget to record a day

    Reviewed by Kaylin on December 13, 2018

  • Unaffected by what others are complaining about Aug 20, 2019

    By kt800200
    One of the coolest things about this app they don’t advertise is that the “Live Photo” capability of the iPhone finally comes in handy for something. Every one of those is about a second, so any photo you already have in your phone can become part of a video. It’s cool to see your day-to-day photos turned into live footage, I guess. Many of these reviews complain about a march update that took away features, which confuses me because I didn’t even notice and I’ve been a near-daily user since January. I broke my phone in April and was so bummed to lose the seconds I’d taken since then that I recently upgraded to monthly pro. If people are mad they get only one snippet a day, they can always spend the dollar a week it would cost to get more snippets or even use the freestyle capability. I do dislike the orientation of video since I rarely shoot horizontally but other than that, I enjoy this app completely and it’s one of the few I will pay for.
  • I’ve used this app everyday for almost 3 years and don’t plan on stopping Jul 21, 2020

    By Chiq711
    I heard about 1SE on a podcast in 2017 and was intrigued - I’ve always wanted to keep a journal but never had the stamina and would burn out quickly. 1SE makes a version this journaling of this possible! I also use the “freestyle” mode to document concerts, vacations, and other unique experiences. My family loves getting those video “mashes”, because they say so much more than photos of the same events would. Watching my videos reminds me of the small, everyday details too that are just as special in their own way. I got the pro subscription just recently, not necessarily because any of the additional features jumped at me, but because this product has been consistently useful, reliable, entertaining, and otherwise part of my life for a relatively long time - I’m quite proud to support this app and show it off as often as I can! That being said, my other main draw to the pro was to have unlimited backup of all my snippets - I’ve been going at this for a long enough time that I would be very sad to lose everything. My one critique is that sometimes when the app mashes long videos, on the order of the last year of snippets or so, the audio will sometimes get out of sync with the video. This is a small bug that I’m sure can be or already has been addressed (just updated my app yesterday). Keep up the good work, y’all!
  • Ceasar’s Email Feb 26, 2020

    By maggie castle rock
    Caesar, your email inspired me this morning and I’m taking a minute to tell you how special this app truly is. I’ve used the app since my son was 3; He is now almost 11 and I have managed to do a video from every birthday to his next. He literally wakes up on his birthday, every year, and says mom have you finished my 1 second video? I compile the entire year for him and he loves it. Everyone loves it, it’s a family tradition and I am so grateful for the intuitive updates you’ve made each and every year. This is the kind of time capsule my son will have his entire life (well at least till he goes to college lol). I go back and watch his 3rd year of life video or his 5th year of life video all the time. Thank you for creating a tool that is literally part of the fabric of my family and will last a lifetime. If my computer dies and I loose everything, my yearly 1 second videos will live on forever. Much love and admiration from Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • First App Review Ever (This App is Worthy of One!) Feb 6, 2020

    By JohnA2223
    This app is hands down the best app I ever discovered browsing the App Store in my 10+ years of owning a smart phone. The premium version is worth every penny. As a newer parent (my daughter is two now) and someone that does a lot of traveling, this app has made reminiscing on the past such a beautiful fluid experience. IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CHILD THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE!! The ability for you to make a meaningful and fun video of your child’s formative years is priceless. The music that is available for you to put over the pictures and short video clips makes the watching experience that much more sentimental and impactful. The option to add time stamps to each clip is another great feature, and way to further refresh your memory of a specific event, or even just a normal day in the life of you. Download it right now and make your past and future life experiences more meaningful! - Guy M.
  • Love! May 2, 2020

    By BlairReviews
    I never leave reviews but I have to for this app. It takes all of my video clips out of my phone and into something I actually want to watch. I’m kicking myself for having downloaded it years ago when my son was born and not keeping up with it. However, it’s VERY easy to go back. The paid version is completely worth it and I have used it month by month this year (2020, it’s May) and have even started to go back and fill in some videos from previous years. I LOVE it. I love documenting my kids and this app is everything I could want. I love the different projects feature and have one for each family member along with my continuous snippets for my timeline. I do wish I could access it on my computer, but since all my videos are on my phone anyways I really don’t mind that as much. I really love it though. I watch my little videos way more than I should probably admit. But that’s how much I love it.
  • MY Favorite App Of All Time, hands down Feb 26, 2020

    By ccbugsy
    As a super busy mom, teacher and person who tries to live each day to the fullest, it is often so hard to not feel that everything is a complete blur. I am a past scrapbooker and avid photo taker, but where is there time for all of that? There isn’t! When I found OneSecondEveryday it was like MAGIC! I can DO this. And especially when I discovered that because of Live Photo on my iPhone, SOOO many of my still photos were already little mini video snippets!! In the three years that I’ve been storing my one seconds, my TEENAGE kids have already changed so much. In the blink of eye, but now I can play my snippets and see just how much I have to be grateful for. I see just how full my life is! Even in the ordinary and small, seemingly insignificant moments. Thank you, one second creators, from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with the world!! You’ve definitely made it a better place. :)
  • 2020 Goals Feb 23, 2020

    By BÜRDŠ
    My New Years resolution was to use this app to make an entire video of 2020. I have seen this app in the past on the App Store, but could never justify paying for it. I believe it used to be $1.99 back then. I think looking back that was a pretty generous price for what this app offers. Even the non-premium version has plenty of useful features without having to upgrade. I love ❤️ the ability to add your Live Photo’s to your memories for each day out of the month for that added level of immersion. The auto-fill feature makes it completely effortless to add your memories for that particular day automatically, and it backs up and syncs with your iCloud Photo Library in the background which is super handy. In the 2 short months I’ve used this app to log 2020, it comes highly recommended. Don’t just take my word for it, try it yourself. You literally have nothing to lose now that it’s a free download.
  • Favorite app on my phone Aug 23, 2019

    By california danser
    I’ve done 1SE everyday for almost three years. The first year i started one year before our wedding and set it to music and got a projection screen and debuted it to my then fiancé and all our friends the night before our wedding at our rehearsal dinner. The second year i got pregnant. Now I’m almost done with the third year featuring our six month old baby! It’s such a fun thing to have, all our friends know we do it and when we hang out ask if they’ll make it in the second of the day. It’s an amazing way to look back and remember all the amazing seconds big and small that make up life. It’s kept me off instagram and enjoying life. Many friends have said they don’t have time to do it, but I don’t add a second everyday, I usually go back a month later and pick seconds. So if you already take videos most days anyway it’s super easy to go back later and do. Highly recommend!
  • Very Good App, One Of My Favorites Dec 23, 2020

    By Martinxzkdg
    First, I love the app and use it almost every day. I've covered the last 5 years with one seconds and my friends and I love going back in time and looking at them. We rarely do that with, say, photos. The app is great for video journaling and is, IMHO, the best way to cover events, trips, etc. A few suggestions for improvements: - Sorely, sorely, sorely needed: a way to duplicate projects. Sometimes you want a different cut of a freestyle 1SE, like if you covered a party or something (you might want a chronological cut and one that's mixed up, a longer one and a shorter one for social media, etc. etc. etc. ) This could make a nice subscription feature. (The option to add snippets to multiple projects has alleviated this problem a little, but sometimes you don’t know in advance if you’d like a different cut or how many) - There should be a way to turn off the date, but turn on the captions. Sometimes I just don't want a date, but i do want a caption - There should be a way to pick videos by album (on iPhone, for example), instead of from one big list of all videos on the phone. - When ordering videos by date, it would be more useful if 1SE went by date-created instead of by date-added-to-the-phone or date-last-modified. Without that, adding videos from other sources to your phone totally screws up the dates
  • One of my favorite apps Apr 26, 2021

    By Airika8oh
    I love photography and video and collecting and keeping memories. I have tried other types of photo/video projects in the past, but I always end up losing steam, get behind, get overwhelmed, and eventually give up. This app has changed that completely! I started my first 1SE project on January 1, 2020, with NO idea what the year had in store. The year felt long, sad, scary... but at the end of 2020, watching my 6 minute video of my memories and experiences through the year, really helped me appreciate the little things and remember the simple, good moments in the past year. It’s so simple and easy to do. All you have to do is remember, and make a habit to take at least a photo or short snippet of video each day. The app interface makes it SO quick and easy to add your clips, catch up if you get behind, and wrap your final video. I believe I have been so successful in making this work because the app is so seamless and easy to use. So many family and friends have really enjoyed my 2020 video and are now making their own. I am continuing this year, and hope to do this for many more years to come! I’m also thinking about starting some other types of video projects using this app- it’s just so fun and easy. I recommend this to everybody who wants to keep, collect, and share memories!
  • Umm??? Jun 6, 2019

    By girl with a love for seconds
    Ok so let me tell you: I LOVE this app. I use it everyday to take videos of my friends and can’t wait to see how it all turns out at the end of the year. All of my friends want to be in my one second each day, and they have fun deciding on what to do in the second that they have. But recently, something has been different. I’m unable to take a long video, and then chop it down into a second. Rather, the app takes a random portion of the video and puts it in, and it doesn’t let me choose the part of the video that I want. Maybe there’s a step I’m missing or a button I’m supposed to push? But I never had to do anything before and it would just let me do what I had to do to the video. If chopping the video has become a premium thing, I am more than disappointed. And so, even though I love this app and the idea behind it, I cannot give it a full 5 stars. Thank you for your time, hopefully this is a just a lil problem or I’m doing something wrong :)
  • I enjoy it but it definitely has drawbacks... Feb 16, 2018

    By PshhItsLauren
    Firstly, I don’t regret buying this app, but the “one second” every day concept is a bit...limited now. This app allows you to increase individual snippets to 1.5 seconds, and you can choose up to two per day. However, there have been many, MANY days when I wished I could add more, slightly longer snippets. At times, I’ve even added snippets from certain days to the WRONG day just so I could have that moment in the compilation, and the inability to remove the date stamp means I’m just lying to everyone. Ultimately, I just end up wishing I had complete control. I would have paid more for the app with the promise of a limitless snippet composer, honestly. Secondly, I personally do not take issue with the location and font of the date stamp, but if I did, I would probably not use the app at all, and this review would be very very different. So please allow people more options there. Lastly, any real video editing software is effectively nonexistent. Thank you for fixing the issues with orientation etc. that you have already, but honestly why can people not put their videos to music? Why can I not add any effects whatsoever within the app itself? It’s just...disappointing. I love the idea behind this app, and the motivation of the person who created it, but...all that innovative creativity has really come to a standstill. I’d just like to see more.
  • Great App, Two Drawbacks Feb 6, 2019

    By kmbrlymarie01
    I love this app so far! It serves as great a reminder to pause and reflect on the beautiful little moments in your life. My goal is to upload and write an entry each day in 2019. There are only two things that I wish it could do: 1) use in Portrait (upright) setting vs only in Landscape (sideways). I have small hands and never type using both hands on the full keyboard on my iPhone XS. It’s very unnatural and clunky and I end up making a lot of typos that autocorrect doesn’t seem to catch. It makes for constant editing and means it takes much longer to write a quick entry than it should. It’s frustrating. 2) I would love the ability to set a simple notification to be sent at a specific time each day to remind you to upload a picture and jot down an entry. All in all, though, still a great app. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out at the end of the year!
  • Love it Dec 9, 2019

    By ItsSoBei
    So this is a little pricey but what’s the price of life definitely priceless. I love this app I love the way it works I love the way it applies itself to platform there are some tweaks that need to be done through an app but it is definitely what it says it is it is a video diary. And also let you link into your Instagram card to keep things up-to-date today this is the second highest rating I have given an app as I’ve been reviewing several self-help apps, journaling apps ,Video diaries, and motivational apps this one is definitely put together beautifully as a video diary I really wish it would team up with Fabulous and Day One I think that be the most mad awesome Calabro but that’s just my opinion. I’m not a writer is always grandma is I love video recording even talk to text so for me this pops! But all in all I love this app I can’t wait to use it with my Instagram is totally awesome and that is Ya buzz with the Bei!
  • Love looking back at my memories! Feb 3, 2020

    By Kylielekylie
    I’m relatively new to the app, and I don’t take many pictures on my camera roll. Most of the pictures in my video are from snapchats that I saved, downloaded to my camera, and then added to the video. I know several of my friends who use this app feel the same way as I do. If there were a way to make it easier to get the clip from Snapchat to 1Sec that would be great. I understand that they are different platforms but maybe look into that? I’ve been using the app for a while now and sometimes when I try to rewatch a snippet it freezes/ glitches. This doesn’t happen when I watch the whole video but sometimes I want to look back at just one day. I would like it if this could be fixed.
  • Colors Feb 12, 2018

    By brynstef
    Having missed days in the calendar be the same color as days with video is very confusing. I used to be able to tell immediately if I had not taken a video for the day, when the box was grey. But now with all the days being the same color I find myself missing many days. My 3rd year is not getting off to a great start since I updated. *** In response to developer. I am not confused. I understand the concept of the film icon showing on days where there is media. What my complaint is about is that the new update is more subtle than the original app. All the days are the same color regardless if there is media for that day or not. Different colors was a good thing. Your pasted “help” response has nothing to do with my complaint.
  • Great idea and execution, but... Jan 4, 2019

    By Mr. Luigi
    1) I really wish you didn't have to pay a subscription fee to backup beyond 1 month. BUT!, I don't expect the developers to save my data on their servers for free, just let me use my iCloud or Dropbox accounts since I already pay a lot for those services. 2) Not a fan of the app's branding logo on my videos. I really don't like PAID apps installing advertising for themselves on my creative content. But, I definitely don't want to pay on ongoing subscription to remove it. I feel like I'm being held ransom by this monitization scheme. SMH. Having said that... Their if WAY MORE good things about this app than the two annoying things mentioned above. Bravo!
  • Love the app, hate the new update. Mar 16, 2019

    By ....meh....
    I adore this app and this is year three of me making my one-second compilation videos. That said, the developers had a misstep with this latest update making the app interface vertical. It’s horrible. Everything is so much smaller and cluttered. I find myself with my phone only an inch in front of my face trying to see the small details in my videos to decide which second to select. Maybe there were a few people who wanted a vertical app, but it seems a lot of people didn’t. I wish there was a choice to select which orientation we prefer, because I want the landscape orientation back badly.
  • Great app, but pretty expensive Jan 3, 2019

    By Martusia:)
    I purchased this app about a year ago and I love it. The app is super easy to use and it’s super helpful that if I forget to put a video in for a specific day, I can go back and put it in. However, I paid the $5 to get the app and then a while later they switched it over to the monthly subscription. It’s kinda unfair that I paid for the app to later be told that I need to pay a subscription to have more features in the app. If it was only a few dollars a year, then fine whatever. I get it takes money to run an app like this without ads, but $4 a month or the $30 a year seems pretty excessive.
  • Honestly amazing BUT Dec 16, 2020

    By laylaplaysgames
    it is a really really good app. i have the free version and i can say it does its job great without any need to make a purchase! however, recently my videos keep getting removed and i have to add them all back one by one even though they’ve already been loaded into the app (nor have they been deleted from my device). it is starting to rack up more and more each day where i had to replace around four videos today. other than this issue which i hope will be fixed soon, this app is definitely the best one to capture one second everyday.
  • Here one day, gone the next Mar 3, 2019

    By Tilly838
    I had posted this a while back “I absolutely Love this app. I’ve been using the free one for a year now and have been taking videos every day. However, it seems that a lot of the features of the free app are being taken away. We no longer can do 1.5 seconds for a clip and we can now only have one video where as before we could have two for each day. I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however it seems like pretty soon there’s not going to be anything left on the free app. And the jump to pro is quite big in regards to cost. I’m really bummed that the app has changed so much in literally two days as I had access to all these features Thursday.” Soon after this changes were made to the app and these features we accessible again without the pro and just he initial payment app. However, my phone just updated to the most recent iOS and with it, those few features went away, again I can only have one clip a day, no 1.5 second clips, and now I can’t even create multiple montages. Again, I understand that the free app will need to have limitations compared to the pro, however i’m really bummed that they brought these features back and then removed them again as well as a few more.
  • Vertical version/latest update Mar 4, 2019

    By Loooooses
    I was really pleased with this app and its functionality, and then they had to go and “update” it. In the new version, there’s no longer an option to use the app in landscape (horizontal) mode. They went too far “fixing” the problem, that iOS users couldn’t rotate to vertical. Now it’s even crappier because you have to press about twice as many icons just to view clips and/or take them horizontally. The smart thing to do would’ve been to keep the simpler icons and just add the ability to rotate IF WANTED, not force everything to be one way or the other. It should be as easy as tapping one icon to open up the camera for recording; now users have to go through an entire process and figure out where everything is just to add snippets on the spot. It also doesn’t need the added social media component. People use this app to record seconds, and nothing else. They don’t want ads, or other people’s content, or anything else invading. The entire point of the app is to collect snippets and put them together, and share them on another platform if desired. I’ll likely stop using it if something doesn’t change.
  • Great concept, disappointing evolution Dec 31, 2018

    By CGraves89
    My sister-in-law purchased this app when it was $5 on our Apple family-share plan, and we have been using it to compile compilations, montages, or whatever 1SE has been branding their videos/slideshows as. We’ve made multiple projects featuring each of our kids, different events, etc. However, now with the most recent update and the rollout of “Pro Membership” these features that we originally paid for now are being held hostage behind their $4/month or $30/year premium membership fees. I can understand their fiscal need to offer membership usages, but revoking pre-existing features from customers who have already paid is an abhorrent practice and I will no longer be recommending this app to friends. I’m still giving the app 3-stars because it’s good at what it does and I enjoyed it before they took away the features we paid for, but they have turned their back on their original paying customers. They should have created some kind of “grandfathered-in” program rather than revoking access. Now I’ll be searching for another similar app service.
  • I love it, but.... Jan 23, 2019

    By its_unlikely_i__know.u
    Don’t get me wrong, I love this app. I love the concept of having one clip from each day to look back on at the end of the year, and this app makes that very easy. You can simply record a clip in the app or insert your own clip and trim it. It allows for journaling and captions which is also great. The thing that bothers me about this app is that is it is a very simple concept, and when I got it it was $5.00, which seems a little much for such a thing. I got over it because it was worth the memories and the easy navigation. But now, after I have had the app for over a year, they are pushing for a Pro plan, where you have to pay more money? It threatens that you will lose all of your video clips and they won’t be backed up, and tries to push the upgrade to the Pro plan too often. It’s $30 to use basic features users of the app have been asking for for years now. It seems outrageous that they want that much so you can add music to your clips or make them longer. If I had know about this, I would’ve thought twice about getting the app.
  • Three years strong but.... Jan 5, 2021

    By Flourscence
    I’ve been using this app consistently since 2018 and I loved using it! But the latest UI update with the swiping right and left photo tabs leave me questioning whether or not I should look elsewhere for my annual project. There are so many new tiny features that I find annoying, like the redesign of the add video pages and the multiple stages you have to go through to save the video to your timeline. The huge vertical thumbnails across the app! The fact that if you’re saving two videos, you have to scroll up to see them. What was wrong with leaving them side-by-side? The app worked better when it was simpler none of the extra bells and whistles. I doubt the dev or UX team will see this, but if anyone does...please change it back. The simple theme before the redesign was fantastic, quick to learn AND use. This makes me not want to use your app anymore because you’ve made it a chore to use.
  • Please change the caption font back!! Jan 25, 2020

    By My Name is Jessica
    I have been using this app since 2018 and always tell my friends about it. Like other reviewers, I am annoyed with the most recent update. There are many things that bother me, but one of the biggest is the caption font on videos. Originally, the font matched the date font (if I remember correctly) and now it is a non-italicized sans serif with an unnecessary amount of letter spacing. Because of the letter spacing, I can’t fit as much info in the caption. It’s also impossible to read on the video itself because there is no longer a shadow on the text. Quite frankly, it was an unnecessary change and has made the caption illegible. I have other qualms with this update that other reviewers have mentioned, but the caption font makes me cringe every time I see it. Please change it back or give users the option to change the font in settings.
  • Updated 8/28: still vertical-only. Bummed to see it's still a vertical-only app Jul 28, 2019

    By librarygrrrl
    8/28 update: still not vertical and responses to other reviews indicate that it's "a lot of work" to make it a horizontal app again. Well, yeah. I'm sure it was a lot of effort to un-horizontal it in the first place. But given the number of long-time users who bailed on the app once you did that, I certainly hope you are putting in the effort. Original: Didn't update in April when it went vertical-only because I'm middle-aged and my eyes can't focus on images that small. Sad to see that this July update hasn't addressed that issue. Many of my friends who normally post 1SE videos each month on Instagram haven't since that last update - I'm relieved that I didn't update and can still use it horizontally. Please for the love of my old eyes, allow this app to be vertical OR horizontal! Other than this (deal-breaker) issue, I LOVE this app.
  • Latest update crop proportion issue Jun 29, 2019

    By yoooozipi
    Great app overall. This is probably the only app that I am actually sticking with for more than a year now. The latest update messed up the horizontal proportion though, so you’d always crop a bottom portion of the video without knowing how much it’ll crop out. This is consistent either you’re using the phone’s own camera or the one inside the app. I find this very buggy since I am very mindful of the composition when making clips. Also the user interface used to be a lot more simple in the previous version, where you could launch the app and start taking your one second within one click, whereas now it’s annoying to have to click three buttons to start video recording. That precious one second to be recorded can flee in an instant — a bird, a moving train, a sound... Very critical to keep it simple so those moments are captured.
  • Great app. Needs some adjustments and iPad functionality Jul 19, 2020

    By rivertaylor
    I love 1 second everyday, and I’ve been using it for the past few years. However, I don’t love the verticality of the newer UI, and I’ve noticed the text is far too big in the videos now. It used to auto-adjust to fit the length of the caption (i like to add locations of where I’m at, along with movie titles and/or episode titles if it’s a clip from a show) and now it just cuts the text off past a certain point. Mostly just a few gripes of what is otherwise a great app but if the text size was fixed it would greatly improve the user experience for me. Also, would very much appreciate the addition of an iPad compatible app. I can use the mobile version which is fine, but I would like to be able to use the app on my iPad, which is my daily driver device.
  • Turning into a bloatware Apr 23, 2021

    By Arloyola
    I love this app and have been using it since inception. Within the years more functions as been added and I welcome many like the 1.5 second and the new zoom effect for photos, but it’s getting too bloated with unnecessary options like additional timelines, video editor, advertisements for pro versions, cloud services, or unnecessary sound effects. All this goes piling up and it makes it more difficult for people to navigate and use. I never had to dig on the setting menu before trying to remove that annoying sound effect that sounds even when I have the volume all the way down on my phone. I have to constantly delete additional timelines that appear. I just want the simple old 1SE to add a 1 second of a video or photo every day. Nothing else.
  • Bloated Jan 12, 2021

    By Rasim_Compton
    I’ve been using this app since it was first released in 2013. I’ve seen it grow from a super buggy beta that crashed constantly that first year, to a relatively stable and decently designed app. This latest release has some great features, like the live-photo-to-video feature and being able to crop vertical videos to fit the horizontal frame. Unfortunately, it’s gotten clunky. The save dialogue takes several seconds to save the clip, with no progress indicator. And every few seconds or so, it’ll just crash completely instead of saving. I’m a mobile app designer with hundreds of apps on my phone and none of them are anywhere near this crash-prone. I suspect building all the social sharing features (what? why?) have sapped their development resources from keeping the app running smoothly. I’m also irritated with the subscription model they’re pushing. Why would I pay a subscription for a product I only need to use once per year? I would much rather pay $20 once for a simple app that works, or $5/year at most. Plus... a lot of the “features” like brightness adjustment and removing the 1SE logo from the end of compiled videos, aren’t really features if you can just as easily edit the video in the default photos app and trim off the branding from the end of the clip. Cesar Kuriyama inspired me to start doing this in the first place and I really wanna support his app, but the payment options they’re pushing aren’t great.
  • The new update is horrible Mar 7, 2019

    By Kapteva
    I used to love this app, I used it all the time and I was telling about it absolutely everyone. With the new update I actually don’t want to use it anymore. I paid for the app $6 a coupe of years ago so I wasn’t using the free version. The change from horizontal (landscape) orientation to vertical (portrait) made it worse. It is difficult to see the snippets they are crammed. The editing portion of the screen changed - the ribbon where I pick the 1 sec sequences is not detailed and I can’t see or hear how the 1 second snippet will sound/look like. When I pick something, try to play it, it replays the whole video, not that part I chose. The ribbon is not intuitive to navigate (as it used to be) and it is hard to pick the snippets. I can’t pick custom dates to mash videos. It forces me to pick current year, everything. I used to show this app to everyone, I would pick a few custom dates and show them how it works and how great it is. I also can’t replay snippets from prior years (i didn’t save them). With this update actually I don’t enjoy it and I am going to look for a different app with a similar functionality. There is a very aggressive push to the subscription service, but I already paid for the app and actually all the best features were taken away. Find a different app. It has such a great reviews becuse of the older version, but since March 2019 it is crap.
  • Great idea, horrible UX Jul 18, 2019

    By Note_Luver
    K.I.S.S. much? Listen, i have worked in software research and development for over 20 years in. every position from architect to engineer to product manager etc. so this is not a case of me being “non-technical“. However as much as I want to like this application I just cannot understand the workflow it makes zero sense to me I’m simply wanting to record 1+ seconds of video per day and have them mashed together so that I could then replay as hoc. I “think“ this application allows that however I’ve yet to be able to understand how to achieve this. Assuming that is the intent of this application here’s a hint bring in a UX expert and create a next GEN version of this before someone (ahem) beat you to the punch. Seriously I can’t tell which is up and which is down in this app. I *tnink* I’ve recorded some clips during my trial but who knows. Unfortunately I think this application simply out fight itself and was focused on too many bells and whistle‘s and not actual workflow. To that end I seriously doubt I will be continuing my subscription but instead will simply mimic the idea and easily create my own application which will achieve what I am wanting once again to save a small clip each day and have them smashed together so that I could play back whenever I want.
  • Update 3.0 wasn’t necessarily Mar 23, 2019

    By Modge Podge
    I’ve been using this app for about a year now & have really loved it, but I am really disappointed with update 3.0. The vertical screen was unnecessary, and actually makes it much more difficult to edit videos. I appreciate the push for greater integration of the journal feature (and it’s really cool that it exists), but it feels like you’re kind of shoving down our throats. I started off using leap second which I found to have a better interface & allowed me to add as many videos as I wanted per day (and they could be much longer than a second), but their app had a bug where my timeline was deleted more than once so I switched to 1SE. 1SE has been much more reliable, and I have never had a problem with it, but honestly I am strongly considering switching back after the update and push for subscription services that should really honestly have come with my $6 purchase of the app to begin with. The month by month format leap second offers is really nice & much more intuitive and easy than the side bar month scroll on 1SE, although really genuinely what you had before was much better than what you have now.
  • Last update added a huge logo to my videos Jan 8, 2020

    By Hipeople:)
    I understand that they want to have credit for the content they produce, but the huge logo in the corner has made me not want to continue using the app. I told all of my friends who use the app to not update, and many of them saved their 2019 videos and stopped using the app on 2020 because they also do not want a video with a logo. I, and the rest of my friends, are decent enough to keep the logo that is inserted at the end of each video because it’s a great app and a concept that should be given credit where it’s due. However, $4 per month is not worth any of the other features they offer so I do not have any reason to upgrade. I really hope that this automatic logo will end so I can continue to enjoy the videos I make. In the meantime, I will be using iMovie to compile the rest of my second videos because it is just as simple and actually offers a lot more customizations. Plus, I can be sure that it will be safely backed up to my iCloud in the case that my phone breaks or is lost.
  • Not sure if I like I... Feb 8, 2018

    By RonCarter618
    I was using another one second app which was free but limited without upgrading to pro. I decided to download this app instead since it’s the original one second app and I like that you can work on separate projects, so I can keep my sons first year separate from our 2018, one of the features the other app lacked. However, I’m not feeling this app that much. First of all, landscape UI is annoying to work with. Second, yes you can rotate your video to portrait mode but the date remains in landscape and is big, bold, and takes over the clip. I understand that the date is kind of the point of the one second every day concept but if we can’t have the option to remove it, it would be nice to at least be able to move it to whichever corner we want and make it smaller so the focus is on the video and not the dates. Anyways, I will give this app another week just to see but I most likely will go back to the other app.
  • Horrible update Mar 9, 2019

    By Fhgvsdgilcdgjg
    First time I’ve ever written a review for an app. I bought this app around three years ago and used it faithfully for the past three years. Within the last few months, the developer has been pushing an aggressive subscription campaign that I feel hinders the app. As many people of Artie said another reviews this was a paid app in which many of us purchased. I do not appreciate this push towards a subscription-based model. Secondly, with the new update, mashing your one second videos has become a pain. The vertical alignment crams many of the features into a small space which makes it incredibly difficult to properly select your one second. An app that used to be very intuitive and allowed you to quickly journal the events for the day has become a laborious process. If changes are not made to the app within the year I plan to move on and find another video journaling app.
  • doesn’t work with higher resolution/fps videos Nov 26, 2020

    By 48938564825782028557292058
    I’ve been using this app since the beginning of 2020 and the recent updates have made it much better to use. I have been taking short videos every day on my iPhone and once every few months spent an hour uploading them all to the app. Recently, I’ve gotten even more behind and it’s been about 6 months since I’ve uploaded videos. ***Somewhere during those 6 months, i changed my camera settings so that the resolution and frames per second were higher on my photos and videos. all my videos taken after that make the app crash when i try to upload them*** it’s a really great app, but it’s super disappointing that i might not be able to have a finished product because my phone/the app or whatever can’t handle higher quality videos. otherwise 10/10 would recommend. if this could get fixed i’d give a 5 star rating
  • Version 4 made me cancel my membership Oct 28, 2020

    By ZigZag801
    Version 4 of 1SE has made the app unusable for me. Like others have mentioned in the latest reviews, there are now extra taps a user has to do to make a clip for the day. It’s just enough where it has become so annoying to use that I dread filling out my day. I dread it even more if I let a couple of days slip by. Additionally, since the latest iOS update shared albums don’t work. Shared albums is where I have my clips for the day to put into the app. Now I just get errors whenever it happens. I’ve brought this up with support already and they said they are working on a fix but there have been no updates. The amount of bugs and extra taps have made me no longer enjoy this app and I only plan to use it until my membership has expired as I have already paid. After using this app everyday for almost 3 years, It’s time for me to move on.
  • A good app with ridiculous subscription option Sep 8, 2018

    By Krazy Kris1
    I bought this around the beginning of the year and have really enjoyed using it. However, this new subscription model that came with the most recent update seems greedy and unnecessary. The idea of keeping pretty basic features (brightness controls, 3 second snippets) gated behind a paywall is extremely frustrating. Partly because you have to pay for the app to begin with, but also because it is a monthly subscription. These kinds of ways of monetizing customers borders on predatory. If it were a free app, it’d make a bit more sense, but asking customers to drop more money is honestly kind of ridiculous when the features being offered don’t justify the subscription model. I will continue using the version I paid for, but now will be more wary of any further updates or apps this developer puts out.
  • New Update - I want to delete the app. Mar 9, 2019

    By i want the old version!
    I used to be in love with 1SE. An amazing way to see your life one second a day! It had an amazing layout, very easy and dynamic to work with.. Unfortunately, I can’t say that anymore with the new update. The new update went vertical, which I really don’t enjoy. At all. It seems as if they are trying to cram everything into one little screen, when before everything had an amazing layout. I really don’t think I will ever get used to this new layout. One more thing, perhaps the most annoying thing, the DIFFICULTY and TIME needed to take to record a snippet of your day. Before the new update, there was a red recording button you could press right when you opened the app. Now, with the new update, it takes MUCH longer to record a snippet for that day.. What if you want to capture a moment that is only there for a second, but can’t because it takes 30 seconds to solely get to the camera??? I’m sorry, but they need to go back to the old version. The app is also glitchy. I paid $6 for the app a couple of years ago, and now I feel as if I’m getting the free version, let alone there is now a “pro” version you can pay monthly/yearly for. I’m going to be honest, I don’t enjoy using 1SE anymore. Frankly, not sure if I even will.
  • change it back please! Mar 3, 2019

    By lindsnova
    I never write reviews for literally anything so that just shows how bad this update really is. The app used to be so easy to use but with this new vertical version it is so difficult to even add the content for the day. It’s less visually attractive and I feel as though it was definitely more user friendly the way it used to be, horizontally. To me the social media layout with a profile and a feed does nothing for me and is pretty useless. I’m not interested in seeing the feed that is presented within the app. I bought this app so I can work on my in app projects and that’s it. I used to love this app but this update has kinda taken the joy of adding a new second everyday because it is so difficult to use. This app means a lot to me, as well as the projects I make on this application. I think many users, including myself, would rather have the former, more accessible version.
  • Deletes everything Jun 28, 2018

    By Cutie._.Dancer
    I spent 2 hours editing videos for this app. I didn’t mind because it wasn’t a big deal, but that changed quickly. I exited out of the app after I saved everything and didn’t use it for three days. When I went back to the app, all of the videos I spent so long on had vanished and it made me create a whole new account without even giving me the option of signing in. At first I didn’t panic because i thought that just might have been their version of a login page. I typed in the same email I used originally and submitted it. It accepted my email, but instead of signing me in it created a whole new account. This resulted in me losing months worth of editing (the editing took me a very long time because I got the app a month after when I wanted the timeline to start so I had a lot of catching up to do). I’m beyond upset that I wasted money on this awful app!
  • Features no longer accessible Jan 5, 2019

    By psxttx
    Last year I was able to add two snippets, create multiple projects, and adjust videos up to 1.5 seconds. But ever since the most recent update I can no longer do that. I wanted to delete a current project I have to start a new one, but I am unable to do that because I can only work with one at a time, but I can’t delete unless I make a new project. PLEASE FIX THAT. The pro subscription has taken away the original features that made me buy this app in the first place. This monthly/yearly subscription is getting out of hand and is giving us user very limited access unless we pay for the subscription, as if we already didn’t have to pay for the app itself. This app needs to address the greed that is behind the subscription and give its users the ability to use the old features that I have mentioned above.
  • Up sell before even trying the app. Jan 1, 2019

    By Zugalz
    Before you even get to try the app they are trying to up sell you on the “pro” version which has way more features. ( you haven’t even got a chance to try the features you have yet) and you can not start using the app without signing up for promotional emails. This is not an option, this is required. Which means right off the bat they are also sending advertisements to your email address. And yes, we still haven’t even gotten to try the app yet. The app itself seems okay for what it is, you are limited in how many shots per day you can do, and those are limited to 1 second, there is a watermark, and more. All of these limits are bypassed if you purchase the pro version. I’m just not a fan of these business practices. The way you handle your monetization and advertisement is important.
  • I lost everything May 31, 2019

    By Savanna Bananas 23
    I have been using this app since January 1st in order to create a cute digital memory book of 2019. I have been super good about remembering to record at least 1 second everyday! I recently switched from an iPhone 7 to an iPhone XS Max and when I re-downloaded the app and logged in — it was to my surprise that the “free” version of the app only allows iCloud to backup 5 snippets. So now I am stuck with my memories from January 1st-5th and I LOST EVERYTHING ELSE. I refuse to pay for an app like this. I’m extremely disappointed that the developers are this greedy. I don’t understand the logic behind only allowing 5 of MY PERSONAL videos to backup???? You’re seriously going to make me pay for what IS MINE?!?!!?! I just hope no one else makes the mistake I did by downloading an app that will scam you out of your own memories & videos
  • Annoying date and location tag Dec 21, 2017

    By lukechemicals
    Every clip has an ugly date and location overlay. I seriously can't believe this is still an issue after the big version 2 update! Give us the option to hide the date and location overlay in freestyle mode!! I don't need the date and location if every clip is from the same weekend and the font is gross. This app still lacks the customization it deserves for $4.99. if you're looking for an app that doesn't overlay an ugly font with the date and location, save your money and look elsewhere because this app has produced unshareable content for me with this unremovable date and location on every clip!! So annoying because I would love to share my videos but I hate seeing the date and location on every clip, it's ugly and I don't want it on freestyle mode. Please fix!!
  • The new update ruined 9 months of clips... Nov 18, 2019

    By sadgurl28
    This app was the coolest app ever UNTIL they made the new feature where all vertical videos are made true to screen. It works great with all vertical videos that I add now, but all vertical videos I have before the new update is awful. They play so small and you can barely even see them! I was so sad because I was making a mash up of my husband and I’s first year together and now half the videos are TINY. I can’t even go in and replace them with the same video to make it true size because a lot of them I don’t even have to replace, as I’ve deleted them. I NEVER leave reviews on the App Store but I’m seriously so devastated and disappointed after almost 9 months of collecting clips. If they fixed this then this app would be 5 stars for sure.

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