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1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

1SE

Create your life movie

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  • This app helps me see the joy in everyday life! Mar 5, 2020

    By Ellison K
    It sounds like hyperbole, but this app literally changed my life. I had postpartum depression with my first baby, and every night I cried myself to sleep because of how hard it all was (he was terribly colicky and I felt like he just cried ALL DAY LONG). A friend told me about this app, and I started piecing together positive snippets from each day. When I’d watch the mashed video of multiple months, it helped me start seeing how much happiness my son was bringing to me and how the little things add up. I’ve been using the app for 3 years now, and I LIVE the updates. I was so worried because I had to switch to a new phone, and the backup and redone load process worked flawlessly. The only thing I’d love to see added is the ability to move snippets around. For example, sometimes I’ve already cut a snippet just right, but then later I want to move it to a different date to make room for a different moment in that spot. I’ve hoped to see a “drag and slide over” option to move a snippet from one day to another. Is that possible to add to the next update? Thank you so much for creating this app!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Dana Hungerford-Symes
    Have been using 1SE for several years now, with different timelines for different aspects of my life, and I just love it. It's the most wonderful way to capture a year, a holiday, or a project. I've upgraded to the paid version for the new app and the new interface works really well. Also glad for: * being able to migrate from the old app to the new app * the back up and restore function, i just got a new phone and this worked seamlessly! Would love the ability to use extremal storage though!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Clémence Noëlle
    Easy to use, you can change the snippets if needed and see a preview of your project whenever you want to. You can have 2 separate "projects" for free which is good I think ! And if you get addicted you can always pay the subscription...
  • 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.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Janice Hipperson
    So far I haven't experienced any ads showing in app. I'm still working on my daily collection so will give update on feedback soon. So far so good.
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Zoe Zeiler
    Pretty great idea. I'm new to the app so it's a bit early to give a proper review, but I love the concept. Wish I could have slightly longer snippets without paying, but it's just about impossible to find an app that doesn't require the upgrade to pro these days.
  • 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.
  • This app helps me see the joy in everyday life! Mar 5, 2020

    By Ellison K
    It sounds like hyperbole, but this app literally changed my life. I had postpartum depression with my first baby, and every night I cried myself to sleep because of how hard it all was (he was terribly colicky and I felt like he just cried ALL DAY LONG). A friend told me about this app, and I started piecing together positive snippets from each day. When I’d watch the mashed video of multiple months, it helped me start seeing how much happiness my son was bringing to me and how the little things add up. I’ve been using the app for 3 years now, and I LIVE the updates. I was so worried because I had to switch to a new phone, and the backup and redone load process worked flawlessly. The only thing I’d love to see added is the ability to move snippets around. For example, sometimes I’ve already cut a snippet just right, but then later I want to move it to a different date to make room for a different moment in that spot. I’ve hoped to see a “drag and slide over” option to move a snippet from one day to another. Is that possible to add to the next update? Thank you so much for creating this app!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Dana Hungerford-Symes
    Have been using 1SE for several years now, with different timelines for different aspects of my life, and I just love it. It's the most wonderful way to capture a year, a holiday, or a project. I've upgraded to the paid version for the new app and the new interface works really well. Also glad for: * being able to migrate from the old app to the new app * the back up and restore function, i just got a new phone and this worked seamlessly! Would love the ability to use extremal storage though!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Clémence Noëlle
    Easy to use, you can change the snippets if needed and see a preview of your project whenever you want to. You can have 2 separate "projects" for free which is good I think ! And if you get addicted you can always pay the subscription...
  • 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.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Janice Hipperson
    So far I haven't experienced any ads showing in app. I'm still working on my daily collection so will give update on feedback soon. So far so good.
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Zoe Zeiler
    Pretty great idea. I'm new to the app so it's a bit early to give a proper review, but I love the concept. Wish I could have slightly longer snippets without paying, but it's just about impossible to find an app that doesn't require the upgrade to pro these days.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • May 19, 2021

    By JR Monteleone, III
    Don't use this for anything you might want to keep . I uses this for me and my mom while she was balleling cancer. After the update I lost everything. All those moments that we created and watched every time she was to sick to do much And now she is gone and so is the story we created hereb I can't tell you how sad this made me. There are no words that would accurately describe it. This is a great concept ruined buy greed for more money. I have watched the videos the creator ..its a shame
  • 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.
  • May 11, 2021

    By Cassie Curtis
    Do not depend on this app for sentimental projects! I built a 1se project for my son's first year. The app wouldn't back up my project when I I a new phone so I lost everything before 5months old. I was going to rebuild but now I can't open the app on the other phone. I was again going to try and rebuild but half my pictures are available to add. Not even using their "Google photo" work around. Support runs yoi in circles and takes forever to get back to you.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Angela Prajogo
    Used to love this app and have been using it since last year, but recently it's been crashing everytime I open the app and the screen freezes. I can't add any more videos. Such a shame because I've already used it for half the year :(
  • 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.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Lucy Agathangelou
    Loved this app, used it everyday for 2.5 years but it doesn't work on my new phone (Samsung A52) - crashes everytime I try to add a video. If anyone has any advice on this, please let me know.
  • 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.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Cecilia Roussel
    Cannot remove Ken Burns effect/zoom from still images and is extremely expensive. I'd almost be willing to pay the annual fee but the weird image effects are a deal breaker. People appear to have been complaining about it for years so I assume it will never be addressed.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Kate Ingram
    Used to use this app on my old phone great now updated and will not allow me to add videos or if it occasionally will the whole app will crash after and no longer usable. Disappointing :(

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  • This app helps me see the joy in everyday life! Mar 5, 2020

    By Ellison K
    It sounds like hyperbole, but this app literally changed my life. I had postpartum depression with my first baby, and every night I cried myself to sleep because of how hard it all was (he was terribly colicky and I felt like he just cried ALL DAY LONG). A friend told me about this app, and I started piecing together positive snippets from each day. When I’d watch the mashed video of multiple months, it helped me start seeing how much happiness my son was bringing to me and how the little things add up. I’ve been using the app for 3 years now, and I LIVE the updates. I was so worried because I had to switch to a new phone, and the backup and redone load process worked flawlessly. The only thing I’d love to see added is the ability to move snippets around. For example, sometimes I’ve already cut a snippet just right, but then later I want to move it to a different date to make room for a different moment in that spot. I’ve hoped to see a “drag and slide over” option to move a snippet from one day to another. Is that possible to add to the next update? Thank you so much for creating this app!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Dana Hungerford-Symes
    Have been using 1SE for several years now, with different timelines for different aspects of my life, and I just love it. It's the most wonderful way to capture a year, a holiday, or a project. I've upgraded to the paid version for the new app and the new interface works really well. Also glad for: * being able to migrate from the old app to the new app * the back up and restore function, i just got a new phone and this worked seamlessly! Would love the ability to use extremal storage though!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Clémence Noëlle
    Easy to use, you can change the snippets if needed and see a preview of your project whenever you want to. You can have 2 separate "projects" for free which is good I think ! And if you get addicted you can always pay the subscription...
  • 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.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Janice Hipperson
    So far I haven't experienced any ads showing in app. I'm still working on my daily collection so will give update on feedback soon. So far so good.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By weeriding86
    Absolutely love this app. It's so nice to look back on what you've done and it's amazing how that 1 second can bring back memories of days that you have forgotten. Highly recommend.
  • 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.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kenzi Baby
    It's easy to use and so much fun getting 1 second every day! I'm so glad I found this app. It has inspired me to take more photos and videos!
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Zoe Zeiler
    Pretty great idea. I'm new to the app so it's a bit early to give a proper review, but I love the concept. Wish I could have slightly longer snippets without paying, but it's just about impossible to find an app that doesn't require the upgrade to pro these days.
  • May 1, 2021

    By Jennifer Criso
    Would be 5 stars if they changed the notification at the end of every month to not say 'another year in the books' lol, and if turning off the reminder sounds actually worked!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Angela Prajogo
    Used to love this app and have been using it since last year, but recently it's been crashing everytime I open the app and the screen freezes. I can't add any more videos. Such a shame because I've already used it for half the year :(
  • 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.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Lucy Agathangelou
    Loved this app, used it everyday for 2.5 years but it doesn't work on my new phone (Samsung A52) - crashes everytime I try to add a video. If anyone has any advice on this, please let me know.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Cecilia Roussel
    Cannot remove Ken Burns effect/zoom from still images and is extremely expensive. I'd almost be willing to pay the annual fee but the weird image effects are a deal breaker. People appear to have been complaining about it for years so I assume it will never be addressed.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Kate Ingram
    Used to use this app on my old phone great now updated and will not allow me to add videos or if it occasionally will the whole app will crash after and no longer usable. Disappointing :(
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Erica Seelemann
    This app was amazing on my iPhone, but doesn't work nearly as smoothly on my S10. The media I upload becomes distorted and the video starts and stops repeatedly during play back.
  • 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.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Ryan Howey
    There is an ever lasting push notification saying "estimating time remaining". I don't know what it means or why it is always there.
  • May 19, 2021

    By JR Monteleone, III
    Don't use this for anything you might want to keep . I uses this for me and my mom while she was balleling cancer. After the update I lost everything. All those moments that we created and watched every time she was to sick to do much And now she is gone and so is the story we created hereb I can't tell you how sad this made me. There are no words that would accurately describe it. This is a great concept ruined buy greed for more money. I have watched the videos the creator ..its a shame
  • May 11, 2021

    By Cassie Curtis
    Do not depend on this app for sentimental projects! I built a 1se project for my son's first year. The app wouldn't back up my project when I I a new phone so I lost everything before 5months old. I was going to rebuild but now I can't open the app on the other phone. I was again going to try and rebuild but half my pictures are available to add. Not even using their "Google photo" work around. Support runs yoi in circles and takes forever to get back to you.
  • 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.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By John Clayton
    Pixel 5. New phone. App incredibly slow to launch, won't load the camera, hangs when you click "add snippet". Such a shame, I was enjoying this on my old Wileyfox phone.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By Emma Rosier
    Since changing to a new device, the app crashes when trying to upload new snippets. I've tried force stopping, clearing the cache, nothing works. Been happening for 3 days.

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