Paid app demanding more money 1/5
I paid $5 for an app that I would hope to keep using for journaling my year but it seems it’s all wasted with the newest update and push for subscription membership. It was already annoying how after every video submission the app would ask to save a 1s clip to my library or share onto my social media site. Now, I have to deal with saying no every time I overclick into the 1.5s limit. Maybe if this price was put upfront, I’d have been able to think twice about getting this app but now, I’m just left with disappointment because there was hype for an “update” and it ended up being a demand for more money.
The best app I’ve ever had 5/5
I’ve been using one second every day for almost 3 years now. At this point I honestly can’t see myself not doing it. The experience of watching back your year is so cathartic and fantastic to relieve experiences and remember the contexts that I would recommend everyone to get this app.
From a technical standpoint it’s very easy to use and is very user-friendly, plus the staff who have created this app are very helpful and very good at connecting with their users over social media. They say the best camera is the one you have with you and with the prevalence of smart phones nowadays it’s never been easier to record a little slice of your life that you and your family will have to look back on whenever you’d like.
Life changing 5/5
By Mikey Da Man85
Never have we seen anything like this. To be able to fast forward through an entire year of events from the mundane, to the happy, sad, eventful, it all puts life into perspective. Our days shouldn’t be taken for granted. I look forward to recording two moments every single day now. I anticipate what the end of this year will be. It’s so exciting watching my life change within months, second by second before my eyes. It is just so cool to see how your life, your story plays out through this app.
Nice but feeling like I’m being milked 3/5
Great concept so I bought it for $5, thinking I’ll be able to do the videos. WAIT, I have to pay more to add music or make longer clips. Being milked for more money is not cool, especially after I just paid you guys!
I would of liked to have an option of uploading my own music files without extra charges.
video with audio on initial startup 3/5
I have a baby. My only time on my phone is when he sleeps. Apps that play audio immediately are so frustrating. Please consider a delay or starting it muted. I haven’t even been able to try to get started because of it.
Love it but... 3/5
The fact that it doesn’t save your creation to somewhere is so stressful. If your phone ever breaks you’re screwed and everything lost. Therefore I feel a compulsive need to save my new draft everyday meaning my whole phone is full of progressively longer 1s a day films.
Favorite app ever 5/5
Really. I tell everyone about it. I’ve used it for 2 and a half years and it just keeps getting better. Intuitive to use; great support. Just try it.
Love this 5/5
This app is so cool. Definitely worth it to pay for the subscription to get longer snippets. A great way to remember your day-to-day life. You can even play nice voiceover music so the mashed videos seem more streamlined.
A great app for recording memories 5/5
Easy to use, works fine without a membership, just wish the developer could unlock longer clips with a one time payment since I don’t need another membership to something like this... I’d probably be willing to pay $7 one time just to be able to use 3 second clips.
Love this so much! 5/5
My favorite app! A thousand thank yous to the creators!
I wish it worked 1/5
Such a good format and layout but...
The first time I opened the app I signed in AND subscribe to the pro version (which honestly isn’t that bad). HOWEVER when I opened the app the NEXT DAY it didn’t have my account saved and in fact when I tried logging in with the email I used previously, it didn’t have an account existing. Now that I’ve remade the account, I am trying to once again purchase pro, however I keep getting a “cannot connect to iTunes Store” error in the app, even though the 1SE app subscription is listed as active under my account in the App Store. Time to try another app.
Love it 5/5
I love this app, how straightforward it is and how easy it is. I’m currently using it for the second year and it’s always so fun to go watch
Great for Families 5/5
By A.L.B. 2012
Intuitive and easy to use, this app is wonderful. I really enjoy making my monthly video with my kids on the first of each month and watch the videos over and over!
Good but not great 3/5
While the app gives you options to select dates or only use favorite pictures it doesn’t allow you to make more than one timeline so, for example, if you wanted to make a timeline for each of your kids you can’t really do it.
Hate Subscription Models 3/5
I love this app, I really do. I was happy to pay for it after a friend recommended it and shared their video. However, I’m very disappointed that it’s now being turned into a subscription service. What happened to being able to purchase a product once and then use it?
“Pro” on a paid app is a cheap move 2/5
I already BOUGHT the app. I’ve been using it for some time. Now with the new update I get to see all the new features that I can’t get because I should pay MORE! Had I known before I wouldn’t have bothered to get it in the first place.
This app has changed my life 5/5
The title of my review pretty much says it all. This is my digital diary of my life. It’s becoming the most important “thing” in my life… I have my 3 year 1SE backed up in three separate places it’s so important. It’s amazing to look back on my life in one second snippets.
Waste of money 1/5
By Veronica sheno
This is pointless so waste of money
Wish i could get my money back
I really enjoy this a app 5/5
By G Teddy
Do this - it’s a great way to remember the days as they role by. Helps you look for and appreciate every day beauty the people in your life. You can customize using freestyle
Love this App 5/5
I have been using this for 3 years. I have created vacation montages we love and have been using the daily option creating some great memories. Always fun to review the past year each New Year’s Day.
Pay again? 1/5
Bought the app, been using everyday for 2018, put up with the glitches where clips were deleted (I had to do restores and reselect clips for lost days) and read the promises of ‘updates with backup ability coming’. Now your updates are here and you want $30 a year to keep my own videos from getting lost when your app crashes? Wow - that’s such a money grab. I pay Apple less than that to backup my whole iPhone phone and iPad.
Paid app or subscription — pick one 1/5
What a garbage business model. Charge $5 for the app and then lock features behind a subscription paywall anyway.
Look I get it: one time app purchases of $0.99 are not viable for a healthy developer scene. Devs need to charge a reasonable upfront price or rely on subscription payments to keep the app going. I hate SaaS subscription payments and I will never support it. I will pay more money upfront to purchase the app which INCLUDES reasonable updates and bug fixes.
When the “feature” to use more than a 1.5s clip is hidden behind a subscription paywall AFTER paying $5 for the app, it infuriates me to no end. Cheap cash grab from an unprincipled developer.
I ❤️ 1SE 5/5
It makes me appreciate all of the wonderful things in my life! My family, animals, friends, nature, and all of the beautiful and ordinary things in life that I’m blessed with. And it’s so much fun to watch at the end of the year and see a snapshot of what happened each day, as well as see the subtle change in seasons that occurred over the year.
Cool app 5/5
Today’s version of a photo album... pretty cool
More than entertaining 4/5
Love this app! Been using it for a few years and have recommended it to many. I have memory issues and this has not only been entertaining but can be a resource if I need to remember how long it’s been since I visited a friend or went to an appointment or when someone’s wedding was to remember their anniversary. This could help someone with memory loss. Only gave 4/5 stars because I would like to see them add background music and a title screen as an option.
50% love and 50% dislike 3/5
By Kaiyah DeShae'
The app is great! The only thing that gets me is that you already have to pay for it and they want you to buy the pro version afterwards just to unlock special features and I think that is wrong of them. They would’ve got 5 stars from me, but 3 is what I’ll give them.
A good app with ridiculous subscription option 2/5
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.
Love it! 5/5
Love this app and being able to see my monthly memories in a video. My only suggestion would be to be able to edit a video or picture within my Photos App. For example, if it’s taken within the app, I would like to be able to rotate the direction of it later if I’d like.
My gratitude journal 5/5
By The Strominator
I’ve been using this app for over a year and it’s fascinating to see this encapsulations of my life.
Pure fun! 5/5
This app is easy to use and pure fun! We forget to record some days but I still enjoy every single second of these highlights! Now with the ability to have longer clips... thanks 1SE team!
Great App, but membership? Really? 4/5
By Game reviewer 1111
I am about 2 months into it and it is amazing. When I was first looking at purchasing this app, I thought 5$ was alot, but looking back it was 100% worth it. Having the ability to look back at a week or months worth of memories makes it worth while.
A membership for an app that I paid money for? Why?!
TWO THUMBS UP 5/5
i don’t think there has ever been something i’ve kept up with so well. it’s like my personal like live journal and i LOVE IT!
Great Video Montage Maker. Need Pro to be a one time purchase. 4/5
Great app. Excited to read about the Pro version, but disappointed to see an annual fee. I hope you all decide to revise that purchase plan and do a one time purchase. Sorry, but just not going to do an annual fee. Already got that with a dozen other services from cell phone to Netflix to cable to Insurance, car notes, etc. One time purchase of $30? MAYBE!!! Yearly??? No way!! Sorry!
but we already paid. been using this for 3 years and now we have the option for “pro”?! ugh
Forced Orientation 1/5
Forcing the app's orientation is a terrible UX design that is one of the least accessible things I could think of.
Wonderful for vacation 5/5
My family and I love the videos made of vacations through the years. Getting pro version.
Unique memories 5/5
I’ve been doing 1 second every day videos of my son since he was born. I love watching them every year. It’s very special!
The Greatest App in the App Store 5/5
Great short video journal to look back on quick clips of past life events.
It has developed to become a daily tradition.
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Subscription...seriously?!? 🤬 1/5
By Island Life
I already paid for this app and now you’re introducing a “pro” version to add basic features that users have requested?!? Everyone who bought this app should be able to remove the branding, have more control of our sound and brightness settings, and add an extra second to the day if they want. This move is an ill-concealed money grab!
Fellow users, you’re chumps if you support this!
I bought the app originally because I could pay once and have all the features it offered. It’s fine to charge a subscription for things that require ongoing maintenance like hosting content, but this move is sleazy.
Don’t believe the old reviews about how great this app is. You’re dealing with someone who puts dark mode (a simple color scheme toggle) behind a subscription wall. 😨😨😨
Great when I bought it three years ago 1/5
It's still great, but now there's a paywall, no thank you. I hate it when devs start doing this to their apps and they lose most of their loyal users.
I would avoid this app unless you want to keep throwing money at it.
Love the concept of the app taking snippets of your life and making it a short video out of the snippets. I was reluctant to buy the app but was pleasantly surprised afterwards with the results
With the new update including a subscription service that has new features behind a pay wall doesn’t make me happy. Why include subscription for an application that users probably use 1 minute a day to log their media for the day
The idea of including music and extending the clip duration as a new feature is great but it doesn’t seem right to those who bought the app to begin with and now have to pay a subscription to unlock it
Pro Subscription 1/5
I understand a subscription model for data backup, but brightness controls and longer snippets?! Features like that should be part of the app that we paid for! Ridiculous.
Keep it simple 5/5
They keep trying to clutter up the UI but the main focus remains spot on.
Recording since 1/1/16, this is an awesome way to tell your story. 1SE
I payed for an app - and now it needs a subscription. 1/5
This is outrageous. This is (was?) a PAID app.
When you BUY an app, you expect that it's going to be improved, and that you will have access to those improvements.
But now, with this idea of subscription, I'll only get the improvements they made if I pay (again) for it, but monthly!! It's ridiculous!
Too bad you guys had to become so greedy - and without any special care with those who already bought and supported your app.
BTW: subscriptions only make sense when it's a service. In this case, there's no special need for you to get money month after month (maybe for the servers of the "unlimited storage" in the cloud backup, but we could go without it - or pay it separately), and this is just a horrible money-grabbing technique.
Lost videos 2/5
I loved this app. I was so excited about a 365 video of my daughters 13th (teen year). I got a new phone backed up everything on the cloud but NOTHING backed up on 1SE, 219 days worth of videos gone. I’m devastated. I think a paid app should update automatically, perhaps it will with pro but that doesn’t help me as it wasn’t available. 😭
Paid app with pro features? 1/5
Why did I pay for this app only for it to need payment for future updates? Pretty absurd
Good Memory making App 4/5
By 1SE vs Leap Second
I have come to like this app and I also have leap second as well. With comparing the two this app only allows 2 videos a day with each video exceeding no more than 1.5 seconds. I like the flexibility that leap second gives with longer video times and more video/photo options. Otherwise I really like the layout of 1SE.
Awesome app! But we need music capability! 4/5
Love this app- but would love an update with music background capabilities!!!
Love this app!!!! 4/5
I just recently got this app and I love it. Im only confused about how to add music, if anybody could help me with that that would be awesome! Thanks!