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1SecondDaily is the best app to record your daily life

Have you ever been scrolling through your Facebook or Insta timeline, and you see someone with one of those videos that combines a second of each day for a year, and then they have this super cool, totally not-boring compilation of their life?

While there are a few apps available out there to do exactly that, 1 Second Daily (opens in new tab) allows you to capture a brief moment (around a second or so) of your daily life and edit it into a larger, more epic conglomeration of your entire year!

The steps are simple:

  1. Tap a date to select it.
  2. Hit the camera to record your second or choose a video from your camera roll.
  3. To create a video diary, you tap the clacker.

You can choose to record a bit of a longer video with the app, but keep in mind that you'll only be able to salvage only a second of the video.

Another option 1 Second Daily (opens in new tab) gives is to upload a photo in lieu of a video: if you forgot to record something but snapped a selfie, it might be better to add that into your final product rather than have a blank space/miss a day.

Of course there are other apps that do similar things: 1 Second Everyday notes that "life is made of seconds" and combines your entire year into a stylish, hip montage. DailySnap functions more like social media, claiming that "Every day you can capture only one snap in each story. A story for your body's transforms, for traveling, for beard growth, for your dog or hamster."

Regardless of the app you choose, the results are typically the same, and you'll end up with a picturesque montage of your 2018 that'll have your reminiscing for hours.

Er, I mean 365 seconds…

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What do you think?

Are you a big fan of capturing the world around you in this way? Would your prefer to do something else to document your year? Or do you think shooting videos and taking pictures everyday is silly and a waste of time?

Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau

2 Comments
  • Going to check this out. Thanks Cella.
  • Tried 1 Second Daily but it crashed every time on my iPhone X with the latest iOS. Bought 1 Second Every Day instead based on the feedback. Works great and highly recommended over the first one even though it costs more.