Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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What better time of year than the end of August to start a new year long project? Ok, so Photo 365 could have come out at a slightly more ideal time for all those aiming to stick to a New Year's Resolution but it's a neat idea nonetheless.
It's a concept that seems to be growing year on year: taking one image of the day every day for a whole year. It's pretty cool as it means that participants can keep track of their year just by looking through a folder of images over those 365 days. At a time when pretty much everyone has a camera with them at all times thanks to their phone, it's a fun thing to do. I didn't participate last year, instead focusing on writing a blog entry for every day of the year. However it's certainly something I'd consider doing as of right now. Photo 365 makes it much easier.
One of the key problems with taking a photograph every day is actually remembering! It's not so easy to do during a busy day when there's so many other things to keep track of. Photo 365 solves that problem by providing a reminder function which actually works.
Taking a photo is as simple as either doing it from within the app or adding an image from the iOS device's album. It then appears on a calender screen so users can quickly view all images from any given month as a small thumbnail image. Sharing options are pretty varied encompassing e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr functionality.
That's all there is to Photo 365 as it's a simple app that focuses on its main purpose. It's the design that makes it stand apart from other apps, or just using the album without the need for a separate app. It's just so easy to use and the reminder feature is very useful for the forgetful.
It's a strange time of year for something so clearly focused on New Year's resolutions but it doesn't stop Photo 365 being an excellent app for those trying to get into a new and fun habit!