Version Reviewed: 1.02
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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I’ve checked out a few apps that enable me to create daily photo journals, but VideoPop is the first I’ve tried for video. It’s got the right idea going for it, but a few missteps mean it’s not quite an essential download just yet.
Offering an interface much like a conventional calendar app, you browse from date to date adding a video for the relevant day. VideoPop isn’t smart enough to detect what videos were taken on which day, so you’ve got to do some of the grunt work when it comes to filling in the gaps from before you used the app. Once you add a video, you can add some pretty basic text if you want, or a soundtrack piece. Video filters are available too but they cost $0.99.
In fact, a few useful things cost money such as unlimited video merging. Merging videos from specific time periods seems to be free though and that’s quite a neat feature for when you want to consolidate content from a specific vacation, for instance.
Once you’ve created something, either through your camera roll or by importing from Dropbox, it’s easy to share amongst many different social networks. You can search for videos via tagging too, which is great when you’ve been filling up the year with content. Bear in mind though, that this app squeezes down how videos look so a portrait image isn’t going to look as good as before.
That’s some of the issue with VideoPop. It’s a great idea but the little things like not auto-detecting dates or squashing your videos soon begin to annoy. It’s still a reasonably useful tool and I love being able to merge videos according to date, but its limitations are going to bug you after a time.