Photojojo’s PhotoTimeCapsule Fills An Everpix-Flashback-Shaped Gap

Last year I was checking out the then-new iPad mini.

Last year I was checking out the then-new iPad mini.

Everpix was euthanized yesterday, and is currently in read-only mode until the developers can figure out how to let users download their archives. Everpix, for those who don’t know, was an amazing service that slurped up all of your photos from your iPhone, your Flickr, your Instagram, your Gmail (!) and more, and put them all in one place. It removed duplicates, send you a daily mail showing you pictures from the same day in the past, and was generally the best solution to the problem of digital photo overload.

I’m working on a piece about alternatives (I have been using a few other services along with Everpix for the last few months), but until then I thought I’d remind you about Photojojo’s PhotoTimeCapsule, a semi-replacement for the Everpix Flashback.

One of Everpix’s best features was the daily Flashback. It showed you the pictures taken on this day in history, right back to the beginnings of your digital photo archive. Not only did it help you to view pictures you’d probably never see again, but it was a great way to stay in touch with friends: I would mail old pictures out to people almost daily.

Photojojo’s PhotoTimeCapsule does something similar, only it pulls the pictures from your Flickr stream. Th main problem is that whereas Everpix had an archive of every (digital) photo I’ve ever taken, Flickr has a tiny hand-picked selection. That and the fact that PhotoTimeCapsule is fortnightly (every two weeks) and not daily, Here’s how it works.

Every couple weeks, the Time Capsule looks at your Flickr account for photos you took a year ago. It picks the ones that are most interesting — the ones that got viewed the most, favorited the most, and commented on the most — and sends them to you in email.

If you use Flickr then this service is fantastic, and as its also free you should probably just go sign up now. And if anyone knows of any other similar tools for Flickr, perhaps ones which can send daily digests, let me know via e-mail or Twitter (both linked somewhere on this page).

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