A monthly magazine where your life is the subject

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For $8.99 per month, your iPhone camera roll can become a glossy magazine.
For $8.99 per month, your iPhone camera roll can become a glossy magazine.
Photo: Recently

It sounds cool and convenient to say your photo album is in your phone. But your life spread across the pages of a glossy magazine sounds a whole lot better.

A new iOS app called Recently turns the camera roll on your iPhone into a monthly magazine. The one-step app is free and for a subscription fee of $8.99 a month, the creators will send you an elegantly designed magazine of up to 100 photos.

Recently sends you a magazine at the first of each month with the photos from your iPhone.
Recently sends you a magazine at the first of each month with the photos from your iPhone.
Photo: Recently

The Recently app first appeared on the iTunes story on Aug. 24 and so far has received several five-star ratings.

There are a number of apps that offer analog products to encourage iPhone photographers to archive their cherished photos before a thief or a hard drive crash wipes out those memories. Many of the apps focus on print services or allow users to design simple photo books.

Recently appears to be the only app in this space that publishes a magazine-style product.

“In a world that has slipped all too quickly into a digital world, it excites me to see a concept like this one,” photographer Kevin Dotson wrote in a customer review on Recently’s iTunes page. “I’m an old-school photographer who still likes to actually pick up a photo book with his hands. This app is PERFECT for my desires and needs.”

The app allows you to edit your photos, or to keep things simple by hitting upload at the end of each month. A magazine will arrive at your doorstep the first of each month. The app can also pull photos from your Facebook feed.

Source: The Next Web

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  • Chris Clancy

    I love the idea of this. Where did the app go?!?!