Document your masterpiece-in-progress with this nifty timelapse Mac app

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Hustl app
What better way to record your stunning digital painting?
Photo: Hust

Judging by the number of timelapse art creation videos on YouTube, people in 2020 don’t just like to see great art online; they also like to see how it was created.

Timelapse videos are a great way to show this — since they allow creators to compress the lengthy process of making something, whether it’s a kickass Photoshop montage or a digital drawing into a few short minutes. The results can make you realize just how much work goes into a particular finished product.

Hustl 2.0, a newly rewritten Mac app, offers a great, one-click way to do this. While there are plenty of screen recording apps, this one doesn’t require a whole lot of postproduction speeding-up to create the finished piece. Just a couple of clicks and you’re good to go.

Hustl timelapse app: Giving creatives a way to show off their work

“Most of Hustl’s current users are designers, illustrators, digital artists, photo editors and developers,” Javi Ramirez, the 27-year-old indie developer of Hustl, told Cult of Mac. “We’ve also seen many other kinds of digital professionals use it, like writers and UI/UX designers. In fact, folks in design teams at great companies like Uber or Adobe have already used the app]. Most people use it to either create good-looking videos of their work, which they can use to post content on their social media – or simply to document their work process.”

The Hustl 2.0 timelapse app has been rewritten from scratch to make it more efficient and reliable. It also packs in a bunch of new features, such as the ability to pause and resume recording at any time, 4K support, aspect ratio fixing, easier control over the length of the video, and more. You can check out the whole list of updates here.

If you’re interested, you can get hold of Hustl 2.0 from Ramirez’s website. At $29, it’s not the cheapest option on the market (iMovie will let you do time lapse, although you’ll need to manually speed up the video which can take some time). However, it’s a lot more affordable than relying on pro-grade software like Final Cut Pro.

Boasting a straightforward interface, it’s well worth checking out. After all, creating your digital masterpiece is already hard work enough; you don’t need a complex app making the job even tougher than it has to be!