Collect App Review

 In the past I was using the Photo 365 app but this year I got hooked on the Collect App. This app works exactly the same way as the Photo 365 app in that you are prompted to collect a photo a day. There is a free version of the app and a paid version of the app. The paid version of the app allows you create a video of all your photos as well as it gives you different designs to choose from that you can add to your photos.

For $1.99 I think its worth it to have the pro version of the app so that you can pick the different designs to lay your photos out on! You can print these collected photos and use them in your project life or scrap them regularly. I love the simple layout of what the photos look like once you have collected them.

I really enjoy the journaling aspect of the collect app. The journaling enables me to write why I took that photo or what I am trying to remember. All this information is in the note part or you can put it in the title of the photo.

I love the collage aspect of the app that allows me to share my month after I have collected all my photos. I think this is one of my favorite aspects of the app and I plan to incorporate the collages into my project life album this year.

The app is very easy to use, upon opening it you see the monthly calendar and you pick the day that you want to add your photo to. Once you have picked your day you are taken to your photo albums or you can snap a picture.

Next you add your title and notes and you are all done. You can save the photo to your camera roll or you can send the photo to email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, or Flickr.

You can also add multiple photos to one day which allows you to collect all your memories and thoughts from one day!

I am no longer using the Photo 365 app and I have fallen completely in love with the Collect app!

Check out my February Collage and one of my first photos for the month of March!

Do you use a photo a day app?


Fuzel App Update

Fuzel App ReviewWell you know how much I love my apps! Fuzel which happens to be my absolute favorite collage app has had a great update! In order to get the update you will have to go to the app store and download the new Fuzel app or you can just click on the download button at the end of my post!

All in all Fuzel still does the same thing it has always done which is allow you to create a collage with the photos that are on your phone. I have created many collages with the Fuzel app and continue to love the ease of being able to create a collage with my iPhone photos.

Not much has changed with the app since my last review of the Fuzel app except that they have made it even easier for you to add your photos to a collage format and they have created more accents for you to use with your collages.

As with all collage apps you have to choose your template and your ratio. You have all the common ratios to choose from such as 1:1 (square), 3:2 (4×6 size) and many more. You can access all your photos on your phone and create many different collages. Once you have picked your photos and have added them to your collage you can then edit the photos within the collage and size them to just the way you want them!

Next step is to check out the border of your collage where you can round the inner and outer corners along with add a shadow to the photos, which is a new option. I really like the shadow effect ability and have had some fun playing with it. You can then add a color or a pattern to the background of your collage which I normally do because to me it makes the collage almost like a mini scrapbook layout.

Once you are finished with your border you can then add text to your collage through a label or you can add a sticker or a frame to your collage. The new Fuzel app has many different and new options for you to choose from when it comes to the stickers and the frames that you can add to your collage.

Fuzel also created a Gallery of the collages that you have made now as well as many different ways to earn credits to buy packages from the store so that you can create great collages.

Once your Collage has been created you can save it to your device or transfer it directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Email, or to a Text message. I always save my collages to my phone and then open whatever app I want to share it with if I choose to share it.

Here are a few collages that I have created with the new and improved Fuzel app!

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December Daily Apps

Apps For December DailyDecember is fast approaching and I know many of you are working feverishly to get all your projects for December ready! Those December Daily albums are almost ready to go and you have all the fantastic products that you are going to need to make this the best December Daily Album ever but what about your camera setup?

Many of us are not breaking out the DSLR’s or even the point and shoots any more because we are always using the camera that we always have with us, which for some of us is our iPhones and for others it is our Androids. I don’t know about you but I don’t have a ton of time in December to be sitting around and editing photos. So with that in mind here are the few apps that I plan to put to use when I am using photos from my iPhone to go into my December Daily.

1. Fuzel – is a collage app and is currently the only app I use to make collages of photos on my phone. This app is very simple to use and makes creating collages a breeze. Sometimes you want more than one photo in order to tell a story and Fuzel helps you create a wonderful look right on your iPhone with all the sizes that you could possibly need.

2. Phonto – is a great app for adding text to your pictures and what is even better about Phonto is that you can add your own fonts to the app. Fuzel allows you to add text to your photos as well but Phonto gives you more freedom to do what you want. Phonto is by far still my favorite app for adding text to photos because of all the creative freedom that I have with the app. Creative freedom is important to a scrapbooker!

3. Rhonna Designs – When you are looking to add that extra ummmpphhhh to your photo the Rhonna app is the way to go. There are so many different things that you can do with this app from adding text, to adding overlays, to adding graphics that it just doesn’t seem to get better than this. Sometimes it takes a scrapbooker to create an amazing app for us scrapbookers to use and this app has it all!

4. Momento – Is a great app that takes all your social media feeds and places them in one spot. This means that all your Facebook updates, Twitter updates and Instagram updates can be located in one spot. You can also add your status updates to the Momento app which I do quite frequently because my little one always has something funny or amazing to say at one point or another in the week. You can take a screen shot of your feed and print it out to add to your December Daily album or you can use it as a reference for your December Daily. Either way it is a great app to help jog your memory of what happened during the week or even the day!

5. A Beautiful Mess – Last but not least this app is great for adding filters, borders, text, doodles, and phrases. The app is a ton of fun to play with and you can create some awesome looking pictures with this app. I personally love the doodles that come with this app and the app is very easy to use. I feel that the easier the app is to use then the least amount of time I have to spend on it.

Lastly, you may be wondering how did I stay on top of my photos being printed last year for my December Daily and I did this by using my Canon Selphy as well as my local print place when I would need a weeks worth of photos printed. I would use my local printing place which happened to be Walgreens because I could pick my photos up in an hour on a Sunday and throw them in my December Daily Album that same day. Which brings me to my last app that you can use for printing photos to your local Walgreens Printicular. Printicular allows you to access photos from your Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Picassa, Dropbox and your Camera Roll.

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