1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

By 1SE
Photo & Video · 4+


Ever catch yourself forgetting life’s moments? Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life. Let 1 Second Everyday help you remember your journey and create the story of your life. Get started with 1SE today! 2x winner of the “Best Use of a Mobile Camera” WEBBY Award. Featured by Apple, BBC, TED, CNN, Fast Company and more! "For over 6 years, I've been recording 1 second every day, so I'll never forget another day ever again. This project has had such a positive impact on my life. This lead to the development of 1 Second Everyday; which makes it easy for anyone to do this too. Being able to relive every single day has provided me with a treasured perspective on life. It holds me accountable for making each day notable. When I turn 40, I'll have a 1 hour compilation that encapsulates my 30s. If I live to see 80 years of age, I'll have a 5-hour video that summarizes 50 years of my life." - Cesar Kuriyama, 1SE Founder Why 1SE is awesome: - MULTIPLE SNIPPETS Some days have so much going on, our classic project now allows up to two separate snippets in a day. - AUTO-SELECT: Don't know how to start? Roll the dice and auto fill your days with ease! - ROTATE & ZOOM: Pesky vertical videos? Begone! Lopsided videos ruining your mash? No more! You can now rotate and zoom to your heart's content. - UNLIMITED MASHING: Make 1SE videos of any custom length. Monthly, seasonal, or the past 5 years. You're in control. - NOTES: Take note of your day and leave a private message for yourself. - MOOD: There so many ways to remember your day, now you can remember how you were feeling! Get an at-a-glance view of your mood for the day with our newest tracking feature. - REMINDERS: Setup friendly creative reminders so you never forget a day! - PRIVACY: Your seconds are safely stored on your phone. They are never shared with anyone unless you decide to do it. Give 1 Second Everyday a try and start your own video diary today! We love your feedback and appreciate your reviews. Reach out to us 24/7 at support@1secondeveryday.com Follow 1SE on: - Instagram: @1SecondEveryday - Twitter: @1SecondEveryday - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1SecondEveryday

Viewer reviews from iTunes

Can’t believe it isn’t free (1/5)

You take a 1 second video clip a day for a year and then make a fun little movie out of it right? WRONG! This app makes that pretty hard to do. You don’t get a tutorial, you have to learn it all by yourself. You don’t get constant reminders to do the daily clip, so if you remember last hour before the day ends, the app will notify you that same time slot instead of something like in the morning. Notifications would work better if option to keep reminding you throughout the day until you took a daily clip. Paying almost 5 dollars for this app is too much for what it promises and fails to do properly - DrThrowDown

So fun (5/5)

Really finding the app fun and continually improving - matto1901

Not functioning - terrible freezing (1/5)

Freezes when focusing on iPhone X. Also freezes when trying to share a gif. How are you seriously charging this much money for this quality of garbage? - AdamBernard

Terrible for the iPhone X (2/5)

I wanted to love this app after hearing about it on a podcast. However it’s completely unusable. The interface is only landscape which is really annoying. But what makes it unusable is that the built-in camera app is totally worthless. If you try and click on the screen to focus, the whole picture just freezes ... and then if you just try and take a video on it’s own it’s always blurry. The concept is great but the execution is just bad leading me to just abandon the app. - eywu

Great, but needs a fix! (2/5)

I’d honestly give this 5 stars because this app is truly great, but the camera keeps freezing as soon as I focus and I have to restart the app and I’ll try to record without focusing (which is naturally out of focus) and even then it freezes and I have to restart the app. I’ve been using my regular camera and adding them in manually. Please fix this! - DanTheManLavaTan

Freezing is terrible (3/5)

On my x the app freezes when trying to focus so I have to record video outside the app and import it. Which is such a hassle. Wish there was a better way or a fix. Been like this for months. - brocci24

Amazing. (5/5)

Super fun. Love the automatic feature. Super fun way to get the month in - mcurylo

Got me into college (5/5)

I used this app all throughout high school and loved it so much I wrote an essay about it. It quite literally got me into a great college and changed my future! - di vinci

Heidi (5/5)

Musically missheidikiser - @missheidikiser

Hi developer! Just 2 requests (4/5)

Its a great app. Just have 2 requests. 1. Can you make it in portrait mode also? 2. Can you make app for photos also? Like photo diary? - Plaincircle

It’s not downloading (1/5)

Mhm so, I bought the app and my dad’s credit card is working perfectly but the app still won’t download. I would like to know why the app isn’t downloading because it says i purchased it but it’s pending. Please fix whatever problem this is, or give my money back. thanks you. - toinha1509

Super fun and easy to use (5/5)

A friend had this app who used it to document special newborn moments. It’s really easy to create little clips, especially if you take live pics on your iPhone. It’s addictive and while you don’t need to spend more than a minute making clips, it’s easy to spend quite a bit more time doing this. Worth every penny. - Zombies ate your brain!!!!

Why no notification?! (1/5)

It’d be great to have a notification before the night is over so that I don’t miss a day! All I get are dumb quotes! I’m only two weeks in and I’ve missed a day!! - lostabet

Silly hype (2/5)

Cool idea, but the app is underwhelming.. It’s slow, notifications aren’t configurable, and the UI is buggy with pop ups coming up at the wrong times. - eahiv

Amazing, if they ever fix the bugs (2/5)

I’m an original kickstarter backer and have a love-hate relationship with this app. It’s such a great idea but after years of using it, it always seems to have bugs. Currently, it randomly does not save my clip after selecting the one second (“operation could not be completed”). Also, the battery usage is extraordinarily high. I can have this open for a couple minutes out of the day and it will use over 10% of my battery life on a brand new iPhone. When I check the battery usage, it says “audio“, even though I have microphone disabled for this app. - BigBlock409

Don’t uninstall (1/5)

Hey everyone!! I’m in my senior year and I wanted to do something special for when I graduated so I used one second everyday. I restored my phone the other day and reinstalled 1SE afterwards and none of my clips are here. I’ve recorded every single day since the middle of August (obvi it’s March now) and everything is gone. This app doesn’t save your data. They should have a login screen so you can log in and have all of your clips back. I didn’t think this would be a problem, I wish I would’ve known this before instead of a month and a half before graduation. Waste of my $5. - theyoutubelord

Worth it! (5/5)

It was really hard for me to justify spending $5 on an app, but it’s worth every penny and more. I love this app and will cherish these videos forever. - Wyattray86

Videos disappeared (1/5)

When did had come I wipe my iPhone twice, both times th video disappeared even though it was set up that iCloud would save it... - Beachwoodgirl

Great app for video compilation! (4/5)

Love this app! A little strange that you can only access it in horizontal orientation, and I did have issues with my project not saving itself within the app when I traded my phone in, but otherwise I think it’s a great, and easy to use app for memories! Love the update to allow 2 clips per day if desired. - Bellagemella

Life changing ! (5/5)

Quickest and best way to keep memories !! Interface couldn’t be easier to learn. Simple yet effective. Non-annoying reminders if you want. Used it for a month and absolutely love it. Was even able to fill out prior months for the videos or live pictures (which look the same as a video). Spent 3 hours to set up the past two years. Would pay $100+ for this!! - Kelly in kildeer

Highlight Video for Vacation Travels (5/5)

This is a great starter app to quickly record events. I purchased it so I could easily make a highlight video to share with family and friends. This app does the job. - Windy City Architect

Great (4/5)

This app is awesome! I just wish there was a feature so that I could easily drop an audio track behind my video. Instead I had to download the video to a different app to put music to it. Music makes it so much more fun and upbeat than just the video clips - Flog21

google photos (4/5)

I love this app, but all of my photos are in google photos and I have to continuously download them when I want to put them into the app, can you make it compatible with google photos, so we can upload straight from there??? - alliedorchik

Useless (1/5)

Can’t record for more than 2 seconds... - ElKePoN

Adding music (3/5)

Wish I was able to input music directly in the app - cshuttle

1SE (5/5)

I've had 1SE for over a year now and I love it. It is easy to use and reminds me to capture videos every day. It's a great way to capture and reminisce on past memories. - 673565i!$

Meaningful social media alternative (4/5)

This is a great app to keep you mindful of your use of social media. Use it each day and then put it away and live your life. No endless scrolling, just a second or so each day. One improvement would be to allow the app to switch between left and right handed mode. As a lefty, I frequently mess up the way I am holding my phone when taking a photo and I miss the opportunity. - Anerdpurt

Amazing! (5/5)

I love this app! It is a great app to really reflect on life and remember every day. I am definitely motivated and want to do this for a long time. The only complaint I have is that the phone can only be sideways in the app. Other than that, I really love this app and I think you should download it! - Mfwmkfnbdkdbebjffk

Enjoying (3/5)

While I'm enjoying the app I know it's going to bug me when I go back and I'm watching my videos. I love the idea of one second, but it just is too fast. I wish there was a way to change even the photos to 1.5 seconds. When I've made slide shows in the past it's usually made ch more enjoyable and relaxing when the photos or videos are 2 seconds. I know that defeats the purpose of a second a day. But for my mind to be able to take on what I'm seeing it's nicer to have 2 seconds. - Redbelle123

Update Glitches (5/5)

I love this app, but can’t use it right now after the most recent update. It freezes every few attempts at viewing a video and the app must be restarted. Unusable at the moment, which is a big bummer. - Shelly Sue

help (4/5)

I love this app, so does my whole family. Today we all got new phones and we dont know how to transfer it over. Help us. - makenna gilmore

The Best (5/5)

Hi and thanks for all teams 1se . I have many memories to old device And iCloud option in settings for 1se is on but it not restore!!! Please add accounts for each person to save video and memorize. However thanks for your support and the app - h2h666

Video playback lag (4/5)

When I click to play the days I have so far, after a while, the videos start to chop and lag. It's really annoying - Jabubadu

Love this for newborn! (5/5)

I started using this just before our baby’s due date, so now we have a week of what we were doing while waiting and three weeks of adorable videos and ‘firsts’ with our baby. It’s so much fun to watch and to help remember. A friend recommended this who’d been doing it for their 4yr old since her birth, and it’s pretty amazing. - EMC050

Love it! (5/5)

At the end of January someone I follow on Instagram posted their 30 second video of their whole month in one-second-a-day clips and I was like, “I MUST HAVE THAT APP”. I’m 22 days in and so excited to use it all year. My kids ask to watch our mashups daily - very user friendly and just such a cool way to record your life! - JHalvie

Horrible UI (1/5)

The UI is utterly insufferable. The design team at 1SE, if there is any, needs to revisit their affordance and calls to action, because they are not clear at all and result in me choosing the wrong action several times. And seriously? Forced landscape? Why don’t you let the user decide which was is the best way to experience the app? I trust them with these kind of usability decisions than your designers. - fjalkdj

I enjoy it but it definitely has drawbacks... (4/5)

Firstly, I don’t regret buying this app, but the “one second” every day concept is a bit...limited now. This app allows you to increase individual snippets to 1.5 seconds, and you can choose up to two per day. However, there have been many, MANY days when I wished I could add more, slightly longer snippets. At times, I’ve even added snippets from certain days to the WRONG day just so I could have that moment in the compilation, and the inability to remove the date stamp means I’m just lying to everyone. Ultimately, I just end up wishing I had complete control. I would have paid more for the app with the promise of a limitless snippet composer, honestly. Secondly, I personally do not take issue with the location and font of the date stamp, but if I did, I would probably not use the app at all, and this review would be very very different. So please allow people more options there. Lastly, any real video editing software is effectively nonexistent. Thank you for fixing the issues with orientation etc. that you have already, but honestly why can people not put their videos to music? Why can I not add any effects whatsoever within the app itself? It’s just...disappointing. I love the idea behind this app, and the motivation of the person who created it, but...all that innovative creativity has really come to a standstill. I’d just like to see more. - PshhItsLauren

Crashed (2/5)

I had put in a month’s worth of video/pictures and it crashed. All was lost. Very frustrating. - Ericattitude

Colors (4/5)

Having missed days in the calendar be the same color as days with video is very confusing. I used to be able to tell immediately if I had not taken a video for the day, when the box was grey. But now with all the days being the same color I find myself missing many days. My 3rd year is not getting off to a great start since I updated. *** In response to developer. I am not confused. I understand the concept of the film icon showing on days where there is media. What my complaint is about is that the new update is more subtle than the original app. All the days are the same color regardless if there is media for that day or not. Different colors was a good thing. Your pasted “help” response has nothing to do with my complaint. - brynstef

LOVE THIS APP!- just one problem (5/5)

I started using this app this year and it is so cute! It makes me remember the good things in each day, because we always tend to focus on the negative, it’s so cute I love everything about it! The only thing that I had an issue with, was when I played the “mashclip” video to see the snippets I had so far, the video started off with two deleted snippets which I replaced with a different videos! I don’t know why the deleted snippets are showing up in my video at the beginning! Is this a bug or is this supposed to happen? - Michaelacreates

Great, but... (4/5)

Love the app, but I wish it would rotate to vertical...and, more than anything, that I could duplicate clips from one project to another. - WightCrow

What happened to Live Photo support? (1/5)

I can’t use Live Photos as my 1s any more :/ I only get flat images, not the mini video clips I have in my gallery. - -Gatherer

Not sure if I like I... (2/5)

I was using another one second app which was free but limited without upgrading to pro. I decided to download this app instead since it’s the original one second app and I like that you can work on separate projects, so I can keep my sons first year separate from our 2018, one of the features the other app lacked. However, I’m not feeling this app that much. First of all, landscape UI is annoying to work with. Second, yes you can rotate your video to portrait mode but the date remains in landscape and is big, bold, and takes over the clip. I understand that the date is kind of the point of the one second every day concept but if we can’t have the option to remove it, it would be nice to at least be able to move it to whichever corner we want and make it smaller so the focus is on the video and not the dates. Anyways, I will give this app another week just to see but I most likely will go back to the other app. - RonCarter618

Vertical video, horizontal date? (4/5)

Awesome app and easy to use, loving the results thus far. I got the app at the beginning of the year when they added the option for vertical videos, which I have been doing, however the date and location are still horizontal which is a bit of a bummer and kinda ruins the video having a horizontal date on a vertical video. Besides that I've been having a blast creating and adding to my video everyday. - Sonnet207

Love!! But.. (5/5)

I absolutely love this app, especially at the end of the year and remembering. It is so easy to use! My only wish is that you would be able to make an account or something like that so you could access you videos from other devices. - L Sab

The pics fly by (4/5)

This app is amazing! Just one continuing critique: the pics, when uploaded instead of a video, fly by way too quickly. It seems like they only play for a half second. Hopefully a future update will consider lengthening the playback! - JoeChMD16

No Multi-Device Support (4/5)

Great app!! Would be so much better if I could take snippets from multiple devices logged in to the same 1SE account and add them to a shared timeline/project. This feature in conjunction with the ability to copy an edited snippet from one project and paste it to another project would make this app perfect. Hopefully an update with these features will be pushed out soon as I’m sure the app would gain that much more positive reviews, viral marketing, etcetera which would translate in to additional app purchases! 🤞 time will tell! - Sir Bigglesworth

My favorite app ever, maybe. (5/5)

It really is an amazing concept! I love the app, but I do desperately wish you could use it in portrait mode AND that you could have the option to mute a video. Sometimes the tv in the background or some vulgar language makes me decide not to include a video in my day, but if I could just mute that literally *one* second, it would still give the full effect of jogging that specific memory, but without the noise. Seriously, this app has changed my life! I love going back to months before I got the app and going through those videos and pics, too! - Mrs.Storey662

Jillysfun (5/5)

Love it 😎 - jillysfun

Crashes iPhone 8 Weekly (1/5)

I’ve got a brand new iPhone 8, and every time this app updates it freezes and crashes my phone. I tried to deal with it, but it happens at least once a week so unfortunately I have to delete it :( - Nobueno_7294926