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  1. Make some family viewers only

    Can you invite family that you want to view your content but not be able to comment on it?

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      under review  ·  55 comments  ·  Permissions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Video Share

      We have options to share pictures or download them back to our phone but our videos have zero options. Once we upload them to your site, we can't do anything with them. Can you add a share to Facebook or YouTube feature or even download back to our phone? I'm using life cake as storage and have found that I can't get any of the video back to my phone to share with people that don't have a life cake account. Thank you!

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        15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi, Tammie! So sorry for the delay in responding to this.

        To download videos, you can download all your original photos and videos via the ‘Download all’ option in Settings on our Website. Just so you know.

        But we will look at downloading individual videos and get back to you!

      • Photo editing tools within the product

        At the moment you have to crop or amend the colours or add text/stickers to a photo before you upload it. If you could crop pics in this app it would be a lot better.

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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi.

          We’d love to introduce photo editing tools in the app. If this requests gets some good traction, we’ll escalate it’s priority in our list of todos.

          Huge thanks,
          Ed & the Lifecake team.

        • Build a version which will work on Windows Phone

          It would be great to get one for my phone. Thanks!

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            24 comments  ·  Platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for animated gifs (like auto awesome from google plus)

            We backup all photos (including non child) to Google Plus, and sometimes it creates sweet and beautiful animated photos. I tried to upload to Lifecake and the preview during uploaded was animated, but then once added the gif became static.

            Gifs are a standard format already supported by all browsers and mobile phones, please preserve the format for lifecake photos.

            57 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey Eddie. Thanks for the feedback. We definitely could support animated gifs – it is really just a question of where we focus our resources. We’ll keep an eye on the number of votes this gets and shall keep you posted.

              - Ed, the Lifecake Team

            • Filter view to see only videos, or only photos, or only stories

              I think Lifecake is awesome I just wish there was a way to sort the videos. I would like to be able to see the videos by themselves.

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                5 comments  ·  Platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi
                Many thanks for the feedback. It is a great idea. Let’s see what traction this idea gets in the forum and once we see some good votes we’ll get working on it.

                Thanks,
                Ed & the Lifecake team

              • Buy Videos

                It would be great if you can make and order videos....just an idea

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support uploading from flickr

                  Do you plan to support flickr in the near future?

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give the ability to make some pics/videos private.

                    I guess it seems to defeat the purpose is you're using this awesome app to share pics/videos with family and friends. But I also like to be able to store all the pics/videos in one place. Some pics I may not necessarily want to share with everyone that can view the timeline so the option to make some pics/videos private would be great! Either way, I LOVE LifeCake!

                    55 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow grouping of photos/stories under a heading

                      Make it possible to create a heading, e.g. Freddie's First Christmas or Trip to the Seaside, and then make groups of photos/stories appear under the heading.

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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hey Alexandra! Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the delayed response. The team talk about this concept a lot – it idea of being able introduce ‘chapters’ or ‘phases’ to the timeline. We don’t yet have any fixed plans to implement this but will be doing a lot more thinking in this area.

                        - Ed, The Lifecake Team

                      • Please make your books more customisable, with the option to include all content!

                        Hi!
                        I'm a big fan of the look and functionality of the LifeCake website and app! Ultimately, I'm looking to print content in a book though, so I'm still waiting on some features and hope you'll consider adding them in the future. Specifically, it'd be great if all content, including stories and comments, could be included and there was an option for multiple pictures/stories per page.
                        I recently stumbled across My Social Book and would love being able to print books of a similar look from LifeCake. Do you think your books will deliver similar features in the future?

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                          35 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi, Johana! So sorry for the delay in responding, but we’re glad you’re enjoying the app and Website.

                          We do want to provide more options in our photobooks in the future for sure. Right now we’re focusing on customer requests within our app and Website, though, so we’re unsure when we will have this. But we will update this as soon as we do.

                          And in the meantime, just so you know: we have an option on our Website in Settings to ‘Download all’. With this you can download all your content – in full quality and in monthly, organised folders – so you can still print books on other sites in the time being.

                          Thanks for your patience and your feedback!

                        • Lightroom plugin

                          This is a great service!

                          Is there any chance you could write an export plugin for Adobe Lightroom. I'm sure photographers are drawn to a service like this and a direct export from the most popular enthusiast editing software would make the upload process much easier.

                          Keep up the good work!

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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi, Vince! Thanks so much for your email.

                            We have been thinking about plug-ins for iPhoto and Lightroom and apps, and we hope to have them for our desktop apps. We’ll keep you posted when something like that is coming!

                          • Provide a referral code to invite friends or share on social media

                            If you want to invite friends to try out Lifecake, but don't have their email address or want to use the automated form, perhaps you could provide a unique referral code or link which they can use when signing up?

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              HI, Meg! So sorry for the delay in responding to this. We’ve been thinking about your suggestion and how to make it easier to invite loved ones.

                              The challenge is always balancing our need for complete security with the desire to make everything with lifecake fun and easy. The shared link is great for the latter but not as good on the former. But we will keep working on this!

                              Thanks so much for the great suggestion.

                            • Make nicknames universal

                              i think that nicknames set by the parents should be the names that show for anyone looking at the account. For example, if my brother created his account with just his name, Matt, but I put his nickname as Uncle Matt, everyone should see his name as Uncle Matt when he loves a moment or makes a comment.

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                                10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi, Sarah! Thanks so much for this (and sorry for the delay in responding). Seems to be getting a lot of votes.

                                We didn’t do this currently because we know in many families people have their own personal nicknames for people (i.e. ‘Grandma’ for me is ‘Mum’ to my mother). This is our concern with making things universal.

                                Also, who gets to decide what someone’s nickname is? If it’s personal, then there is no issue. But if it’s universal, then only one person can decide.

                                Would love to know yours (and anyone else’s) thoughts on this!

                                - Nick, from the Lifecake team

                              • have a form for capturing some specific information about the baby.

                                There should be a standard form to capture some specific information of the baby's life, such as day (as well as date) and time of birth, height and weight at birth (and perhaps monthly intervals), location of birth, gender, eye colour and hair colour. I know this can be done through notes, but a standard form that creates a specific nicely-formatted entry (or entries in terms of height/weight) plus photos would be quite nice. I know some of the journals available can collect data on amount of sleep/playing etc. but that's a bit too far into the realms of a…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Mark! This is a great idea. You’re right in that today many people do this via our ‘stories’ feature but we could significantly improve the experience here. We’re exploring this idea of ‘milestones’ – we have a D.O.B marker but could expand it to include many of the key facts & stats you mention.

                                  We definitely plan to add this in the future, and we will update here when we have it.

                                  Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

                                • Add sound

                                  It would be great to be able to publish sound recordings : my daughter singing, my baby drinking, ... With mobile phone, we have voice recorder app included, so...

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks a lot for the suggestion! As much of our team came from Skype, we have a special fondness for audio. And we are looking to do something quite unique with audio in the future.

                                    But in the meantime we can look to support basic audio recordings, as they are indeed lovely and powerful.

                                    Thanks!

                                  • Make it possible to choose the order of photos taken on the same date.

                                    At the moment you can't choose the order of photos taken on the same day, which is a pain. This would be a helpful improvement!

                                    23 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi! Thanks for the suggestion and apologies for the delay in responding.

                                      Would your ideal scenario be that you can drag a photo to be the main one featured that day and then have the rest of the family see the same thing?

                                    • 12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi Caroline! Thanks for the suggestion – and sorry we’re not getting back to you sooner. We will continue to add platforms from where you can import to Lifecake. We don’t yet have a schedule for OneDrive but we’ll let you know when we do.

                                        - Ed, The Lifecake Team.

                                      • Give admins control over notification defaults

                                        The admin (me) should set up the notification defaults for people whom I add. My mom and dad and other elderly relatives aren't technologically savvy, and so when I add them, they'll get notifications on their smartphones as well as an email. I know them well enough to know that they don't want both, so it would be kind of nice if I could remotely set their notification preferences with an understanding that they could make changes if they decided to figure out how to do that.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Manage duplicated photos uploaded from various devices

                                          Through our recent experience using your very beautiful application life-cake we had some ideas:

                                          If the program could recognize the duplicated pictures if they were uploaded from different devices and gave notification about that to prevent this issue.

                                          11 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi, Ruaa! Thanks for the feedback.

                                            We’d really like to recognise duplicates in the future and make this whole process easier to manage. We don’t have a timeframe for that, but we will update here when it’s coming.

                                            Thanks for your patience!

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