Sort the "Add Photos and Video" source list by most used, or allow hiding of sources that aren't used.
When adding photos, it would be great to either hide sources that I don't use (like Facebook, Picasa, and Instagram) or to sort the list by most frequently used sources.
I realize that you can just click "All photos and videos" but its still visual clutter for those that don't use those services.1 vote
Hi Eugene! Thanks for this suggestion. You make a really good point and we have some ideas about tackling this. Is your default album typically ‘camera roll’ or do you source from other albums equally?
I know there are notifications when people click on the heart button but I am wondering if you could add a tab or just something within the existing search function to view these photo's only? Both in the app and on the website, it would be good to view all the photo's that people have liked and then even filter it by child too.3 votes
Hi Nick! We think this is a great idea and something we must have. We don’t yet have a timescale but we’ll be sure to update here when this feature is available.
Thanks for your patience in the mean time!
Within the iPhone app. I regularly put updates regarding my son's medical condition and would be good to quickly find entries.6 votes
Hi, Brigid! Thanks very much for this.
We have a search function on our Website, but we hope to make this much more advanced – and eventually included in our apps, too.
Can you share which criteria you’d most like to search by? Title, tag, comment, date, etc?
Add a feature so that you can develop single photos directly without downloading and without having to make a full book. Or is there already an easy way?9 votes
Hi, Frida! Thanks so much for the suggestion about prints.
Right now there is no way to create single prints, but we are looking at this capability. And we’ll see how many votes or requests this gets from our customers.
By the way, which device are you using lifecake on most?
It would be great if there was a built in photo editor to add things such as filters and maybe stickers, a lot of companies charge for stickers so you could have a set free sticker pack and charge for other premium ones.
It would be great to just be able to make small edits to photo's and then upload within the app itself rather than editing them in another app and then saving them and then uploading them, it would also free up space on devices...3 votes
Hey Nick! Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking into our options to offer basic photo editing within our apps and from our web – it is definitely something we want to do.
I’d love to know how you (and others) would like to use stickers. What type of stickers would you be most interested in?
- Ed, the Lifecake team.
I'm just fascinated with this app but pleaseee let us choose the thumbnail we want for each day! thanks!3 votes
Hi! So glad you’re enjoying lifecake :-)
Are you using it on your iPhone? And would you ideally like to be able to drag a photo (or video or story) and put it at the front of the day?
Need portrait mode on iPad3 votes
Hi, Ed! Thanks a lot for this and sorry for the delay in responding. This is definitely a feature we’d like to add in the future, and we will update here when we have it.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime!
I have audio files of my daughter singing laughing cooing as a baby. I'd like it if these audio files can be added and date stamped in the timeline like everything else6 votes
Thanks for the suggestion, and apologies for the delay in responding!
We’ve had lots of discussions about this as a team – as we can absolutely see the value – but we’re not sure when we will add this yet. But we will update here when we have news!
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
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.
separate the comments so that only the ones applicable for a specific child is shown? in other words the comments for the unticked child di1 vote
Hi! So sorry for the delay in responding.
Are you referring to the ’What’s New’ area in our apps or Website? And ideally you’d like those comments to be filtered when you filter the timeline for children?
When the notfication of somebody joining the lifecake arrives, please add the original email adress for this person in addition to their use
When the notfication of somebody joining the lifecake arrives, please add the original email adress for this person in addition to their user name. Today sometimes people join that I cannot identify via their user name. It would be helpful to have their email address next to the user name, so at least I know who uses e.g, the user name snj or sas or nsa.
Thank you a lot1 vote
Hi, Bjoern! So sorry for the delay in responding.
The notifications you receive about people accepting your invitation should be using the first name they give us when they sign up. Is it not doing that?
We have held off on including the email address as we have some size limits on the notifications and sometimes the emails can be quite long.
I'd like to be able to email photos to a specific email address and have them appear in my child's timeline.8 votes
Thanks so much for this, Judit, and so sorry for the delay in responding.
This is in our plan, but we don’t know yet when this will be available. We will keep you posted here, though!
If you add photos from e.g. Instagram, the photos are too small to print well in a photo book, so if you auto-populate (e.g. my child's first year) it puts all the images in but with warnings about print quality - you then have to remove each one rather laboriously. It might make sense to exclude any images which are under the required print resolution, or at least allow filtering by size in the drop down underneath the drawer.1 vote
Thanks, Meg! We usually exclude lower-resolution photos by default, but do you have a lot more than 100? If it’s still showing lower resolution ones even when you have higher quality photos to choose from, then we might need to investigate to make sure we don’t have a bug.
Please let us know if you get a chance. Thanks so much!
Is there a way we can add music? My dayghter's current fav song is Happy, it would be nice to look back and remember what music she loved1 vote
Hi, Khilna! Thanks a lot for the suggestion. We like that song, too :-)
We don’t currently have a specific way to track songs, but for our kids and nephews and nieces we actually use the story option to write the name of the song and any details. (I also added a video of my nephew singing his favourite song -‘Rocket man’ by Elton John – and my other nephew dancing to his favourite song, Kaya).
But we’d love to add even more ways to capture these in the future. Please keep the great suggestions coming!
It would be great if you can make and order videos....just an idea4 votes
Hi! Thanks for the suggestion. What format would you ideally like this video in? As a DVD or some other portable format?
Thanks for the feedback!
When you untick another family members added child, the associated comments should disappear as well as pics
Once you have accepted an invitation from a family member to add their child to your timeline you see their pictures and comments alongside your own. If you just want to then view your own childs pics you can untick any other child names and the pics disappear leaving just your child, but all their comments are still there.10 votes
Thanks a lot for this, Lee, and sorry for the delay in responding. We’ll look into this one, and we’ll update this when it is coming :-)
It would be nice to have a lock code option on the iOS app for better security.1 vote
Hi, Michelle. So sorry for the delay in responding. We generally leave the phone lock for this. Does the phone lock not work well for this?
If I were to post all my pictures and images of my son, I would definitely go over your 100 GB VIP service. Do you offer more storage options? A good idea might be to provide a hard copy of the uploaded content in some sort of media. Maybe a few Blu Rays Discs?8 votes
Hi! Thanks a lot for reaching out.
We currently enable people to go over the 100GB limit with no charge. The stated limit is really to prevent abuse. But if we see a lot of demand for a really large amount from many people, then we may introduce another level.
We’ll have a think about your proposal, too – sounds a really interesting idea!
In the meantime, if you ever have concerns about limits or how it all works, just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get right back to you :-)
- The lifecake team
As I put in more pictures and videos, I'm noticing that many are being put in the bottom row (hidden) until I click on it. Can you look into making a Calendar view by Month/Year to make things easier to find? Maybe make 1 picture the cover of the day in the month.. ?2 votes
Hi, David! So sorry for the delay in responding – this one slipped through the net. Are you referring to our Website version?
Are you going to launch an app/channel which is compatible with my Roku 3. I need to be able to display my photos on my smart tv via my ROku box like I can do with Picasa.26 votes
Hi, Greg! To be honest, this is not in our plan right now as yours is the first request we’ve had on this (and our priorities are really guided by what our customers request most).
But we certainly think it’s cool – as we believe ultimately the TV will be one of the best devices for lifecake – so we’ll see if this idea gets more votes from people!
Thanks for suggesting.
Nick from the Lifecake team
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