Please make your books more customisable, with the option to include all content!
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?
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!
I assumed I could print the entire content in a book! That's why I signed up... is this not possible?
Please add more options to the photo book, would like to add more than one image per page. Like everyone else, I love this app but would really like to create photo books.
Please allow me to put several less important photos on a page. I'd still like to see them, but I don't need a whole page dedicated to them.
Lara Wickes commented
Just another request for stories, more text, more layout options for the printed book. This is supposed to be my daughter's baby book, and while it is nice to have the online content, I would really like a printed keepsake. Cute backgrounds, milestone pages, and showing people's comments would be nice options too. Other apps (like Tweekaboo) already have this happening! Please catch up, as Lifecake is my favorite for daily use.
Makell Southworth commented
I'd like to add to this request for more customized books. Specifically I want to make a book strictly using one of my tags, but there's not an option for this right now.
Was super happy to have the option to make a photo book through Lifecake but it was so slow to make any photo changes - I got frustrated and started looking into other websites. It would be nice to have different layout options as well (like multiple photos per page).
I absolutely agree with the reasons and ideas surrounding the absolute need for a real and manageable photo book option. Maybe pair your site with Walgreens or shutterfly? Ideal would be to offer option for number of photos per page and allow those to include the date and comments of each as desired.
Sierra Boyce commented
I sat down at the computer tonight with the intention of making several books for myself and my family members as holiday gifts, as we all use and love Lifecake and my favorite photos are stored here. After just ten minutes of messing around with your photo book program I am so frustrated by the lack of options and - even more - the difficulty of simply selecting a photo and placing it on a page, that I quit. It would take me hours to create just one book the way I want to because it insists on pre-selecting photos for me and I have to manually delete each one I wish to replace. I really look forward to any improvements you might be able to make in this arena.
Your promotional email sent in December, 2015 depicts a little girl looking through a photo book with multiple images per page... this is FALSE ADVERTISING! Please allow us to choose layouts with multiple photos per page.
I agree with all the comments below. I'd liketo have the option of adding multiple images on one page and edit easily as with many other photo book creation sites. When Lifecake automatically selects photos for the book I would like it to also add the comments/storys that accompany that image and then give you the option to delete them if you wish.
It looks as if this topic has been under review since 2013 - I really hope that 2 years on and since being bought by Cannon that this can be really looked at and a decision made asap as I love the online ability but very disappointed that I can't bring my childrens story to life in the hard book via this site.
I agree. I would love to be able to put stories I write in the books we print. Is there a way to make this happen?
Sara Williams commented
I have enjoyed documenting some milestones and stories each month. I'd love to be able to include them in the printed book!
I agree, with comments below. It would be great if the book was more editable.
Any idea if you will make changes especially multiple pics on one page. I would really like a photo book but will probably go to a competitor if this isn't available soon
It is so hard to pick a favorite picture from a certain day so it would be nice to be able to put more than one per page.
Agree completely with this. And it's not just stories that are important but descriptions and comments that go with a photo.
This seems to have been planned for a while. Any idea when it will be included?
I agree the entire reason it makes sense and is awesome is because of the stories and I don't want the photo book with out the stories. That would just be incomplete.
natasha wright commented
it really is not enough writing space on the picture pages. it would be nice if you could entry the note entries that you do on the app on your phone. also another suggestion maybe allow a book to look more like the roll you see on the computer when you log in.
I have the same question - I love Lifecake and have written all those nice little stories so would really want to print it all together. When are you going to offer that option?
T M commented
Just wanted to second this opinion! I'll probably wait to order my son's 1st year book until I can include the stories I've written for him!