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  1. 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.

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    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!

  2. Create a search function

    Within the iPhone app. I regularly put updates regarding my son's medical condition and would be good to quickly find entries.

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    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?

    Thanks!

  3. View favourite / liked photos

    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.

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    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!

  4. Add option to include audio files

    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 else

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  5. Enable comments to be hidden from family members who don't get along

    My family are really enjoying lifecake and love posting comments on my photos. However my parents are divorced and don't like reading each others comments.

    Could you introduce a privacy option so I could keep comments hidden from different family members, or only allow them to see my comments or their own and not each others?

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  6. 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?

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    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.

  7. View pictures and video in a calendar view rather than timeline

    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.. ?

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  8. Select all

    I need to be able to select all photos in a picasa folder at once without having to click

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Greg! Thanks a lot for the idea.

    We’ve had a few requests to make it easier to bring everything over from Picasa (or Facebook or Instagram). We’re looking into the best way to do this, and we’ll let you know when we’ll have that.

    Please keep the great ideas coming!

    Nick from the Lifecake team

  9. Allow some choice in thumbnails and photo positions.

    For multiple photos per date, would be nice to have some option in positioning of photos, and the thumbnails shown. Especially in the case of 2 photos on a single date, there are a lot of foreheads only being displayed!

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    Hi, Bryony. We now use large thumbnails – and square – so you should see a lot fewer thumbnails. We’re seeing how people like this, and we may also do the positioning soon, too. Would love any feedback!

  10. Embed video links to YouTube

    If we already have videos on YouTube, would it be possible to add them to the lifecake just by embedding a link - this might be easier as videos can take a long time to upload, download, etc. We don't store all of our videos locally (some are posted directly from the phone to YouTube), which then makes them hard to get on to Lifecake.

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    Hi, Nick! This is a really interesting idea.

    Our vision for lifecake is to be the oen single story of all the moments in our child’s life. One safe place where everything lives – whether the content was on the phone, your tablet, our computer or even on the Web.

    Later this month we plan to enable importing directly from online sites like Flickr or Picasa or Facebook, so you don’t have to download from these sites and then upload again to lifecake. Youtube might also be one.

    We plan to hold the content so that you have the comfort of knowing everything is safe in on one place, but we will also explore displaying content which might be held elsewhere. We will check into this and get back to you.

    Thanks!

    Nick

  11. 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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    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!

  12. Bulk change dates

    Hi, I see the date changing feature (though it's super tiny and easy to miss!) but I'd love to be able to change dates in bulk.

    I hope you support multiple layouts / re-arranging pictures soon!

    Great job so far, the website looks beautiful. My wife will love this!

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    Thanks very much, Pedro. In the next week we plan to make the date changing – and the tagging to a child – much more visible. You’re right: they are not clear.

    As far as changing bulk dates of content, we will assess this. But lifecake should be putting everything in the correct date for you. Every time a file is uploaded with a date format we can’t find or don’t understand, our system adjusts itself to read the new format. Can you tell me where/how you took the photos or videos which are not going to the correct date?

    Many thanks for the idea! Keep them coming, please :-)

  13. have option to view date picture was taken and age of child and then the photos - like the format of Peekaboo Moments

    In the past I have used Peekaboo Moments, but really like that you all are good about reading our concerns and addressing them. I am willing to make the switch, but would love to see the view look more like Peekaboo Moments. IMHO the current format on iphone doesn't give as much detail as I would like to see. Also it would be awesome to be able to add stickers to images like in Tinybeans.

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  14. web version like button in the flow

    Great that you made the flow in the web version scrolling from top to bottom!

    I would like to have the possibility to click like in the flow and and comments without click the big image.

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    Hey Stefan. We LOVE this idea. Let’s ask others to vote on it and if it gets some traction we’ll definitely look to prioritise.

    Thanks,
    Ed & the Lifecake team

  15. Create separate circles of people for one Lifecake stream.

    I would love to share the Lifecake imagery and video with a variety of different friend/family groups in my life, but it would be more appropriate for their communication streams to be separate.

    I saw another person on the forum ask if you could hide comments so that one one person didn't have to see the comments of another family member/friend. Having seperate circles could be another way to meet that need. The two people that don't get along would never be in the same circle.

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  16. Compare children at at same age ie both my children when they were 4 months

    We all like to see the comparison of our children when they were the same age would be a great addition to the new then & now . Us at the same age !

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    Thanks so much for this suggestion and so sorry for the delay. We have talked about this in the team a lot in the past – we’d love to do this – and it’s something we’re evaluating. We’ll update here when we know more about this.

    Please keep the suggestions coming!

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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.

  18. Upload multiple photos into a slideshow without having to first import each individual photo.

    I love your slideshow option for uploading multiple photos of a single event, like a birthday party. (This feature sets you apart from your competition). But instead of having to upload each image separately and then make a slideshow out of them (thus duplicating the images on my timeline), it would be great to be able to choose several images at once (from iPhoto or wherever you load from) and put them directly into a slideshow...with no duplicate stills.

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, Joan! So glad you love this feature :-)

    Just so we’re sure we understand, are you keen to make slideshows with photos that you don’t want to actually have in your Lifecake timeline?

    Thanks for helping us understand.

    Nick, from the Lifecake team

  19. Create an option to select a default child for uploads.

    We have Lifecake accounts for both our son and our cousin's son, and every time we upload a picture we need to select which child it is for. Since we only upload pics for our son (and just view our cousin's son's account every now and then), it would be great if there were an option to make our son the default so we don't need to select him each time we upload.

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  20. animated preview of videos like googleplus or facebook

    When I selected which videos to upload from googleplus, the previews were animated. Now that they're uploaded, the preview thumbnails are all static... I have to click play to see them move.

    I liked seeing the many animated thumbnails at once.
    Make this happen in the timeline too.

    See google plus or facebook for examples.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Daniel! This is a great idea. We’d love to offer this functionality within our apps. We’ll start investigating how we can best make this happen. Have a great day! Ed

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