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  1. Add landscape mode for typing comments

    Hi! Would you be able to make the app able to turn into landscape mode to make typing easier?

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  2. Allow the user to change the font for a story

    Currently, even a two line note entered into the story page gets truncated, because the font is so big... when in view mode. Would like to be able to set the size at least.

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  3. comments

    It would be nice if user could configure comments to show when in the timeline view instead of having to drill into a particular photo. Maybe when mouse over comment icon on desktop or touch pic on mobile devices.

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    Hi Jim! Thanks a lot for this. It’s a really interesting idea that could certainly have a place on the bigger screen – tablets, computer. We’re unable to tackle it now but let’s see how it gets on in the voting.

  4. 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.

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    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?

  5. More space to write and automatic ortography correction

    More space to write and automatic orthography correction. It's is very difficult to write more than 2 lines and then is imposible to see what I'm writing.

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  6. bigger age gap between photos

    My son is 6 months the recent update from you was from 2 months ago but you can't really see a big difference

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    Hi! Are you referring to the emails we send that show then and now photos? If so, you’re right in that these are best when a bigger age gap is shown. We’re working on improving our algorithm that chooses the photos all the time …so hopefully you’ll be getting some better ones very soon :)

  7. 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!

  8. Photo Editing

    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...

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    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.

  9. 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!

  10. I would like to be able to edit the stories

    Through the website you can edit a story but through the android app you cannot. It would be really great if you would change this.

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  11. Choose thumbnail

    I'm just fascinated with this app but pleaseee let us choose the thumbnail we want for each day! thanks!

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  12. 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!

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    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?

  13. Portrait mode to view pictures in iPad

    Need portrait mode on iPad

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    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!

  14. An automatic populate for the hardcopy book that can be purchased.

    Each page is essentially a screen grab of how each date is already presented on this great app. Setting the start and end dates defining the size of the book. A beautiful, easy to create gift for non tech savy family...in my case great/grandparents. Fantastic work... our whole family loves this facility. Well Done!

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  15. 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!

  16. 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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    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!

  17. 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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    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!

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  19. 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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    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!

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    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!

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