A time capsule of your presence online
If you have ever had the wish to take a look at what you posted exactly one year ago (or two or three, for that matter), Timehop is the app for you. In order to use this app, you will have to create an account. It also has an option called Facebook Connect for those who do not want to go through the whole process of signing up. You will then have to link up your other social media accounts – Flickr, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. If you wish, you can link your camera roll to show the photos that you have taken in the past. This option, however, does not work well if you frequently delete photos to create space.
Its interface is clean and simple. Every year is colour coded. This way you will be able to see how long ago something was posted. It keeps everything separated. As a result, it is not a whole mess of stuff. It labels everything clearly so that you don’t miss out anything of your past.The posts in this app show you the platform on which you has originally posted and can fetch all the details and captions that you had posted with it. The headers for every year show what day of the week it was, and the weather (if available). This seems like a nice touch. It might seem embarrassing to look back at your timeline, but that is the point of a time capsule.
You can see the images in full screen with just a tap and see any Foursquare check-ins on a map. You will also be able to see all your Facebook and Twitter updates and the links are click-able. You can share any moment with others by tapping the Share button. You can send it across via email, SMS, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also share these moments on Timehop so that your friends (who are using the app) can see it.