Everyday 2.0: The easiest way to make a self-portrait time-lapse

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:44 PM EST


We often frown upon selfies. But their value does have some merit, particularly when done tastefully. One such method is when a self-portrait is taken as part of a larger project, to document changes to yourself over the course of days, weeks, months and years.

However, consistently capturing photos and storing them in an efficient method isn’t always an easy task. Furthermore, it’s almost impossible to line up the images the same way every day as to make the resulting video as seamless as possible. That is unless you’re using Everyday, an app designed to simplify the entire process of creating a time-lapse of yourself.

Now in version 2.0 — after a solid two or so years of being dormant in terms of development — Everyday is ready to take on the task of reminding, aligning, capturing, storing and exporting your self portraits, day in, day out.

Just like the first iteration of Everyday, it relies on a customizable daily notification to remind you to take your self-portrait. To ensure your image is lined up with the previous days, Everyday provides the option to overlay yesterday’s image onto your liveview image or display a customized grid that aligns your eyes and mouth in the same position.

Once captured, the photographs are stored in a timeline, which you can go back and look through as a whole or one day at a time. After a designated timeframe, you can then export your time-lapse as a video file, complete with the accompanying dates for each image.

New features include the ability to add multiple timelines to Everyday, meaning you can track not only yourself, but also the growth of your favorite pet, plant or child. This feature is available via a $2 in-app purchase.

Additionally, you can backup the individual images to Dropbox, ensuring that even if your phone takes a dive to the deep end of the pool, your months worth of self-portraits are safe and sound.

Everyday is available for download in the iOS App Store for $2.