This review is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and timeshel, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #timeshelprints http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV
I put a lot of love into the photos I share on this blog, but beyond that, most of those photos wind up buried on my computer or in the rabbit hole of social media, never to be seen again. I’d love to print more photos, especially to share them with family that aren’t on the internet that much (hi, mom!). Unfortunately, I never get around to it.
That’s why I was excited to find out about a new iPhone app called timeshel. timeshel is a subscription service that makes makes printing photos easy and, more importantly, procrastination-proof! The app is free to download, but prints are available with a monthly subscription that starts at $5.95.
Each month, the timeshel app prompts you to add photos from your phone’s camera roll or Instagram to your “story”. You can choose to fill the story with a specific theme (a vacation, a family gathering, or important event) or fill the story with varied memories from throught the month. You can choose to print either horizontal or square aspect ratio shots. At the end of the month, it ships out all of your chosen shots. Right now, timeshel is only available on iPhone (via the Apple Store) but they are currently working on an Android app.
To test the first month, I put together a selection of photos of friends and family I had been collecting over the last year. Because I had just cleared all the photos off of my phone and backed them all up to my computer, I had to add the photos via Dropbox, where I was then able to download them onto my phone. Going forward I’ll probably just print recent memories right from my phone or from social media.
After I added thirty photos to my timeshel story, there was nothing more to do but wait for the photos to come in the mail. Because I added my photos near the regularly scheduled shipment date, it took less than a week. Here’s what it looked like when it arrived:
You can opt for photos only (delivered in an envelope), or to do a plan that includes their nifty “timeshel”, a sturdy plastic box that makes for easy photo archiving month my month. I sprung for the “shel” for the first month, which opens up like this…
The timeshel slides out to include a dated cover image and all of your shots. The prints are high quality, matte images. I love the thick white border, reminiscent of the vintage photo prints my family took when I was a kid.
Most of the photos I share here on this blog are photos of places and experiences around the world, so it felt really good to focus on my friends and family and to flip through these memories–all happy moments with people I love.
If you have trouble getting around to printing photos (like me!), this could be an easy solution. I look forward to printing and sharing more good memories in months to come.
The Details: timeshel, a new app that makes it easy to print photos right from your iPhone via a monthly subscription service. Choose from two levels of service: 10 prints a month received in a nifty envelope for $5.95/month, or 30 prints a month received in the shel for $14.95/month