It’s time to close the door on 2013 and open the door on 2014. Although, before we do that many of us want to page back and look at the 2013 year in review. One goal is to only pack with us the good and productive parts of the past year to accompany us into the future year. However, 2013 was a long year and it is easy to lose track of what all we did, let alone what worked. Social media, email and blog posts are how many of us are stockpiling our cherished moments, but 365 days worth of updates can be a real chore to sort through. Never fear, there are quite a few year in review apps, programs and sites ready to wade through your content and extract the cream of the crop, at least as far as your audience is concerned, for you. Utilizing these apps and websites will help jog your memory and aid your year in review reflection. I know it did mine. Here are 7 year in review apps and websites to help you reflect.
7 Year in Review Apps and Websites 1 of 8
Statigram 2 of 8
Flipagram 3 of 8
Flipagram takes Statigram to the stratosphere. It allows you to create your own review feed not just form your Instagram posts but from your camera roll as well. You can add music too. Since you can make it as long or as short as you would like, it is not automatically ready for posting onto your Instagram feed, but there are many other places for you to post the long form. Be as creative as you like.
Vizify 4 of 8
Vizify works with your Twitter feed. It generates a video of your most responded to photos and tweets. It also tells who your golden followers are and the times that you most often tweeted throughout the year. After the site generates their version you have the ability to make limited edits, arrangements and adjustments, including adding your own soundtrack from their list of acceptable clips. My video generated super quick and gave me insight into my Twitter habits that I was surprised by. What might you learn?
WordPress Jetpack 5 of 8
Wordpress has a plugin called Jetpack. If you install the plugin on your site in addition to its' regular functions at the end of the year Wordpress is able to generate a report concerning your blog activity, content and interactions. This was the first time that I had read my annual report form Wordpress. I found it very insightful especially when I went back and compared it to the 2012 report that I forgot to read last year. I found out that adding this blog site took up a lot more of my writing time then I had been aware of. In 2012 I posted over 100 articles on MissLori.TV, but in 2013 I only uploaded 44. I guess I need to hunker down and get more writing done.
toutapp 6 of 8
The toutapp uses an algorithm to analyze your gmail usage. It's not something that really has an broadcast benefit, but it could help you understand how you interact with your own email. For instance I learned that I send out the most emails in July. I have a feeling that has a lot to do with Blogher and my Summer concert tours. What's your busiest month?
Everlapse 7 of 8
Everlapse is the only year in review app that I haven't tried yet. Why? Because it is only available through Apple. I have an ipad but it is currently traveling with my basketball playing son. So, I will have to rely on the rest of you to give me a report about the effectiveness of this app. Please be sure to send me a link to your review.
Facebook 8 of 8
Facebook Year in Review is the one review that you are probably most familiar with mainly because it is generated automatically. You don't have to do anything but enjoy it.
Did you find the year in review suggestions helpful? Perhaps you have another app or website that you would like to add to the mix. Join the conversation with a comment and together we will toast 2013 properly.
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