Monday Must Have: Everlapse

Recently life seems to have been flying past me, I guess that’s what happens when you’ve got some kind of big life event on like moving house! Despite that I managed to spot this on Twitter, (via DesignMom) and thought it was worth sharing.

Everlapse is a nifty little app that creates a highlights reel of your 20 most liked Instagram snaps (that’s what you can see up there at the top of this post) that you can share across social media, via email or embed as I have done on the blog.

Where it comes into it’s own however is the way you can download the actual Everlapse app (the above trick is done by signing in online via Instagram) and then create your own showreels. As a blogger I quite fancied doing this for my next monthly round up – it’s quick easy and a little bit more fun than a static image, although I guess it may have issues for those with slower connections. You can embed the reels you make via the app to a website, or share them on twitter. For now, if you’re not a blogger and want this for personal use, I can see it lending itself really well to making showreels of perhaps a monthly baby shot to post on facebook for a baby birthday, or maybe anything your want to show the progress of, a diy project or decorating job?

What do you think readers? Go and have a litle play!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Monday Must-have: Roundography

I’m having a love affair with circles right now – or more specifically, cutting images out to look like circles. Did you see my new blog buttons on the right? There are ways to do it in Photoshop (which I use to produce all the images for this blog and also teach with Michelle on the Dream. Find. Do. workshop,) but trust Apple to come up with an instant way. Now you can get the circle frame effect for iPhone simply with an app, Roundography.

It costs 69p from the App store and once you have created your image (you can use the camera or select one from your album,) you can choose a variety of filters and export it to other applications like twitter, facebook and instagram, or save it to your phone.

What’s not to love?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Monday Must Have: Phone Cases with ears

How cute are these little guys?

£10 from Accessorize (and available for Blackberry too – so no favouritism here today!) you can choose from a black kitty, a cartoonish Racoon or fashionable fox.

I’m choosing fantastic Mr Fox. – What a great stocking filler?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Gelaskins

I’ve been meaning to do a bit of a techie round up of ways you can personalise your tech items. Phones, iPads and laptops are so much a part of everyday life now and after the iPhone became cool for it’s sleek design, more and more I’m seeing bloggers snapping pictures, iPhone in clear view and they’re no longer naked, sporting snazzy designs as part of the style statement.

My latest discovery however is head and shoulders above the rest. Spotted on Instagram via Alex D who was sporting a very Dream. Find. Do.-esque iPad cover, I then found that the Gelaskins range spans nearly every device you could need a cover for.

As the name suggests, the covers are mainly thin ‘skins’ that serve as protection against scratches and also bring colour and unique personality to your device. The icing on the cake is the cool range of wallpapers that you get access to with your purchase so you can even make the screen marry up with the outside.

I’m also claiming bonus points for the fact this is a product that doesn’t just work for the Apple family. Your Blackberry, Kindle, HTC, Samsung and more can all be personalised too.

Of course, it’s the range of geometric gorgeousness that had me sold and I bought the one pictured above. The hard case is slightly different. If you’re slightly clumsy like me, the hard case offers more protection than the skins for not much more money.

Gelaskins is a Canadian company but ships world wide. Go take a look, the designs available are immense and you can even customise your own with an image you have taken.

Do you like?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Picfx

Now, you know I like a gadget here at Florence Finds. Not only do I love my iPhone (which Victoria kindly reviewed when the 4S was released,) but I’m addicted to Instagram. You guys see my monthly round ups courtesy of my almost daily Instagram snaps and now I’ve found something that makes your Instagram pics even prettier. Or just your random snapshots for that matter. It’s the best iPhone App I’ve found in ages and it’s called Picfx.

Just like Instagram, or Hipstamatic for that matter, it lets you digitally adjust your images with filters, effects and frames for a vintage, artistic, or just outrageously pretty look. I’ve used the same image of my bedside table throughout this post so you can see the difference and each one is labelled with the name of the effect I used on it.


Red Grunge and Space, Nebula

I’m totally obsessed with the prettiness of some of the amazing shots you can take, and I am soooo excited about using it to capture my holiday snaps and share with you all. It fully integrates (with no faffing around,) with Instagram, twitter, your email and other social networks.


Classics, Sheen and Valentine

This one’s my personal favourite… Bokeh 🙂


Light effect – Bokeh 4

So, do you like it readers? You can get Picfx from the app store. I splashed out, it’s £1.49 but I defy you not to love it!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS, if you’re not already, follow me on Instagram under Rebecca_Norris or on Twitter @florencefinds and @_RebeccaNorris

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