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Android app Retrollect offers a unique way to share and organize your photos

by Caitlin M. Foyt

A single photo isn't enough to summarize one of the greatest days of your life. Creating a high-quality montage of life's happiest and most memorable moments, Retrollect is a must-have app for anyone who spends a lot of time taking photos or updating social networking sites — the people most interested in documenting and sharing their lives with others.

The app allows you to document your bachelorette party, the birth of your child or your grad school graduation by compiling all your favorite photos from the day and putting them in order to tell a story.

It does this in a unique and clever way — by putting your pictures in one of those old-fashioned View-Masters. Well... sort of. It simulates the experience of looking through a View-Master. Remember those from when you were a kid? Red, binocular-shaped objects that made the tiny, circular spool of pictures look three-dimensional through the lenses?

Because Facebook feeds are always updating, some of your fondest experiences can disappear from view and then, sadly, from memory altogether. Retrollect is an excellent way to keep these moments intact and easy to share with the people you love, either through the app or on your favorite social network. Because the app has “Popular” and “Nearby” tabs, you can also share your Retrollect photo discs with strangers or become inspired by theirs.

I'm sure I'll hate myself later for writing this, but apps that use wood-grain backgrounds always seem to pull together really great designs — and Retrollect is no exception. It's a solid way to take a day's worth of photos and turn them into a single, cohesive memory.

Loading time has a tendency to lag when viewing other users' Retrollect discs or uploading your own photos, but the app as a whole operated pretty smoothly during my time spent with it. Users also won't have any difficulty maneuvering through the app as things are kept simple.

This is a great way to preserve your memories and share them with the people most important to you.

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