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Photographic memory made easy

Mike Elgan | Jan. 26, 2016
Lifelogging used to be an obscure area of geek research. Now you're doing it every day. Here's how to lifelog even better.

The Narrative also has a time-lapse mode, and it's automatic. When the Narrative Clip is sitting still, the software just creates a time-lapse from the pictures. (This is great, because I often want to take time-lapse shots for hours, but can't spare my phone for that long.)

3. Become an active Google Photos user

Finally, embrace Google Photos. Choose the option for free, unlimited photos. (The price is that Google will compress your pictures to make them smaller. But Google's technology is amazing, so this is a good option.)

Install the Google Photos app on your phone, then choose the option in settings to "Back up & Sync," which will take all the photos stored on your phone and automatically upload them to Google Photos.

Then, on an ongoing basis, simply use the Narrative app to download every Narrative photo that clearly shows anything that you saw, experienced or did.

While you can continue using Narrative's Explore to share with the Narrative community, continue to grab pictures taken by Narrative Clip to your favorite social networks, and continue taking pictures with your phone and sharing them as you've done before, you will now have a much more complete lifelog in Google Photos (which has amazing search and navigation features).

So there you have it: My three-part, six-year coverage of lifelogging. Lifelogging was research. Then it was a product. Now it's something you're already doing.

So do it well, and get the most you can from it.

Combining the Narrative Clip 2 and Google Photos gives you the photographic memory of a true lifelog.


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