Proudly Introducing Briefly – Create Still Motion Videos with Ease

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Proudly Introducing: Briefly

Briefly is my brand new app for Mac (and soon, iOS) that I’ve been working on since October 2011 (yes, that long!) and I’m so happy I’m finally able to release it.

It’s my first content-creation-app (as in, you produce something with this app). All my other apps are utilities or apps that help you get things done in a quicker or easier fashion, but this one actually lets you create something cool 🙂

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What is Briefly?

Still Motion videos are a fun and neat way to show hundreds of photos within a short amount of time. Say, you want to show all your vacation or holiday photos, or photos from a hiking trip you took but don’t want to sort any of them out. With still motion videos, you can show them all.

Briefly lets you create those videos with just a few clicks. Add your photos (from your hard drive, flickr and/or Instagram), an optional soundtrack and let Briefly do the rest.
It will create your video (up to 1080p – Briefly can also choose the best resolution automatically to reduce or completely eliminate black borders around your photos), fade out the audio if it is longer than the video at the end and let you publish it on popular video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, as well as Facebook and flickr (yes, Briefly is the reason I wrote ESSVideoShare (blog post about that here)).

Pricing and Availability

Briefly is available exclusively on the Mac App Store for currently $4,99 (35% off). The iOS version will be released later this year on iOS 7.
As is tradition, a free, 15-day trial is available for download here (direct download here, 4,7MB, zip).


Thank you for reading – I hope you enjoy Briefly and my other apps 🙂

Warm regards,

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9 Comments, RSS

  1. K.

    I’d really like to see a sample of what it produces. Do you have short “example” video posted somewhere (youtube?) that we can see the final product?

  2. Thank you for your feedback.
    When you click on the “Open…” button, scroll down in the left list. There should be an entry called “MEDIA” and below that “Photos”. Click on that and select your iPhoto and/or Aperture library.
    Is that what you were looking for?

    And yes, in the upcoming update, slight speed-adjustments will be possible 🙂

  3. This is great. We are using it at the moment to stitch together our 2,000+ Route 66 driving photos that we took using a Go Pro camera – it took one photo every minute that we were driving on Route 66 in the USA over 11 days. Looking forward to finalising it later this afternoon…