minutiae: Real Life 4+

Document your existence

minutiae, LLC

    • 4.5 • 866 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Featured in Wired Magazine, Financial Times, Monocle, Hyperallergic, Vice, Süddeutsche Zeitung, ARTE

minutiae: Uncurated, unfollowed, unfiltered.
An art project created by Martin Adolfsson & Daniel J Wilson

minutiae is an anti-social media app that helps participants capture ordinary moments of life -- moments we don’t fully value until they’re gone.


1. Once each day, at a random minute, all minutiae participants around the globe receive an alert simultaneously.

2. You have exactly one minute to respond to the alert and open the minutiae app.

3. Capture whatever is in front of you, there and then.

4. Once you’ve documented your moment, you have 60 seconds to explore previous moments. Both your own, and those of one random stranger you are matched with each day.

4. Repeat for 1440 days (once for every minute in 24 hours).

5. The final outcome of this long term collaboration between artist and participant is a digital archive of all of your captured moments, with the option to turn this archive into a physical book.

*NOTE* Notifications happen at the same time for all participants around the globe. This means that there will inevitably be notifications that happen while you are sleeping. To avoid receiving a notification at night you can put your phone on ‘do not disturb’ mode.


Social media was supposed to keep us in touch with our friends but has instead turned us all into unwitting monkeys filling out the world’s longest consumer survey.
Facebook doesn’t want your money. It wants your time.
minutiae is a response to our current moment: an anonymous anti-social media app that forces its users to document the in-between moments of life.
A collaboration between artist and participant that retrieves forgotten moments and celebrates the ordinary.
minutiae does not provide instant gratification
minutiae is not interested in your data
minutiae will not increase your efficiency
minutiae is not a popularity contest
minutiae is (let’s be honest) not for everyone
minutiae is random moments.
minutiae is forgotten memories.
minutiae is life. Real life. Uncurated. Unfiltered. Unfollowed.
minutiae is a marathon, not a sprint.


Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription.

You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.


By using this app, you are agreeing to the minutiae Terms of Service (http://www.minutiae-app.org/tos/).


For more information please visit the minutiae webpage at www.minutiae-app.org where you can find an FAQ.


We encourage feedback and appreciate your reviews.

For any questions, ideas, or proposals please contact info@minutiae-app.org

What’s New

Version 4.7

Minor updates and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
866 Ratings

866 Ratings

uvakid244 ,

Love it! But could be a tiny bit better

I’ve never left a review but I wanted to share how much joy I get from taking my daily minutiae moments and seeing what a total stranger is doing at the same time! It’s a great idea and I can’t wait to complete my cycle.

The only “issue” I have with it is that the alert is so quiet and short compared to other apps (think iphone clock alarm). I have my iphone on max ringer and vibration and persistent notification setting on so I won’t miss any alerts, and even then when I’m 5 feet away from my phone doing something else - I will miss an alert. This has now made me want to have my phone very close to me at all times.

I read somewhere the creators tried to make the alert an “amber style” alert, and although they couldn’t do that, I wish there was a way to make the volume of the alert longer and louder and make the phone vibrate for the full minute or something like some other clock apps have their alarms.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, we recently increased the alert volume, so if you haven't already, please update to the most recent version of the app.
Thank you for participating!

Kate_Perkins ,

Appreciating the minutiae of life

So often these days our lives become muted by social media. The need to highlight the cool, amazing, wonderful things we’re doing (not any of the seemingly boring, mundane, or less appealing sides of life). Minutiae aims to fix that. By surprising you with a notification at a random minute each day, you have exactly one minute to take a picture of whatever is in front of you. Yes, I happen to miss almost 50% of the notifications as I’m sleeping or away from my phone, I count these as wins as I’m just living my life (away from my phone). The moments I do catch a notification, I get to capture a random moment in time of my life, like a time capsule! This is my 2nd time participating in Minutiae and I look forward to the digital copies of my photos at the end of this 4 year stint. Last stint I was reminded of my living room in my old house, getting to see something I made for dinner, a cute cat pose on my couch, some friends I was hanging out with, or pictures of my wall from my bed. I love my Minutiae photos as they show me my life as it was - no filter, no planning. Just the special moments in the days of my life I would otherwise take for granted. If you’re looking for a new way to interact with social media or a new perspective on life, Minutiae is a fun social experiment bringing you just that!

ssirenss ,

Who cares about the glitches see this for what it is

A moment a day that forces me to pause and take stock, appreciate and reflect this life, that instant. To truly stop and drop everything for the sole purpose of consideration of the importance of that fleeting minute that is there and vanished. To look at my child and appreciate her in her beauty at that moment that I will never get back. To reflect how much time is wasted by busy, and work, and transportation and ask hard questions on what is truly important. The opportunity to take stock and evaluate if my life choices are in alignment with my true self. To revel in the darkness and quiet of early morning. To look at my partner in rest and contentment. To understand that anxiety and worry will also pass. A daily reminder to be present in this minute in this life that ticks away. To try not to reflect on those minutes with melancholy and regret. To vow to be better. To reflect on the gift of another day in gratitude.

To connect with others in the intimacy and humor of this shared experience.

This is the only app I have ever reviewed. Thanks to the minutiae team for pulling this together.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your kind words and for being a participant- it really means a lot to us.

Martin & Daniel

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