Recently: My Monthly Magazine 4+

Save Family Photos in Print

Recently, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free

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"A Must Buy Item" - Today Show
"Will last forever" - Refinery 29
“I'm obsessed with Recently” - Huffington Post
"For the Instagram obsessed" - RealSimple
“... Your camera tells a story” - Tech Crunch
"The best thing in your mailbox" - Mashable
“This is a genius idea” – CoolMomTech

Recently is the only mobile-to-magazine app. One of a kind, check out these features that are ONLY available on Recently:


With just a single tap, receive a collection-worthy photo magazine of your iPhone photos, printed on archival Mohawk paper. 
Just pick and publish.


Simply select photos by Year, Month, Album, Selfies or Faves. The app analyzes your photos and preselects the best ones, saving you time. 
Of course you can always adjust & pick your own!


Pick a cover and just tap Publish. Recently dynamically curates and designs your magazine, so you don't have to. Of course you can always adjust & pick your own. 
But honestly, who has the time?


Built by a graphic designer and a book-jacket designer, our perfect bound, archival books are built in the style of fashion journals. Featuring, bright, full-bleed archival printing, on acid-free uncoated cotton rag, you'll know you're holding something special. With larger page sizes, thicker covers, and better craftsmanship than anyone out there, you'll cherish these for years.


Include anywhere from 25 to 150 photos per magazine with Recently, and the price never changes. 
No hidden 'extra page' costs. 
No up-charge for more photos like the other companies do.


Using Apple iCloud Shared Albums you can collect a whole family worth of photos and publish right from the shared album photos.


Recently is a small, family owned, business. We built the service when we were new parents, for our family. It's hard enough to raise kids, let alone find the time (and an extra hand) to create photo keepsakes with your 1,000s of family photos. Our mission is to build a one handed app that helps simplify your life, and bring your family members closer together.

What’s New

Version 5.5.3

Quick fix to error handling
full account and PII deletion

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

MzZellle ,

Effortless chic photo books at a reasonable price

I’m an artist, so I’m quite picky about things like this. We wanted a service to have photos printed of our baby as she grows. Tried a few options and this one wins for ease of use and classy outcome.

I would prefer *slightly* sharper and brighter print quality. This lack of sharpness and brightness may be due to the paper used, which has a soft texture and off-white color. After making some books with Blurb on their higher end Mohawk photo-paper Recently books feel like I took a (very, very tiny) step toward printing on newsprint. The photos still look good - it’s just a different vibe, casual-chic instead of ultra crisp.

It’s also SO much easier, I actually do it. Here’s the thing, when I have the option to painstakingly design every page - I just can’t stop myself! I usually love the outcome, but it’s not worth it! I want to print photos more than once every 3 years. With Recently you just select photos, rearrange ORDER if needed, pick a cover and BAM. The layouts look great and the whole thing is WAY classier than other “auto-format” options which.. do not do photos ANY justice at all.

(Tip: get your photos narrowed down and write your intro before going through the app, because it doesn’t save a draft for you)

I also LOVE that I can have these little book-zines sent directly to various addresses and that people can order their own without going through me!

Thank you for making these! Never stop!

Developer Response ,

MzZellle -

Thanks for the kind words. Glad the app is simplifying things for you and that you love the magazines. Good to know your thoughts on the Mohawk Uncoated Stock - we did pick it so it's more toothy and not overly glossy. However we'll look into what we can do to make it sharper and brighter for ya!

We appreciate you and your feedback!

smitty83 ,

Beautiful books that are easy to make

We started using Recently a few years ago when I realized that I wanted our photos to live outside of my phone, but with busy twins and an active family, didn’t have time to print them out and scrapbook them.

Enter Recently. It’s so easy! I get to choose the photos, decide how many to include (it’s always 150 these days 😂) and pick color, covers, and now a little intro blurb. I can even send them to other members of the family easily. Hit “publish” and boom: high-quality photos on beautiful paper, printed, bound, and shipped.

Now that our twins are in elementary school, they love going back and looking at the magazines from when they were babies. We’re building a whole library of photo books, and I can only imagine how valuable it will be in twenty years to have these beautiful memories to page through.

Rg110647 ,

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

I thought this app was a great idea and elected to take out a monthly subscription. After a few months I realized I didnt take enough pictures to justify the expense so I canceled my subscription. At least I thought my subscription was canceled. I was shocked to see that I was still being billed the monthly charge months after I canceled. I then tried to access my account to verify that the account was canceled but the app would no longer accept my password. So I reset my password and went to my account and clicked cancel my subscription, I got another message that said "Oops! Something went wrong". So I logged out and tried to access my account with the new password I just entered and again it wouldn't accept the new password. I went through the same process again with the same result. I then tried to contact the app support. There is no telephone number for the developer and the message I sent them detailing the problem I was having has been unanswered.
So, are you sure you want this app because once you sign up it appears that they won't let you cancel.

App Privacy

The developer, Recently, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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