Sometimes inventions are merely solutions looking for a problem to solve. This weekend I came across a Mac app that does something I didn’t know could be done, and I’m not altogether sure why you’d want to in the first place. The app is called Sequenz. It’s simple. It’s free. It’s fun. But I’m having difficult figuring out what problem it solves.
Fun And Security
What Sequenz does is probably something most of us never thought we’d need to do. It takes photos using your Mac’s built-in iSight camera and then uploads them to a remote site.
Sequenze has a feature to save sequential images and upload each image. The image capture interval can be anywhere between fives seconds and one hour.
Uploading images to a remote server is handled in the background, and supports secure connections over FTP/SSL, or FTP/TLS.
Preferences are remarkably limited which makes Sequenz much easier to use than typical webcam or camera security apps. Select where images will be stored on your Mac. Select the option for sequential images. And setup where the images will be uploaded.
When started, Sequenze will snap an image using the iSight camera, save it to your Mac, then upload it to the remote destination.
What’s the purpose?
Sequenz is fun to setup and use, but has nominal value as a security camera for your Mac at home or office. There’s still a requirement to be able to view images once they’ve been uploaded and that’s not built-in to Sequenz.
A built-in way to upload sequential images to a WordPress blog, or Tumblr blog would be additional usefulness.