Video Time Machine iPad App Review

Paula Garde June 29, 2011 0
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Finally, you can now travel back in time with just a tap of a finger.

Video Time Machine is the newest iPad app craze as it offers a journey through time. With more than 10,000 videos beginning from 1860, you might spend eternity browsing through this app.

Video Time Machine is simple and easy to navigate. What’s more is that the videos are put together by year and are carefully arranged into seven different categories – Movies, Music, TV, News, Sports, Games, and Ads. You just have to select a particular year and category and start reminiscing the good old days. But if you don’t know where to begin, you can always use the random selection button and let it choose the year and category for you.

I find this app really interesting. Who would have thought that Super Mario Bros., my all-time favorite video game, was launched in 1985? Or that the first Toy Story movie premiered in 1995? It truly gives you a nostalgic feeling that makes you want to look back and relive those memories in the past. You can even share the memorable videos to your Twitter and Facebook friends.

Video Time Machine was developed by the makers of YouTube Time Machine. However, unlike in YTTM, there is no search feature in this app making it quite difficult to look for a certain subject. But then, although others may argue that Video Time Machine is just similar to YouTube itself (which by the way is free), I’d say that this app is still way better especially when it comes to the organization of videos. With just a press of your finger, this incredible app instantly brings you back to a certain era with a wide selection of videos to choose from. This is something that YouTube certainly can’t do.

Video Time Machine is available on iTunes for 99 cents.

Pros – over 10,000 videos grouped by year and category; videos are as early as 1860s; easy to navigate; share videos in Twitter and Facebook

Cons – no search feature; needs internet connection to operate


Video Time Machine is an innovative iPad app that allows you to travel back in time by watching a variety of videos in different eras. You would have a wonderful time reminiscing the long forgotten movies, music, news, games and a lot more.


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Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Seller: Original Victories Inc.
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Price: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

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